Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental Strategies to Profit from Market Moves

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 3, 2008 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
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Discover a variety of technical and fundamental profit-making strategies for trading the currency market with the Second Edition of Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market. In this book, Kathy Lien–Director of Currency Research for one of the most popular Forex providers in the world–describes everything from time-tested technical and fundamental strategies you can use to compete with bank traders to a host of more fundamentally-oriented strategies involving intermarket relationships, interest rate differentials, option volatility, news events, and central bank intervention.
 

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Contents

FOREIGN EXCHANGETHE FASTESTGROWING MARKET OF OUR TIME
WHAT ARE THE BEST TIMES TO TRADE FOR INDIVIDUAL CURRENCY PAIRS?
HOW TO TRADE LIKE A HEDGE FUND MANAGER
TECHNICAL TRADING STRATEGIES
EFFECTS OF CURRENCIES ON STOCKS AND BONDS
COMPARING THE FX MARKET WITH FUTURES AND EQUITIES
DIFFERENT WAYS TO TRADE FX
WHO ARE THE PLAYERS IN THE FX MARKET?
STEP TWODETERMINE TRADING TIME HORIZON
RISK MANAGEMENT
PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTLOOK
MULTIPLE TIME FRAME ANALYSIS
FADING THE DOUBLE ZEROS
WAITING FOR THE REAL DEAL
INSIDE DAY BREAKOUT PLAY
THE FADER

ANOINTING THE DOLLAR AS THE WORLD CURRENCY 1944
FREE MARKET CAPITALISM IS BORN 1971
PLAZA ACCORDDEVALUATION OF US DOLLAR 1985
GEORGE SOROSTHE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK OF ENGLAND
ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS 19971998
INTRODUCTION OF THE EURO 1999
FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
CURRENCY FORECASTINGWHAT BOOKWORMS AND ECONOMISTS LOOK AT
NOT ALL ECONOMIC RELEASES ARE CREATED EQUAL
RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF ECONOMIC DATA CHANGES WITH TIME
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCTNO LONGER A BIG DEAL
RESOURCE
7 PM4 AM EST
8 AM5 PM EST
2 AM12 PM EST
8 AM12 PM EST
2 AM4 AM EST
WHAT THEY MEAN AND HOW TO USE THEM
THEY CHANGE
CALCULATING CORRELATIONS YOURSELF
SAMPLE CORRELATIONS RESULTS
SEASONALITY IN JANUARY
SUMMER SEASONALITY
OTHER CASES OF SEASONALITY
INCORPORATING SEASONALITY INTO YOUR TRADING
KEEPING A TRADING JOURNAL
HAVE A TOOLBOXUSE WHAT WORKS FOR THE CURRENT MARKET ENVIRONMENT
STEP ONEPROFILE TRADING ENVIRONMENT
FILTERING FALSE BREAKOUTS
CHANNEL STRATEGY
PERFECT ORDER
HOW TO TRADE NEWS RELEASES
20100 SHORTTERM MOMENTUM STRATEGY
HIGHPROBABILITY TURN STRATEGY
PICKING THE STRONGEST PAIRING
LEVERAGED CARRY TRADE
COMMODITY PRICES AS A LEADING INDICATOR
USING BOND SPREADS AS A LEADING INDICATOR FOR FX
RISK REVERSALS
USING OPTION VOLATILITIES TO TIME MARKET MOVEMENTS
INTERVENTION
USING EQUITIES TO TRADE FX
TRADING THE CORRELATION WITH FUNDAMENTALS
TRADING THE CORRELATION WITH TECHNICALS
PROPERLY DEFINING THE TRADING STRATEGY
THE ART OF ENTERING AND EXITING
TEST DRIVE
SELFREFLECTION
US DOLLAR USD
EURO EUR
BRITISH POUND GBP
SWISS FRANC CHF
JAPANESE YEN JPY
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR NZD
CANADIAN DOLLAR CAD
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KATHY LIEN is the Director of Currency Research at Global Forex Trading, Division of Global Futures & Forex, Ltd. She is responsible for providing research and analysis, including technical and fundamental research reports, market commentaries, and trading strategies. Prior to joining GFT, Lien was the chief strategist of DailyFX.com and an associate at JPMorgan Chase, where she worked in cross-markets and foreign exchange trading. She has vast experience within the interbank market using both technical and fundamental analysis to trade FX spot and options. She also has experience trading a number of products outside of FX, including interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities, and futures. Lien has written for Active Trader, Futures, and SFO magazines and is frequently quoted on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and Reuters. She is also the author of the first edition of Day Trading the Currency Market as well as Millionaire Traders, both of which are published by Wiley.

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