Getting Started in Futures

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Wiley, Jul 26, 2001 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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The easiest way to look into futures

Getting Started in Futures

"If you've never traded futures but would like to, this book is highly recommended. An excellent introduction to the futures markets and also a useful reference source for the seasoned trader."-Thomas E. Aspray, Editorial Director and Chief Analyst, Traders' Library

"Todd Lofton has done it again. This is the definitive primer on the futures markets . . . Getting Started in Futures, Fourth Edition is a must-read for anyone interested in investing in futures."-Robert W. Hafer, Managing Director, Bridge Commodity Research Bureau

"It's simply a great book on futures. Todd Lofton knows how to select the best of everything and turn it into clear, enjoyable reading, filled with practical examples. He's covered the full range from understanding the markets to technical analysis, risk, options, the Internet, and day trading. As a bonus, you come away with a short course in world economics. Even better, it's laced with old-fashioned common sense."-Perry Kaufman, President, Strategic Market Systems, Author of Trading Systems and Methods

"For years, when I've been asked, 'Where do I start to learn about trading commodity futures?', I've said get Todd's book, Getting Started in Futures. The addition of Chapter 18, 'Trading Futures Online,' in this new edition makes it a must for every commodity trader, novice or professional."-Dennis Dunn, President, Dunn & Hargitt Investment Management Inc.

"I found this book on futures markets to be one of the best primers I've ever read about these fascinating financial instruments. It literally opens a window on a unique world of free markets for potential speculators, hedgers, and money managers, as well as students and economists."-William L. Jiler, Retired President of Commodity Research Bureau, Inc., Creator of the CRB Futures Index

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TODD LOFTON is a past member of and floor trader on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and a popular speaker and writer on the subject of futures. He was president of Investor Publications, and the first publisher and editor of Futures magazine. Mr. Lofton received his master’s degree in financial management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

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