Getting Started in Trading

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 2, 2001 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
Written specifically for the novice, Getting Started in Trading explains the basics of trading, in any time frame. While most beginner books answer such technical questions as "What is a put" and "What is a call", this book describes both the "what" of trading and the how: how do I place a trade, how do I select a broker, and what do I tell them when I open my account? It provides detailed information on selecting a computer, software packages, and data sources.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 In the Beginning
1
Chapter 2 Approaches
15
Chapter 3 Sources of Information and Data
25
Chapter 4 Analyzing Your Data
35
Chapter 5 Exploring the Literature
67
Chapter 6 Clubs and Professional Organizations
73
Chapter 7 Evaluating Seminars and Conferences
77
Chapter 8 Charlatans and Their Techniques
81
Chapter 14 The NeverEnding Search for the Holy Grail
123
Chapter 15 Developing Your Own Trading System
131
Chapter 16 Setting Up Your Trading as a Business
143
Chapter 17 Discipline
151
Chapter 18 Evaluating Your Performance
157
Chapter 19 BackOffice Details
163
Chapter 20 Conclusion
169
Appendix A Magazines and Newspapers
171

Chapter 9 What Do You Trade?
85
Chapter 10 Selecting a Computer
93
Chapter 11 Selecting Software
97
Chapter 12 Selecting a Data Source
115
Chapter 13 Purchasing a Canned Trading System
119
Appendix B Software Vendors
173
Glossary
175
Bibliography
193
Index
195
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About the author (2001)

SUNNY J. HARRIS has been trading the S&P 500, bonds, and stocks since 1981 for her own account. She retired at the age of thirty when she sold her share in ISSCO, a computer graphics software company (developers of Harvard Graphics). Harris has been the publisher of The Trader's Catalog and Resource Guide (the yellow pages for the trading industry) since 1993. She is a member of the Market Technicians Association, served on a committee of the Managed Futures Association, teaches Trading 101 seminars regularly, and appears frequently on Channel 22 in Los Angeles.

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