Single Stock Futures: An Investor's Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, 2003 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Everything you need to know about Single Stock Futures

"Single stock futures are an incredibly important new financial instrument for managing risk. Kennedy Mitchell provides an outstanding and easy-to-read explanation of these new products for either an expert futures user or for someone learning about futures markets for the first time."
–Peter Borish, Senior Managing Director, OneChicago

Although single stock futures may be a relatively new phenomenon in the United States, this instrument has been successfully traded for years in various overseas markets–leaving you, the individual and professional investor, to play catch-up.

Exactly what are single stock futures? They are futures contracts, within the futures universe, that have shares of listed public companies as their underlying asset.

In Single Stock Futures: An Investor’s Guide, author Kennedy Mitchell introduces you to single stock futures, explains how they function, and demonstrates the various ways they can be traded. This comprehensive guide clearly illustrates how investors–both individual and professional–can utilize single stock futures independently or as an application to add new dimensions to an investment portfolio.

Single stock futures have the potential to improve the performance of professionals, novices, investors, and traders. Take this opportunity to find out how with Single Stock Futures: An Investor’s Guide.

 

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Contents

An Overview of Single Stock Futures
1
Key Differences Between Equities and Single Stock Futures
9
The Exchanges for Single Stock Futures
27
Speculating with Single Stock Futures
45
Hedging with Single Stock Futures
67
Delivery Offset and Rolling Forward
77
Trading Strategies Using Single Stock Futures
87
Chapter8 Arbitrage Principals
101
Analysis of Single Security Futures
123
Proven Trading Strategies
139
Security Futures Proficiency Review Section
143
Basic Futures Principals for the Beginner
145
NarrowBased Indices
149
Tax Considerations
153
Useful Web Site Reference Guide
159
Securities Market Terminology
191

Margin
105
Security Futures versus Equity Options
115

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

KENNEDY MITCHELL is President of Triumvirate Capital Management, one of the first funds to use single stock futures. Mr. Mitchell has worked in the investment management business for over ten years-first with Gruntal Co., where he was featured in Barron's in 1993 for his trading strategies utilizing the VIX volatility index. Since then, he has served in various capacities with Prudential Securities, Coast Capital Management, and Meridian Investment Management. He has also been a regular contributor, along with John Murphy, to stockcharts.com, providing commentary and technical analysis on the global financial markets.

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