Nowadays, many investors' portfolios include investments such as mutual funds, stocks and bonds. But the variety of securities you have at your disposal does not end there. Another type of security, called an option, presents a world of opportunity to sophisticated investors. The power of options lies in their versatility. They enable you to adapt or adjust your position according to any situation that arises. Options can be as speculative or as conservative as you want. This means you can do everything from protecting a position from a decline to outright betting on the movement of a market or index. This versatility, however, does not come without its costs. Options are complex securities and can be extremely risky. This is why, when trading options, you'll see a disclaimer like the following: Options involve risks and are not suitable for everyone. Option trading can be speculative in nature and carry substantial risk of loss. Only invest with risk capital. Despite what anybody tells you, option trading involves risk, especially if you don't know what you are doing. Because of this, many people suggest you steer clear of options and forget their existence. On the other hand, being ignorant of any type of investment places you in a weak position. Perhaps the speculative nature of options doesn't fit your style. No problem - then don't speculate in options. But, before you decide not to invest in options, you should understand them. Not learning how options function is as dangerous as jumping right in: without knowing about options you would not only forfeit having another item in your investing toolbox but also lose insight into the workings of some of the world's largest corporations. Whether it is to hedge the risk of foreign-exchange transactions or to give employees ownership in the form of stock options, most multi-nationals today use options in some form or another. This book will introduce you to the fundamentals of options. Keep in mind that most options traders have many years of experience, so don't expect to be an expert immediately after reading this book .
Start thinking like a successful trader. Get tips, insights, and learn the key mindsets you need to know to become a more profitable and successful trader. This book gives you simple quick tips to get you to think about your personal trading style. With each tip you will get a detailed explanation of why you should think about this concept which will allow you to choose whether you take action with your trading system. In this book you will learn: - Why you shouldn't listen to TV broadcasts while trading stocks What type of stocks you should focus on to capture the biggest gains - Why technical data will always trump stock fundamentals - How to identify a healthy stock movement to the upside - Why you will typically make more money going long then short - How to increase your rate of consistency in the stock market - And much more! Use this book as a reference to read one tip each day or go through it quickly and digest all you can on purposeful and meaningful trading tips so that you improve your trading success.
If speculation were an exact science, one would simply have to analyze a situation, select the appropriate rule, and buy or sell accordingly. But the factors that influence prices are infinite in number and character, as well as in their effect upon the market; and the speculator's forecasts of the probable outcome are nothing more than composite products of his own emotional equipment, his theoretical knowledge of the principles involved, and that reservoir of accumulated memories called "Experience." -from "Intuition" The corporate arena in the United States has changed tremendously since the early years of the Great Depression, but the basics of buying, selling, and making-and losing-money in the stock market have remained the same. This eighth edition of a classic of stock speculation was assembled from articles appearing in The Magazine of Wall Street in 1926 and 1927 and updated in 1933, just as new market rules and regulations were coming into play to prevent Black Friday from occurring again. With a straightforward tone and solid insight, this work, still recommended as must reading for players in the market, covers: . the principles and techniques of manipulation . tape reading . the law of averages . charts and mechanical systems . fundamentals . what to buy, and when . rights, arbitrage, and puts and calls . and more. JOHN DURAND also wrote How to Secure Continuous Security Profits in Modern Markets (1929). A. T. MILLER is also the author of Principles of Successful Speculation (1931)."
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This is the book that your trading broker does not want you to read. The author writes about the "illusions" used by the deceptive trading establishment that lead you to believe that you are in control of your trading decisions and that you can be a successful stock market trader. Books by various so called trading experts, colorful charting indicators, fancy trading platforms from different brokers, on-line trading seminars and especially trading systems found on the internet are just some of the "illusions" that you will see, but just as in magic, you better not believe. They are all there to peak your curiosity and take your money.Here is a fact that you can believe. Most day traders and swing traders lose money. Period. About 90% of day traders and swing traders lose most of their trading capital within one year. Their dreams of being a day trader quickly turned to nightmares. The stock market will take your money at the same time make you think that it is your fault that you lost. That you did not follow that book or trading system the correct way. That you did something wrong. Almost all traders have a great amount of pride and spend the last dollar in their trading account trying to prove that they can do it right.The author discusses many of the magical myths, lies, manipulations, deceptions, and facts of day trading and swing trading the stock market and related indices.
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