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Trade to Win: Proven Strategies to Make Money

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Divided into three comprehensive parts, Trade to Win explains the fundamental elements of author Thomas Busby's proven trading approach–which deals with the significance and use of time, key numbers, and market indicators. Along the way, you'll find strategies for trading stocks, options, futures, and other financial products, and go beyond the numbers to learn about a few of the often overlooked aspects of trading–including risk management, money management, and the impact of emotions on your trading.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Foreword
  3. Preface
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. I. A Foundation for Success
    1. 1. The Trader's Edge
      1. 1.1. THE ROAD TO VEGAS
      2. 1.2. BECOMING A TRADER
      3. 1.3. THE AFTERMATH OF BLACK MONDAY
      4. 1.4. REVOLUTIONS IN TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION
      5. 1.5. THE DARK AGES: CIRCA 1986
      6. 1.6. NEW GAMES, NEW TOYS
      7. 1.7. BET ON YOURSELF
      8. 1.8. THE CHALLENGE FOR TRADERS
      9. 1.9. REVIEW
    2. 2. Time Is Money
      1. 2.1. TIME AND ITS IMPORTANCE
      2. 2.2. MAGGIE AND ME
      3. 2.3. TRADING PATTERNS ARE TIMELY
      4. 2.4. TIME TO STAY OUT
      5. 2.5. SPECIAL TIMES TO WATCH
      6. 2.6. KNOW WHEN TO CASH OUT
      7. 2.7. REVIEW
    3. 3. Opening the Vault with Key Numbers
      1. 3.1. STOCKS AND KEY NUMBERS
      2. 3.2. KEY NUMBERS IN METALS, FUELS, AND COMMODITIES
      3. 3.3. GOLD NUMBERS
      4. 3.4. KEY NUMBERS IN THE EQUITY INDEX FUTURES
      5. 3.5. CONNECTING THE DOTS
      6. 3.6. "T" SQUARE
      7. 3.7. REVIEW
    4. 4. Commonsense Market Indicators
      1. 4.1. TRACKING THE SEVEN SISTERS
      2. 4.2. THE NYSE AND NASDAQ ISSUES
      3. 4.3. THE NYSE TICK
      4. 4.4. THE TRIN
      5. 4.5. THE V-FACTOR AND THE TTICK
      6. 4.6. REVIEW
    5. 5. The Art of Trading
      1. 5.1. TIME
      2. 5.2. KEY NUMBERS
      3. 5.3. MARKET INDICATORS
      4. 5.4. THE FOURTH ELEMENT
      5. 5.5. REVIEW
  6. II. Strategies to Win
    1. 6. The Path of Least Resistance
      1. 6.1. THE FACE PEEL
      2. 6.2. OFF TO THE RACES
      3. 6.3. THE FAST DANCE
      4. 6.4. THE SQUEAKY WHEEL
      5. 6.5. REVIEW
    2. 7. News Pays
      1. 7.1. NEVER PREDICT THE MARKET
      2. 7.2. STRATEGIES FOR EARLY NEWS
      3. 7.3. A 9:00 NEWS STRATEGY
      4. 7.4. EARNINGS SEASON AND HOW TO USE IT
      5. 7.5. CAUTION
      6. 7.6. BREAKING NEWS
      7. 7.7. REVIEW
    3. 8. Making Money with Bernanke
      1. 8.1. THE CORVETTE TRADE
      2. 8.2. THE MODEL "T"
      3. 8.3. REVIEW
    4. 9. Dancing with the Dax
      1. 9.1. THE EARLY RISER
      2. 9.2. THE BASKETBALL TRADE
      3. 9.3. REVIEW
    5. 10. Money Never Sleeps
      1. 10.1. THE FOLLOW-THROUGH
      2. 10.2. TRADING WHEN THE SUN RISES
      3. 10.3. TRADING AFTER-HOURS NEWS
      4. 10.4. HOLIDAY TRADING
      5. 10.5. AFTER HOURS—A NEW FRONTIER
      6. 10.6. CHARACTERISTICS OF NIGHT MARKETS
      7. 10.7. REVIEW
    6. 11. Cashing in on Bonds
      1. 11.1. REVIEW
    7. 12. Options Strategies to Make Money
      1. 12.1. OPTIONS LOGIC AND RISK
      2. 12.2. OPTIONS STRATEGIES
      3. 12.3. PROBING
        1. 12.3.1. Options May Offer Protection
        2. 12.3.2. An Income-Producing Strategy
      4. 12.4. REVIEW
    8. 13. Reaping Profits on the Farm
      1. 13.1. THE MORNING FACE PEEL
      2. 13.2. REVIEW
    9. 14. Going for the Gold
      1. 14.1. REVIEW
    10. 15. Stocks and ETFs
      1. 15.1. THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE—ETFS
      2. 15.2. REVIEW
  7. III. The Wild Cards
    1. 16. Beyond the Numbers
      1. 16.1. WINNERS TRADE THE NUMBERS
      2. 16.2. BE DISCIPLINED
      3. 16.3. KISS YOUR EGO GOODBYE
      4. 16.4. BE PERSISTENT
      5. 16.5. PATIENCE PAYS
      6. 16.6. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
      7. 16.7. REVIEW
    2. 17. Risk Management
      1. 17.1. THREE STRIKES AND YOU ARE OUT
      2. 17.2. LIMIT RISK
      3. 17.3. USE THE TWO-MINUTE RULE
      4. 17.4. USE STOP/LOSS ORDERS
      5. 17.5. HAVE AN EXIT STRATEGY
      6. 17.6. MANAGE EVERY TRADE
      7. 17.7. PHASING INTO AND OUT OF POSITIONS
      8. 17.8. DIVERSIFY
      9. 17.9. REVIEW
    3. 18. Psychology and Discipline: The Winner's Edge
      1. 18.1. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WINNING
        1. 18.1.1. Greed Is Deadly
        2. 18.1.2. Fear Is Lethal
        3. 18.1.3. Other Toxic Emotions
      2. 18.2. GAINING BALANCE
        1. 18.2.1. Avoid the "Victim" Mentality
        2. 18.2.2. Be Confident
        3. 18.2.3. Focus
        4. 18.2.4. There Is No Substitute for Preparation
        5. 18.2.5. Knowledge Is Priceless
      3. 18.3. REVIEW
    4. 19. The Last Word
  8. Resources
    1. 19.1. WEB SITES
    2. 19.2. SUGGESTED READING
  9. About the Authors