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Forex Made Easy

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How Investors of Every Size Can Profit From Today's Largest Trading MarketNewly-developed online trading tools and tactics have helped individual investors smash the barriers between Main Street and Wall Street. Nowhere is this more evident than in the foreign currency market, or FOREX. Recent rule changes have opened this phenomenally lucrative market--formerly reserved for banks, corporations, and high net worth individuals--to independent investors, many of whom start with as little as $300! "FOREX Made Easy "is the first no-nonsense, step-by-step introduction to making the FOREX an integral part of your overall trading program. Pulling back the curtain to reveal how simple and straightforward FOREX trading actually can be, this results-based manual takes you through an easy-to-follow, six-step process to: Use unheard-of 100:1 leverage to make the most of your limited trading capital Practice market-proven techniques guaranteed to minimize your risk exposure Trade the FOREX market online, 24 hours a day, six days a week FOREX trading has quickly become one of the investing world's hottest opportunities, for all traders and investors, regardless of their size or strategy. Discover how to make it work for you, in renowned FOREX trading pioneer James Dicks' commonsense yet revolutionary "FOREX Made Easy.""In this book I have put together what I feel to be a very investor-friendly understanding of the FOREX market and how to trade it. This is for the everyday investor, looking for an alternative to the stock market for better portfolio diversification."--James Dicks From the IntroductionThe foreign currency market is the largest and most liquid trading market in theworld, with $1.5 trillion or more traded every day. And in our increasingly barrier-free global financial markets, online traders and investors armed with inexpensive point-and-click trading systems, along with a new attitude that markets should be open to all traders, all the

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface xiiiAcknowledgments xv1 What Is the FOREX? 1Introduction 1FOREX Defined 12A Brief History of the FOREX 13Free-Floating FOREX Market 13Major FOREX Participants 142 More FOREX 15Currency Pairs 15Recommended Currency Pairs 16Why Trade the FOREX 19Volume in the FOREX 19Analyzing the FOREX 23How Profits Are Made 23The FOREX as a Two-Way Market 253 Forecasting the Market 29Fundamental Analysis 29Technical Analysis 32Fundamental versus Technical Analysis 334 Currency Options 35Currency Options Introduction 35Options Pricing 36Advantages of Trading Options 37European and American Options 37Exotic Options 38Lock in Profits 40Accelerate Your Profits 415 Creating a Workstation for Trading 43Workstation Location 43Trading Computer and Accessories 44Internet Connection 45Trading Software Programs 45Continuing Education 486 Fundamentals of Trading 51Introduction to Trading Theory 52Trends Defined 53Trend Cycles 53High-Probability Trading 55Sideways, Nontrend Strategy: Wait for Strong Trends 55Uptrend Trading Strategy: But at Dip Bottoms 55Downtrend Trading Strategy: Sell at Rally Tops 58Symmetrical Triangle 58Ascending Triangle: A Bullish Continuation Pattern 63Descending Triangle 65The Falling Broadening Formation 67Support Breakdown or Resistance Breakout 67The Double Bottom 68Head and Shoulders (Crown) 707 Economic Fundamentals 73Introduction 73Economic Indicators 74Inflation Indicators 76Employment Indicators 78Consumer Spending Indicators 78Leading Indicators 798 Introduction to Technical Analysis 81Technical Analysis Defined 81Technical Analysis Assumptions 82Bar and Candlestick Charts 83Technical Analysis Terms 86Market Patterns: Uptrends, Downtrends,and Sideways Trends 87Support and Resistance 95Moving Averages 959 Advanced Trading Charts and Indicators 103Tools for Technical Analysis 104Bollinger Bands 104Directional Movement Index (DMI) 107Stochastic Indicator 107Moving Averages (Simple, Weighted, and Exponential) 110Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MAC/D) 116Momentum 119Relative Strength Index (RSI) 119Rate of Change (ROC) 122Volume 12210 Fibonacci Numerical Sequences and Elliot Waves 125Introduction 125Fibonacci Rectangles and Shell Spirals 127Fibonacci Retracements 128Fibonacci Extensions 128Fibonacci Time 129Fibonacci Circles 130Elliot Waves 13511 Money Management Principles 139Trade with Sufficient Capital 140Exercise Discipline 140Be Patient and Persistent 141Employ Risk-to-Reward Ratios 141Follow Trading Rules 143Accept Losses 144Always, Always Use Stops 144When In Doubt, Stay Out 145Never Overleverage Your Account 145Make Realistic Goals That Can Be Achieved within Reason 146Always Trade with Money You Can Afford to Lose 147Protecting Your Profits 147Keep a Trading Log 14712 Six Steps to Success 149Identify Current Long- and Short-Term Trendsand Which Trend to Trade 149Check News and Market Announcements 150Identify Support and Resistance Levels 151Use Studies and Indicators for Entry 151Buy at Dip Bottoms (Uptrends) or Sell on RallyTops (Downtrends) 151Use Proper Money Management 15213 Getting Started with a Trading Station 155Access the PremiereTrade Web Site 156Install and Run the Dealing Software 156Open a Demo Trading Account 156Dealing Rates Window 157Open Positions Window 159Accounts Window 161Multiple-Accounts Window 163Orders Window 163Placing a Market Order 164Placing a Stop/Limit on an Open Position 167Change Price on a Stop/Limit (Open Position) 168Delete Stop/Limit (Open Position) 168Close an Open Position 169Placing an Entry Order 170Change an Entry Order 171Canceling an Entry Order 173Reports 173Customizing the Trading Screen 173Trading Station Options 17514 Corporations in the FOREX 179Introduction 179Forward Transactions 180Examples of Strategies 181Portfolio Management and Currency Risk 18315 The Business of Trading 185Staring your Business 185The Tax Code 186How to Become a Trader 187What If I Don't Make Enough Money to UseThose Deductions? 188How to Make the Win/Win Better 188What Kind of Corporation Should You Use? 189Let's Take a Look at Some Examples 190Appendix: Bretton Woods System and Post-BrettonWoods System 193Glossary 199Bibliography 207Charts, Figures and Credits 207Index 209

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EAN: 9780071438940
ISBN: 0071438947
Untertitel: 6 Ways to Trade the Dollar. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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