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Something Interesting to Read August 2014
matfx, 2014.08.18 13:44
The Little Book Of Sideways Markets : How To make Money In Markets That Go Nowhere
With the stock market turning into a roller-coaster ride of all-time
highs and stomach-churning lows, where does that leave your portfolio?
Pretty much back where you started in 2000. Which may be fine for
visitors to Six Flags, but for your retirement, savings, and
investments, you'd like to actually get somewhere.
Little Book of Sideways Markets, respected value investor and author
Vitaliy Katsenelson shows you how to survive a stagnant market that's
neither bull nor bear but instead what he calls a cowardly lion—it
displays occasional bursts of bravado but is ultimately overcome by
Katsenelson, known for the commonsense principles he
has written frequently about in the Financial Times, Bloomberg
Businessweek and elsewhere, decodes the theories and cuts to the chase
with practical and timely strategies for how you can survive and thrive
during a sideways market—a state of affairs, by the way, we should
expect for the next decade. He'll show you:
progress in a sideways market is difficult, but the lively and
entertaining Little Book of Sideways Markets will help you triumph even
when the market is stalled.
matfx, 2014.08.24 13:55
Following The Trend : Diversified Managed Futures Trading
During bull and bear markets, there is a group of hedge funds and
professional traders which have been consistently outperforming
traditional investment strategies for the past 30 odd years. They have
shown remarkable uncorrelated performance and in the great bear market
of 2008 they had record gains. These traders are highly secretive about
their proprietary trading algorithms and often employ top PhDs in their
research teams. Yet, it is possible to replicate their trading
performance with relatively simplistic models. These traders are trend
following cross asset futures managers, also known as CTAs. Many books
are written about them but none explain their strategies in such detail
as to enable the reader to emulate their success and create their own
trend following trading business, until now. Following the Trend
explains why most hopefuls fail by focusing on the wrong things, such
as buy and sell rules, and teaches the truly important parts of trend
following. Trading everything from the Nasdaq index and T-bills to
currency crosses, platinum and lean hogs, there are large gains to be
made regardless of the state of the economy or stock markets. By
analysing year by year trend following performance and attribution the
reader will be able to build a deep understanding of what it is like to
trade futures in large scale and where the real problems and
opportunities lay.Written by experienced hedge fund manager Andreas
Clenow, this book provides a comprehensive insight into the strategies
behind the booming trend following futures industry from the perspective
of a market participant. The strategies behind the success of this
industry are explained in great detail, including complete trading rules
and instructions for how to replicate the performance of successful
hedge funds. You are in for a potentially highly profitable roller
coaster ride with this hard and honest look at the positive as well as
the negative sides of trend following.
The Little Book of Stock Market Cyclesby
predicting the direction of the stock market at any given point is
difficult, it's a fact that the market exhibits well-defined and
sometimes predictable patterns. While cycles do not repeat exactly all
of the time, statistical evidence suggests that cyclical tendencies are
very strong and should not be ignored by investors. The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles will show you how to profit from these recurring stock market patterns and cycles.
Written by Jeffrey Hirsch, President of the Hirsch Organization and Editor-in-Chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac,
this reliable resource explains why these cycles occur, provides the
historical evidence behind them, and shows you how to capture consistent
profits from them moving forward. In addition to describing his most
widely followed cycles and patters, Hirsch also discusses both longer
term boom-bust economic cycles and shorter term tendencies involving the
best days, weeks, and months of the year to trade the market.
For investors looking to beat the buy-and-hold philosophy, The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles will provide simple, actionable ideas that have stood the test of time and consistently outperformed the market.
Jack D. Schwager
An accessible look at the art of investing and how to adopt the practices of top professionals
differentiates the highly successful market practitioners—the Market
Wizards—from ordinary traders? What traits do they share? What lessons
can the average trader learn from those who achieved superior returns
for decades while still maintaining strict risk control? Jack Schwager
has spent the past 25 years interviewing the market legends in search of
the answers—a quest chronicled in four prior Market Wizards volumes
totaling nearly 2,000 pages.
In The Little Book of Market Wizards,
Jack Schwager seeks to distill what he considers the essential lessons
he learned in conducting nearly four dozen interviews with some of the
world's best traders. The book delves into the mindset and processes of
highly successful traders, providing insights that all traders should
find helpful in improving their trading skills and results.
For nearly thirty years, professional and individual traders have turned to Trading Systems and Methods for detailed information on indicators, programs, algorithms, and systems, and now this fully revised Fifth Edition
updates coverage for today's markets. The definitive reference on
trading systems, the book explains the tools and techniques of
successful trading to help traders develop a program that meets their
own unique needs.
Presenting an analytical framework for comparing
systematic methods and techniques, this new edition offers expanded
coverage in nearly all areas, including trends, momentum, arbitrage,
integration of fundamental statistics, and risk management.
Comprehensive and in-depth, the book describes each technique and how it
can be used to a trader's advantage, and shows similarities and
variations that may serve as valuable alternatives. The book also walks
readers through basic mathematical and statistical concepts of trading
system design and methodology, such as how much data to use, how to
create an index, risk measurements, and more.
Packed with examples, this thoroughly revised and updated Fifth Edition covers more systems, more methods, and more risk analysis techniques than ever before.
Written by a global leader in the trading field, Trading Systems and Methods, Fifth Edition is the essential reference to trading system design and methods updated for a post-crisis trading environment.
Something Interesting to Read June 2014
newdigital, 2014.06.12 13:25
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution
of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the
concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at
the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard
to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital
in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique
collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the
eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His
findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next
generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge
have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale
predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of
capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades
following World War II. The main driver of inequality--the tendency of
returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today
threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and
undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God.
Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty
says, and may do so again.
A work of extraordinary ambition, originality, and rigor, Capital in the
Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history
and confronts us with sobering lessons for today.
Thomas Piketty on Economic Inequality
"Every now and then, the field of economics produces an important book;
this is one of them," writes Tyler Cowen in his Foreign Affairs review
of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. "Piketty's tome
will put capitalist wealth back at the center of public debate,
resurrect interest in the subject of wealth distribution, and
revolutionize how people view the history of income inequality."
But Cowen deems Piketty's main prescription, a proposal for the global
taxation of wealth, "an unsatisfying conclusion to a groundbreaking work
of analysis that is frequently brilliant -- but flawed, as well."
Justin Vogt, deputy managing editor of Foreign Affairs, recently sat
down with Piketty to discuss his analysis of inequality and his
controversial policy proposals.
As an asset class,
commodities are now as important as stocks and bonds – and with rapid
growth in demand, profit opportunities in commodities are larger than
ever. But today’s computer-driven markets are volatile and chaotic.
Fortunately, you can profit consistently – and this tutorial will
show you how. Building on more than 30 years of market success, George
Kleinman introduces powerful trend-based techniques for consistently
trading in your “sweet spot” for profits.
reveals exactly how the commodities markets have changed – and how you
can use consistent discipline to avoid “shark-infested waters” and
manage the market’s most dangerous risks. Ideal for every
beginning-to-intermediate level trader, speculator, and investor, this
guide begins with the absolute basics, and takes you all the way to
discover how futures and options trading work today, how trading
psychology impacts commodity markets even in an age of high-frequency
computer trading, and how to avoid the latest pitfalls. Kleinman offers
extensively updated coverage of electronic trading, today’s contracts,
and advanced trading techniques – including his exclusive, powerful
Pivot Indicator approach.
previous editions of this tutorial have become international
best-sellers. But the game has changed. Win it the way it’s played right
now, with Trading Commodities and Financial Futures, Fourth Edition .
John F. Carter
There are 2nd editions of the book, which is basically a
revision of the original version. John has added more content as well
as updated previous trading concepts as they apply to current day
Mastering the Trade has a lot of focus on futures
trading, and this book has something for every trader, regardless of experience or
knowledge. Reading this book will not necessarily make you an instant
success, but reading a book on how to hit a golf ball from Tiger Woods
doesn't mean you'll be on tour with a winning streak next year either.