- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Wiley (August 25, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471745979
Today’s index market offers exciting opportunities to trade and profit from a variety of different instruments, including gold, bonds, the stock market, specific sectors, and industry groups. But if you don’t have a firm understanding of this market, lack a strategic plan, or fail to manage risk effectively, there’s a good chance that success will elude you.
Over the course of their careers, financial experts George Fontanills and Tom Gentile have helped thousands of traders achieve success in a variety of markets. Now, with The Index Trading Course, Fontanills and Gentile show you how to make the most of your time in this market by going beyond the theoretical aspects of index trading and into the real world ”where the serious index trader lives, breathes, and makes money.
Written for those who already have a rudimentary knowledge of options trading, The Index Trading Course begins with a brief history of indexes, and then transitions to a discussion of the widely followed indexes in today’s markets. Along the way, Fontanills and Gentile investigate index construction, market trends, and general industry group coverage. Engaging and accessible, this comprehensive guide quickly moves toward trading applications with coverage of index-based products, including exchange traded funds (ETFs), index options, and ETF options. These different securities are paired throughout the remainder of the text with the appropriate trading strategies.
The Index Trading Course also examines many other important index-related topics, such as:
- Specific indicators and systems
- Tracking and trading volatility
- The art of risk management
- Trade adjustments
Once you gain a firm understanding of how to trade the index market, this book will then show you how to pull it all together with discussions of how to find the right broker, set up an account, and perform paper trades to test your strategies.
Successful index trading requires a certain amount of skill and knowledge that is not shared by many. It requires a different set of skills when compared to trading futures, stocks, or stock options. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, The Index Trading Course will help you understand what indices are, how they are used, and, most importantly, how to make money with them.
To help reinforce the information and concepts presented here, don’t forget to pick up The Index Trading Course Workbook, which contains essential learning tools ”such as quizzes and media assignments" that correspond directly to this book.Download: