Maverick Trading November 30, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Investment.
Tags: allocate, American Stock Exchange, ASE, asset, BBC, bear market, BMG, Bombay Stock Exchange, bonds, BRIC, BSE, bull market, capital, CBOT, commodities, derivative, diversification, dow jones, earnings, equity, ETF, exchange traded fund, Finance, forward, futures, Hang Seng, HIS, investment, Market, money, MSCI, mutual funds, nasdaq, Nikkei, NYSE, option, personal finance, planning, portfolio, Profit, retirement, s&p, securities, stocks, swap, valuation, value, wall street
Authors: Darren Fischer, Jon Frohlich, Robb Reinhold
ISBN: 9780071784313 / 0071784314
©2012 | 1st Edition | 256 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: DEC-11
Price: US$ 40.00
Don’t conform to Wall Street’s rules. Be your own trader—Maverick style.
PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR GENERATING GREATER PRO FITS FROM THE AWARD-WINNING TEAM AT MAVERICK TRADING
Wall Street’s dirty secret is out—you don’t need a professional to manage your money, and you can beat the market on a consistent basis. All that’s required are three things: personal dedication, a sound risk management strategy, and the trading system outlined in this book. Yes, it’s that simple.
As active traders at the private proprietary trading firm Maverick Trading, the authors have taught hundreds of budding traders how to end their relationship with the so-called professionals and trade on their own, using the same system the firm used to generate gains of more than 100% in 2008, 50% in 2009, and 50% in 2010. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme.
It’s a long-term methodology designed to create steady wealth you can live on, retire on, and pass down to the next generation. Maverick Tradingteaches you how to:
- Design a portfolio using long and short options
- Read OHLC and Candlestick charts
- Hedge your investments with options
- Create a risk-assessment tool kit
- Mentally prepare yourself for the life of a trader
It’s not complicated. In the authors’ own words, “The system in this book relies on pattern recognition, impeccable risk management, understanding yourself, and fifth-grade math.”
The hard part is up to you. You have to make the decision to go all in. Full-time. No turning back. Once you do it, you’ll wonder what took you so long. Let Maverick Trading put you on the path to the life you were supposed to lead.
About the Authors
Darren Fischer has evaluated and consulted more than 200 funds spanning asset classes such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and real estate. He is a trader at Maverick Trading.
Jon Frohlich joined Maverick Trading in 2002. He travels across North America introducing nascent traders to the powerful tools he has learned.
Robb Reinhold has decades of experience as a trader. A passionate educator, he travels the world teaching and recruiting new traders for Maverick Trading when he’s not trading in the currencies market.
Investing and the Irrational Mind May 3, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
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Investing and the Irrational Mind
Rethink Risk, Outwit Optimism, and Seize Opportunities Others Miss
Make rational decisions in the irrational world of investing
Most investors are driven by greed and panicked by fear, which is why so many lose so much during market upheavals. It’s also why so few gain so much. What separates the winners from the losers? People who remain calm, focused, and analytical during market ups and downs always come out on top–and snatch the losses of those who panic.
Investing and the Irrational Mind gives you the tools for overcoming the self-destructive impulses that stand between you and profit. Behavioral finance expert Robert Koppel reveals why your brain sends certain negative messages during the investing process. Applying the latest advances in neuroeconomics and insights from top traders, he provides a program for building the habits used by the world’s most successful investors.
Investing and the Irrational Mind teaches you how to:
- Identify negative, self-defeating patterns of thought
- Tailor your goals according to your particular investing psychology
- Develop a framework for overcoming irrational thoughts in investment decisions
- Use one of your most powerful investing tools–intuition
The investing world operates by the law of the jungle, with a new surprise lurking around every corner. How often have you abandoned a perfectly sound investing strategy because you panicked? “Success requires focused concentration that permits an unbiased perception of the market,”writes Koppel. “All we can ever control is ourselves, but that is more than enough.”
Armed with 30 years of experience as an analyst and fund manager, Koppel helps you develop a focused, disciplined, confident, and profitable approach to investing using the best tool at your disposal: your brain. Filled with surprising insights into human behavior and rock-solid financial advice, Investing and the Irrational Mind helps you draw consistent profits in an inconsistent investing world.
“Readers will find within these pages new truths that will help transform their thinking. This is more relevant than the latest strategies, trading systems, or technical chart formations.”
–William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange
“Koppel offers pioneering insights, backed by substantial research, that help explain how psychology influences financial decisions and drives markets. Investing and the Irrational Mind is a must-read for both the professional and nonprofessional investor.”
–Robin Mesch, President, Mesch Capital Management
“If there is truth to the Yiddish proverb that ‘man plans and God laughs,’ read Investing and the Irrational Mind to gain an essential understanding of what to do with your stocks and bonds when God is cracking up. As the sages advised, ‘All the rest is commentary.’”
–Yra Harris, CME Group member, President of Praxis Trading, and author of the daily investment blog Notes from the Underground
“Investing and the Irrational Mind explains the psychological barriers to making good investment decisions–and more importantly how to overcome them. Koppel shows the dangers of our own habit-driven behavior, biases, and heuristics and how they lead us to violate our own investment axioms.”
–Alexander Abell, Director, BlackRock, Inc.
“Investing is fraught with uncertainty, which gives rise to psychological issues that investors ignore at their peril. Bob Koppel has written a fascinating, entertaining, and comprehensive examination of this multifaceted area of inquiry. If you invest for a living, or even if you’re just a student of the psychology of self, you will find beneficial insights in the pages of this book.”
–A. Thomas Shanks, President and CEO, Hawksbill Capital Management
About the Author
Robert Koppel is the author of numerous books on the psychology of trading, a former member of the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange), a hedge fund partner and president of his own division at Rand Financial (http://randfinancial.com/main.taf?p=0). Koppel brings the CME platform to this book as he is currently developing content for their educational department. He was the senior business writer for Onmoney.com and his work has appeared in the national financial press, and featured in CNN, CNBC, and NPR.
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The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble April 14, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Investment.
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The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble
The Coming Deficit Debacle and How to Invest Now
The next economic storm and how to prepare for it—from a top decision-maker at BlackRock
An economic calamity is already looming on the horizon, and it’s going hit the U.S. on a scale equal to the recent mortgage meltdown and liquidity crisis of 2008-2009. In February, President Obama announced that the 2010 budget deficit would surpass $1.5 trillion, an amount greater than the total debt of our nation in its first 200 years of its existence. And things only get worse from here: between 2010 and 2019, America will add one trillion of additional debt every year.
In The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble, Russ Koesterich, who manages over $100 billion for the world’s largest money management company, offers compelling evidence supporting his prediction that the global economy is on the verge of more, even greater upheaval and provides his unique insight into:
- The structural weaknesses underlying the economic meltdown
- Why commodities will be so important in the next economic climate
- Likely ramifications to the real estate market
- The best stocks to buy and which ones to avoid
Today’s investing strategies will be rendered useless in the next storm’s wake. Written by one of the most qualified people in the business, The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble offers a plan for protecting your wealth and preserving the power of your savings.
Praise for The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble
“Many commentators rant about budget deficits and the country’s moral failings. Russ Koesterich calmly and objectively describes our downward economic spiral over the next 20 years and recommends the investments best suited for that journey.”
—Ron Kahn, Global Head of Research, BlackRock Scientific Active Equities, and coauthor of Active Portfolio Management
“A must-read for anyone who has ever touched currency or heard of money.”
—Vadim Zlotnikov, Chief Market Strategist, AllianceBernstein
“A useful book that underlines an essential reality: Americans will not be returning to the old normal. We must adapt to a changing world that presents us with new risks and opportunities. The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble broadens and deepens a conversation we have to have.”
—Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group, and author of The J Curve and The End of the Free Market
“This book gives investors practical and easy-to-follow solutions on how to protect their investments and financial future.”
—Arthur B. Laffer, founder and CEO, Laffer Associates, and author of The End of Prosperity
“A superb book. Russ Koesterich’s recommendations spanning financial and real assets are insightful, relevant, and pragmatic. Russ is among the select few veterans of the investment management profession who are able to project academic insights faithfully, offer compelling investment advice—and write a page-turner.”
—S. P. Kothari, Deputy Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Book Review on Seeking Alpha by Brenda Jubin, March 31. To read the review, please click HERE
- Article “How the National Debt Affects You” by Meg Handley on U.S.News.com, March 31. To read the article, please click HERE
- Russ Koesterich appearances on CNBC’s Closing Bell, July 22, 2010. To view the video, please click HERE
About the Author
Russ Koesterich (HOMETOWN TK) is Global Head of Investment Strategy for BlackRock Scientific Active Equities. He previously served as Senior Portfolio Manager in the US Market Neutral Group for Barclays Global Investors. Koesterich is the author of The ETF Strategist.
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Super Trader, Expanded Edition November 22, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Investment.
Tags: bear market, book, bull market, capital, diversificat, diversify, earnings, Finance, Financial, Guide, Investing, investment, money, portfolio, Profit, securities, stocks, wall street
Author: Van Tharp
ISBN: 9780071749084 / 007174908X
©2011 | 2nd Edition | 288 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: DEC-10
Price: US$ 28.00
A fast-paced guide to mixing the perfect blend of psychology and strategy—from trading legend Van Tharp!
How do you transform yourself from mild-mannered investor to Super Trader? Think clearly. Plan accordingly. Commit completely. In other words, become a trader. And no one is better suited to help you make the transformation than legendary trading educator and author Van K. Tharp.
Combining the sharp insight and technical brilliance that has drawn legions of investors to his books and seminars, Tharp provides a holistic approach for becoming a successful full-time trader. His system—a meld of investing psychology and sound trading practice—is the secret to achieving optimum conditions that produce results in both bull and bear markets.
Using the lessons of Super Trader, you will approach trading as you would a small business—realistically, systematically, and enthusiastically. Drawing on his decades of experience, Tharp has created a simple plan designed to help anyone master the market. You can put this plan to use immediately in order to:
- Master the psychology of trading
- Craft a “business plan”—a working document to guide your trading
- Develop a trading system tailored for your personal needs and skills
- Create position-sizing strategies to meet your objectives
- Monitor yourself constantly to minimize mistakes
Throughout the book, Tharp asks the pertinent questions you must ask yourself about becoming a trader, being a trader, and succeeding as a trader.
The rewards that come with being a Super Trader—both financial and personal—make you feel as if you can leap small buildings in a single bound. Whatever your skill level, Tharp provides the formula for succeeding in a field where most people fail.
MoneyLife, August 20, 2011
About the Author
Van K. Tharp, Ph.D., is the founder and president of the Van Tharp Institute. He is regarded as an international leader among professional trading coaches and consultants. Tharp is the author of three acclaimed books published by McGraw Hill: Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, the New York Times best-seller now in its second edition, Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom, and Financial Freedom Through Electronic Day Trading.
Tharp received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 1975 and is a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Certified Master Time Line Therapist, a certified Modeler of NLP, and an Assistant Trainer of NLP. He has used his expertise in NLP to create the successful models of trading and investing upon which so much of his work is based.
He has collected more than 5,000 successful trading profiles by studying and researching individual traders and investors, including many of the top traders and investors in the world. From these studies he developed a model for successful trading and investing that other people can adopt and learn.
He has developed a five-volume Peak Performance Home Study Course, teaching the results of this ten-year study, and The Investment Psychology Inventory Profile to help people better understand their strengths and weaknesses in relation to trading or investing. He has also developed a course on How to Develop A Winning Trading System That Fits You, written a special report on money management and position sizing, published the Market Mastery newsletter, and publishes a free weekly e-newsletter, Tharp’s Thoughts, which appears on www.TraderPlanet.com.
Smarter Than the Street: Invest and Make Money in Any Market September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Finance, Highlights, Investment.
Tags: bear market, bull market, CNBC, CNBC Strategy Session, Financial, Gary Kaminsky, investment, money, Smarter Than the Street, Stock Market, wall street
Media darling, CNBC co-host of “Strategy Session” and one of the world’s most successful money managers, Gary Kaminsky, pulls back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of the stock market, and what really drives and/or stagnates economic growth, to provide investors with the proven keys to making money in any market – particularly the no-growth decade ahead.
How do savvy Wall Street investors achieve high returns even in the worst financial times? It’s one of the industry’s best-kept secrets—and now it’s yours for the taking.
Gary Kaminsky, cohost of CNBC’s “The Strategy Session”—and one of the best money managers in Wall Street’s recent history—is ready to share the secrets that have made his colleagues millions, even billions, of dollars. These simple but powerful techniques are not exclusive to Wall Street’s high rollers. With Kaminsky’s system, you will make money even in zero-growth markets. His proven formula shows you how to:
- Develop the same habits, reflexes, and practices of top market performers
- Create a proactive buy-and-sell strategy
- Beat the roller-coaster market trends—and focus on long-term returns
- Make smarter, more informed decisions—and more money!
Kaminsky brings more than two decades of experience to his low-risk, high-return system, demystifying Wall Street for novice and seasoned investors alike. Between 1999 and 2008, Kaminsky’s team at Neuberger Berman grew record-breaking returns far above the S&P benchmark. And they didn’t do it by magic. They did it by constructing a specificstrategy and sticking to it, regardless of the investing climate. It is a strategy that anyone can learn and apply, step-by-step, in any market.
With Kaminsky’s expert guidance, you’ll learn how to be more disciplined and vigilant with your investments, maximizing your returns in a minimum amount of time. You’ll not only make money in most markets, but you’ll lose much less money when those around you are losing their shirts. And you’ll be able to strengthen and protect your assets—particularly in the slow-growth decade ahead—with the confidence and know-how that drives Wall Street’s smartest investors to the top of their game.
Yes, you can beat the market—when you’re Smarter Than the Street.
“Gary Kaminsky is one of the top money managers of the last two decades. His book is a must-read for anyone trying to make real money in the stock market!”
Nils Brous, Founding Principal, Samson Capital Advisors, LLC; Chairman, Arcoda Capital Management LP; former executive, Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Company (KKR)
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