Welcome to the winning edge trading system. The purpose of this book is to help people learn how to become successful as traders and active investors. Designed with both the novice and the professional in mind, it is chock full of useful information for traders at every level. With the major changes in the market and all the confusion and misinformation that has surrounded it recently, this book offers essential advice for thriving in this field, even in adverse conditions. The are multitudes of people out there (perhaps you are one of them) who has lost a great deal of money and have no idea what they should do now. The solution is not to panic; the solution is to become educated in the new dynamics of today’s market.
Part one begins with an analysis of the great stock market meltdown that had serious ramifications for the world’s economy in 2008. We demonstrate that traders who did not have a robust trading system in place were not equipped to handle the volatility of the markets. We explore the various causes of the crisis in some detail, delving into the financial history that lead up to it.
We see how the housing “bubble” burst and the adverse impact that event had on the overall economy. We also see how credit dried up and various banks and other financial institutions failed. A “rescue” plan is then introduced-not the kind that comes from the government but a realistic strategy for trading in this new environment. The concept of making the transition from an “investor” to a trader is outlined, highlighting the money the many benefits of the latter approach.
New Market conditions emphasizing flexible and active management, are considered, along with factors such as trading volumes, volatility, and Inter-Market relations. The section ends with a comparison of the older methods and the new ways of trading. Topics considered in this section include flexible and active management, intra-day trading, diversification and tax efficiency.
Part two begins with an explanation of the various types of trading markets. We also examine things such as profit-and-loss calculations, regulations and taxes. Strategies involving things such as leverage, short-selling, and margin buying are introduced.
Part three introduces the many challenges of trading stocks. These include things such as fundamental valuation methods, which utilize different financial ratios such as price-to-earnings, earning per share, price to sales, price to book and other ratios. In this part we also begin an in-depth exploration of the winning edge trading system. We discover that it has various types of trading signals, including long, short and exit signals, and we examine various protective stops too. We also explore how the winning edge system can be used successfully for day trading, intermediate trading and swing trading.
Part 1: The new trading paradigm
Chapter 1: The great stock market meltdown
Chapter 2: Pitfalls of the old investing paradigm
Chapter 3: Understand the financial markets: Common stocks
Chapter 4: The exchange-traded funds market
Chapter 5: The future: Financial and physical commodities
Part 2: Trading instruments and markets
Chapter 7: Fundamental Analysis
Chapter 8: Technical Analysis
Chapter 9: The winning edge trading system market model
Chapter 10: the mechanics of the winning edge trading system
Chapter 11: The winning edge system for day trading
Chapter 12: The winning edge system for long-term or position trading
Part Four investment Psychology
Chapter 14: Trading Psychology and your personal profile
Chapter 15: The trading personality profile test
Chapter 16: The successful traders blueprint.
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