John F. Carter – Mastering the Trade, 2nd Edition
Mastering the Trade, 2nd Edition by John F. Carter
Mastering the Trade: Proven Techniques For Profiting From Intraday and Swing Trading Setups, 2nd Edition
Even though this updated edition is now a few years old, there is still much useful information to be obtained here for beginners up to seasoned pro’s.
Print Length: 481 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (February 3, 2012)
The essential guide to launching a successful career in trading—updated for today’s turbulent markets
“Mastering the Trade is an excellent source for a basic understanding of market action, be it day and/or longer-term trend trading. A programmer will have a field day with the many ideas that are in this book. It is highly recommended.”
—John Hill, president of Futures Truth magazine
“John Carter’s new book focuses quickly on the critical area of trader psychology, a realm that will often separate the trader from his wallet if it is not mastered first. The in-depth trading strategies clearly show how to respond to market moves based on real-world examples.”
—Price Headley, founder of BigTrends.com and author of Big Trends in Trading
“Well written and packed with the kind of insight about the nature of trading and the markets that can surely benefit every level of trader.”
—Mark Douglas, author of Trading in the Zone and The Disciplined Trader
“This is a must read for all new traders, specifically for the psychological aspect of trading. I am recommending it to all of my clients.”
—Carolyn Boroden, FibonacciQueen.com
About the Book:
When it was first published in 2005, Mastering the Trade became an instant classic in the world of day trading. Now, veteran day trader and educator John F. Carter has updated his time-proven swing trading technique to help you succeed in an environment vastly transformed by volatility and technology.
Universally acclaimed for its sophisticated yet easy-to-execute methods, this practical, results-driven guide provides everything you need to make a lucrative career as a day trader—from preparing yourself psychologically for the unique demands of day trading to timing the market, managing risk, and planning future trades.
Mastering the Trade sets aside timeworn basics and rehashed ideas to examine in detail the underlying factors that cause prices to move. Providing the tools you need to make the right decisions at the right times, it helps you enter market shifts early and either pull out before losses accrue or hang on for a long and refreshingly predictable ride. Mastering the Trade covers:
After spending many years on various trading desks, Carter has developed an intuitive understanding of how the markets work. In Mastering the Trade, he gives you unlimited access to everything the markets have taught him—so you can make an exceptional living on the frontlines of professional trading.
Contents of Mastering the Trade, 2nd Edition
Foreword by Peter Borish
PART 1 :
TRADER’S BOOT CAMP:
How Do the Markets Work and What Are the Best Ways to Get Mentally Prepared for Successful Trading and Investing?
1 What Really Causes the Markets to Move?
2 Psychology 101: What Didn’t They Teach About Trading and Investing in School?
3 Hardware and Software—Top Tools for Traders
4 Futures Markets 101—Understanding the Basic Mechanics of the Futures and Commodity Markets
5 Stock Options: How Do They Work and What Is the Best Way to Trade Them?
6 The Stock Market Is Now Open—What Is the Best Way to Predict Market Direction Throughout the Trading Day?
WHAT ARE THE BEST INTRADAY AND SWING-TRADING SETUPS FOR FUTURES, STOCKS, OPTIONS, AND FOREX?
7 The Opening Gap: Why Is This the First and Highest-Probability Play of the Day?
8 Pivot Points: Why Are These Good Pausing Points for Trending Days and Great Fading Points for Choppy Days?
9 Tick Fades: Are They Really the Best Way to Take Money Away from Newbies?
10 Reverting Back to the Mean, or, “When Is the Best Time to Take a Profit?”
11 The Squeeze: What Is the Best Way to Get positioned for the Big Market Moves?
12 Catching the Wave: What Is the Easiest Way to Stay on the Right Side of the Trend on Any Market, on Any Time fr
13 What Is the Best Tool for Staying in a Trade and Not Jumping Out Too Early?
14 Scalper alerts: Is This the Best Tool for Quick Price Trend Change Confirmation?
15 Brick Plays: How Can I Tell When a Market Is Going to Reverse Its Trend in the Middle of the Day?
16 The Ping-Pong Play: Batting the Markets Back and Forth … All Day Long
17 The 3:52 Play: Capping Off the Day with a Fine Cigar
18 Box Plays—On Days when the Stock Market Is Dead in the Water, Look to the Currencies
19 HOLP and LOHP—Catching Trend Reversals Without Getting Smashed
20 Gold Trades and the Darvas Box
21 Our Live Trading Room and Streaming Real Time Analysis
22 Propulsion Plays—Swing Plays Using Stocks, Single-Stock Futures, and Stock Options
HEADING BACK INTO THE REAL WORLD OF TRADING
23 The Premarket Checklist—Creating a Game Plan for the Next Trading Day
24 The Trader’s Business Plan
25 Tips and Tricks for When It’s Not Working for You, No Matter What You Do
26 Mastering the Trade