"Sound trading advice and lots of ideas you can use to develop your own trading methodology."-Jack Schwager, author of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards
This trading masterpiece has been fully updated to address all the concerns of today's market environment. With substantial new material, this second edition features Tharp's new 17-step trading model. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom also addresses reward to risk multiples, as well as insightful new interviews with top traders, and features updated examples and charts.
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Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
Pt. 1 The Most Important Factor in your Success: You!
Ch. 1 The Legend of the Holy Grail 3
Ch. 2 Judgmental Biases: Why Mastering the Markets Is So Difficult for Most People 17
Ch. 3 Setting Your Objectives 45
Pt. 2 Conceptualization of your System
Ch. 4 Steps to Developing a System 61
Ch. 5 Selecting a Concept That Works 81
Ch. 6 Understanding Expectancy and Other Keys to Trading Success 130
Pt. 3 Understanding the Key Parts of your System
Ch. 7 Using Setups 165
Ch. 8 Entry or Market Timing 198
Ch. 9 Know When to Fold 'Em: How to Protect Your Capital 233
Ch. 10 How to Take Profits 254
Ch. 11 The Opportunity and Cost Factors 270
Ch. 12 What Do You Mean Position Sizing? I Only Have $10,000 in My Account! 280
Ch. 13 Conclusion! 314
App. I: Recommended Readings 325
App. II: Key Words Defined 328
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Your own strengths, style, and personalityand the steps found in this bookcan revitalize your trading program!
Praise for Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom:
"While I can't promise you financial freedom, I can promise you a book filled with sound trading advice and lots of ideas you can use to develop your own trading methodology. And, if you don't think that's enough, then you really need this book."Jack Schwager, author of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards
"Van's book gets directly to the heart of what it takes to be a successful trader. It's the best book I've read on trading successfully; not fluff or hype like so many others."Tom Basso, President, Trendstat Capital Management, Inc.
"I've read hundreds of books about trading and this is one of the three best EVER WRITTEN. It's straightforward and to the point. Van clearly cuts through the appeal to wishful thinking, instead stressing psychological preparedness, expectancy, and money management. Moreover, he shows clear methods, with simple entry techniques, to push your equity to the moon. It's a great book!"Rolf Sigrist, President, Sigrist AG
"Van Tharp's new book...[is] full of new ideas and approaches to developing an individualized trading system; it teaches the principles that are necessary to make you a great trader. The trading public owes Dr. Tharp a debt of gratitude for this insightful masterpiece." -Edward Dobson, President, Traders Press, Inc.
Van Tharp "...cuts right to the essence of professional trading: how to develop winning attitudes and approaches; how to forget trading for accuracy and trade for expectancy; how to master position sizing. If you intend to trade, you'd better know what's in this book."Ed Seykota, professional trader
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