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How To Start Day Trading Futures, Options, and Indices
By: Mccormick, Donna; Katz, Jeffrey

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Synopsis:
This book teaches beginning traders everything they need to know, from selection of hardware and software to placing trades, and helps them gain access to this exciting and potentially profitably trading opportunity. Simple, practical, and filled detailed instructions, this book provides an approach suitable for traders of all experience levels.

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Table of Contents:
Prefacexi
Introduction1(14)
But Isn't Day Trading Dangerous?
Day Trading Is Nothing New
Day Trading Futures and Options
Risk, Reward, Leverage, and Margin
What Have We Learned?
Futures and Options As Day Trading Instruments
15(24)
What Makes a Good Day Trading Instrument?
What Are Futures?
What Are Options?
What Should You Trade?
Summary
What Have We Learned?
Hardware and Software
39(12)
Hardware
Software
Tips for Buying Hardware
Tips for Selecting Software
If You Already Have Hardware...
What Have We Learned?
Getting Connected
51(22)
Internet Service Providers
Connecting to ISPs
Data Vendors
Getting Connected to Data Vendors
Direct Access Trading Providers
Additional Information
What Have We Learned?
Mechanics of Day Trading
73(16)
Preparing to Trade
Types of Orders
Confirming Execution
Canceling Orders
How Orders Are Processed and Filled
Avoiding Surprises
Responding to Events
When the Day Ends
What Have We Learned?
Fundamentals of Day Trading
89(20)
Money Management
Capturing Profit
Using Different Order Types
Sensing the Ebb and Flow of the Market
Practice Trading
What Have We Learned?
Profit-Grabbing Strategies
109(26)
Trading the Ask-Bid Spread
Trading Momentum
Swing Trading
Arbitrage
Spreads and Straddles
Playing the News
Technical Analysis
Rocket Science
What Have We Learned?
Day Trading in Action
135(44)
Momentum Trading
Examples of Momentum Trading Stock Options
Examples of Momentum Trading Futures
Swing Trading
Examples of Swing Trading Stock Options
Trading the News
Examples of News Trading
What Have We Learned?
Trading Index Options and Futures
179(54)
Momentum Trading the Indexes
Swing Trading the Indexes
News Trading the Indexes
The Difficulties Day Trading Indexes
The Opening Range Breakout Strategy
Cycle Analysis
Using Proxies for Index Trading
Using Factor Analysis to Discover Proxies
A Two-Factor Model
A 20-Factor Model
Less Homogenous and Interpretable Factors
Selecting Proxies
What Have We Learned?
Advanced Trading Techniques
233(14)
Indicators
Maximum Entropy Spectral Analysis (MESA)
Expert Systems
Neural Networks
Genetic Algorithms
What Have We Learned?
Appendix A Specifications for Some Popular Commodities (as of March 2000)247(12)
Appendix B Data Vendors259(2)
Appendix C Brokerages261(2)
Appendix D Software Vendors263(1)
Appendix E Websites of Interest264(7)
References and Suggested Reading271(6)
Index277


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