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Trading 102 : Getting Down to Business
By: Harris, Sunny; Harris, Sunny J.; Toghraie, Adrienne Laris; J., Harris, Sunny

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Item #: 1330
Pages: 291
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471181331
Type: Book - Hard Cover
Publish Date : 9/1/1998
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Synopsis:
Once you master the trading basics, you could be ready for the big leap into starting and managing your own trading business. Here's a complete start-up guide covering all the bases from systems development and money management techniques to regulations and taxes issues that will help you keep more trading profits in your own pockets. Don't miss this.

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Jacket Description:
Trading 102 In her much-praised and highly popular book, Trading 101, Sunny Harris offered novices a crash course on the basics of the field, from puts and calls to stocks and bonds to GDPs and EMAVs. Now, for those looking to continue their education, Harris presents Trading 102: Getting Down to Business, an invaluable roadmap to taking the next step: designing an individual trading system and starting a personal trading business. Picking up where Trading 101 left off, this unique nuts-and-bolts guide gives budding fund managers everything they need to know about the mechanics of creating, testing, and implementing personal trading methodologies, then using them to start up and run a trading business. The author, renowned for her Trading 101 seminars, creates an indispensable reference that covers all the bases, including raising capital, regulations, marketing financial services, taxes, and systems development. Along with hands-on strategies, proven techniques, and straightforward guidelines for tailoring a system based on individual trading styles, Trading 102 is packed with a wealth of easy-to-read charts and graphs, as well as complete information on:*The science of the business—setting goals, budgeting, keeping an expense worksheet, figuring outgo*Formulating a sound business plan—cover page, mission statement, company differentiators, resource requirements, summary*Software for systems testing—Excalibur, TradeStation, MetaStock, Window on Wall Street (WOW), and more System performance assessment—keeping track, slippage, Rate of Return (ROR), Maximum Adverse Excursion (MAE), Value Added Monthly Index (VAMI) Psychological traps to avoid—a special section written by Adrienne Laris Toghraie, a leading trader’s coach, that covers lack of preparedness and motivation, conflict, inappropriate emotional states, negative behaviorsSupported by a bibliography and a comprehensive appendix that includes margin requirements, commodity contract information, and closing values of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Trading 102 is required reading for anyone looking to take the big leap into professional fund management.

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Table of Contents:
PREFACEXV
CHAPTER 1 PLAN YOUR WORK, THEN WORK YOUR PLAN
1(4)
CHAPTER 2 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REVIEW
5(14)
Technical Analysis vs. Fundamental Analysis
6(1)
Curve Fitting
7(2)
What Is Your Goal?
9(1)
Predicting the Future
10(1)
Necessary and Sufficient Tools
10(2)
How Do You Prove Something?
12(1)
Dancing with the Market
12(4)
Is That All There Is?
16(3)
CHAPTER 3 MECHANICAL TRADING SYSTEMS
19(18)
Systematic Trading
19(2)
Mechanical Systems
21(1)
Do You Even Need a System?
21(6)
Steps to Mechanization
27(3)
Setting and Following the Rules
30(4)
Automation
34(1)
Data Collection
34(3)
Chapter 4 Calculating Your Potential Hourly Wage^TM (PHW)
37(20)
Introduction
37(1)
How Much Can I Risk?
37(1)
Inflation Rears Its Ugly Head
38(3)
How Much Money Can You Make?
41(2)
Step 1--Marking the Ideal Trades
43(6)
Step 2--Overview Analysis
49(5)
Step 3--Accounting for Reality
54(3)
CHAPTER 5 BRAINSTORMING A NEW SYSTEM
57(12)
Introduction
57(1)
Chalkboards and Whiteboards
57(2)
Overlays
59(1)
What Is True?
60(2)
Looks Like a Duck, Walks Like a Duck
62(7)
CHAPTER 6 BUILDING A DATABASE
69(6)
Introduction
69(1)
Data Sources
70(1)
How Much Is Enough?
71(2)
Synthetic Contracts
73(2)
CHAPTER 7 SOFTWARE FOR SYSTEMS TRADING
75(10)
Introduction
75(2)
What's Available and What Does It Do?
77(8)
CHAPTER 8 DESIGNING YOUR SYSTEM
85(12)
Introduction
85(1)
Profits Swept Under
85(1)
Design of Experiments
86(1)
Putting Your Ideas on Paper
86(1)
Accepting the Results
87(10)
CHAPTER 9 FORMULAE FOR SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
97(14)
The Proof Is in the Pudding
97(1)
Getting from Here to There
98(1)
Cardinal Profitability Constructs (CPC)
98(9)
More Measures of Success
107(3)
Conclusion
110(1)
CHAPTER 10 BACKTESTING AND OPTIMIZING YOUR SYSTEM
111(14)
Introduction
111(2)
Your Lab Book
113(3)
Am I Done Yet?
116(4)
Comfort Zones
120(4)
Branching Off
124(1)
CHAPTER 11 SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
125(8)
Introduction
125(1)
Keeping Track
125(1)
Measurements
126(5)
Conclusion
131(2)
CHAPTER 12 FOLLOWING YOUR SYSTEM
133(4)
Introduction
133(1)
Post-it Notes
133(1)
Buckle Up for Safety
134(1)
Conclusion
135(2)
CHAPTER 13 THE SCIENCE OF ORGANIZING YOURSELF
137(10)
Time Management Tools
137(2)
Keeping Track of the Days
139(1)
Your Hourly Wage
140(1)
Sorting
141(1)
More Sticky Notes (Usually Post-it Notes)
141(1)
Keep All of Your Organizing Tools in One Place
142(1)
Color Schemes
143(1)
Organizing Your Trading Ideas
143(1)
Space Planning
144(1)
Computer Power
144(1)
Quick Reference
144(1)
Your Trading Records
145(1)
Income and Outgo
146(1)
Taxes
146(1)
Summary
146(1)
CHAPTER 14 THE SCIENCE OF THE BUSINESS
147(20)
Introduction
147(1)
Getting Down to Business
148(1)
Setting Goals
149(3)
Planning Your Business
152(4)
Your Trading Business Plan
156(8)
That's It
164(3)
CHAPTER 15 DEALING WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES
167(26)
Adrienne Laris Toghraie
Self-Evaluation for Sabotage Traps in Your Trading
169(3)
The Eight Major Psychological Traps for Traders and the Strategies for Overcoming Them
172(19)
Summary
191(2)
APPENDIX A COMPONENTS OF THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE193(2)
APPENDIX B EXCHANGES195(8)
APPENDIX C ANNUAL CLOSING VALUES OF THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE AND YEAR OVER YEAR INCREASE203(2)
APPENDIX D MARGIN REQUIREMENTS AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 1997--ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY BY COMMODITY205(2)
APPENDIX E MARGIN REQUIREMENTS AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 1997--ARRANGED IN ASCENDING ORDER BY INITIAL MARGIN207(2)
APPENDIX F WHO'S WHO IN TRADING209(2)
BIBLIOGRAPHY211(2)
INDEX213


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