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30 Days to Market Mastery: A Step-by-Step Guide to Profitable Trading

ISBN: 978-0-470-10987-8
207 pages
April 2007
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A solid foundation for those looking to succeed in today's market

An excellent book for new traders, 30 Days to Market Mastery outlines an easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement approach to learning how to trade. This book covers the fundamentals of how to structure trades in a disciplined fashion, so as to avoid vague decisions and acting on unclear trading signals. It also provides a number of strategies for entering and exiting the market in a way that maximizes the chances of making money and minimizes the potential for losing money. With this book as their guide, readers will learn the proper organizational, analytical, and behavioral skills that are vital to consistent success in trading. In 30 Days to Market Mastery each trading day contains a single lesson, and each lesson contains a quiz to help the reader master the material.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

LESSON 1, DAY 1 The Structure of a Trade 1

LESSON 2, DAY 2 Setup, Trigger, and Follow-through: The Basics 9

LESSON 3, DAY 3 Seasonality and High-Odds Seasonal Setups 21

LESSON 4, DAY 4 The Seasonal Trigger 31

LESSON 5, DAY 5 Follow-Through 41

LESSON 6, DAY 6 Trading the Power Momentum Formula (PMF) 51

LESSON 7, DAY 7 Power Momentum Formula (PMF) Trigger 61

LESSON 8, DAY 8 PMF: Follow-through: Part I 69

LESSON 9, DAY 9 PMF: Follow-through: Part II 77

LESSON 10, DAY 10 Using the Moving Average Channel: Part I 85

LESSON 11, DAY 11 Using the Moving Average Channel: Part II 91

LESSON 12, DAY 12 Three Powerful Price Patterns: Part I 99

LESSON 13, DAY 13 Three Powerful Price Patterns: Part II 109

LESSON 14, DAY 14 Three Powerful Price Patterns: Part III 117

LESSON 15, DAY 15 The Eight-Bar Open/Close Pattern and How to Use It 125

LESSON 16, DAYS 16–17 Understanding and Using the Commitment of Traders Report: Part I 133

LESSON 17, DAYS 18–19 Commitment of Traders Report Part II: Triggers 141

LESSON 18, DAYS 20–21 The Advanced 30-Minute Breakout for S&P and E-Mini Trading 151

LESSON 19, DAYS 22–24 How to Structure Your Trading Portfolio for Maximum and Consistent Gains 159

LESSON 20, DAYS 25–27 Diversification 167

LESSON 21, DAY 28 Putting It All Together 173

LESSON 22, DAYS 29–30 The Psychology and Discipline of Trading 177

Index 195

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Author Information

Jacob Bernstein has been a leading author and educator in the trading world for over thirty-five years. He is also President and CEO of MBH Commodity Advisors, Inc., as well as Chief Market Strategist and publisher of the MBH Weekly Futures Trading Letter. Bernstein's clients include some of the most well-known financial institutions, brokerage firms, hedge funds, and professional traders in the world. Bernstein has pioneered methodologies in market forecasting, cyclical patterns, and seasonal indicators. His proprietary trading techniques include: Jake Bernstein's Key-Date Seasonal Analysis, the Daily Sentiment Index, and the MAC Method. Bernstein has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs, and is frequently quoted in the financial press.
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