Trading ETFs: Gaining an Edge with Technical Analysis
In Trading ETFs: Gaining an Edge with Technical Analysis money manager Deron Wagner introduces the major types and families of ETFs and then provides step-by-step guidance to picking and trading funds.
Benefits of ETFs include:
- Exposure to equities at a lower level of risk than trading individual stocks
- Lower fees
- Access to markets that were previously difficult and expensive to participate in, including: Government Treasury bonds, international markets, commodities and even currencies.
Unlike other books on ETFs, Wagner's strategies are based on technical analysis, a method of timing the market that greatly improves an investor's chances of predicting short and intermediate term ETF trends.
Benefits of Wagner's approach include:
- A 'top down' trading strategy that increases an investor's odds of success
- A method for identifying the strongest sector indexes
- A method for identifying the ETF families with the greatest relative strength
ETFs are as easy to invest in as mutual funds and they will soon be as popular. Wagner's comprehensive catalog of the ETFs now available, his insights into successful trading techniques, and his solid research and informative examples, will be an invaluable resource for everyone trying to come up to speed on this new investment opportunity.
Gold Medal Winner (tie), Investing Category, Axiom Business Book Awards (2009)
Part One: ETF Overview and Selection.
1 Why Use Technical Analysis with ETFs?
2 Major Types and Families of ETFs.
Part Two: ETF Selection Through Technical Analysis.
3 The Top-Down Strategy.
4 Finding Indexes with the Most Relative Strength.
5 Selecting the Best ETFs.
6 Supplementing the Basics.
Part Three: Timing Your Entries and Exits.
7 Strategies for Entry.
8 Strategies for Exit.
9 Ten ETFs Bought Long.
10 Ten ETFs Sold Short.
Part Four: Fine-Tuning Your Strategy.
11 Tailoring Your Approach.
12 Additional Pointers.
—Clive Corcoran, Publisher and editor, TradeWithForm.com
Author, Long/Short Market Dynamics
Pension fund manager and commentator on CNBC's European Closing Bell
"Deron Wagner has written an excellent book, backed up by solid
research and informative examples. This is one of the most
illuminating works on exchange-traded funds written in recent
years. His incisive commentary on position sizing alone is worth
the cost of the book."
—Alan Farley, Publisher and editor, HardRightEdge.com
Author, The Master Swing Trader
"Deron Wagner has written a terrific book on ETFs based on his
extensive experience as a trader. He provides numerous insights and
examples of his successful trading style. This is truly a must-read
book for anyone who trades or is thinking of trading this
fascinating investment product."
—Michael Sincere, Author, Understanding Options and Understanding Stocks
"Having traded the ETF markets since their infancy, Deron Wagner
offers the reader a voice of true experience. In this book, he
describes an analysis structure that has withstood the test of
time. Investors looking for an edge in the ETF marketplace need
look no further!"
—Bo Yoder, Trader and risk management consultant
"With ETFs now available for the broadest market indexes to the
most focused of sectors, Deron’s new book on ETFs is a
must-read for investors and traders wanting to simplify the choice
of which ETFs to trade and how to trade them."
—Greg Capra, President and CEO, Pristine.com