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The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Set-Ups from Real Market Pros

Howard Lindzon (Editor), Philip Pearlman (Editor), Ivaylo Ivanhoff (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-02905-3
341 pages
July 2011
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Profitable trade set-ups from StockTwits leading traders

One of the biggest secrets on Wall Street is that to become consistently profitable, you need to specialize in a distinct setup. That is, you need to know how to read the signals that can help you identify an opportunity to buy or sell. In The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Setups from Real Market Pros, both well-known professional masters of the market and lesser-known individual traders describe their highest probability setups to teach you about an assortment of time frame and asset class-related market methods along the way.

Drawing on the wisdom of some of the top minds at StockTwits, the leading stock market social networking site, this book has something for everyone, giving you exactly what you need to come up with profitable ideas and avoid financial risk, every day.

  • Includes key trading insights from the experts at StockTwits
  • Explains which factors of a setup are important, and why

While there are many factors involved in successful trading and investing, the ability to identify profitable situations is paramount, and The StockTwits Edge gives you everything you need to achieve that goal.

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Introduction.

PART I TREND FOLLOWING.

CHAPTER 1 Find Trends, Ride Them, and Get Off (Howard Lindzon).

CHAPTER 2 Trade, Trend, Tail (Keith McCullough).

CHAPTER 3 Don’t Quit (Michael K. Dawson).

CHAPTER 4 Know Thyself (Chris Peruna).

CHAPTER 5 Insider Information Is Reflected in the Charts (Keith Kern).

PART II VALUE INVESTING.

CHAPTER 6 Margin of Safety (Todd Sullivan).

CHAPTER 7 The BeanScreen (Daniel Miller and Jason Robinson).

CHAPTER 8 Fallen Angels (Michael Bigger).

CHAPTER 9 Dividends Don’t Lie (Eddy Elfenbein).

PART III DAY TRADING.

CHAPTER 10 Only Price Pays (Brian Shannon).

CHAPTER 11 Intraday Earnings Momentum Gap Trade (John Lee).

CHAPTER 12 Trading the News (Mike Bellafiore).

CHAPTER 13 Intraday Momentum (Steven Spencer).

CHAPTER 14 The Underlying Psychology of Large Players (Gilbert Mendez).

PART IV SWING TRADING.

CHAPTER 15 Flags and Wedges (Joe Donohue).

CHAPTER 16 Breakout from a Tight Base (chessNwine).

CHAPTER 17 The Base Is Everything (HCPG).

CHAPTER 18 Trading People, Not Stocks (Joey Fundora).

CHAPTER 19 The Top-Down Technician (Greg Harmon).

CHAPTER 20 Identifying Trend Shifts (Derek Hernquist).

CHAPTER 21 A Chart Will Never Lie to You (Sunrise Trader).

CHAPTER 22 The Short Squeeze Trade (Frank Zorrila).

CHAPTER 23 The Price Tells the Story (Derald Muniz).

CHAPTER 24 Force Confirmations, Not Trades (Nick Fenton).

CHAPTER 25 The Birth of a New Trend (Ivaylo Ivanhoff).

CHAPTER 26 The Trend Intensity Breakout Setup (Pradeep Bonde).

PART V OPTIONS TRADING.

CHAPTER 27 Unusual Options Activity (Joe Kunkle).

CHAPTER 28 Put Ratio Spread (Jared Woodard).

CHAPTER 29 Know What You Don’t Know (Adam Warner).

CHAPTER 30 There Is Always an Option (Steven Place).

CHAPTER 31 Selling Premium (Darren Miller).

CHAPTER 32 The New High Dip (Chris Stauder).

PART VI FOREX TRADING.

CHAPTER 33 They Call Me Mrs. Cable (Lydia Idem).

CHAPTER 34 The Mind of a Chartist (Raghee Horner).

PART VII THE ART OF TRADING.

CHAPTER 35 Trading Is an Art (The Fly).

CHAPTER 36 Embrace the Tape (Quint Tatro).

CHAPTER 37 Macro Setups at the Crest of Structural Change (Gregor Macdonald).

CHAPTER 38 Broken Butterfly Formation (Anne-Marie Baiynd).

CHAPTER 39 Always Happy, Never Satisfied (Joshua Brown).

CHAPTER 40 One Step Ahead of the Herd (John Benedict).

CHAPTER 41 Change Is the Only Constant (Steve Gomez and Andy Lindloff).

CHAPTER 42 The Kirk Report (Charles E. Kirk).

CHAPTER 43 Stick with Names You Know (Ronald Roll).

CHAPTER 44 Massive Trends and the Trajectory of Noise (Phil Pearlman).

CHAPTER 45 We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is Us (Abdel Ibrahim).

CHAPTER 46 A Contrarian at Heart (John Welsh).

Index.

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Howard Lindzon is cofounder and CEO of StockTwits®—an idea network for traders and investors known as the "Facebook of Finance"—recently named "one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web" by FastCompany and one of the "50 best websites" by Time magazine. He has over twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity; and is the Managing Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses. Mr. Lindzon has tremendous insight into new media and is a very active angel investor in the financial and internet business sectors, invested and involved with over thirty companies. He created Wallstrip, and over 400 original web video shows, which was purchased by CBS Corp. in 2007. He has made many successful angel investments including: rent.com, golfnow.com, Lifelock, and Internet Brands. Mr. Lindzon's new media and internet business investments also include: Limos.com, Blogtalkradio.com, Buddy Media, TubeMogul, Bit.ly, and Tweetdeck, to name a few.

Philip Pearlman is the Executive Editor of StockTwits and an investor in the company. He is a partner at Social Leverage, LLC. Pearlman is obsessed with the psychosocial aspects of user experience and online community development. He ran a hedge fund that focused on behavioral strategies and currently runs a private account. Pearlman loves to buy fear and sell euphoria. He earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University and a BA in English from the University of Maryland. Pearlman lives with his wife and two boys in Montebello, New York.

Ivaylo Ivanhoff has been trading stocks and derivatives for his own account on U.S. and European markets since 2003. He participated in the development of a proprietary algorithm that ranks momentum stocks. Ivanhoff writes daily market commentary on Stocktwits50.com. He earned his MBA and MS finance from Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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June 23, 2011
The StockTwits Edge

The social web and advances in technology have helped create tools and platforms that are empowering traders and investors. StockTwits (www.stocktwits.com) has emerged as the leading real-time social idea network for the investing community, providing its more than 100,000 community members worldwide a place to exchange ideas, receive real-time market insights, discover mind-liked people, leverage a community, build a publishing and research brand, and help monetize their work. StockTwits is the Facebook for finance, an American Idol or farm system for traders and investors, a virtual global trading floor. 

For The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Setups from Real Market Pros (Wiley; July 2011; $65.00; 978-1-118-02905-3) StockTwits Co-Founder and CEO Howard Lindzon, Executive Editor Philip Pearlman, and Stocktwts50.com writer Ivaylo Ivanhoff, invited 46 of the community members who love, live, and breathe the markets to write about their favorite setup—a combination of factors that need to align in time and space in order to produce a buy or sell signal. Each trader presents a favorite setup in detail as well as the approach for finding new ideas and managing risk. They explain which factors are important and how they use the setup to the trade successfully on a daily basis.

“I follow and trust all the contributors mentioned in the book and have learned so much in such a short time – I believe any investor can too,” said Howard Lindzon, co-author of StockTwits Edge and co-founder and chief executive officer at StockTwits. “The great part about this book is the fact that it’s an introduction to amazing investors and traders that you can actually follow and interact with everyday at StockTwits.com.”

The book covers a wide range of topics that can help improve trading endeavors, including:

  • Trend following
  • Value investing
  • Day trading
  • Swing trading
  • Options trading
  • Forex trading
  • The art of trading

Contributors range from well-known professionals to individual traders, from those who have been trading for years to those who have been in the business a short time; but they all share an amazing focus and belief that if you can master one thing well in the markets, you can succeed.

While there are many factors involved in successful trading and investing, the ability to identify profitable situations is paramount. The StockTwits Edge arms traders with ideas that help them make the most of their time in today’s markets.

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