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Trading ETFs: Gaining an Edge with Technical Analysis, 2nd Edition

Deron Wagner, Alan Farley (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-1-118-10913-7
203 pages
January 2012
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A comprehensive catalog of exchange-traded funds and insights into successful trading techniques

This Second Edition of the bestselling Trading ETFs offers an updated version of the definitive guide to this vital part of the capital markets. It contains numerous new examples of the techniques that author Deron Wagner uses in selecting the most timely ETFs to trade and underscores the core insights of his trading discipline "trade what you see, not what you think."

Written for professionals who are using, or should be using, ETFs as an asset class within their portfolios, as well as the individual investor who wants exposure to wider sectors and geographical regions than those available elsewhere.

  • This revised edition of the classic resource focuses on the pros, cons, and potential pitfalls of trading the latest class of ETFs
  • Includes inversely correlated and leveraged ETFs and the dangers, risks, and benefits associated with each new class of ETF
  • Contains a refresher on the initial concept of ETF selection and new case studies on ideal entry and exit points as well as examples of real trades

This thoroughly revised and updated edition offers a "go-to" reference for understanding exchange-traded funds.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi


CHAPTER 1 Why Use Technical Analysis with ETFs? 3

CHAPTER 2 Major Types and Families of ETFs 11


CHAPTER 3 The Top-Down Strategy 31

CHAPTER 4 Finding Indexes with the Most Relative Strength 39

CHAPTER 5 Selecting the Best ETFs 55

CHAPTER 6 Supplementing the Basics 69


CHAPTER 7 Strategies for Entry 87

CHAPTER 8 Strategies for Exit 99

CHAPTER 9 Ten ETFs Bought Long 113

CHAPTER 10 Ten ETFs Sold Short 139


CHAPTER 11 Tailoring Your Approach 165

CHAPTER 12 Additional Pointers 177

Afterword 191

Suggested Reading 193

About the Author 195

Index 197

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Author Information

DERON WAGNER is the founder and head portfolio manager of Morpheus Capital LP, a long/short equity hedge fund, as well as Morpheus Trading Group, a trader education firm specializing in exchange-traded funds and stocks. Recently, Wagner launched his Hong Kong–based company, DragonCharts, which helps foster the development of traders through education with live online stock analysis webinars, and includes a proprietary stock scanning platform. Wagner is the author of the first edition of this book and coauthor of The Long-Term Day Trader and The After-Hours Trader. He also appears in the popular DVD Sector Trading Strategies and is a frequent guest speaker at various financial seminars around the world. He has appeared on CNBC and ABC. Wagner teaches his ETF investment and trading methodology through his Wagner Daily and Wagner Weekly newsletters.
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