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Commodity Trader's Almanac 2009

Commodity Trader's Almanac 2009

Jeffrey A. Hirsch, John L. Person

ISBN: 978-0-470-23061-9

Nov 2008

196 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Designed in the same style as its sister publication, the Stock Trader’s Almanac, this comprehensive guide features monthly strategies, patterns, trends, and trading techniques geared towards the major commodities and currencies. It also contains in-depth informational articles presenting various topics of interest to the active trader and investing public, as well as market highlights that cover key supply, demand, and seasonal tendencies on markets including crude oil, ethanol, and precious metals; critical agricultural products such as corn, wheat, and cattle; and foreign currencies like the British pound and the Euro.

"The Commodity Trader's Almanac is the best way I know to hit pay dirt while keeping your hands clean. It's a unique source of commodity trading history."
—Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard & Poor's Equity Research

"Nearly everyone realizes the impact commodities have on our lives, but very few really understand how seasonality affects pricing. The Commodity Trader's Almanac helps even a novice understand how commodity pricing works and offers great insight into investing and making money with oil, corn, and wheat. An invaluable tool."
—Jon Najarian, cofounder,

"John Person's latest with the Hirsch Organization is a great tool for all the trader-junkies like me. Whether you're a struggling novice or a seasoned pro, the Commodity Trader's Almanac should be a required read. Pairs traders, basis geeks, and intra-day scalpers will all benefit from the knowledge collected here by John, Jeff Hirsch, and the Hirsch Organization—I did!"
—Tom Sosnoff, founder and President, thinkorswim, Inc.

"The Commodity Trader's Almanac is the one source for traders that can both suggest opportunities and also keep them out of trouble. Any seasoned market veteran knows that events tend to occur again and again, maybe not exactly as they did before but close enough so that knowing about them in advance provides an edge. This book is that edge."
—Michael Kahn, CMT, columnist, Barron's Online, and editor, Quick Takes Pro newsletter

"I'm delighted that the publishers of the Stock Trader's Almanac have applied their winning formula to the Commodity Trader's Almanac. I have always maintained that commodities deserve more attention as a separate asset class, and they finally appear to be getting it. Given the tremendous interest in commodity markets in recent years, this book couldn't be more timely. I highly recommend it."
—John Murphy, author of Intermarket Analysis and The Visual Investor

"For those of you who have been trading and are unaware of the Stock Trader’s Almanac, you are in for a double treat now, as Jeffrey A. Hirsch and John L. Person have joined together and released the Commodity Trader’s Almanac 2009. Any serious stock trader should have been reading the Stock Trader’s Almanac for years, and now, with the addition of John Person’s expertise, the commodity markets are finally getting their due… If you are making more than ten commodity trades a year, The Commodity Trader’s Almanac is a resource you should have." – Reviewed by Tom Aspray for, Thursday, January 01, 2009