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How to Beat the Market Makers at Their Own Game: Uncovering the Mysteries of Day Trading

How to Beat the Market Makers at Their Own Game: Uncovering the Mysteries of Day Trading

Fausto Pugliese

ISBN: 978-1-118-65453-8 August 2014 160 Pages


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The basic skills for becoming a successful trader from a master of the game

Written by Fausto Pugliese (founder and CEO of Cyber Trading University) this must-have resource offers a hands-on guide to learning the ins and outs of active trading. How to Beat the Market Makers at Their Own Game gives professionals, as well as those relatively new to investing, a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the marketplace and a comprehensive overview of basic trading techniques. The book explains how to apply the trading strategies of acclaimed trader Fausto Pugliese. Step by step the author covers the most common market maker setups, shows how to identify market maker traps, and most importantly, reveals how to follow the direction of the lead market maker in an individual stock.

Throughout the book, Pugliese puts the spotlight on Level II quotes to help investors understand how market makers drive prices and manipulate the market. This handy resource is filled with the tools needed to interpret market maker activity so traders can truly understand the market and trade accordingly.

  • Offers an accessible guide for developing the investing skills to trade with confidence
  • Filled with the real-world trading experiences and techniques of Fausto Pugliese
  • Covers simple technical patterns that are important in day trading
  • Includes a website with exercises to help master the book's techniques

How to Beat the Market Makers at their Own Game will become your well-thumbed resource for learning what it takes to succeed in short-term stock trading.

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About the Author ix

Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1 The Direct Connection 5

CHAPTER 2 The Stock Markets 11

CHAPTER 3 Going to the Next Level 15

CHAPTER 4 It’s a Matter of Execution 19

CHAPTER 5 Picking Tradable Stocks, Part I 27

CHAPTER 6 Picking Tradable Stocks, Part II 37

CHAPTER 7 Time and Sales 49

CHAPTER 8 Ignorance Is Bliss 53

CHAPTER 9 Finding the Ax 59

CHAPTER 10 Charting a Course 65

CHAPTER 11 Watching the Trends 71

CHAPTER 12 Making a Game Plan 81

CHAPTER 13 Your Trading Day 85

CHAPTER 14 Trading Rules of the Road 93

CHAPTER 15 How to Be a Successful Trader 103

CHAPTER 16 The Best Trading Tools 121

Afterword 131

Index 133