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Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today's Top Traders



Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today's Top Traders

Fari Hamzei, Steve Shobin (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-04083-6 December 2010 302 Pages


Master Traders introduces you to an outstanding group of financial experts—from seasoned hedge fund managers to top technical analysts—who discuss the methods they use to tame today’s highly volatile and unpredictable markets. Composed of chapters contributed by leading financial professionals, Master Traders contains a variety of proven strategies and techniques that will give you an edge in the world of stocks, options, and futures.

Foreword by Steve Shobin ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii

INTRODUCTION: Trader Evolution and the Keys to Success 1
Greg Collins

PART I Technical Analysis

CHAPTER 1 Playing with Fear and Arrogance 13
Jeff deGraaf

CHAPTER 2 Sector Analysis: Tools of the Trade 27
Frank Barbera

CHAPTER 3 Evaluating Probabilities to Improve Profitability 60
Kevin Tuttle

CHAPTER 4 The Secret Science of Price and Volume 87
Tim Ord

PART II Fundamental Analysis

CHAPTER 5 The Keys to Biotech Investing 109
David Miller

CHAPTER 6 Investigative Investing: Themes and Methods for Uncovering Value 122
Kai-Teh Tao

PART III Sentiment

CHAPTER 7 The Secret Messages of Equity and Options Markets 139
Fari Hamzei

CHAPTER 8 Trading Seasonality 158
Phil Erlanger

PART IV Derivatives

CHAPTER 9 Volatility and Its Importance to Option Investors 183
Alex Jacobson

CHAPTER 10 A New Options Game: The Market Taker 205
Jon “Doctor J” Najarian

PART V Trading Size

CHAPTER 11 Making Sense of Market Moves: Using Technical and Fundamental Analysis Together223
Jeffrey Spotts

CHAPTER 12 New World Trading of Old World Markets: European Derivatives 242
Timothy Corliss

CHAPTER 13 Options Applications to Pairs Trading 263
Dennis Leontyev

EPILOGUE: Beyond the Horizon 284
Fari Hamzei

About the Author 292

About the Contributors 293

Index 296