The Essentials of Trading – From the Basics to Building a Winning Strategy
The financial markets can be a daunting place for someone just getting started. There are so many things you can trade and so many ways to do so. Everywhere you turn there is someone claiming to be an expert with a surefire way for you to make loads and loads of money with virtually no effort. It can be overwhelming.
The Essentials of Trading is a book that helps you cut through it all, learn how to trade, and what it really means to be a trader. No hype. No promises of big profits. Just 300 pages worth of guidance and information to help you get on the right course.
The Essentials of Trading is the culmination of three years teaching trading to those with little or no experience. Its contents and presentation have been honed in the classroom where university students have responded enthusiastically to both what they have learned and how they have been able to apply it.
“Author John Forman packs into these nine chapters the best of his students’ struggles and breakthroughs on their way to profit. But lest anyone feel a pre-finals cold sweat coming on, it’s important to stress the efficacy of this approach. After all, Essentials is meant for novice, do-it-yourself investors willing to put in the time to learn the ins and outs of more complex markets. Forman gets the reader quickly from theory to practice… ” — Rachel Koning Beals, SFO Magazine (July 2006)
The Essentials of Trading is a no-nonsense guide to effectively taking an active role in the financial markets – making them work for you. Whatever your reason for participating in the markets, this is the book for you. As Paul Gould, Managing Director of Trade2Win, a 200,000+ member trading community, says:
“The Essentials of Trading is an excellent introductory book on the subject. It not only provides the critical know-how, it also manages to inspire the reader to take their first tentative steps into the trading arena. A joy to read.”
Here is what The Essentials of Trading will do for you:
Show you how to execute trades in the most effective, efficient way to get the entry and exit prices you want and avoid the errors which cost traders capital and profits.
Teach you the influences on price movement and how markets act so you can plan your trades, manage the risks, and make money.
Take your through how to develop a solid, comprehensive Trading Plan design focused on reaching your financial goals.
Identify where risk comes from and how to handle it to both protect your portfolio from losses and to find profitable trading opportunities.
Show you how to evaluate the markets to find the trades and investments that are going to help grow your portfolio.
Provide you with ways to develop, test, and compare trading systems aimed at producing the returns you want at the risk you are willing to accept.
Give you the solid foundation of knowledge and experience you need to take your trading forward, develop a strategy best suited to you, and ensure your long-term success.
John Forman is author of The Essentials of Trading. The financial markets have been a massive part of John’s life for nearly twenty years. He has traded and invested both his own money and that of others. He’s written market analysis and commentary read the world over. He’s published articles in magazines all around the globe. You name the market, John has most likely traded it, analyzed it, and/or written about it.
As rewarding as that’s all been, though (and it most certainly has!), it doesn’t even come close to what John is doing now – putting all his experience to work teaching others how to tackle the markets and get the most out of them. John is absolutely convinced everyone can play the markets effectively, and totally committed to showing them how!
That’s what The Essentials of Trading is all about. It’s based on John’s work in the classroom, and it will take you through everything you need to know about trading and investing.
No one is going to care about your hard-earned money more than you. The Essentials of Trading was written to show you how to take care of that money, put it to work for you, and move you toward the goal of financial freedom.
The Essentials of Trading requires no existing market knowledge. It will literally take you from the ground up, teaching you what you need to know along the way.
Even those who’s job it is train traders praise The Essentials of Trading. Brett Steenbarger, author of The Psychology of Trading, and a trainer of professional traders had this to say:
“This is the book I wish I had when I began a training program for new traders. John’s familiarity with trading and traders is evident in this text. His incorporation of exercises and use of examples bring topics to life, maintaining the interest of even the most hyperactive traders.”
The financial markets can be a daunting place for someone just getting started. There are so many things you can trade and so many ways to do it. Everywhere you turn there is someone claiming to be an expert with a surefire way for you to make loads and loads of money with virtually no effort. It can be overwhelming.
Unlike many so called introductory books, which assume some market knowledge or focus only on one specific market, The Essentials of Trading is of use to anyone looking to get in to trading or investing in any market. It takes a ground up approach so that no reader is left behind lost and confused.
The Essentials of Trading helps you cut through it all, learn how to trade, and what it really means to be a trader or investor. No hype. No promises of big profits. Just 300 pages worth of guidance and information to help you get on the right course.
The Essentials of Trading is based not only on my experience in the markets, but also in the classroom. It is the culmination of three years teaching trading to those with little or no experience. Its contents and presentation have been honed in the classroom where university students have responded enthusiastically to both what they learned and how they were able to apply it thereafter.
According to Dr. Gordon H. Dash Jr., Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Rhode Island:
“The Essentials of Trading masterfully teaches the novice how to conceptualize, implement and manage the important fundamentals that form the building blocks of successful trading.”
Don’t think for a minute that The Essentials of Trading is some stodgy financial theory text, though! It most certainly is not. The author went to great pains to make it very readable and extremely practical. It is full of examples and exercise to lead the learning trader through a complete understanding of the topics discussed.
Sherry Thacker, founder of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking Systems said:
“John Forman’s book is one that I highly recommend to all our members, because of it’s clear explanations and teaching style that will allow any novice to develop a solid understanding of the world of finance and investment trading.”
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