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How to Make Money in Stocks : A Winning System in Good Times or Bad

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From the school of unemotional investing comes the classic How to Make Money in Stocks, by Wall Street analyst and publisher William O'Neil. Readers new to securities will find it an excellent primer, one that relies on time-honored indicators such as quarterly earnings, market capitalization, and daily indexes. O'Neil's study of winning stocks stretches back to the 1960s, and he shares his insights here, describing what characterizes a growth stock, when to cut your losses (at 7 or 8 percent, no more), and how to spot a market top.
The techniques in How to Make Money in Stocks are hardly revolutionary, but therein lies their strength, as O'Neil claims his is "a winning system in good times or bad." Investors interested in Net stocks might be disappointed--the author's first rule is that a company must show a pattern of growing profits, which disqualifies many dot coms. O'Neil's approach to stocks is, above all, rational, and he pays little heed to market hype.

Those new to investing would do well to read this book before embarking, and even more seasoned traders may find How to Make Money in Stocks a refreshing return to basics. Markets may swing bull and bear, but O'Neil promises to stand firm.

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Rules of The Trade: Indispensable Insights for Online Profits

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Like the information that continuously flows onto their computer screens, active day traders want guidebooks to be fast, no-nonsense, and reliable. Rules of the Trade gives traders of all levels the concise, common-sense insights of a day trading pro. Beyond simply listing the rules, however, it goes on to explain what the rules mean, why they are important--and the high costs of overlooking them even once. Packed with real-life examples to illustrate key points, this book--from best-selling author David S. Nassar--details popular axioms that traders often forget in the heat of action. All the basic rules are covered, including: - Only trade stocks you know and trust - Set goals and frequently measure progress - Understand the difference between gambling and trading

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Technical Analysis of Stock Trends

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For fifty years, this universally acclaimed classic has remained the bible on technical stock analysis. Today, with over 850,000 copies sold, it's well on its way to becoming a million-copy seller. 
The seventh edition explains every aspect of charting -- from basic principles to advanced trading techniques -- to help investors make money regardless of what the market is doing. Completely updated and revised, it features new charts and references, as well as chapters on derivatives options, and futures trading. Readers will discover: 

** why they should buy back a stock-even at a higher price
** a simple way to generate "extra" profits when closing out a profitable position
** how to determine whether a certain formation is a signal to sell
** the relatively rare pattern that almost always signals the end of a long bull market-and much more! 

What to buy, when to buy it, and when to sell it are the three basic questions facing every investor. For everyone looking to technical analysis for the answers, you'll find no better reference than this legendary investor's guide. 

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The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk

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“Bernstein has become a guru to a peculiarly '90s group: well-educated, Internet-powered people intent on investing well--and with minimal ‘help' from professional Wall Street.”--Robert Barker, BusinessWeek William Bernstein is one of today's most unlikely financial heroes. A practicing neurologist, he used his self-taught investment knowledge and research to build a popular investor's website. Now, in the plain-spoken The Intelligent Asset Allocator, he shows independent investors how to build a diversified portfolio--without the help of a financial advisor.

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Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk

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To accommodate sweeping global economic changes, the risk management field has evolved substantially since the first edition of Value at Risk, making this revised edition a must. Updates include a new chapter on liquidity risk, information on the latest risk instruments and the expanded derivatives market, recent developments in Monte Carlo methods, and more. Value at Risk, Second Edition, will help professional risk managers understand, and operate within, today’s dynamic new risk environment.

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Option Volatility & Pricing : Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques

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One of the most widely read books among active option traders around the world, Option Volatility & Pricing has been completely updated to reflect the most current developments and trends in option products and trading strategies. It covers pricing models, volatility considerations, basic and advanced trading strategies, and risk management techniques. Written in clear, easy-to-understand fashion, the book points out the key concepts essential to successful trading. Drawing on his experience as a professional trader, author Sheldon Natenberg examines both the theory and reality of option trading. He presents the foundations of option theory, and shows how this theory can be used to identify and exploit trading opportunities. He explains a wide variety of trading strategies and shows how to select the strategy that best fits each trader's view of market conditions and individual risk tolerance. New sections include: Expanded coverage of stock option; Strategies for stock index futures and options; A broader, more in-depth discussion volatility; Analysis of volatility skews; Intermarket spreading with options. 

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The Bond Book: Everything Investors Need to Know About Treasuries, Municipals, GNMAs, Corporates, Zeros, Bond Funds, Money Market Funds, and More

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First published in 1992, this popular guide has been a perennial best-seller. The second edition is the most comprehensive resource currently available to individual investors. It has been completely updated and expanded with the latest information on such topics has junk bonds, inflation-linked securities, I saving bonds, CMOs, emerging market and other foreign bonds, and how to use the Internet to research and buy bonds. Like the first edition, The Bond Book assumes little or no knowledge of the bond market. But it explains all of the critical information required to buy any fixed income security. 
The Bond Book is divided into four sections. The introduction explains fundamental aspects of the bond market, such as credit ratings, interest rate risk, and how to interpret tables of returns and yield curves. The second section is devoted to individuals bonds, with separate chapters on Treasuries, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, and foreign bonds. A third section discusses the major types of bond funds, fully explaining each type of fund, along with its risks and returns for the past 20 years. A fourth section discusses the management of bond portfolios. Throughout the book, information is provided on how to cut costs when buying bonds, for example, how to buy Treasury bonds through Treasury Direct without paying commissions; and how to purchase no-load funds. Risk factors are also fully discussed. 

Readers of the first edition of The Bond Book praised it for its clarity and completeness. Based on reader reviews, it received a five-star Amazon rating. 

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