Books on Forex Trading

Books on forex trading

Getting Started in Currency Trading: Winning in Today's Hottest Marketplace
by Michael D. Archer

Product Description:
While the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market can be a very profitable place, you must have a firm understanding of how to operate within this environment if you intend on achieving any success. That's why you need Getting Started in Currency Trading, Second Edition. This reliable resource–written for both newcomers and those with some FOREX experience–puts trading world currencies in perspective, and shows you exactly what it takes to make it in this field. Topics include:

  • The rapidly expanding and evolving online trading marketplace for spot currencies, generally referred to as retail FOREX
  • The process of initiating and liquidating a live market order
  • The advantages and disadvantages of fundamental and technical analysis
  • The wealth of FOREX products and services now available from third–party vendors
  • The psychology of trading and the stresses that may accompany this endeavor
  • Advanced strategies such as options, exotics, and arbitrage
From the Back Cover

"As a novice trader of currencies, Mr. Archer's book has been an invaluable resource for me, as my dog–eared and dilapidated copy can surely attest. Concise yet comprehensive, he provides the framework for developing a trading strategy that new traders can easily follow and veterans can surely benefit from. For anyone involved in trading FOREX, I cannot recommend this book enough as mandatory reading."—Jeff Marsick, Research Analyst, Avatar Associates

"This book by Michael Duane Archer evaluates with remarkable profundity and extent the world of currency trading. The author's experience is enormous and dates back to the beginning of foreign exchange trading as we know it today. A brilliant reference companion and a must for any currency trader's library."—Peter Panholzer, DynexCorp

While the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market can be a very profitable place, you must have a firm understanding of how to operate within this environment if you intend on achieving any success. That's why you need Getting Started in Currency Trading, Second Edition. This reliable resource—written for both newcomers and those with some FOREX experience—puts trading world currencies in perspective, and shows you exactly what it takes to make it in this field. Topics include:

  • The rapidly expanding and evolving online trading marketplace for spot currencies, generally referred to as retail FOREX

  • The process of initiating and liquidating a live market order

  • The advantages and disadvantages of fundamental and technical analysis

  • The wealth of FOREX products and services now available from third–party vendors

  • The psychology of trading and the stresses that may accompany this endeavor

  • Advanced strategies such as options, exotics, and arbitrage

 

Forex books

The Ultimate Day Trader
by Jacob Bernstein

Product description:
Day trading is difficult. The path is fraught with risk. But a pot of gold awaits those who learn their lessons well. After four decades in the markets as a trader, analyst, author, educator, and system developer, Jacob Bernstein sets down a comprehensive guide to the art of day trading. You will learn:

  • New day trading methods
  • Order entry strategies
  • How to avoid costly errors when using electronic trading platforms
  • Detailed strategies to maximize profits

With this book, readers will have the complete guide they need to profit from this risky but exciting field. Trading profits are just a day away.

Review:
"Jake is an expert on preparing any trader to deal with different market scenarios. His powerful day trading concepts can be applied to any market." - Matt Zimberg, President, Optimus Trading Group"

Books on currency trading

Beat the Forex Dealer: An Insider's Look into Trading Today's Foreign Exchange Market
by Agustin Silvani (Wiley Trading)

The foreign-exchange market is often referred to as the Slaughterhouse where novice traders go to get 'chopped up'. It is one of egos and money, where millions of dollars are won and lost every day and phones are routinely thrown across hectic trading desks. This palpable excitement has led to the explosion of the retail FX market, which has unfortunately spawned a new breed of authors and gurus more than happy to provide misleading and often downright fraudulent information by promising traders riches while making forex trading 'easy'.

Well I'll let you in on a little secret: there is nothing easy about trading currencies. If you don't believe me then stop by Warren Buffet's office and ask him how he could lose $850m betting on the dollar or ask George Soros why his short yen bets cost him $600m not once but twice in 1994. What's wrong with these guys, don't they read FX books?

In reality, the average client's trading approach combined with the unscrupulous practices of some brokers make spot FX trading more akin to the games found on the Vegas strip than to anything seen on Wall St. The FX market is littered with the remains of day traders and genius 'systems,' and to survive in the long-run traders have to realize that they are playing a game where the cards are clearly stacked against them.

Have you ever had your stop hit at a price that turned out to be the low/high for the day? Bad luck perhaps? Maybe. What if it happens more than once? Do you ever feel like the market is out to get you? Well guess what, in this Zero Sum game it absolutely is.

Covering the day-to-day mechanics of the FX market and the unsavoury dealings going on, Beat the Forex Dealer offers traders the market-proven trading techniques needed to side-step dealer traps and develop winning trading methods. Learn from an industry insider the truth behind dirty dealer practices including: stop-hunting, price shading, trading against clients and 'no dealing desk' realities.

Detailing the dealer-inspired trading techniques developed by MIGFX Inc, consistently ranked among the world's leading currency trading firms, the book helps turn average traders into winning traders; and in a market with a 90% loss rate winning traders are in fact quite rare! More than just a simple manual, Beat the Forex Dealer brings to life the excitement of the FX market by delivering insights into some of the greatest trading triumphs and highlighting legendary disasters; all written in an easy to read style.

Make no mistake about it there is a lot of money to be made in currency trading, you just have to know where to look. Sidestepping simple dealer traps is one way of improving your daily p&l, but it is surely not the only one. Successful trading comes down to taking care of the details, which means skipping the theoretical stuff and providing only up-to-date, real-life examples while sharing the FX trading tips that have proved so profitable over the years. By stripping away the theory and getting down to the core of trading, you too will find yourself on the way to beating the forex dealer!

Day trading books

Technical Analysis of Stock Trends
by Robert D. Edwards, John Magee, and W.H.C. Bassetti

Reviews:
"With a focus on pragmatic portfolio theory, editor Charles Bassetti significantly contributes to the technical analysis body of knowledge especially related to tactics, and has created a book worth a space on every technican's bookshelf."

- Technically Speaking (Market Technicians Association monthly newsletter)

"This book, although written in the 1940's, is considered by many to be the bible of technical training. Everything he covers still applies today. Also, even though the title refers to the stock market, many professional Forex traders have read this book, including myself!"

- John Carricaburu, founder of Forex-Central.net

Books on day trading

Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental Strategies to Profit from Market Moves
by Kathy Lien

Reviews:
Discover a variety of technical and fundamental profit-making strategies for trading the currency market with the Second Edition of Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market. In this book, Kathy Lien–Director of Currency Research for one of the most popular Forex providers in the world (FXCM) – describes everything from time-tested technical and fundamental strategies you can use to compete with bank traders to a host of more fundamentally-oriented strategies involving intermarket relationships, interest rate differentials, option volatility, news events, and central bank intervention.

From the Inside Flap

In only a few short years, the currency/foreign exchange (FX) market has grown significantly. With institutions and individuals driving daily average volume past the $3 trillion mark, there are many profitable opportunities available in this arena—but only if you understand how to operate within it.

That's why Kathy Lien—Director of Currency Research for one of the most popular Forex providers in the world—has created Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market, Second Edition. Written for both the experienced and aspiring trader, this updated guide outlines the essential elements of the FX market and reveals the latest trends, data, and strategies that all traders, particularly day and swing traders, need to be aware of in order to excel in this fast-moving field.

After an engaging introduction to how the foreign exchange market has evolved over the last few years and a look at some of its historical milestones, this book quickly moves on to address the innovative trading insights that will enhance your profitability within today's FX market. Page by page, you'll becomefamiliar with:

  • New technical trading strategies, which include how to trade news, effectively time market turns, and capture new shifts in momentum

  • Proven fundamental trading strategies, which involve trading off commodity prices, fixed income instruments, and option volatilities; as well as intervention-based trades and macro event-driven trades

  • The unique characteristics of each major currency pair—from when they are most active to what drives their price action

  • Trading through different market conditions, by first profiling a trading environment and then applying specific indicators for that environment

  • And much more

Both informative and accessible, the Second Edition of Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market goes far beyond what other currency trading books cover. It delves into consistently critical questions such as "What Are the Most Market-Moving Indicators for the U.S. Dollar" and "What Are Currency Correlations and How to Use Them," while touching on topics like "How to Trade like a Hedge Fund Manager" and "The Impact of Seasonality in the Currency Market" that could give you a distinct edge in this competitive arena.

Filled with proven trading strategies as well as detailed statistical analysis, the Second Edition of Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market will help you achieve unparalleled success in the most actively traded market in the world.

Currency trading books

Currency Trading for Dummies
by Mark Galant and Brian Dolan

Review:
"It offers practical guidance and savvy tips.." (Hedge Fund Manager, Thursday 23rd August)
"…gives readers a step by step guide (to) getting acquainted with the forex market and to making those killer transactions." (Professional Pensions, Thursday 30th August 2007)

Book Description:
Features forex market guidelines and sample trading plans

The fun and easy way to get started in currency trading

Want to capitalize on the growing forex market? This nuts-and-bolts guide gives you a step-by-step action plan for understanding and trading the forex market. It offers practical guidance and savvy tips in everything from comprehending currency quotes to using leverage, trading with fundamentals, and navigating technical analysis.

- Identify trading opportunities
- Understand what drives the market
- Choose a trading broker
- Execute a successful trade
- Minimize risk and maximize profit
- Analyze currency charts

Technical analysis books

Forex Patterns and Probabilities: Trading Strategies for Trending and Range-bound Markets
by Ed Ponsi

While most books on trading deal with general concepts and shy away from specifics, Forex Patterns and Probabilities provides you with real-world strategies and a rare sense of clarity about the specific mechanics of currency trading. Leading trading educator Ed Ponsi will explain the driving forces in the currency markets and will provide strategies to enter, exit, and manage successful trades. Dozens of chart examples and explanations will guide you each step of the way and allow the reader to "look over the shoulder" of a professional trader hard at work at his craft.
This book provides traders with step-by-step methodologies that are based on real market tendencies. The strategies in this book are presented clearly and in detail, so that anyone who wishes to can learn how to trade like a professional. It is written in a style that is easy to understand, so that the reader can quickly learn and use the techniques provided.

From the Inside Flap:

In recent years, traders have turned to the foreign exchange market expecting to capture substantial profits. While the high availability of leverage within this arena can improve your chances of making money, ultimately the success of your endeavors depends upon how well you understand and operate within this market. Nobody knows this better than author Ed Ponsi. As a professional trader and leading educator of traders, Ponsi has developed a proven approach to trading today's forex market, and now, with Forex Patterns and Probabilities, he wants to share it with you.

While most books on trading deal with general concepts and shy away from specifics, Forex Patterns and Probabilities provides you with real-world strategies and a rare sense of clarity about the specific mechanics of currency trading that will allow you to take advantage of both trending and range-bound markets.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Forex Patterns and Probabilities will help you make the most of your time in this market. You'll be introduced to a variety of elements that are essential to forex trading success and discover the best ways to enter, exit, and manage trades. Dozens of chart examples and explanations will guide you each step of the way and allow you to "look over the shoulder" of a professional trader hard at work at his craft.

Divided into four comprehensive parts, this detailed guide:

- Explains the playing field of the forex market, using powerful metaphors that relate trading scenarios to situations in everyday life
- Outlines several specific trading strategies—including the FX-Ed Trend Technique—designed for trending markets
- Delves into a variety of non-trending trading techniques—from the volatility-based Squeeze Play to the hedge fund–inspired Interest Rate Edge - which are all based on unique market tendencies
- Offers an insider's view on how to emulate the behavioral patterns of successful professional traders—and how to escape the mindset of the amateur

And much more...

Today's forex market contains some of the most profitable trading opportunities in the world. With the practical strategies and trading methodologies found in Forex Patterns and Probabilities you can uncover these opportunities and achieve long-term financial success along the way.

Forex strategy books

The FX Bootcamp Guide to Strategic and Tactical Forex Trading
by Wayne McDonell

A straightforward guide to trading today's dynamic Forex market
Written by Wayne McDonell, the Chief Currency Coach at FX Bootcamp, this book shows readers how to successfully trade the Forex market on their own. FX Bootcamp's Guide to Strategic and Tactical Forex Trading skillfully explains how to combine popular technical indicators to formulate a comprehensive market strategy. Readers will then learn how to focus on using this information to create a tactical trading plan--one that will help them pull the trigger to get in and out of a trade. Along the way, McDonell takes the time to discuss the various challenges a Forex trader faces, such as greed, fear, loss, and isolation. As a Forex trader and educator of traders, Wayne McDonell knows what it takes to make it in the competitive world of Forex. And with FX Bootcamp's Guide to Strategic and Tactical Forex Trading he shows readers how.

From the Inside Flap
In The Art of War, renowned military strategist Sun Tzu states, "The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand." While this observation comes from one of the oldest military treatises in the world, it's an important piece of advice for traders looking to win in today's dynamic Forex market.

As the Chief Currency Coach at FX Bootcamp, author Wayne McDonell helps clients around the world excel in the Forex field by training them to develop and execute a trading plan with military precision. Why does this approach work so well? The answer is simple: trading Forex is similar to war in that they are both zero-sum games, and in Forex trading, this means that one trader's gain can only come from another's equivalent loss. So, outthinking your opponent is essential to victory in both of these arenas.

Divided into five comprehensive parts, The FX Bootcamp's Guide to Strategic and Tactical Forex Trading puts this competitive market in perspective and shows you how to achieve success within it. This reliable resource opens with a detailed look at the technical indicators you'll need to use in your trading endeavors. From here, you'll discover how to combine these popular indicators to formulate a comprehensive strategy and learn how to use this information to create a tactical trading planâone that will help you pull the trigger to get in and out of trades.

Besides introducing you to a proven Forex trading methodology and showing you how to improve performance by running your trading operations like a business, this book also addresses some the most important psychological aspects of trading, including greed, fear, loss, and isolation, and discusses what you must do to overcome such obstacles.

In Forex trading, patience and discipline are just as important as technical and fundamental analysis. With The FX Bootcamp's Guide to Strategic and Tactical Forex Trading, you'll discover how developing positive trading habits and the right trading skills will put you in a better position to profit over the long haul.

Good trading books

Essentials of Foreign Exchange Trading
by James Chen

This currency trading book provides readers with real, practical information on how to trade the foreign exchange market effectively. It begins by covering introductory information on the forex market, including basic trading mechanics and the benefits of forex trading, and then goes on to describe specific currency trading methods and skills in step-by-step detail. This includes highly practical information on technical and fundamental analysis, risk and money management, and powerful forex trading strategies. These strategies have proven extremely effective in helping traders play the forex game to win.

JAMES CHEN, CTA, CMT (Montville, NJ) is Chief Technical Strategist at FX Solutions, a leading foreign exchange broker. An expert on forex trading and technical analysis, he is also a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). Mr. Chen writes daily currency analysis, leads forex trading seminars, and has authored numerous articles on currency trading strategy and technical analysis for major financial publications. These include Forbes.com, Futures Magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine, and Stocks, Futures and Options (SFO) Magazine.

Books on the great depression

Survive and Prosper in the Great Depression of 2009-2012: A Step-By-Step Guide to Amassing a Fortune Trading Foreign Currencies
by J.J. Glenellis

Millions of Americans are this very moment facing the most frightening economic conditions since the Great Depression. However, a small but growing number are living worry-free, having learned a skill that will keep themselves and their families not only living in comfort, but prospering like never before! That skill is Trading Foreign Currencies. Once the private playground of the super-rich, trading currencies is now open to anyone with a little knowledge and at least $200 to open a trading account. With this book, author and long time forex trader J.J. "Jeff" Glenellis explains everything you need to know to immediately begin prospering as a forex trader. From finding a broker and setting up your first set of charts, to learning how to easily spot certain Trade Set Ups that instantly become profitable, you'll learn enough in this informative and entertaining book to instantly begin earning extra money each week as a Forex Trader.

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