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The Four Basic Options Strategies
By Guy Cohen
Jul 30, 2015
In this chapter from The Bible of Options Strategies: The Definitive Guide for Practical Trading Strategies, 2nd Edition, Guy Cohen covers the four basic strategies that underpin your entire options trading knowledge, which are long call, short call, long put and short put.
Introduction to A Technical Approach To Trend Analysis: Defining the Trend
By Michael C. Thomsett
Jul 9, 2015
In this uncertain trading environment, how do professional traders manage effectively? In this introduction to his book, A Technical Approach To Trend Analysis: Practical Trade Timing for Enhanced Profits, Michael Thomsett offers methods for trend analysis based on a few sound principles.
Overview of Quantitative Investing
By Sugata Ray
Jul 1, 2015
In this excerpt from his book, Principles of Quantitative Equity Investing: A Complete Guide to Creating, Evaluating, and Implementing Trading Strategies, Sugata Ray gives an overview of quantitative investing, including a discussion of screens, backtesting, and implementation.
Introduction to Profiting from Technical Analysis and Candlestick Indicators: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
By Michael C. Thomsett
Dec 1, 2014
Michael C. Thomsett proposes that a candlestick indicator by itself is not reliable for timing of trades. You need confirmation through distinct and separate signals forecasting the same reversal (or continuation), but you also need more, as he discusses in this introduction to his book, Profiting from Technical Analysis and Candlestick Indicators.
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
By Steve Weisman
Sep 3, 2014
Steve Weisman outlines identity theft threats and what you can do to avoid them.
The New Movement in Alternative Investing: What Goes Up...
By Clifford Jack
Aug 7, 2014
A new movement is afoot—one focused on alternative investments that can alter the way people invest. Clifford Jack introduces his book, which explains the increased globalization and the hyper-connectivity of today’s markets, and the volatility all of it brings.
Understanding the Chinese
By Andrew Delios, Phillip Day, Zhijian Wu
Jun 6, 2014
The authors of China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It discuss Chinese values and how they are influenced by its rich past as well as its rapidly developing present.
Introduction to Valuation: Methods and Models in Applied Corporate Finance
By George Chacko, Carolyn L. Evans
May 1, 2014
The authors of Valuation introduce their book, which offers a solid conceptual understanding of valuation as well as a substantial amount of practical knowledge about how to go about executing a valuation of a potential business decision.
Options Trading for the Institutional Investor: Setting the Ground Rules
By Michael C. Thomsett
Apr 29, 2014
Michael C. Thomsett outlines the five underlying assumptions that this book follows—ground rules to keep in mind because they relate to your risk profile and investing philosophy.
The Basics of Data Analytics for Corporate Debt Markets
By Robert S. Kricheff
Mar 5, 2014
The corporate debt markets are dynamic, not static, and analytics is necessary to see how the markets are changing. Robert S. Kricheff explains the basics of data analytics as related to the corporate debt market in this introduction to his book.
Rule Based Volatility Investment
By Chiente Hsu
Feb 27, 2014
Before investing in volatility, it’s crucial to understand on a fundamental level where the potential profit comes from and why. Selling volatility is a profitable strategy that requires only the recognition that investors will always be willing to pay for protection against uncertainty.
Stocks Under Rocks: How to Uncover Overlooked, Profitable Market Opportunities
By Peter Ricchiuti
Jan 14, 2014
Peter Ricchiuti introduces his book, which explains how to master do-it-yourself research techniques for uncovering today’s best small-cap equity opportunities.
FundaMENTAL W.E.A.L.T.H. Principles: My Story
By Clyde Anderson
Nov 18, 2013
Clyde Anderson shares his personal story of how he learned to foster a positive relationship with money and adopt a new mindset and perspective regarding the true benefits and rewards of successful financial management.
Introduction to In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China's Ascent in the Next Decade
By Damien Ma, William Adams
Sep 18, 2013
The authors introduce their book, which explains that the crucial and intersecting challenges of scarcities, both emerging and intensifying, will consume China’s custodians over the next decade.
Introduction to Emerging Markets and the New International Economy
By Luciano Ciravegna, Robert Fitzgerald, Sumit Kundu
Sep 9, 2013
The authors of Operating in Emerging Markets introduce their book, which offers a comprehensive account of emerging markets that can complement more conventional material and provide a useful guide to business in emerging markets.
Introduction to The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader
By Mike Bellafiore
Aug 8, 2013
Mike Bellafiore introduces his book, The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader. Even though trading is so very challenging, you can do it! The market doesn’t care where you went to school, who your father is or isn’t, what country club you belong to, your past stardom as a college athlete, or your IQ. But the right path to success does matter. The daily rehearsal, practice, thinking, trade talking, and review are crucial. You must embrace the mindset to improve every day, build from your strengths, and develop your PlayBook.
Introduction to Kirkpatrick's Investment and Trading Strategies: Tools and Techniques for Profitable Trend Following
By Charles D. Kirkpatrick
Aug 7, 2013
Charles D. Kirkpatrick explains the only way that the uninformed, disconnected, otherwise busy, time-limited, poorly financed, stock market outsider can still compete with the “big boys.”
The Important Role Services Play in an Economy
By Cengiz Haksever, Barry Render
Jul 25, 2013
Service Management: An Integrated Approach to Supply Chain Management and Operations is intended to help managers of service organizations develop strategies and practices to raise customer satisfaction with services to the same levels attained by manufacturers. This chapter begins by defining services and exploring the role of services in our society.
Understanding Options
By Michael Benklifa
Jun 6, 2013
The more you understand options and how traders think about them in different situations, the better you’ll be able to understand new strategies and develop your own.
Commodities: Why, Which and When?
By George Kleinman
May 20, 2013
George Kleinman offers insights into why commodity demand will continue to rise, and his picks for the most promising commodities to keep your eye on.

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