The easy-to-use guide to interpreting candlestick charts and derivative marketsCandlestick charts are an effective way of visualizing price movements and, due to the increased interest in the complex derivatives market, they are being used more and more widely. A combination of a line-chart and a bar-chart, where each bar represents the range of price movement over a given time interval, candlestick charts are most often used in technical analysis of equity and currency price patterns. A guide to the most used charts, The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting is arranged in an easy-to-use manner, providing a quick reference for those new to the field.Candlestick charts are formed with the help of the opening, high, low, and closing price of the day--if the opening price is above the closing price then a filled candlestick is drawn, and these charts are visual aids for decision making in forex, stock, commodities, and options trading.Contains alphabetical explanations of over 200 candlestick and related termsIncludes daily charts of 50 companies, and six-month charts for comparative explanations of candlesticks with Western-style technical indicatorsWritten by Michael C. Thomsett, author of over sixty books and hundreds of articles, including the bestselling Getting Started in Bonds, also published by WileyEnhanced eBook editions offer video tutorials, test-yourself quizzes, and full-color/interactive charts and graphs, available for purchase separately.A practical and concise resource for anyone new to this way of representing derivatives, The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting presents sometimes confusing concepts in a format that is easy to understand and digest.
An illustrated, easy-to-read guide to advanced options tradingIn Getting Started in Advanced Options, Illustrated Edition, bestselling author Michael C. Thomsett uses nontechnical, easy-to-follow language to demystify the options markets, distinguishing the imagined risks from the real ones and arming investors with the facts they need to make more informed decisions. This illustrated edition includes colourful illustrations, including charts and graphs that make complex subject matter easy to understand. Fully updated to cover the latest changes in the markets, the book introduces advanced strategies and concepts that every successful trader needs. It covers how options can reduce risk, spread strategies, hedges and straddles, swing trading with options, options on futures and indexes, synthetic positions based on options, risks and taxes, choosing stocks for options trading, and more.An ideal illustrated companion volume to Michael C. Thomsett's Getting Started in Advanced OptionsUpdated to include the latest changes and newest information on the marketsLoaded with easy-to-understand graphs, charts, and other illustrationsThis new illustrated addition to the Getting Started In series makes advanced options trading easy to understand with clear examples, handy illustrations, and plain-English explanations.
An easy-to-read and updated guide to the dynamic world of options investingDuring the recent market turmoil, option trading volume actually increased, but many are still unsure of the opportunities that options present, simply because they don't fully understand how this market works. With Getting Started in Options, Eighth Edition, author Michael C. Thomsett looks to change this. In non-technical, easy-to-follow terms, this accessible guide thoroughly demystifies the options markets, distinguishes the imagined risks from the real ones, and arms investors with the facts they need to make more informed decisions.Opens with an introduction commenting on the recent market turmoil and the growing importance of optionsContains new chapters on futures and index optionsIncludes sidebar definitions and easy-to-follow examples that anyone can understandBesides new examples, updated charts, and timely additions to reflect important changes in the markets, this edition also includes discussions on other important options issues, such as: how to calculate options returns; "test run" activities to try out new theories; and much more.
A Must-read guide to real estate investing during turbulent timesGiven the current state of the economy, you might be asking yourself if right now is the right time to be investing in real estate. With the third edition of Getting Started in Real Estate Investing as your guide, you'll quickly discover how a combination of commitment and caution can help you make it in today's market.Designed for investors who want to get started in real estate, but don't know where to begin, this reliable resource will help you break into this fast-moving field and build equity the right way. Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition addresses everything from selecting the right properties and becoming a landlord to using the proper tax strategies and finding the right professionals to work with. It also outlines issues you must be aware of in light of recent events, including the best ways to finance your real estate investments, considering the status of mortgage financing, and new requirements that may be thrown at borrowers.The new edition is updated to include information on:Surviving in the post-bust housing marketPicking investments with the new credit realitiesLooking ahead to future housing boomsReading the emerging housing trendsWritten in straightforward and accessible style--with a focus on residential and multifamily properties--Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition also contains helpful information that will allow you to analyze your financial ability to buy and hold real estate as well as avoid potential pitfalls.In order to excel in real estate investing, you need to start by defining what you want to do and how much risk you can afford. But ultimately, success depends on making informed decisions about where and when to invest, and Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition gives you the tools to achieve these goals--even under the most difficult market conditions.
Robust analysis shows a more complete picture of market behaviorGetting Started in Stock Analysis is an exciting visual guide to both technical and fundamental analysis for the private investor. Rather than addressing the benefits of fundamental or technical analysis, author and trader Michael C. Thomsett draws upon three decades' experience in the stock market to demonstrate why traders need to employ both. Readers will learn how both methods are different aspects of the same cause and effect within the market, and how exploiting one method at the expense of the other results in an incomplete picture of the true market behavior. Coverage includes a full explanation of the range of indicators necessary to create a working system of analysis that anyone can perform on their own, helping long- and short-term investors alike improve selection and confirm investment decisions. Charts of actual listed companies demonstrate how these techniques are applied in a real trading environment.Investors and traders are constantly seeking the "magic bullet" for identifying profitable trades and timing both entry and exit. Since the 1940s, the average holding period has fallen from eight years to eight weeks - making fundamental and technical analysis more challenging. This book describes how combining these approaches can compensate for the modern market environment to produce a more accurate - and profitable - analysis.Choose better stocks and other securitiesImprove entry and exit while managing riskDevelop more robust analysis skillsBlend fundamental and technical analysis techniquesThe reduced cost of trading, ease of access via the Internet, and changes in the overall culture of the stock market have increased the pace and volume of trading more than ever before. In this environment, sharp analysis becomes ever more critical. Getting Started in Stock Analysis is the visual guide to more confident investing.
An up-to-date guide to the complex world of equitiesGetting Started in Stock Investing and Trading walks investors and traders through the essential information they need to know before they decide what kind of participant they want to be in equities. The book is filled with the key strategies and tools and offers a comprehensive guide for those entering this marketplace. The author does not argue that one method is better or more appropriate than another. Rather, he reveals the various methods and lets investors decide for themselves. The book covers investment risks, value investing, market strategies, trading methods such as day and swing trading, technical indicators, and diversifying your portfolio, andOffers a thorough overview of strategies and tools that investors need to profit from the volatile equities marketsProvides examples, charts, and timely additions that reflect recent changes in the equities marketsOther titles by Thomsett: Getting Started in Bonds and eight editions of Getting Started in Options. This book is another title in The Getting Started series, which makes complex issues easy to understand.
With the stock market as unpredictable as the economy, many investors believe the commodities market presents a less volatile, and more predictable, investment opportunity. In clear, accessible language, commodities expert Michael C. Thomsett explains each of these investment strategies as it relates to specific commodities, such as crude oil, wheat and other grains, precious metals, basic and luxury food items, and foreign currency exchange.Michael C. Thomsett writes on trading and investing topics, and has published over 70 books, including five additional options books. He has been writing since 1978 and fulltime since 1984. Among his books is the best-selling Getting Started in Options (Wiley, over 250,000 copies sold). He has appeared on network TV such as CNN, ABC, and Fox News. Thomsett lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit his website at www.MichaelThomsett.com.
Thomsett, who has written many books and articles on business topics, provides detailed assistance to the business of being a project manager. The second edition expands coverage of jobs in the world of information technology. Topics covered include how to create the plan, choose the project team, write the budget, and establish a schedule, with detailed explanations of flowcharting, scheduling, and controlling a project. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
As a manager, you're called upon all the time to justify budgets, estimate returns, prepare forecasts, and many more tasks that boil down to hard numbers. And although you might be good with the concepts behind these critical management roles, what about the math itself? If you're not working with the numbers, you're only doing half your job-and you may be seriously hampering your career.
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