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How long will it take you to become a competent trader and how much will it cost?
What markets should you trade and how much can you expect to make?
What rules should you set, what methods should you use, how should you split your trading capital?
If these questions interest you, you picked the right book. Written by a professional trader, an expert in technical analysis, and a practicing psychiatrist, Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading comes out nine years after Dr. Alexander Elder's international bestseller Trading for a Living, reflecting his latest discoveries and concepts.
Come Into My Trading Room opens with a brief primeraptly named Financial Trading for Babes in the Woodsaimed at newcomers, but containing important information for experienced traders. It clarifies topics whose mastery is essential for everyone: what markets to trade, how to interpret financial theories, and how to handle common barriers to success.
Moving up from the basics to the heart and soul of Dr. Elder's methods, Come Into My Trading Room teaches the three key aspects of tradingMind, Method, and Money. First, you see that the key to winning is in your minddiscipline. Then you learn how to find the best trades and make the most efficient entry and exit decisions. Dr. Elder shares his favorite analytic tools and covers system testing, day-trading, as well as longer-term swing trading, his new Impulse trading system, and a new SafeZone method for placing stops. These methods will allow you to trade with a high level of confidence in any marketstocks, futures, options, or currencies. Moving beyond technical analysis, Dr. Elder teaches you the rules of money management that are essential for your survival and success. He shows how to structure your account like a submarine, divided into many compartments, so that it won't sink if one section becomes flooded.
The next section of this comprehensive trading guideThe Organized Tradertakes you where no trading book has ever gone before. It teaches you how to organize your time and effort. You learn to select markets and design a decision-making tree. Good records help you learn from your experiences and rise to a higher level of expertise. Dr. Elder clearly outlines four types of recordsthree of them looking back and one looking forwardthat are essential for any serious trader.
In the final section of this book, Dr. Elder delivers another first in trading literaturehe invites you into his trading room and takes you with him on half a dozen of his recent trades, illustrating entries and exits with charts.
Distilling twenty years of trading and teaching experience, this book will put you on the road to mastering a new way of trading stocks, futures, options, and currencies. By the time you leave Dr. Elder's trading room, you'll be in a position to take your trading to a higher, more intelligent, and successful level.
From the Back Cover
Come Into My Trading Room
A Complete Guide to Trading
You can become a successful trader. It has been done before, and it is being done right now, today, by people around the world. If you enjoy learning, if you are not scared of risk, if the rewards appeal to you, and if you are prepared to put in the work, you have a great project ahead of you.
In Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading, Dr. Alexander Elder takes you far beyond the three M's (Mind, Method, Money) of his international bestseller Trading for a Living. He teaches you to manage your money and time, as well as strategy, so that you can enter the markets with confidence and exit with profits. This essential book educates the novice and gives more power to the professional through expert advice, proven trading methods, and something entirely uniquea visit to Dr. Elder's own trading room. You get to follow him through several actual trades, whose entries and exits illustrate many of the key concepts of this book.
Come Into My Trading Room offers:
- A complete introduction to trading essentials
- An overview of trading psychology, both individual and mass psychology of the markets
- A practical overview of technical analysis, including new indicators and systems
- A step-by-step guide to risk control and money management
- Exact instructions for keeping records and organizing your time
- A visit to Dr. Elder's private trading room, reviewing several of his recent trades
Be sure to work through the companion volume to this bookStudy Guide for Come Into My Trading Roombefore you risk a dollar in the markets. The Study Guide features 100 questions and answers and almost 50 charts to test your knowledge. Grade yourself to make sure you know enough about the nine key areas of trading. Work through eight case histories, select entry and exit points, and find out how well you understand what needs to be done in every trade. Use Dr. Elder's Study Guide to make sure that you can measure up to your competitors and surpass them.
Come Into My Trading Room will help you master a new way of trading stocks, futures, options, and currencies. Unparalleled depth and a wide range of coverage give you the best chance to become the trader you've always wanted to be.