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 arenabut only if you understand how to operate within it.
That's why Kathy LienDirector of Currency Research for one of the most popular Forex providers in the worldhas 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 become familiar 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 pairfrom 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.
From the Back Cover
Praise for the First Edition
"I thought this was one of the best books that I had read on FX. The book should be required reading not only for traders new to the foreign exchange markets, but also for seasoned professionals. I'll definitely be keeping it on my desk for reference. The book is very readable and very educational. In fact, I wish that Kathy's book had been around when I had first started out in FX. It would have saved me from a lot of heartache from reading duller books, and would have saved me a lot of time from having to learn things the hard way. I look forward to reading other books from her in the future."
Farooq Muzammal, Head of Foreign Exchange, MAREX Capital
"Kathy's book is an indispensable tool for Forex traders, whether you are a professional or novice. It not only lays the groundwork for an in-depth understanding of Forex trading, it also contains numerous fundamental and technical strategies . . . . I suspect that many traders will be keeping Kathy's book within arm's reach for many years to come."
Eddie Kwong, Executive VP/Editor in Chief, Tradingmarkets.com
"In Day Trading the Currency Market, Kathy Lien provides traders with unique, thoughtful, and profitable insight on trading this exciting market. This book should be required reading for all traders, whether they are novices to Forex or experienced professionals."
Cory Janssen, cofounder, Investopedia.com
"There are aspects to trading currencies that are different from trading equities, options, or futures. In this book, Kathy Lien provides deep insight into all the mechanisms that take place in the currency markets. Any currency trader will gain more confidence in their trading after reading this book."
Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan, Editor, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities
"Kathy has done a brilliant job with this book. She speaks directly to traders and gives them guidance to improve their performance as Forex traders. I took some notes and ideas from the book myself that are going to be very useful for my business."
Francesc Riverola, CEO and founder, FXstreet.com