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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Profits: How to Make a Living as an Independent Stock, Options, and Futures Trader Hardcover – November 4, 2005

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471723991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471723998
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,363,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

No one cares more about your money than you do. Even when using qualified investment advisors, mutual funds, and stockbrokers, having the skills to manage and monitor your assets is vital. Therefore, whether you take complete responsibility for your trading and investing decisions or oversee professionals you hire to do it for you, understanding the market is one of the wisest decisions you can make.

As founder and CEO of the highly acclaimed MarketWise.com, bestselling author David Nassar has educated and mentored thousands of traders and investors from around the world to achieve financial freedom and success. Filled with valuable trading insights drawn from Nassar's renowned MarketWise Foundational Analysis course, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Profits shares the lessons of his success and that of Wall Street pros—who have prospered in nearly every conceivable stock market environment—and reveals the ideas, methods, and techniques needed for successfully trading in any market. So whether you are, or want to be, a short-term stock trader or long-term investor, the in-depth insights and proven tools contained within this book can give you the statistical and psychological edge to beat the Street—consistently!

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Profits provides you with a solid trading and investing foundation by explaining the key aspects of fundamental and technical analysis—including risk management. Unlike other trading guides that advocate a single approach to trading, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Profits offers a wide variety of trading strategies and instruments, and lets you tailor your strategy to any trading time horizon.

From the basics to the complex, Nassar reveals what you need to make it as an independent trader and investor, including:

  • The discipline of foundational analysis, a proprietary method that holds that only a few key variables—price, volume, time, and velocity—are needed to fully comprehend the essence of stock (options and futures) price fluctuations
  • Chart patterns that measure market psychology—that few people ever see
  • Proven proprietary technical indicators—using the MarketWise "Profiler" techniques, scanning the market for "honest" trends will immediately highlight your trading while also eliminating market noise
  • Profitable trading strategies and concepts—algorithmic trading with technology, pairs trading, hedging using options, momentum trading, swing trading, and short selling like a pro
  • Important trading vehicles other than stocks— E-Mini contracts, options, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

As you progress through Ordinary People, Extraordinary Profits, not only will you discover how to trade more profitably, you will also gain the confidence to make the right decisions at the right time to reduce risks and maximize gains—and ultimately, this is what will make you a better trader and investor.

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Praise for Ordinary People, Extraordinary Profits

"Traders who want to take years off their learning curve and harness the latest technological advances will greatly benefit from the market insights provided by this comprehensive study guide."
—Stuart Townsend, founder/President, Townsend Analytics, Ltd., developers of RealTick®

"Dave Nassar lays out a clear road map for those who commit themselves to the road to trading success. He clearly explains the variety of tradeable equities and derivatives, then goes on to show the reader how to interpret charts and technical indicators. It's not just a pile of numbers and graphs though—Nassar delves into the psychology of trading as well as the nuts and bolts."
—Theresa Carey, Barron's

"Ordinary People, Extraordinary Profits is a pretty ambitious title, but Nassar carries it off. Easy to read and easy to follow, this book covers the waterfront from the emotional demons of trading to charts and strategies. A must-read for the serious trader and trader-to-be."
—Gail Osten, Executive Editor, SFO magazine

"Ordinary People, Extraordinary Profits is an easy-to-read compilation of how to make money in the stock market. I have known David for many years, and this is a rare opportunity for anyone interested in making money in the stock market!"
—Bill Lupien, professional trader, specialist, and market maker for more than forty years, former chairman/CEO, Instinet

"As founder of Traders' Library, I have spent my career analyzing traders, authors, and quality educational products for the trading and investing space, and I can tell you that the content of this course book is worth far more than the cover price. This book affords the rare opportunity to gain a unique edge in the market."
—Chris Myers, President, Traders' Library

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By ServantofGod on August 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is the second book I read of the author. I have a very high opinion on his "Rules of the trade". The headline under the book title, "How to make a living as an indpendent, stock, options or futures trader", did lead me to expect something of the quality of "Trading for a living by Alexander Elder". I had been very disappointed. Apparently the author's strength is on trading psychology, not technical/fundamental analysis. His so called foundational analysis is nothing more than a marketing name with weak TA and FA substance. All the worse, the chapters seem quite disorganised and badly written. Somehow I wonder whether this book was simply published to promote his website. Considering the ocean of better alternatives in the market including the author's previous book I mentioned above, I strongly suggest you to give this a pass.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. T. Mindes on May 19, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you are so inclined to become a trader, this is actually a good book for the beginner. Trading Assets is not for the faint of heart and this book delves into that area and gives a blueprint for success.
The funny thing about trading is that half the battle is the mind game that takes place. The author spends a lot of time on the psychology of trading and that is actually quite important to be successful. There are so many mind games and tricks ones own mind will play with you when trading assets, including, fear, doubt, lack of trust in oneself and the information one is working with, etc.

Trading assets can be thrilling or terrifying it's all in knowing what to do and then doing it. Ordinary people, extraordinary profits gives you tools that are like a road map for the person who wants to learn how to trade assets.

In simple terms he defines the various kinds of equities that are out there then shows how to read and interpret them. This is a good book for someone who wants to get the lay of land and a blueprint to get going in trading asset business.
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Hi,

The book is a beginners book.
Many descriptions and no extraordinary profits at all. The author should show some profits, not extraordinary, just some of them with a strategy.
It has descriptions of the futures contracts (/es and /nq), strategies are poor, something like: in an area of confluence you should buy or short.

If you want to learn about trading, this is not the book, way to expensive for the info presented.
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