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In the twenty-plus years he's spent in the futures market, veteran trader and industry insider, H. Jack Bouroudjian has crossed paths with a brilliant array of professional traders. Along the way, he discovered that these individuals used certain "street-smart" strategiesmany of which are not known by the general trading publicto make sense of, and profit from, the markets.
Now, with Secrets of the Trading Pros, Bouroudjian shares this carefully guarded information with you, and reveals how it can be used to enhance your daily trading endeavors. Through engaging stories and illustrative examples, Bouroudjian sheds much needed light on the dynamics that drive the market from day to day, and discusses how you can capitalize on the price action created from its volatility. And while a majority of the book focuses on the importance of fundamental information, and how new developments are factored into prices, Secrets of the Trading Pros also looks at the predictable behavior of market participants and explains how you can benefit from these situations as well.
Written in a straightforward, narrative style, Secrets of the Trading Pros:
Discusses the different types of trading methodologies that make sense in today's marketplace, including perhaps the biggest kept secret in the trading communitythe Peter Lynch Method
Examines the proliferation of managed futuresan important part of any lesson on futures tradingand uncovers one of Wall Street's hidden secrets, the exclusion of managed funds in a portfolio
Explores the psychology of trading and examines how a good trader can profit from the emotions that drive a market to extremes
Looks at the economic data that comes from both Washington and private sources and reveals how these periodic releases can impact the market on a daily basis
And much more
Secrets of the Trading Pros allows you to glean valuable lessons from the experience and ideas of many great tradersincluding Bouroudjian himself. Filled with in-depth insights and real-world advice, this valuable guide offers you a rare glimpse into the mind of the professional trader, and shows you how you can profitably incorporate their strategies into your own trading activities.
Praise for Secrets of the Trading Pros
"In Secrets of the Trading Pros, Jack Bouroudjian shares the unique insight of a market veteran who has experienced all aspects of the marketplace—from exchange and industry leader to brokerage executive and market trader. The reader feels that Jack is sitting next to you telling his and the market's story, offering the view of an accomplished market participant who is passionate about his work. Jack's work is relevant reading, whether one is an investment professional or merely curious about how economic forces are displayed in the markets of today."
—Thomas A. Kloet, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Fimat USA, LLC
"Jack Bouroudjian is an accomplished expert in the art of trading equity futures. While no one alive knows all the secrets about trading, Jack has put together a formidable set of highly significant elements that are clearly important for success in trading."
—Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus, Chicago Mercantile Exchange