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You won’t find a magic formula or trade secrets in Taking Stock in Your Future. But if you are willing to commit a good chunk of time and a great deal of effort you can be hugely successful in what author, Allan Rosenberg, believes is the most competitive profession today. Taking Stock in Your Future provides the tools and advice you need to become a thriving part-time trader and presents it in easy-to-understand terms. You’ll learn: The benefits and practices of value investing, as practiced by the likes of Warren Buffett; • How to read charts and diagrams so you know when to enter and exit a trade; • What to look for in a company, including how to read annual reports; • The cycles of a stock and the influences on the stock market; • How to set up an online account and create a trade log; • And you’ll work through a real trade. The insights and lessons presented in Taking Stock in Your Future will enhance your financial literacy and put you on the road to taking big profits. Chapter 1 – Our Approach And Philosophy Value Investing • Selecting Stocks Under Value Investing Technical Analysis • Selecting Stocks Under Technical Analysis Your Commitments • Money • Your Time • What You’ll Need to Succeed The Market’s Cycles Your Approach: Short-Term Trading Chapter 2 – The Basics Cyclical Companies by Category Financial Goals • Profitability • Stability • Liquidity • Efficiency • Growth Financial Analysis Supply and Demand The Cycle of a Stock • Stage One • Stage Two • Stage Three • Stage Four Support and Resistance Adding Emotion to the Cycle Putting It Together Six Ways Financial Markets Affect Companies • Anatomy of an Uptrend • Anatomy of a Downtrend Going Public • Underwriting Reading a Company Questions and Answers Chapter 3 – How Stock Markets Work Market Types • Commodity Markets • Futures Contracts The Exchanges • The NASDAQ • The American Stock Exchange LLC The Securites Exchange Commission (SEC) • Securities and Exchange Commission Reports The Indices • The Dow Jones Industrial Average • The NYSE Composite Index • Standard & Poor’s 500 Index Lessons Learned from the Past • Lessons from the 1980s • Today’s Considerations Selecting an Online Broker • Products and Services • Interim Statements Determining the Health of a Stock • Fundamental Analysis • Technical Analysis • The IDB Chapter 4 – Charting Basics Charting Essentials: Line Charts, Bar Charts and Candlestick Charts • Line Charts • Bar Charts • Candlestick Charts Candlestick Charting Features Basic Candlestick Patterns • Hammer and Hanging Man • Two-Candlestick Patterns • Three-Candlestick Patterns • Spinning Tops and High Wave Candlesticks Questions and Answers Chapter 5 – Reading the Charts Your Trader’s Toolbox • Volume: A Mega-Important Indicator • Moving Averages • Oscillators • On-Balance Volume The MACD • MACD-H Signals Bollinger Bands Head-and-Shoulders • The Key Points • The Graph Reverse Head-and-Shoulders • The Key Points • The Graph Cup-with-Handle • The Key Points • The Graph Double Bottom • The Key Points • The Graph Double Top • The Key Points • The Graph Gaps: A Trader’s Black Hole • Exhaustion Gaps • Some Graphs Case Study: Harrier Inc. Buy Trigger List Questions and Answers Chapter 6 – Plan Your Trade and Trade Your Plan Guidelines • Stop-Loss • Fibonacci Numbers • The Market’s Daily Rhythms • Advance/Decline Line: Market Narrator in a Capsule Economic Indicators • Inflation Facts • Bull/Bear Ratio • Other Indicators • A Word about Losses Level II Trading: Is It for You? Setting Up a Trading Log Is This a Good Trade? • Buying More of One Stock • High-Risk Trade • Reducing Risk Working a Real Trade • The Stats • The Journey • The Rest of the Story The Big Picture • Assess the Trading Environment • Analyze the Broader Markets • Gold

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