Book Description

This first volume builds a foundation of knowledge in a comprehensive body of literature on trading-to prepare novices to become professional traders. This book starts with the absolute basics of stock markets as a precursor to more advanced global trading methods in the next two volumes. The aim is to set out to demystify the myths about stock markets, and ultimately remove the enigma that has been bestowed on the industry. The author includes an overview of how stockbroking works, establishing the link between the various departments and how these interact. Novice traders will find sections on Wall Street rules, age-old axioms and how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes interesting and also a warning that trading is not a game. The latter section includes an outline of portfolio management theory and practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half-title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Author’s Declaration
  7. Foreword
  8. A Personal Note to All Novice Traders
  9. Part I Demystifying Stock Markets
    1. Chapter 1 The Enigma of Stock Markets
    2. Chapter 2 The Stock Exchange Club
    3. Chapter 3 The Stockbroking Firm
    4. Chapter 4 Investments and Shareholders
  10. Part II Trading Rules for Beginners
    1. Chapter 5 Wall Street’s Golden Rules
    2. Chapter 6 Common Mistakes and Pitfalls
    3. Chapter 7 Common Traits of Successful Traders
  11. Part III Portfolio Structures
    1. Chapter 8 Money Management Before Trading
    2. Chapter 9 The Early Years
  12. Part IV Streetwise versus Experts
    1. Chapter 10 Be Street Smart
    2. Chapter 11 Market Experts
    3. Chapter 12 Markowitz and Trading Wisdoms
    4. Chapter 13 Traditional Portfolio Theory
    5. Chapter 14 Steps to the Ultimate Portfolio
  13. Appendixes
  14. Index
  15. Backcover