Index
Numbers
1099 Form

A

absolute nature of limit orders-156
access brokers
costs-149
providers-141
services
account management
alerts-148
charts
demo programs
Level II price quotes
market access
news feeds-145
order execution-142
screening
Time and Sales display
software and hardware
start-up capital
system selection-150
accounting systems
accounts
futures contracts
maintenance fees (brokers)
management, advanced platform providers
trading
E*Trade
Fidelity
Muriel Siebert
Schwab
Scottrade
TD Ameritrade
TradeKing
Vanguard
Wells Fargo
accumulation line indicators -197
accumulation phase (market analysis)
advanced trading platforms (direct access trading)
costs-149
providers-141
services
account management
alerts-148
charts
demo programs
Level II price quotes
market access
news feeds-145
order execution-142
screening
Time and Sales display
software and hardware
start-up capital
system selection-150
advantages
E-Mini futures contracts
swing trading
advisers
compensation
commission only
fee-only
fee and commission
professional designations
taxes
after-hours trading-71
challenges-69
defined
risks-70
agencies for regulation (brokers)-135
agricultural products
alerts, advanced platform providers-148
American Stock Exchange (AMEX)-61
“analysis paralysis,” 170
annual percentage fees, full-service brokers
applications
indicators
Level II screens
technical analysis
moving averages
real-world applications
arbitrage trading
constructing arbitrage -56
index arbitrage trading
merger and acquisition arbitrage
opportunities
options and derivatives
pairs trading-55
arcades (trading arcades)
ask columns
ask prices
as content on Level II screens
forex
“at market” prices
Australian dollar
automation (trading systems)
averages, moving averages -184
away from the market quotes
ax (market makers)

B

back testing (trading systems)
bar charts-190
baseline price
basic brokerages
bear market
bear signals
beginners, swing trading -229
behavioral problems
emotional issues-289
gambling issues
low tolerance for risk
bid-ask spread, short-term trading-28
bid prices
as content on Level II screens
forex
Big Boar
bonds
Boston Stock Exchange
breakouts, momentum trading
how long breakouts last
indicators
rate of change-219
signs of collapse-220
British pound
brokerage firms-271
brokers
access brokers
costs-149
hardware
providers-141
services-148
software
start-up capital
system selection -150
forex
full-service
retail stockbrokers
basic brokerages
costs
evaluation-133
full-service brokerages
history
regulatory agencies -135
tiered-commission brokerages-130
bull signals
business
active trading as
mind-set
organization
legal structures-258
office space
zoning laws-256
plans
commitment to profitability
daily review
financial goals-276
investment plans -278
money management system-281
necessary training
planned securities
profit goals-280
schedule structure
source for investment capital-279
strategy
time commitment -277
use of margin-282
buy-and-hold investors-7
buy orders
placement-154
slippage
when to use-153
buy stop orders
buy to cover orders

C

call (margin call)
call options-89
Canadian dollar
candlestick charts-191
capital gains/losses
expense deduction boost -254
wash-sale rule-253
capital investments -279
capturing profits, swing trading-233
cash settlement futures contracts
CBOE (Chicago Board of Options Exchange)
CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade)
cell phones, as a trading tool
Certified Financial Planners (CFPs)
Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
Chamber of Commerce
channels, swing trading
characteristics
securities
short-term traders
access to tools
flexibility
swings
understanding of trading platforms -206
successful traders
decisiveness
experience
independence
paper trading
preparation for different markets-288
technological curiosity
understanding of products and markets -287
traders
decision-making skills
information processors
learning capabilities -17
lone workers
review of plans
Charles Schwab
Chartered Financial
Consultants (ChFC)
charts
advanced platform providers
bar charts-190
candlestick charts-191
downtrends
format-187
interpretation
line charts-189
logarithmic
mathematical
patterns
cup-and handle pattern -194
head-and-shoulders pattern-193
repeating patterns -179
sideway trends
software
support and resistance trend lines-192
uptrends
volume data
Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE)
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
circuit breakers
closing quotes, as content on Level II screens-169
commission-only advisers
commissions
advanced platform providers
as business deduction
compensation, financial
advisers
commission-only
fee-only
fee and commission
competition, U.S. stock exchanges-63
comprehensive price information
computers, as trading tools
backup supplies
Internet connections -264
power strips
surge protectors
conflicts of interest (brokers)
consolidation
constructing arbitrage-56
consulting fees, as business deduction
content, Level II screens
bid and ask columns
information application
interpretation-173
Level I quotes
opening and closing quotes-169
order content
price content
prices and volume
size content
SuperMontage TotalView
Time and Sales display
contrarian strategies
corporations
costs
advanced platform providers-149
brokers
financial advisers
commission-only
fee-only
fee and commission
information-126
limit orders
CPAs (Certified Public Accountants)
credit cards, as a capital investment source
crossovers
cup-and handle pattern (charts)-194
currencies, forex-110
currency
risk
trading
cycle analysis, position trading
accumulation phase
distribution phase
economic and market cycles-246
mark-down phase
mark-up phase-243
timing cycles
cycles

D

daily reviews
daily routine, swing traders -42
data overload
day traders
bid-ask spread-28
history-26
influence of technology -33
momentum traders
paperwork-32
regulations
risk
role of
strategies-27
characteristics of short-term traders-207
fade-212
large position-209
scalping-208
short position-210
technical analysis
tax issues
trading expectations
typical workday-29
decision to trade-294
deduction of business expenses
commissions
consulting fees
loan interest
office space
supplies
demo programs, advanced platform providers
derivatives
Diamonds Trust Series I
direct access brokers. See access brokers
direct access trading
costs-149
hardware
providers-141
services
account management
alerts-148
charts
demo programs
Level II price quotes
market access
news feeds-145
order execution-142
screening
Time and Sales display
software
start-up capital
system selection-150
disciplined trading
discount brokerages-129
displays, Level II screens
distribution line indicators -197
distribution phase (market analysis)
waning recovery
divergence
Dow Jones Industrial Average
down market
downtrends
downturn (market analysis)
DSL connections

E

E*Trade
E-Mini futures contracts
advantages
disadvantages-107
E-Mini S&P 500 futures contracts
trading strategies-106
earned income
ease of use, brokers
economic cycles (market analysis)
downturn
recession
recovery
waning recovery
economic reports, as source of information
Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs)-67
EMAs (exponential moving averages), swing trading -231
emergency cash fund
emotional challenges
emotional issues-289
equity options-92
escape fund
estate planning
estimated tax payments
ETFs (exchange-traded funds)-95
euro
European exchanges-66
evaluation
brokers
advice and management -133
ease of use
Internet brokers
reliability
swing trading
exchange-traded funds (ETFs)-95
exchanges (stock exchanges)
after-hours trading
challenges-69
defined
risks-70
ASE (American Stock
Exchange)
competition-63
ECNs versus-67
European exchanges-66
expansion
foreign
global markets
globalization-64
Nasdaq
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)
Pacific markets
as trading tool
AMEX
CBOE
CBOT
CME
Nasdaq
NYSE
options and futures exchanges
execution of orders, advanced platform providers-142
exit strategies
momentum trading
indicators-223
position protection -224
swing trading-43
expansion of U.S. stock exchanges
expense categories (taxes)
commissions
consulting fees
loan interest
office space
supplies
expense deduction boost
commissions
consulting fees
loan interest
office space
supplies
experienced investors, active traders and-8
expiration dates
E-Mini futures contracts
options
exponential moving averages
(EMAs), swing trading -231
external indicators

F

fade
day trading strategies -212
swing traders
fading gaps
fear (trading emotion)
Federal Reserve Board
fee-only advisers
fee and commission advisers
fees
advanced platform providers-149
brokers
financial advisers
commission-only
fee-only
fee and commission
information-126
limit orders
Fidelity
financial advisers
compensation
commission-only
fee-only
fee and commission
professional designations
financial goals, business plans -276
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
foreign exchange currency market (forex)-112
brokers
how forex works-109
major currencies-110
trading strategies -111
foreign markets
Form 1099
format, charts-187
four-letter ticker symbols (Nasdaq)
free information sources -268
free live quotes
full-service brokers-130
full-time active trading-20
full-time traders, swing trading
fundamental analysis
position trading-240
technical analysis versus -9
futures contracts
accounts
cash settlement contracts
E-Mini contracts
advantages
disadvantages-107
E-Mini S&P 500
futures contracts
trading strategies -106
good-faith deposits
how futures contracts work-100
long and short terms -101
market limits
physical delivery
stock index futures
ticks
trading strategies-103
futures exchanges, as an information source

G

gains, capital gains
expense deduction boost -254
wash-sale rule-253
gambling versus trading
gap
gap stocks, momentum trading-221
global markets
globalization, U.S. stock exchanges-64
goals, business plans-276
good-faith deposits, futures contracts
government agencies, as an information source
greed (trading emotion)

H

hardware, direct access trading
head-and-shoulders pattern (charts)-193
hedging future prices
high-speed Internet connections
history
day trading-26
stock brokerage industry
swing trading-37
home equity loans, as a capital investment source
Hong Kong Stock Exchange
hybrid trading systems, advanced platform providers

I

incorporation
index arbitrage trading
indicators
accumulation/distribution line indicators-197
applications
as a trading tool-117
external
leading/lagging-195
MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicators
market indicators
momentum
breakouts
exit strategies-223
OBV (on-balance volume) indicators
RSI (relative strength index)
Stochastic Oscillator
technical
industry reports, swing traders
information
as a trading tool
brokerage firms -271
free information sources-268
nonprofit trade groups/ government agencies
stock exchanges -269
data overload
indicators-117
interpretation-124
platforms
position traders-123
price quotes-118
services-126
short-term traders-121
sources-120
swing traders-122
initial margin
Institute for Financial Markets
interest on loans, as business deduction
Internet
brokers
data overload
free information sources -268
Internet connections-264
interpretation
charts
information-124
Level II screens-173
intraday price
investments
business plans-278
capital-279
management practices
investors
active traders versus-5
position traders versus -239
value investors
Investors Clearinghouse
IRS
code
qualified trader status -251
rules and regulations
iShares

J-K

Japanese yen

L

lagging indicators-195
large position, day trading strategies-209
leading indicators-195
LEAPS (Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities)
legal issues
business mind-set
legal structures
corporations
partnerships-258
sole proprietorships -257
organization of businesses -256
Level II price quotes,
advanced platform providers
Level II screens
content
bid and ask columns
information application
interpretation-173
Level I quotes
opening and closing quotes-169
order content
price content
prices and volume
size content
SuperMontage TotalView
Time and Sales display
displays
short-term traders-165
Level I quotes
leverage-12-282
E-Mini futures contracts
options
short-term traders
licenses
limit orders
absolute nature-156
costs
placement
limits (market limits), futures
contracts
line charts-189
liquidity-75
securities
short-term trading
loans
as a capital investment source
interest as a business deduction
logarithmic charts
London Stock Exchange
Long-Term Equity
Anticipation Securities
(LEAPS)
long-term moving averages, technical analysis
long orders (futures contracts)-101
losses, capital losses expense deduction boost -254
wash-sale rule-253

M

MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicators
management
accounts, advanced platform providers
evaluation of brokers -133
money management-23
time management
margin-12-78 -282
call
options
orders
minimum maintenance requirements
selling short-162
trading reminders -161
securities eligible for loans
mark-down phase (market analysis)-246
mark-up phase (market analysis)-245
markets
access, advanced platform providers
after-hours trading
challenges-69
defined
risks-70
ASE (American Stock Exchange)
bear
competition-63
cycles (market analysis)
downturn
recession
recovery
waning recovery
ECNs versus-67
European exchanges-66
expansion
foreign
global markets
globalization-64
indexes
indicators
limits, futures contracts
makers (ax)
Nasdaq
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)
Pacific markets
orders
buy and sell orders -154
limit orders-156
margin orders-161
stop orders-159
selection, swing trading -232
marketing tools (brokers)
mathematical charts
merger and acquisition arbitrage
minimum maintenance requirements, margin orders
momentum traders
momentum trading risk
strategies-216
breakouts-220
exit strategies-224
finding the right stock -217
gap stocks-221
in-between approach
volume data
money management-23
advanced platform providers
system-281
monitors (computers), as a trading tool
MorningStar
moving average convergence divergence (MACD) indicators
moving averages
EMAs (exponential moving averages)-231
swing trading-39
technical analysis
applications
long-term and short-term averages
real-world applications
multipliers, futures contracts
Muriel Siebert

N

naked options
Nasdaq-60
as an information source
four-letter ticker symbols
Level I price quotes
Level II price quotes
Level II screens
bid and ask columns
displays
information application
interpretation-173
Level I quotes
opening and closing quotes-169
order content
price content
prices and volume
short-term traders -165
size content
SuperMontage TotalView
Time and Sales display
Nasdaq-100 Index
Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (QQQQ)
National Futures Association
National Stock Exchange of India
neckline (head-and-shoulders pattern)
news-driven trading, swing trading
news broadcasts, as source of information
news feeds, advanced platform providers-145
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-62
expansion
as an information source
three-letter ticket symbols
New Zealand dollar
Nikkei-65
noncyclical stocks
nonprofit trade groups, as an information source
NYSE Euronext

O

OBV (on-balance volume) indicators
office space
as a trading tool
backup supplies
computers-264
furnishings-261
monitors-264
technology-262
as business deduction
organization of businesses
on-balance volume (OBV) indicators
open-market trading
opening quotes-169
opportunities for trading
arbitrage trading
technical analysis
charts and patterns -180
moving averages -183
necessity-178
real-world applications
support and resistance -181
trends-177
volume
option exchanges, as an information source
options
arbitrage
call options
equity options
expiration dates
LEAPS
leverage
margin
put options-90
rights of ownership
sellers of
selling
set prices if underlying assets
stock indexes
trader strategies
value of-82
orders (market orders)
buy and sell orders
placement-154
slippage
when to use-153
execution-142
limit orders
absolute nature-156
costs
placement
margin orders
minimum maintenance requirements
selling short-162
trading reminders -161
stop orders
buy stop orders
stop limit orders -159
trailing stop orders -158
organization of businesses
legal structures
corporations
partnerships-258
sole proprietorships -257
office space
zoning laws-256
oscillators (leading indicators)
overload of information (Internet)
ownership rights, options

P

Pacific markets
pairs trading-55
paper trading
paperwork, short-term trading-32
part-time active trading -20
partnerships-258
patterns
charts
cup-and handle pattern -194
head-and-shoulders pattern-193
downtrends
peak and valley patterns
repeating patterns-179
sideway trends
uptrends
peak and valley pattern
penny stocks
percentage of assets, financial
advisers
performance bonds, futures
contracts
personal risk tolerance
physical delivery futures
contracts
pips (forex)
placement
buy and sell orders -154
limit orders
platforms (information)
position protection,
momentum trading-224
position traders
defined
information needs-123
investors versus
opportunities-49
risks-50
strategies
cycle analysis-246
fundamental analysis ,-40
investments versus -239
technical analysis -241
trend trading-52
power strips
practice trading
precious metals
preparations for trading,
sources of information -120
price quotes
advanced platform providers
as a trading tool-118
vendors-126
price scales
price trends
problem behaviors
emotional issues-289
gambling issues
low tolerance for risk
product-specific regulatory agencies
products-13
characteristics
currencies
ETFs (exchange-traded funds)-95
foreign exchange currency market (forex)
brokers
how forex works -109
major currencies -110
trading strategies -111
futures contracts
accounts
cash settlement contracts
E-Mini contracts -107
how futures contracts work-100
long and short terms -101
market limits
physical delivery
ticks
trading strategies -103
liquidity-75
options
call options
expiration dates
put options
rights of ownership
sellers of
set prices of underlying assets
value of-82
securities
stocks-93
volatility
professional designations, financial advisers
profit capture, swing trading -233
profit goals-280
protection, market order slippage
protective market orders
providers, advanced trading platforms-141
pure arbitrage
constructing arbitrage -56
index arbitrage trading
merger and acquisition arbitrage
opportunities
options and derivatives
pairs trading-55
put options-90

Q

QQQQ (Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock)
qualified trader status -251
QuickBooks
quotes
price quotes
advanced platform providers
defining information needs
Nasdaq Level I
Nasdaq Level II
real time
summary

R

rate of change, momentum breakouts-219
real time price information
recession
recovery (market analysis)
regulations
brokerage agencies -135
short-term trading
taxes
Regulation T
relative strength index (RSI)
repeating patterns-179
research needs, swing trading
resistance and support
technical analysis-181
trend lines (charts)-192
resources
brokerage firms-271
free information sources -268
nonprofit trade groups/ government agencies
stock exchanges-269
retail stockbrokers
basic brokerages
costs
evaluation
advice and management -133
ease of use
Internet brokers
reliability
full-service brokerages
history
regulatory agencies -135
tiered-commission brokerages-130
retirement funds, as capital
investment source
return, risk and-21
rights of ownership, options
risk-14
active trading
after-hours trading-70
arbitrage
connection with return -21
currency risk
momentum trading
position trading-50
return and-21
swing trading-45
tolerance
volatility
roles of short-term traders
round numbers
RSI (relative strength index)
rules
taxes
trading

S

S&P 500 futures contracts
(E-Mini)
scalpers-208
Schwab
Scottrade
screening advanced platform providers
screens, Level II screens
content-173
displays
short-term traders-165
screen testing (computer monitors)
SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission)
sector reports, as source of information
securities-12
characteristics
currencies
derivatives
divisions
ETFs (exchange-traded funds)-95
foreign exchange currency market (forex)
brokers
how forex works -109
major currencies -110
trading strategies -111
futures contracts
accounts
cash settlement contracts
E-Mini contracts -107
how futures contracts work-100
long and short terms -101
market limits
physical delivery
ticks
trading strategies -103
liquidity-75
margin-78
options
call options
expiration dates
put options
rights of ownership
sellers of
set prices of underlying assets
value of-82
stocks-93
volatility
Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC)
self-employment
self-regulatory organizations
selling options
selling short, margin orders -162
sell orders
placement-154
slippage
when to use-153
services
advanced platform providers
account management
alerts-148
charts
demo programs
Level II price quotes
market access
news feeds-145
order execution-142
screening
Time and Sales display
information needs-126
set-ups
set prices of underlying assets, options
shadows (candlestick charts)
short-term moving averages, technical analysis
short-term trading
bid-ask spread-28
day trading strategies
characteristics of short-term traders-207
fade-212
large position-209
scalping-208
short position-210
technical analysis
history-26
influence of technology -33
information needs-121
Level II screens-165
momentum traders and strategies
breakouts-220
exit strategies-224
finding the right stock -217
gap stocks-221
in-between approach
risk
volume data
paperwork-32
regulations
risk
role of
strategies-27
tax issues
trading expectations
typical workday-29
short orders (futures contracts)-101
short position
day trading strategies -210
futures contracts
short selling
margin
margin orders-162
position traders
short squeeze
sideway trends
simple moving averages (SMAs), swing trading
Singapore Stock Exchange
single-key order entry, advanced platform providers
size of trades, swing trading
slippage, market orders
software
charting
direct access trading
sole proprietorships-257
sources
capital investment-279
information-120
spiders (SPDRs)
spread
standard deviation
start-up capital, advanced platform providers
state security divisions
Stochastic Oscillator
stockbrokers, retail stockbrokers
basic brokerages
costs
evaluation-133
full-service brokerages
history
regulatory agencies -135
tiered-commission brokerages-130
stock exchanges
AMEX
CBOE
CBOT
CME
Nasdaq
NYSE
options and futures exchanges
stock index futures
stock indexes-232
stock markets
after-hours trading
challenges-69
defined
risks-70
ASE (American Stock Exchange)
competition-63
ECNs versus-67
European exchanges-66
expansion
foreign
global markets
globalization-64
Nasdaq
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)
Pacific markets
as trading tool
AMEX
CBOE
CBOT
CME
Nasdaq
NYSE
options and futures exchanges
stocks
gap-221
momentum trading -217
noncyclical
options
call options
equity options
LEAPS
leverage
put options-90
selling
stock indexes
trader strategies
penny stocks
stock screens
stock selection, swing trading
stop limit orders-159
stop orders
buy stop orders
stop limit orders-159
trailing stop orders -158
strategies for trading
day trading
characteristics of short-term traders-207
fade-212
large position-209
scalping-208
short position-210
technical analysis
E-Mini futures contracts -106
ETFs
forex-111
futures contracts-103
momentum trading
breakouts-220
exit strategies-224
finding the right stock -217
gapping stocks-221
in-between approach
risk
volume data
options
position trading
cycle analysis-246
fundamental analysis -240
investments versus -239
technical analysis -241
short-term trading-27
swing trading
advantages
beginners-229
EMAs (exponential moving averages) -231
market selection -232
news-driven trading
profit capture-233
stock selection
trade size
trading systems-235
trailing stops
successful traders (traits)
decisiveness
experience
independence
paper trading
preparation for different markets-288
technological curiosity
understanding of products and markets-287
summary quotes
SuperMontage TotalView
supplies, as business deduction
support and resistance
technical analysis-181
trend lines (charts)-192
surge protectors
swing trading
advantages
beginners-229
strategies
EMAs (exponential moving averages) -231
market selection -232
news-driven trading
profit capture-233
stock selection
trade size
trading systems-235
trailing stops
traders
channels
daily routine-42
exit strategies-43
full-time versus part-time
history-37
information needs -122
moving averages-39
research needs
risk-45
swing analysis
tools
Swiss franc
systems for trading-89
advanced platform providers-150
swing trading-235
testing-89

T

tax issues
advisers
business mind-set
capital gains/losses
expense deduction boost-254
wash-sale rule-253
IRS code
qualified trader status -251
rules and regulations
short-term trading
TD Ameritrade
technical analysis
charts and patterns
downtrends
repeating patterns -179
sideway trends
uptrends
day trading
fundamental analysis versus-9
moving averages-183
necessity-178
position trading-241
real-world applications
support and resistance -181
swing trading
trends-177
volume
technical indicators
accumulation/distribution line indicators-197
applications
leading/lagging-195
MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicators
market indicators
OBV (on-balance volume) indicators
RSI (relative strength index)
Stochastic Oscillator
technology
as a trading tool-262
influence on short-term trading-33
testing trading systems-89
three-letter ticker symbols (NYSE)
ticks, futures contracts
tiered-commission brokerages-130
Time and Sales display
advanced platform providers
as content on Level II screens
time management
timing cycles (market analysis)
Tokyo Stock Exchange
tolerance for risk
tools for trading
cell phone
charts
bar charts-190
candlestick charts -191
format-187
interpretation
line charts-189
patterns-194
support and resistance trend lines-192
volume data
direct access trading
costs-149
hardware
providers-141
services-148
software
start-up capital
system selection -150
financial advisers
compensation-137
professional designations
indicators
accumulation/ distribution line indicators-197
applications
leading/lagging-195
MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicators
market indicators
OBV (on-balance volume) indicators
RSI (relative strength index)
Stochastic Oscillator
information
data overload
indicators-117
interpretation-124
position traders-123
price quotes-118
services-126
short-term traders -121
sources-120
swing traders-122
Level II screens
content-173
displays
short-term traders -165
market orders
buy and sell orders -154
limit orders-156
margin orders-162
stop orders-159
moving averages-39
office space
backup supplies
computer and monitor -264
furnishings-261
technology-262
position trading-49
resources
brokerage firms -271
free information sources-268
nonprofit trade groups/ government agencies
stock exchanges -269
stockbrokers
costs
evaluation-133
regulatory agencies -135
retail stockbrokers -130
technical analysis
charts and patterns -180
moving averages -183
necessity-178
real-world applications
support and resistance -181
swing trading
trends-177
volume
trading accounts
E*Trade
Fidelity
Muriel Siebert
Schwab
Scottrade
TD Ameritrade
TradeKing
Vanguard
Wells Fargo
TradeKing
traders
characteristics
decision-making skills
information processors
learning capabilities -17
lone workers
review of plans
emotional challenges
position traders
defined
investors versus
opportunities-49
risks-50
trend trading-52
short-term
bid-ask spread-28
history-26
influence of technology -33
momentum traders
paperwork-32
regulations
risk
role of
strategies-27
tax issues
trading expectations
typical workday-29
swing traders
channels
daily routine-42
exit strategies-43
full-time versus part-time
history-37
moving averages-39
research needs
risk-45
swing analysis
tools
trade targets, as source of information
trading arcades
trading opportunities, technical analysis
charts and patterns -180
moving averages-183
necessity-178
real-world applications
support and resistance -181
trends-177
volume
trading platforms (direct access trading)
costs-149
hardware
providers-141
services
account management
alerts-148
charts
demo programs
Level II price quotes
market access
news feeds-145
order execution-142
screening
Time and Sales display
software
start-up capital
system selection-150
trading strategies
day trading
characteristics of short-term traders-207
fade-212
large position-209
scalping-208
short position-210
technical analysis
E-Mini futures contracts -106
ETFs
forex-111
futures contracts-103
momentum trading
breakouts-220
exit strategies-224
finding the right stock -217
gapping stocks-221
in-between approach
risk
volume data
options
position trading
cycle analysis-246
fundamental analysis -240
investments versus -239
technical analysis -241
short-term trading-27
swing trading
advantages
beginners-229
EMAs (exponential moving averages) -231
market selection -232
news-driven trading
profit capture-233
stock selection
trade size
trading systems-235
trailing stops
trading systems-89
swing trading-235
testing-89
trading tools
cell phone
charts
bar charts-190
candlestick charts -191
format-187
interpretation
line charts-189
patterns-194
support and resistance trend lines-192
volume data
direct access trading
costs-149
hardware
providers-141
services-148
software
start-up capital
system selection -150
financial advisers
compensation-137
professional designations
indicators
accumulation/ distribution line indicators-197
applications
leading/lagging-195
MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicators
market indicators
OBV (on-balance volume) indicators
RSI (relative strength index)
Stochastic Oscillator
information
data overload
indicators-117
interpretation-124
position traders-123
price quotes-118
services-126
short-term traders -121
sources-120
swing traders-122
Level II screens
content-173
displays
short-term traders -165
market orders
buy and sell orders -154
limit orders-156
margin orders-162
stop orders-159
moving averages-39
office space
backup supplies
computer and monitor -264
furnishings-261
technology-262
position trading-49
resources
brokerage firms -271
free information sources-268
nonprofit trade groups/ government agencies
stock exchanges -269
stockbrokers
costs
evaluation-133
regulatory agencies -135
retail stockbrokers -130
technical analysis
charts and patterns -180
moving averages -183
necessity-178
real-world applications
support and resistance -181
swing trading
trends-177
volume
trading accounts
E*Trade
Fidelity
Muriel Siebert
Schwab
Scottrade
TD Ameritrade
TradeKing
Vanguard
Wells Fargo
trailing stop orders-158
trailing stops
training, as a trading tool
traits of successful traders
decisiveness
experience
independence
paper trading
preparation for different markets-288
technological curiosity
understanding of products and markets-287
Treasury bonds
Treasury notes
trends
charts-192
downtrends
price
sideway trends
uptrends
volatility
trend traders
trend trading-52
true arbitrage
constructing arbitrage -56
index arbitrage trading
merger and acquisition arbitrage
opportunities
options and derivatives
pairs trading-55
typical workday
short-term trading-29
swing traders-42

U

U.S. stock exchanges
ASE (American Stock Exchange)
competition-63
expansion
globalization-64
Nasdaq
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)
United States Congress
up-to-date information (as a trading tool)
data overload
indicators-117
interpretation-124
position traders-123
price quotes-118
services-126
short-term traders-121
sources-120
swing traders-122
uptrends

V

value
investors
options-82
Vanguard
Vanguard Index Participation Receipts (VIPERs)
vendors-126
volatility
volume
as content on Level II screens
data
charts
momentum trading -217
technical analysis
verification of trends/ indicators
information
management, alerts

W-X-Y

wash-sale rule-253
Web-based systems, advanced platform providers
Wells Fargo

Z

zoning laws-256
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