A Complete Guide to the Futures Market: Technical Analysis, Trading Systems, Fundamental Analysis, Options, Spreads, and Trading Principles (Wiley Trading) 2nd Edition
The essential futures market reference guide
A Complete Guide to the Futures Market is a comprehensive resource for futures traders and analysts. Spanning everything from technical analysis, trading systems, and fundamental analysis to options, spreads, and practical trading principles, A Complete Guide is required reading for any trader or investor who wants to successfully navigate the futures market.
Clear, concise, and to the point, this fully revised and updated second edition provides a solid foundation in futures market basics, details key analysis and forecasting techniques, explores advanced trading concepts, and illustrates the practical application of these ideas with hundreds of market examples. A Complete Guide to the Futures Market:
- Details different trading and analytical approaches, including chart analysis, technical indicators, and trading systems, regression analysis, and fundamental market models.
- Separates misleading market myths from reality.
- Gives step-by-step instruction for developing and testing original trading ideas and systems.
- Illustrates a wide range of option strategies, and explains the trading implications of each.
- Details a wealth of practical trading guidelines and market insights from a recognized trading authority.
Trading futures without a firm grasp of this market’s realities and nuances is a recipe for losing money. A Complete Guide to the Futures Market offers serious traders and investors the tools to keep themselves on the right side of the ledger.
About the authors:
Mr. Jack D. Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of interviews with the greatest traders and hedge fund managers of the last three decades: Market Wizards (1989), The New Market Wizards (1992), Stock Market Wizards (2001), Hedge Fund Market Wizards (2012), and The Little Book of Market Wizards (2014). His other books include Market Sense and Nonsense (2012), a compendium of investment misconceptions, and the three-volume series, Schwager on Futures, consisting of Fundamental Analysis (1995), Technical Analysis (1996), and Managed Trading (1996). He is also the author of Getting Started in Technical Analysis (1999), part of John Wiley’s popular Getting Started series. A revised edition of his first book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, is scheduled for release in late 2016.
Mr. Schwager is a Co-founder and Chief Research Officer of FundSeeder, a firm that seeks to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide via its trader platform (FundSeeder.com), and a Co-founder of FundSeeder Investments (FundSeederinvest.com), which seeks to connect properly regulated traders with sources of investment capital. Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the Fortune Group (2001-2010), a London-based hedge fund advisory firm. His prior experience also includes 22 years as Director of Futures research for some of Wall Street’s leading firms, most recently Prudential Securities.
Mr. Schwager is a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics including the characteristics of great traders, investment fallacies, hedge fund portfolios, managed accounts, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation. He holds a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College (1970) and an MA in Economics from Brown University (1971).
Reviews about the ebook A Complete Guide to the Futures Market
- Mr. Futures:
Well, A Complete Guide to the Futures Market is literally is the bible of the Futures Marker.The printing company has updated the material of the book, the paper is much stronger and readable. The book gain about half-inch taller, not a problem IMO. I’m not sure if is here available on Amazon but I got my copy from the printing company, the author also was running a discount (to match the price in Amazon) I’m not certain if still available but you can get it @jackschwager Twitter handle.My Review on the content: First thing to know is that this is a textbook, there no storyline or anything like that, is right to the point with tons of charts to demonstrate the concept. Also, the very first chapter is for beginners, I personally highly recommend this book to beginners because in this book nobody is selling you anything, he goes into detail about all sorts of concepts. Now this book does not teach you to trade, what it does, it will provide you with all the tools so you can build your own trading strategy base on your personal, style or whatever makes you engage in trading. For example; I am a trend follower which means that when the market doesn’t trend I pretty much set still, I then decide, well let me look at how I can build a strategy to trade in sideways markets and this book will provide those tools to achieve your goal.The book materials:
I have never written a review about the materials of the book because that is not the reason why I bought the book, but this book is really disappointing in that department. I have to assume the following; Wiley Trading Series book has to have the same size and shape hence if you build a book with 700 pages and you what to keep the same form factor the company has to use BIBLE PAPER….. and that really sucks.
Second: I don’t think Jack had much to say on the matter.
I can’t do any markings because it will show on the next page, I can’t use a highlighter either, only sticking notes. Also is very fragile it feels like you are going to break it on every page turn. I even attach a photo of another book in the same series, and that book uses paper pages instead of wax (or glossy pages) the text is crispy on Trend Following vs A Guide.
Since the materials, the part is a personal opinion and preference all I can tell you is to buy it and if you don’t like it returned it and buy the eBook on kindle they are the same price. The content is spot on and just a mine of information and references, I don’t believe you can find all the information from one source hence having this book is ideal for that reason.
I personally will keep my copy because I like to mark and make a note and keep it on my desk,
maybe in the future ill get the ebook but not for now.
Per the author’s request, I am changing my review to 5 stars as a judgment on the content. Jack is one of the best author’s in the industry and I always enjoy the quality work he puts out.The problem is I just got this today and the quality of the book is really unacceptable at any price, but especially given the price of this book. The pages are some weird, super slick material that is about 0.001″ thick (seriously I did the math), and all stick together, even after you have separated them they re-stick. I literally have to use both of my hands to turn the page, as the normal method of thumb and forefinger won’t separate the pages down to one.Buy the digital version.
- John B:
I agree with the sarcasm of Dr. Saunders. First and foremost I would appreciate it if a representative reached out to those who purchased the poorly produced edition and offer us a chance to upgrade to the new edition at a significant discount! That being said, I do enjoy Jack’s work, and I appreciate his guidance over the years. I own a significant amount of his work. As I try to expand the knowledge of my family, I use his work and specifically A Complete Guide to the Futures Market ebook as the foundation for their training. I am just glad that my niece’s young eyes are able to see the print.
Mr. Schwager does it again. Here’s a no-nonsense guide on how to really approach commodity trading, outlining both technical and fundamental approaches. Since ultimately we are the ones who have to figure out which strategy works best for us his decades-long experience in the sector – along with dialogues and relationships with the world’s top traders – provides an invaluable toolbox for novice and experienced traders alike. Very much recommend the book.
A Complete Guide to the Futures Market Long ebook that is very impressive Jack is an awesome book author
- Kaushik Hatua:
As the name suggests, it is the ultimate guide of future trading. The font size is extremely small. One needs a magnifying glass to read. Wiley is Pioneer in publication but I don’t understand the logic of small font size in low priced edition. I have a lot of books but never see so small a font size.
- Kamaljeet Singh Raturi:
A Complete Guide to the Futures Market is One of the great ebooks you can read when it comes to trading. Covers both Technical and fundamental aspects. Although more emphasis is on technical.
- CARLO S:
Grande Libro. Ben scritto, Chiaro really useful. It would have been fantastic if the author had added some real scheme to test a strategy through excel.
- Pat Murphy:
This is supposed to be one of the investment bibles that millionaire investors require their employees to read. I am not well versed enough in probability, and investment, and economic terminology to just up and read and get this book right away. It is a heavyweight, but it requires a certain amount of knowledge to be able to take advantage of its content.