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Deadly Art of Stock Manipulation

I chanced across an interesting article titled The Deadly Art of Stock Manipulation. It’s a quick low-down on how the stock markets work, and definitely worth reading. The book¬†Reminiscences of a Stock Operator goes into more detail on how stock manipulation is done, but the article is a pretty good summary. The 10 rules highlighted … Continue reading

Book Review of An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets by R. “Tee” Williams

I picked up this book because it contained some materials about trade processing (e.g. clearing and settlement). I have always been curious as to the nitty-gritty details of clearing and settlement, and it is one area that I would like to know more about if I have the time. This is a pretty high book … Continue reading

Book Review of The Trading Rule That Can Make You Rich by Edward Dobson

This is a book by Edward D. Dobson, the person that set up Traders Press Incorporated. The book was originally published in May 1979, and has gone through four printings, with the current book printed in August 2005. The title was apparently a quote by W.D. Gann on the 50% retracement phenomenon, which is the … Continue reading

Book Review of How Markets Really Work by Laurence Connors

The full title is “How Markets Really Work: A Quantitative Guide to Stock Market Behavior” by Laurence A. Connors with Cesar Alvarez and Connors Research. This is the 2nd edition of the book. I was attracted by the catchy title of the book, and picked it up to find out what it is all about. … Continue reading

Book Review of The Darvas System for Over the Counter Profits by Nicolas Darvas

This is a book written by Nicolas Darvas, after he became famous with his box trading system. As this book is quite dated, and the OTC market has developed quite a bit since then, many of the things written may no longer be relevant. Nonetheless, there are still some good tidbits to pick out. Unlike … Continue reading

IBD Just Changed Market Outlook to “Market in Correction”

All 3 indices (S&P 500, DJ, Nasdaq) have erased the gains made since the QE3 announcement on September 13, 2012. On September 13, 2012, stock markets spiked up after the QE3 was announced during the trading day. The markets climbed further the following day on September 14, 2012, and then its all downhill since then … Continue reading

Book Review of 24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success by William J. O’Neil

This is another book that I picked up written by WON. The style of the book is pretty interesting. The book is organized into 24 chapters / lessons. Each lesson is written in a Q&A manner, similar to an interview of WON, followed by a summary at the end of the chapter. What is different … Continue reading

Book Review of My Secrets of Day Trading in Stocks by Richard D. Wyckoff

I have been meaning to read books from Richard D. Wyckoff because he is reputed to be a master of reading supply and demand from the tape. He had also developed a course titled “Richard D. Wyckoff Course in Stock Market Science and Technique” which is now carried by the Wyckoff Stock Market Institute. The … Continue reading

Book Review of Trade the Trader by Quint Tatro

I learnt about Quint Tatro after seeing a YouTube video of a talk that he gave to traders at SMB Capital. I read up a little bit more about him and found out about this book, which had this interesting title. I was expecting a book totally focused on trading other traders, and how to … Continue reading

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