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Big Trends in Trading

by Price Headley

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If you aggressively seek profits in bull and bear markets, Big Trends in Trading is for you. Founder of BigTrends.com, Price Headley draws on his extensive trading experience to show you how to find the best trends in the market and use proven strategies to capture profits from them. You’ll learn the secret to success in any market by using a trading plan that helps you accurately identify prevailing market conditions and then seeks out situations with the highest reward-to-risk ratios.

Big Trends in Trading explores indicators that will help you gauge investor sentiment so you can make significant gains before most other investors have even caught on to trends. You’ll learn how to use:

  • The CBOE Equity Put/Call Ratio to determine upcoming turning points in the market
  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) after an uptrend or decline
  • Volume indicators

...as well as services that track investor sentiment, including the Investors Intelligence (II) survey.

Big Trends in Trading also guides you through specific stock selection strategies that Headley has used successfully over his career. You’ll learn how to use numerous standard technical indicators and measures such as Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), Support and Resistance, Wilder’s Average Directional Movement Index (ADX), as well as Headley’s favorite proprietary indicators, Acceleration Bands and Momentum Divergence.

After a complete examination of indicators such as relative strength and growth-oriented fundamental factors, Headley moves from stocks to options and discusses the power of trend-based strategies for options buyers, as well as other options strategies that will allow you to profit in any market environment. Strategies such as buying protective puts and selling covered calls can help you capture the best bang for your buck, while you manage the risks associated with your options trades.

Big Trends in Trading doesn’t just teach you about the mechanics behind successful stock and options selection. This comprehensive guide goes beyond your average textbook and addresses the key success factors often overlooked by traders. Headley guides you through the process of building a trading plan that will fit your personality, helps you identify and overcome hurdles to developing a winning mindset, and provides effective money management rules to minimize risk while maximizing your ability to profit from big trends.

Filled with powerhouse strategies, vivid case studies, and helpful charts, Big Trends in Trading will put you on the path to trading profits and investment success.

Option strategies entail risk and are not appropriate for everyone. Before trading options, you should review Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Some option strategies involve multiple positions simultaneously. These multi-leg strategies incur additional commissions and may invoke special treatment when preparing your taxes. If you are unsure about how a particular strategy may impact your financial picture, please consult a tax professional before trading.

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