Trading Commodities and Financial Futures – George Kleinman

Trading Commodities and Financial Futures by George Kleinman offers updated coverage of electronic trading, the latest contracts, and state-of-the-art trading techniques you won’t find in any competing book.

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George Kleinman
MS Technical Analysis

Course Overview

In this book, one of the world’s most experienced traders introduces a new step-by-step methodology built on more than twenty-five years of success. George Kleinman begins with the basics—including a complete primer on how futures and options trading works, how traders’ psychology impacts the markets, and how to avoid the pitfalls that trip up so many traders.


Course Outline



Financial Times Prentice Hall Books





Basic training: a futures primer

  1. Futures markets and the futures contract
  2. It is as easy to sell short as to buy long
  3. Margin and leverage
  4. Delivery months
  5. Brokers and commissions
  6. The players
  7. A hedging example
  8. The Exchange, ‘open outcry’ and the clearinghouse
  9. The regulators and regulations
  10. How to place an order
  11. Conclusion


The intermediate futures trading course (or just enough knowledge to make you dangerous!)

  1. Zero-sum game
  2. Money management
  3. Contrary opinion theory
  4. Spreads straddles and switches
  5. Normal or inverted?
  6. The “Voice from the Tomb”


A diabolical story


The options primer

  1. What is an option?
  2. How options work


Advanced options strategies

  1. Buying options to protect futures
  2. Writing options as a hedging strategy
  3. Covered option writing
  4. Option spreads
  5. Straddles and strangles
  6. Butterfly spreads
  7. Ratios


Eight winning options trading rules

  1. Stay away from deep in-the-money options
  2. Stay away from deep out-of-the-money options
  3. Trade slightly out-of-the-money, at-the-money, or slightly in-the-money options
  4. There is a time for all seasons
  5. Covered call writing is a good strategy for what appears to be a bullish environment, and covered put writing is generally good for what looks like a bear
  6. In “normal” markets, write straddles and strangles
  7. Look for opportunities to back spread
  8. Use options to hedge a profitable futures position


How to analyze the markets fundamentally

  1. Fundamental analysis
  2. Technical analysis
  3. Which is the best way to go?
  4. Financial futures
  5. Currencies
  6. Energy
  7. Agricultures
  8. Meats
  9. Metals


The advanced futures trading course (or how to analyze the markets technically)

  1. Does technical analysis really work?
  2. Charts
  3. Gaps
  4. Open interest
  5. Point and figure charts
  6. Japanese candlestick charts
  7. Spread trading—a valuable forecasting tool
  8. Why technical analysis makes sense


The most valuable technical tool (TMVTT)

  1. Bottom pickers versus trend followers
  2. A moving picture
  3. A moving average primer
  4. The simple moving average
  5. How many days should you use in your moving average?
  6. Bottom line


How I use “TMVTT”

  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Additional rules for maximum success


A day trader’s secrets

  1. Your nine essential day trader’s rules
  2. The trend reversal day trading system


Your state of mind (trader’s psychology)

  1. Motive
  2. Six hurdles to successful trading
  3. Money management
  4. If you don’t feel right, you won’t trade right
  5. Your advantage


Twenty-five trading secrets of the pros

  1. Secret 1
  2. Secret 2
  3. Secret 3
  4. Secret 4
  5. Secret 5
  6. Secret 6
  7. Secret 7
  8. Secret 8
  9. Secret 9
  10. Secret 10
  11. Secret 11
  12. Secret 12
  13. Secret 13
  14. Secret 14
  15. Secret 15
  16. Secret 16
  17. Secret 17
  18. Secret 18
  19. Secret 19
  20. Secret 20
  21. Secret 21
  22. Secret 22
  23. Secret 23
  24. Secret 24
  25. Secret 25


Jesse’s secret

  1. The secret to making the big money is to maximize the big move
  2. Jesse Livermore
  3. Those who can be right and sit tight


World futures and options exchanges

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Brazil
  6. Canada
  7. Chile
  8. China
  9. Denmark
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. Germany
  13. Greece
  14. Hungary
  15. India
  16. Israel
  17. Italy
  18. Japan
  19. Korea
  20. Malaysia
  21. Netherlands
  22. New Zealand
  23. Norway
  24. Singapore
  25. Spain
  26. Sweden
  27. Switzerland
  28. United Kingdom
  29. United States





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