The NASDAQ has reached a record 60 new highs in 1999, closing above the 4000 milestone. This record was the icing on the cake to a year of volatile victories for the NASDAQ, which experienced the largest one-year gain ever for a major market index. Momentum has never been more important. For example, the first day of tradingin 2000 saw the NASDAQ dropping close to 100 points before finishing the day with a significant gain, yet on the second day of trading, the NASDAQ experienced its worst point drop in history. This text shows traders how to profit consistently by recognizing when the market has changed, determining what has changed, and adapting their trading methods to this new environment.
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High-Powered Strategies for Understandingand Profiting fromPredictable Rules of Market Momentum
Recent market swings have hammered many active tradersand driven home the hazards of relying solely on traditional valuation methods. Trading on Momentum unveils anontraditional, market-proven model for taking advantage of fast-changing market dynamics, and trading stocks based on observable market momentum rather than unreliable fundamental attributes.
Momentum traders know when the market is changing, determine what attributes are changing and why, then instantly adapt their methods to take advantage of those changes. Whatever your style or trading experience, you can use these low-risk, high-percentage techniques and strategies to:
Day trading remains one of today’s purest, most accessible opportunities for profitbut only if traders have the knowledge and experience to recognize and act upon new opportunities as they become available. Trading on Momentum represents just such an opportunity, and outlines techniques for working withthe marketsinstead of against themto see and seize the profit opportunities that are available throughout every trading day.
“Professional momentum traders exploit patterns that tend to repeat themselves over and over again. The ability to recognize the root causes and the indicators signaling that a pattern is about to repeat itself enables a successful momentum trader to enter a trade just as the momentum is starting and exit, sometimes just minutes or seconds later, as the momentum slows and turns. By riding waves of continuous momentum, it creates opportunity for tremendous gains not available to investors or long-term traders.”From the Introduction
Every second of every trading day, literally one-half of executed trades have the potential to generate immediate profits. In those brief moments following the trade, it isn’t the fundamentals of each stock that changeit is the trading momentum. Traders who understand how to recognize and use this momentum can greatly increase their percentage of profitable tradesevery second of every trading day.
Trading on Momentum utilizes detailed charts, graphs, and examples to outline and explain the dynamic trading method called momentum trading. Beginning with the basics, then progressing to the advanced methods, psychological factors, and unique tools of the successful momentum trader, this guidebook gives traders the information they need to incorporate momentum techniques into their trading arsenals. A step-by-step guidebook for quickly identifying market turning pointsthen getting in and out for a quick profitTrading on Momentum discusses:
When stocks move, they tend to oscillate both up and down, in waves. This information is not new or newsworthy. What is new is the ability to accurately track and predict these movements, and profit in both directions. Trading on Momentum will give you the tools you need to regularly profit from the natural movements of the market, relying on unambiguous history and observationand leaving guesswork and luck to others.