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Fundamentals of the Futures Market
ISBN: 0071361324     Date Published: 2000-12-12     Author(s): Donna Kline
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From the basics of open outcry trading to advanced technical indicators, Fundamentals of the Futures Market gives beginning futures traders everything they need to get started. This hands-on workbook walks readers through the entire process to read and understand major reports, track prices, follow the major indicators, and more. In today’s fast-paced futures trading arena, it provides the tools readers need to trade in any commodity market—grains, metals, or financials—and minimize risk as they sharpen their trading skills.

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This hands-on workbook walks readers through the entire process to read and understand major reports, track prices, follow the major indicators, and more.
 
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Sloppy editing, April 22, 2004 ByD. Brady (Santa Cruz, CA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fundamentals of the Futures Market (Paperback) Most "investment advice" books suffer from poor editing, both of the 'grammar & syntax' variety, and, more distressingly for this genre, flat-out incorrect information. Klines's book is no exception- the grammar & syntax are fine, but her book is replete with factual errors and misstatements. For example, on page 207, she defines a synthetic long futures as "sell a call option, buy a put option." Wrong. That is a synthetic short position. Similar errors pervade the book. One useful feature is chapter 3, which presents futures contract specifications. However, even here, some of the information is occasionally confusing or misleading. This book is published by McGraw-Hill, a highly reputable house. My surmise is that McGraw-Hill has no financial experts on its editorial staff; otherwise, it wouldn't tolerate the publication of such a sloppily-edited piece. Disappointing!
 
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GREAT BOOK, January 22, 2001 ByMarc (Michigan) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fundamentals of the Futures Market (Paperback) If you are new to trading, or are interested in learning about the futures markets, then you will not be disappointed with this book. I was definitely impressed with the amount of market information that it covered. The History of the Futures markets, fundamental & technical analysis, mechanics of the trading floor, margins, interpretation of news, are all explained. In addition, it contains a great section on trading techniques for each specific commodity market. This would make a great reference textbook for seasoned traders and brokers as well. I would definitely recommend this book.
 
5 of 5 People found the following review helpful.

Exceptional Futures Market Primer, January 18, 2001 ByJohn M. Devir (London, England United Kingdom) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fundamentals of the Futures Market (Paperback) Utilizing her years of experience as a floor broker and expert futures market commentator (Bloomberg TV), Donna Kline successfully addresses a broad array of futures related topics in a pragmatic and succinct manner that is easy to absorb. Whether you are an experienced trader, or more importantly, a neophyte to the futures market, Donna Kline's "Fundamentals of the Futures Market" is an ideal primer. "Fundamentals of the Futures Market" is an excellent addition to any intelligent investor's library collection and further validates Donna Kline's status as a maven within a market known for nebulous and sometimes treacherous trading conditions.
 
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