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Single Stock Futures
ISBN: 0071390898     Date Published: 2002-06-20     Author(s): Patrick Lafferty
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All about the trading world`s hottest new product, from today`s leading expert

Already hugely popular in London, and backed by Chicago`s largest futures and options exchanges, single stock futures have the potential to be among the biggest in the U.S. marketplace. Single Stock Futures­­the first book on this exciting financial instrument­­explains what single stock futures are, how they work, and how to trade them, providing avid traders with both an introduction and an in-depth education on these hot additions to the futures marketplace.

The influential Bridge Trader says single stock futures "could end up becoming the biggest derivative of them all." Readers will find out why, as Single Stock Futures reveals:

  • Must-know specifics such as margin requirements and contract specifications
  • Market-tested strategies, including hedging, spread trading, and short selling
  • Advantages of single stock futures­­including liquidity and standardized contracts­­over outright stock ownership


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The first book on this exciting financial instrument. Explains what single stock futures are, how they work, and how to trade them, providing avid traders with both an introduction and an in-depth education on these hot additions to the futures marketplace.
 
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4 of 4 People found the following review helpful.

Good Teaching Tool, August 16, 2002 By A Customer This review is from: Single Stock Futures (Hardcover) The book gave a solid, basic background and explaination about this investment. I like that it didn't try to be tricky or complicated. It just taught me what this thing was about,and then showed me how to go about trading in it. I like the part of the book about setting up for trading over the internet too, I thought it contained some nice insight.Bottom line from me, a traditional stock investor, it was a clear and helpful education.
 
4 of 4 People found the following review helpful.

Pretty Basic, August 9, 2002 By A Customer This review is from: Single Stock Futures (Hardcover) Although this book contains an overview of the new product, it is pretty basic for intermediate to advanced traders and investors. Basically, I think the book was released too soon before many of the rules and regulations were finalized concerning the product (the book even states this in the preface), so as a result it only paints half the picture. I was surprised that there were only about 70 out of 250 or so pages in total having to do with single stock futures, the rest of the book covered fairly basic technical analysis. It is more like a technical analysis book with a little info on single stock futures. I am going to go with one of the books being released later in the year as I feel they may have more info on the product.
 
3 of 3 People found the following review helpful.

complete intro, August 27, 2002 ByStephen M. (Miami, FL) - See all my reviews This review is from: Single Stock Futures (Hardcover) Good: Great introduction for a new trader trying to get up to speed with this investment. Author uses clear, basic approach to describing and teaching.Bad: There could have been more information on how to spread trade with these investments. There's also a lot of basic techinical analysis overviewed (but I suppose this would be helpful to inexperienced tech traders.) And, the book is not real long and goes a little too quick.Overall, I recommend the book
 
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