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Futures Fundamental Analysis
ISBN: 0471020567     Date Published: 1995-05-29     Author(s): Jack D. Schwager, Steven C.  Turner
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The must-have book for all futures traders

In Fundamental Analysis, the legendary Jack D. Schwager has produced the most comprehensive, in-depth book ever written on the use of fundamental analysis for futures trading. In what is destined to become the bible of the futures industry, Schwager has poured out insights gathered during his long career as a trader, researcher, bestselling writer, and highly regarded authority in the field.

This book is packed with invaluable information you`ll use every trading day. `Futures guru Jack Schwager has created the definitive source on using fundamental analysis for price forecasting that no trader can afford to be without.` -Tom Baldwin Chairman, Baldwin Group

`This book won`t make you a great commodities trader instantly, but it will teach you what you must know to start.` -Jim Rogers Author, Investment Biker

`Jack Schwager always provides clear and compelling material on the often opaque subject of futures trading.` -Richard Dennis President, Dennis Trading Group

`Jack Schwager`s deep knowledge of the markets and his extensive network of personal contacts throughout the industry have set him apart as the definitive market chronicler of our age.` -Ed Seykota

Fundamental Analysis is the first book in the Schwager on Futures series-the definitive source on the futures market for the next century that no trader will want to be without.

Jack Schwager is one of the most important and visible figures in the futures industry today. His Market Wizards and New Market Wizards are two of the bestselling finance titles of all time. Now Schwager has created the most comprehensive guide ever for using fundamental analysis for futures trading. The much-awaited Schwager on Futures series greatly expands and updates material first contained in his A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, which has been the bible of the industry for the past decade.

In this first volume of the series, Fundamental Analysis, Schwager shows traders how to apply analytical techniques to actual price forecasting and trading in virtually all futures contracts currently traded. In chapter after chapter, Schwager draws on what he has learned during his legendary career as a successful trader, researcher, and bestselling investment author to dispense priceless insights.

Explains how to apply the techniques of technical analysis to fundamental data-information not found elsewhere
* Shows how regression analysis works and tells how to use it as a tool for price forecasting
* Includes step-by-step instruction on how to build a forecast model
* Contains a 13-chapter section illustrating the applications of fundamental techniques to individual markets and market groups
* Outlines how to analyze seasonal fluctuations, including seasonal price charts of 27 active markets

Numerous charts, tables, and examples illustrate all key concepts, and the text itself is written in the clear, nontechnical style that has helped make Jack Schwager one of today`s most widely read and highly regarded investment writers.
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31 of 33 People found the following review helpful.

Caveat Emptor, November 23, 2001 ByMercenary Trader - See all my reviews This review is from: Futures: Fundamental Analysis (Wiley Finance) (Hardcover) There is no question that, when it comes to informational books on the futures markets, Schwager is one of the best around. This book meets his high standard of quality and informativeness. I can recommend this book to anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of fundamental analysis and the guts of what affects supply and demand. But I can't recommend the book wholeheartedly, because basing trading decisions on fundamental analysis in itself is such a flawed approach in my opinion. I used to pay a lot of attention to fundamentals (as a commodity broker). I would spend hours each day looking at news and research to get a feel for the reasoning behind the movement. After doing this for a while, I realized the inherent futility in the approach--if a trade sets up technically I will take it, unless there is some compelling reason not to--and if there is no technical confirmation, I won't take it, period. So fundamental analysis just doesn't play a starring role in either case...
21 of 23 People found the following review helpful.

A MUST FOR WHOEVER WANTS TO START IN FUTURES TRADING, September 23, 1999 By A Customer This review is from: Futures: Fundamental Analysis (Wiley Finance) (Hardcover) This Series "Schwager on Futures" is the biggest work has ever been written on futures trading. As a Futures Trader I advise everybody to read these books before to starts any real trading in Futures, that if not taken in the proper way can be very painfull. As a Member of IFTA(International federation Of Tecnical Analisys)I suggest you to read it joint with John Murphy's "Technical Analisys f Futures Markets" and "Intermarket Technical Analisys" this will give you a integral knowledge of Futures Environment that is what you need on your Trading philosophy. I always let these books on my desk because I need them so many times during my trading day. THEY ARE A REAL REFERENCE. The good thing of this series is that you can test your comprension by the various study guides. Reading the book about "Managed Trading" You can even get able to judge the returns of the various CTA and decide when it is better to invest in them and to whom give...
13 of 14 People found the following review helpful.

Schwager is very indepth...sometimes too indepth., April 7, 2003 BySuper Trader - See all my reviews This review is from: Futures: Fundamental Analysis (Wiley Finance) (Hardcover) This is the most comprehensive books on Fundamental Analysis that I have ever seen. This book along with Schwager's Technical Analysis book are required reading for new futures brokers that I hire to my firm.Mr.Schwager and Mr.Turner have put a very strong mathematical spin on how fundamental analysis can be accomplished. They dissect government trade reports and analyst reports and put an empirical face on the nebulus act of fundamental analysis. In the preface of the book Mr.Schwager admits that fundamental analysis is not quite accurate. Which begs the question, "why write such a complex book?" This book is not for the faint of heart, nor is it light reading. It is quite indepth and for the most part above the heads of many beginning futures investors. In order to understand any of the examples you have to have solid trading reference points in your personal trading life.I recommended it for intermediate traders primarily.After being involved with futures...
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