It does a good job of conveying, in a style that is clear to the layman, how the futures world works and what is required to succeed as a trader.
This landmark book makes futures trading accessible to mainstream individual investors. As chief executive officer of the largest financial exchange in the world for trading futures and options, I can wholeheartedly recommend this volume for the reader who wants to learn the fundamentals of investing in futures.
The Complete Guide to Futures Trading is the ultimate 'getting started' guide. The book leads you through an informative yet concise course with an A-to-Z explanation of how to trade futures successfully. eSignal has partnered with Lind-Waldock for more than a decade to provide futures traders with reliable, accurate, and actionable data. This is a much-needed and well-written resource for the new futures trader.
This book is an excellent example of the financial industry specialists getting together and writing a compendium of information about a particular market investment strategy. It covers all the 'concepts' of trading but from the angle of the Financial Advisor's world.
In other words, if you have money to invest, and you would like to understand the issues that pertain to investing in the commodities world, this book will help you ascertain what the commodities investment vehicle is all about. It does not advise a person to use a managed account, nor does it advise to trade on your own. However, if you are a typical 'investor' who is looking to build up a 401K or what have you, this book will help you decide if adding some funds to a managed commodities account makes sense, with your spare $XX,000.00.
The book does have a few relevant charts for beginner traders that can be of assistance if you are looking to trade commodities on your own. It also includes some good summaries of trading styles, and charting types, but again, it is designed to help educate a investor class person more so than build a trader types knowledge base.
This guide does a terrific job of explaining the practical aspects of futures trading and will be of great use to anyone interested in using these instruments to participate in market trends.