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The Electronic Day Trader: Successful Strategies for On-line Trading by Marc Friedfertig

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This book puts every reader 'right on the trading floor, ' by showing how personal computers and online trading can put them on equal footing with big-name market-makers. Provides the reader with actual trading philosophies; demonstrates the best ways to get instant quotes and execution. Delineates strategies necessary to become an effective and profitable trader in the exciting market of electronic day trading. “The Electronic Day Trader” is based upon the author's primer, “Electronic Day Trading,” used as a tutorial in their seminars.


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Editorial Review

Most of us have been conditioned to approach the stock market as a long-term proposition. Many of the bestselling investment books coach readers to seek value in the best companies for long periods of time. Day trading, a recent phenomenon brought on by the reform of the financial markets and by the growth of online trading, goes in just the opposite direction. Instead of buying and holding stocks for years, successful day traders make money by dipping in and out of the market in a matter of minutes, finding profit in the tiny fractions between the bid and asking price of a stock or by catching the ups and downs of stock prices, which are driven by everything including the latest news from CNBC or speculation on what Alan Greenspan ate for breakfast.

In The Electronic Day Trader, authors Marc Friedfertig and George West explain the rationale behind day trading and offer strategies that can help you become successful at this fast game of speculation and timing. The authors write, “Day trading appears so deceptively easy, yet in reality it is a never-ending challenge. It is a game, an opportunity to match wits against the majority and thereby prosper. Day trading the stock market is the ultimate opportunity to speculate and the ultimate game.”

The book goes into great detail about how the various stock exchanges work and shows how to get direct access to the NASDAQ through various electronic trading systems. If you're looking for an investment book that will help you build a retirement portfolio, look elsewhere. But if the daily fluctuations in the price of a stock make your heart beat faster and if you're seriously interested in honing your skill as day trader or want to become one, The Electronic Day Trader is definitely worth a look. –Harry C. Edwards

Book Details

Author: Marc Friedfertig Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 208

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