Table of contents for One good trade : inside the highly competitive world of proprietary trading / Mike Bellafiore.
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Part I: Inside a Prop Trading Firm.
Chapter 1: These Guys are Good.
Welcome to the World of Proprietary Trading.
A Firm's Greatest Asset: Its Traders.
Build from Your Positive Base.
Chapter 2: One Good Trade.
Defining a Bad Sale.
Having a Detailed Plan Before Every Trade.
Replaying Important Trades.
MoneyMakers's One Good Trade.
You are a Trader, Not an Investor.
Chapter 3: A Good Fit.
Who Gets Hired?
A Recruitment Process.
Can a Firm Always Spot the Next Great Trader?
The Pros and Cons of Recruiting Experienced Traders.
A Good Fit for the Trader.
A Good Home.
Part II: Tools of Success.
Chapter 4: Pyramid of Success.
First, Be Unoriginal.
Survive the Learning Curve.
Focus on Improving Everyday.
Ask Thoughtful Questions.
Develop a Daily Work Plan.
Bounce Back from Defeat.
Eliminate Your Mistakes.
Respect the Markets.
Master Basic Trading Plays.
Learn to Execute Orders Quickly.
Fine-tune Your Focus.
Control Your Emotions.
The Good News.
Chapter 5: Why Traders Fail.
They Don't Listen.
They Don't Love Trading.
They Can't Hit Stocks that Trade Against Them.
They Have Unrealistic Expectations.
They'd Rather be Right than Make Money.
Don't Forget: You're a Trader, Not an Investor.
Chapter 6: Live to Play another Day.
JToma: From the Abyss to CNBC.
Don’t Focus on Making Predictions.
You Must Believe.
Stopping Yourself Out (Getting Fired).
Starting Too Quickly.
Not Everyone Gets into Augusta.
Part III: Getting Technical.
Chapter 7: Stocks in Play.
What Is a Stock In Play?
What is a Good Intraday Stock?
Why Trade Stocks In Play?
The Importance of Picking the Right Stocks.
Black Box Algorithms Are Nothing to Fear.
Shortening the Learning Curve.
Finding Stocks In Play.
Chapter 8: Reading the Tape.
The Tape Talks to You.
I Have a Dream.
A Rip Saved.
Combat High Frequency Trading.
Reading the Tape 101.
Putting More Trading Plays in Your Quiver.
When and Where to “Load Up” and Still Limit Your Risk.
A Love Affair with Charts.
How Do I Read the Tape?
Chapter 9: Maximizing Your Profits with Scoring.
Setting Your Maximum Intraday Trading Loss.
Trading Based Upon the Time of the Day.
Why Comparisons Can Be Harmful.
Be Mentally Agile.
Stay with It.
It May Take Time to Get on the Right Side of a Trade.
Developing If-Then Statements.
Knowing Your Best Trading Plays.
How to End a Trading Slump.
The Cheetah and the Trader.
Part IV: The Trader’s Brain.
Chapter 10: Trader Education.
Using Video to Review Trades.
Practicing Techniques from Top Trading Psychologists.
Learning from Traders on the Desk.
And, Yes, We Do Have Deeper Pockets.
Enforcing Trading Rules.
The Banter on the Prop Desk.
Compiling Trader Statistics.
Secret Project X: Finding Cutting Edge Ways to Train Traders Better.
Chapter 11: The Best Teacher.
Builds on a Firm Foundation.
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto.
Sets Firm Values.
Believes in the Student.
There's Always More to Learn.
Chapter 12: Adapt to the Markets.
The Asian Financial Crisis.
The Internet Boom.
The Bounces of 2001.
A Bearish Cycle in the Early 2000s.
The Spread of the Penny.
Then Came Hybrid.
The Uptrending Market.
The Housing Crisis.
The Price of Oil and Gas Skyrocket.
The Near Collapse of the U.S. Financial Industry.
ETFs Explode in Popularity.
Chapter 13: Conclusion.
About the Author.
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