Trade Stocks and Commodities with the InsidersSecrets of the COT Report
Wiley Trading, Band 247 1. Aufl.
"The way that Big Money got to be Big Money was by also being the 'Smart Money', and so it is worth paying attention to how the Big Money traders behave. That's the essence of what Larry Williams has to teach us in this book. And it's not just what the Smart Money says or thinks, but how they behave in terms of their trading that we should pay attention to. Larry shows us how to listen to that message." —Tom McClellan, Editor of The McClellan Market Report "Finally, an insider's take on what really goes on behind the scenes in commodity trading. Larry writes his view of trading, as only he knows it, from his twenty-five years of experience." —James Altucher, author of Trade Like a Hedge Fund Successful trader Larry Williams reveals industry secrets that help investors and traders successfully invest and trade side-by-side with the largest commercial interests in the world. You'll be introduced to the COT (Commitment of Traders) report, the best resource for achieving trading success, learn exactly what the information it contains means, and plan for maximizing profits by acting on reported actions.
Introduction. Chapter 1. Meet Your New Investment Partner and Adviser. Chapter 2. Watching the Commercials. Chapter 3. Understanding the Commercials: A Record of Their Buying and Selling. Chapter 4. The COT Index. Chapter 5. For Every Insider There Is an Outsider. Chapter 6. Large Traders . . . Not Quite As Good As You Think. Chapter 7. The Facts on Volume. Chapter 8. The Breakthrough: Getting Inside Volume and Open Interest. Chapter 9. Opening Up on Open Interest. Chapter 10. A Unified Theory of COT Data. Chapter 11. A New Twist on the Commercials: Using Them for Stocks. Chapter 12. Pointers and Thoughts on Trading. Chapter 13. The One-Minute Commodity Trader. Chapter 14. Charts: What They Are, What They Mean. Chapter 15. Putting Theory to Work: Practicing What I Preach. Index.
“This is an excellent and much needed book” (The Technical Analyst, Sept/Oct 2005) "If you trade futures, this book will be a valuable addition to your trading library. Not only is the book a valuable education, but also an enjoyable read." - Futures magazine, November 2005
Larry Williams is a hedge fund manager and—based on books in print—perhaps the most widely read futures author of all time. He is the unsurpassed winner of the Robbins World Cup Championship of Futures Trading, taking $10,000 to $1,100,000 in less than twelve months. He has served on the Board of the National Futures Association and twice ran for the U.S. Senate in Montana. Featured in such publications as Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune, Mr. Williams has been one of the most widely quoted and followed advisors over the past twenty-five years. His other books published by Wiley include Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading, The Right Stock at the Right Time, and Day Trade Futures Online. To contact Larry Williams, please e-mail him at LarryW@Ireallytrade.com.
Everyday, the true superpowers of the market influence the future price performance of various commodities through their buying and selling activities. These superpowers, more commonly known as "Commercials," are often household names—such as Pillsbury and General Mills, if you're looking at natural resource commodities, or Chase Manhattan when it comes to financial commodities. Whenever these large and powerful traders make a move, they must leave behind a paper trail, due to the federal law that requires Commercials to report their massive trading activities once every week. This valuable information is then disseminated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through the Commitment of Traders (COT) report. Now, for the first time, in Trade Stocks & Commodities with the Insiders, world-renowned trader Larry Williams reveals industry secrets that will help you align yourself with the billion-dollar traders and pools that move in and out of the marketplace each day. You'll be introduced to the best resource for achieving this goal—the COT—and learn exactly what this information means for you. Williams explains this reporting system in detail and lays out a plan that will allow you to maximize profits and manage downside risk by trading side by side with the largest commercial interests in the world. Larry Williams has been following the smart money crowd for over thirty years, and with this guide, he'll show you who these people are and how to profit from their actions—whether you are interested in agricultural commodities such as soybeans or the new breed of financial commodities consisting of currencies, bonds, and stock market indices. While most market followers look at charts, Trade Stocks & Commodities with the Insiders will help you focus on the true market conditions that effect price change—large buying and selling as well as supply/demand pressure—which you'll be able to gauge each week with the COT report. There is no master key that can unlock all the doors to successful price forecasting, but with Trade Stocks & Commodities with the Insiders as your guide, you'll discover how the proper interpretation of COT data can add substantial profits to your portfolio.
Praise for Trade Stocks & Commodities with the Insiders "The Commitment of Traders report is one of those curious subjects that every trader talks about but few actually know about. Larry Williams is one of the few in the know." —John Bollinger, CFA, CMT, www.BollingerBands.com "The way that Big Money got to be Big Money was by also being the 'Smart Money', and so it is worth paying attention to how the Big Money traders behave. That's the essence of what Larry Williams has to teach us in this book. And it's not just what the Smart Money says or thinks, but how they behave in terms of their trading that we should pay attention to. Larry shows us how to listen to that message." —Tom McClellan, Editor of The McClellan Market Report "Finally, an insider's take on what really goes on behind the scenes in commodity trading. Larry writes his view of trading, as only he knows it, from his twenty-five years of experience." —James Altucher, author of Trade Like a Hedge Fund