Trading Rules: Strategies for Success Hardcover – Jan 1990
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About the Author
William f. Eng has been a successful trader for nearly 45 years. He is the founder of the Financial Options Consultants and president of FinOpCo, a division of his company that manages and places private funds for investment in the stock, options, and futures markets. Funds under his management have achieved above-average returns. Mr. Eng is the author of The Technical Analysis of Stocks, Options and Futures and is a graduate of Northeastern University. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The advice in this book rings true because Eng has been there and done it. He has lived and breathed the rules he teaches. He has made most if not all of the mistakes he warns of and personally felt the painful consequences. It is hard not to respect a veteran, especially one who has been successful in his campaign.
A lot of the rules may seem deceptively simple, or even contradictory at times (a number of trading maxims often are on the surface level), but perhaps the real value in this book is in the explanation of the rules through example and experience. With the basics so prominent and the rules for trading success so widely disseminated, the paradox is why so few can follow those rules. Perhaps one reason is because it is necessary to really understand on a deeper level why these rules are important before it is possible to follow them consistently without internal conflict. Eng's examples and stories help to illustrate the importance of the rules. This book will likely be appreciated more by old traders than new. Those who have years of trading under their belts will see hard earned wisdom in the words and maybe find a sense of comraderie with Eng as he tells his stories.
If you find Eng's rules too simple or too basic to bother with, ask yourself what your own interpretation of trading success is and how well you follow your guidelines. You might be surprised.
Most recent customer reviews
Written by a floor trade on the cbot, this book is simply a list of rules with brief 5 page explanations for each chapter. Read morePublished on April 4 2003
I am fairly new at this stuff so I find the information in this book quite interesting and useful. It provides the reader with much to think about even if you question the... Read morePublished on Dec 14 1999