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The Ruff Guide to Trading

Make money in the markets

By Steve Ruffley

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The Ruff Guide to Trading

Make money in the markets

By Steve Ruffley

Jacket text

If it’s trading, then Steve Ruffley has seen it and done it!

Steve Ruffley has been involved in the finance industry for 15 years and is currently chief market strategist and head of education at InterTrader. In his Ruff Guide to Trading, he shows you the markets through his eyes. He reveals how he sees trading as a whole, how he assesses and exploits trading opportunities, and how he thinks about risk. He also describes three of his winning strategies.

The focus of the Ruff Guide is intraday trading; everything covered relates to finding and making money from short-term trading opportunities that arise as part of everyday market moves.

At the heart of Steve Ruffley’s approach is a very simple 80-20 rule for understanding market movement. This is that market moves are 80% technical and 20% fundamental. He explains the fundamental and technical aspects you need to use to get the right balance in your market analysis and shows how to put these into practice with examples from real-life market action.

Steve also explains why success at trading first requires you to understand yourself and your fellow traders, and provides guidance to help you gain this understanding.

The Ruff Guide is the result of Steve Ruffley’s thousands of hours of trading, charting and teaching experience. Pick it up to follow the simple and accessible guidance of someone who has seen and done it all before.

About the author

Steve Ruffley has been involved in the finance industry for nearly 25 years. "If it's trading, then I've done it," is still one of his favourite sayings.

From risk managing pro traders to running a trading floor Steve has worked with some of the best traders in the business, at the biggest trading firms. He has seen insights to pro trading that few people, even pro traders themselves, ever get to see.

Taking this knowledge Steve traded with one of, in his opinion, the best pro traders he has ever met on the floor. After this experience he went out on his own into the world of retail trading, becoming the chief market strategist for a city broker, where he traded for himself for over a decade.

During this time Steve presented 1000’s of webinars and live trading events. He has wealth of retail trader knowledge. This is when he wrote his last book ‘The Ruff guide to trading’ 2015.

Since this time Steve has push the extremes of his trading mission to trade more size in the shortest time frames he can. Taking the pro level of trading to the retail space. There were good times and bad times, but a few key points remained true. Size of trades, speed, making every pip count made the most money.

People often don’t want to talk about money when trading. It’s almost a dirty word. But that’s why ever single trader trades. To make money. When you have made $5k in a minute or $90k in a day like Steve has, why would you not want to talk about it?

Media coverage

From Traders' Magazine:

All in all this is a guide. A guide from a trader, risk manager and mentor who has had a pretty unique insight into both the professional and retail psyche of trading. It requires interaction and investment of time, just as trading itself does. if you read the book and take everything on board you… Read more »

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From Trading System Life :

10 TRADING QUESTIONS WITH?STEVE RUFFLEY 1. What is it about trading that gets you up and motivated in the morning? When you are serious about trading it becomes a significant part of your life. Money and the markets rarely sleep, so why should I? Mornings are not really my main area of trading focus. I… Read more »

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About the Author

Part 1. Theory and Understanding
Chapter 1. Trading FAQs
Chapter 2. Understanding people and yourself
Chapter 3. My 80/20 rule
Chapter 4. My 80/20 rule - overview of 20% fundamental
Chapter 5. My 80/20 rule - overview of 80% technical
Chapter 6. The Trading Plan
Chapter 7. The Ruff Guide to Risk

Part II. Practical Strategies
Chapter 8. Reversals and Breakouts
Chapter 9. Identifying overextended markets and trading the key 50%
Chapter 10. Gaps

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Published: 30/09/2015
Edition: 1st
Pages: 146
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9780857194008
ebook - ISBN 9780857194985
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