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Trade Secrets

Powerful Strategies for Volatile Markets

By Adrian Manz

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Trade Secrets

Powerful Strategies for Volatile Markets

By Adrian Manz

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A cornerstone strategy for success in the markets

Trade Secrets is a uniquely in-depth and advanced trading guide, teaching a complete and winning trading method from start to finish. Packed with exclusive content, it reveals one of master trader Adrian Manz’s best trading strategies. The patterns in this book spell opportunity: when applied correctly, the system can be the cornerstone of a profitable trading business.

The trade secret at the heart of the book is the expansion-of-range-and-volume set-up. For the first time ever it is explored in full and intricate detail: revealing how and why it works, and demonstrating its utility for day, swing, and position traders.

This strategy is portable. It is applicable to multiple time compressions. It is consistently profitable. It is, in other words, not merely a good strategy – but a great one. No one looking to make a living in the markets can afford to be without this handbook to identifying the opportunities it presents and executing them flawlessly.

About the author

Dr Adrian Manz earns his living as a professional analyst and stock trader. A successful professional equities trader since 1998, he is the author of two books on the subject [Trade Secrets: Powerful Strategies for Volatile Markets] and the publisher of the Around The Horn Intraday Trading Plan, a nightly blueprint for the actions he plans to take in the markets on the following day. Dr Manz is president of Peterson/Manz Trading Inc. and the co-founder of He is dedicated to providing trader education to anyone who is looking to add a new view of the markets to their repertoire.

Dr Manz is frequently invited to be a keynote speaker at trading events and is regularly interviewed about his trading style on television, radio, the web and in leading industry magazines.

Dr Manz is a graduate of the prestigious Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management and the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate School. He and his wife Dr Julie Peterson-Manz live and work in Pacific Palisades, California.

Media coverage

From CFA Society:

CFA UK is delighted to have Dr. Adrian Manz joining us to present the newest edition of Trade Secrets. He will explore in detail as discussed in his book – revealing how his strategy works and demonstrating its utility for day, swing, and position traders. The trading strategy has been proved to be very successful… Read more »

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About the Author

1. Introduction
Structure of the Book

2. The Nature of Volatile Markets
Good Volatility
Bad Volatility
The Impact of Volatility on Trader Psychology

3. The Basics
Two Strategies that Consistently Generate Profits
The Pullback Expansion Set-Up
The Consolidation Expansion Set-Up
Entry Rules and Position Management
Examples of the Basic Set-Up
- Harley Davidson Inc.
- Community Health Systems Inc.
- Companhia Paranaense Energy
- Family Dollar Stores Inc.
- Lincoln National Corporation
- BB&T Corporation
- Autonation Inc

4. Filtering the Basic Set-up
The Role of Volume and Per Cent Close in Defining the Set-Up
- Amerigroup Corporation
- Harley Davidson Inc.

5. Setting Stops and Profit Targets
- KBR Inc
- Iamgold Corp
- Harman International Industries

6. Day Trading News Events
Trading News
- Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc
- Nu Skin Enterprises Inc
- Monster Beverage Corp.
- Walter Energy Inc
- Mosaic Corporation
- SanDisk Corporation
- Fusion-IO Inc 72
Playing Both Sides of the News
- Wellcare Health Plans Inc

7. The Sinker 52-week-high Reversal
- The Role of the Broader Markets
- Netsuite Inc
- Eli Lilly & Co.
- Centene Corp
- Plains All American Pipeline LP
- Target Corp

8. Establishing Big-picture Positions
- Amerigroup Corp
- BMC Software Inc.
- Harsco Corporation
- Sherwin Williams Co

9. The Vertically Integrated Trader

Appendix A. Tricks of The Trade
Parts of a Solid Plan
- Amerigroup Corp
- Healthnet
- Ball Corporation
- CBRE Group Inc
- National Fuel Gas Co
- Avnet Inc
- Big Lots
- Leucadia National Corp
- NRG Energy Inc
- Harley Davidson Inc
- Universal Health Services Inc
- Meritage Homes

Appendix B. Tools of The Trade

Published: 26/04/2013
Edition: Updated
Pages: 152
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9780857192776
ebook - ISBN 9780857192950
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