Sell and Sell Short (Wiley Trading)

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In Sell and Sell Short, Dr. Alexander Elder examines one of the most overlooked aspects of trading and reveals how you can protect and profit from your trades by exiting them the right way. Throughout the book, he explains how to set profit targets and stop-loss orders prior to entering any trade. He also shares real-world examples that show how to manage your position by adjusting your exit points as a trade unfolds. Along the way, Elder also addresses short selling.

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Sell and Sell Short

Selling is the hard part of trading. If the stock we buy rises, when do we take profits? If our stock falls, when do we bite the bullet and exit the trade? If our stock stagnates, when do we say enough is enough and move on to another opportunity? Every serious trader must make these decisions.

Beginners and amateurs invest the bulk of their time in looking for new trades. Many become pre-occupied with finding some magic combination of indicators that will always identify good stocks. They assume that if they get the entry right, the trade will take care of itself. Professionals, on the contrary, understand that monitoring the reward-to-risk ratio of an open position and exiting at the right price and time is absolutely fundamental to their success.

If perfection is possible anywhere, it is certainly not in trading. No one can consistently pick the absolute tops and bottoms. Good trading means taking reasonable profits and limiting losses. Reaching for extremes is not a viable long-term strategy. Leaving some money on the table is a normal and even positive thing. When it comes to profits in trading, the power word is "enough." A mature trader knows when to exit.

In Sell and Sell Short, Dr. Alexander Elder explains how to set profit targets and stop-loss orders prior to entering any trade. He shares real-world examples that show how to manage your position by adjusting your exit points as the trade unfolds. Specifics include:

  • How to control risk by linking the placement of your protective stop with your money management and position size

  • Where not to put your protective stops

  • Why using moving averages as profit targets works well in the early stages of an upmove

  • Why channels or envelopes are better targets when you are riding a trending stock

  • How to use support/resistance areas for profit targets and stop losses in long-term position trades

  • How to adjust your targets when market conditions change or your stock blows through the initial profit target

Stocks go down as well as up, but most market participants only go long—effectively throwing out half of their profit opportunities. Dr. Elder shows that stocks tend to fall twice as fast as they rise. This provides great opportunities for faster profits in selling short, but calls for different strategies than when trading from the long side.

Shorting—profiting from market declines—is one of the favorite games of market professionals, and they account for the bulk of shorting in most markets. Whenever you see a situation in which the mass of amateurs is crowding one side of an issue, while the more experienced and better capitalized professionals are on the opposite side, ask yourself—which side is more likely to win? That is the side of the market which you want to be on.

It pays to run your trading account like a hedge fund, with some long and some short positions at any given time, shifting their balance as your view of the market changes. Being comfortable with selling short allows you to wrestle with the market while standing on both feet. This is a much more comfortable position for a battle than standing on only one foot—only going long.

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