This Series "Schwager on Futures" is the biggest work has ever been written on futures trading. As a Futures Trader I advise everybody to read these books before to starts any real trading in Futures, that if not taken in the proper way can be very painfull. As a Member of IFTA(International federation Of Tecnical Analisys)I suggest you to read it joint with John Murphy's "Technical Analisys f Futures Markets" and "Intermarket Technical Analisys" this will give you a integral knowledge of Futures Environment that is what you need on your Trading philosophy. I always let these books on my desk because I need them so many times during my trading day. THEY ARE A REAL REFERENCE. The good thing of this series is that you can test your comprension by the various study guides. Reading the book about "Managed Trading" You can even get able to judge the returns of the various CTA and decide when it is better to invest in them and to whom give your money.Probably you are not be interested in the Fundamental analisys book but remember, especially in the commodities markets, EVEN IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRADE TECHNICALLY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND FUNDAMENTAL ANALISYS!!! Thank you very much to have spent all this time for read me. If you still have some doubts do not hesitate to contact me at my E-mail. Buon Trading!!!
This book covers all the basic topics for techical analysis for futures including oscillators, basic terminology, trend analysis, Japanese candlesticks, etc. The best part of the book is a large section that has real world trading examples: a graph showing a market, Schwager's trendlines on the graph, and reasons to enter the trade. You decide if you agree and then turn the page to see if you made or lost money. This is very useful way to see if you paid attention to the explanatory parts of the book. Overall it is easy to read and well worth it if you are interested in trading futures
A companion to his fundamental analysis book. The author of this book has admitted that he was not that sure that very short term patterns could be exploited in the market by off floor traders until he met particular market wizards. An excellent book for background understandings of Technical analysis. We read this book a few years ago and it left the readers believing they should trade flag patterns and measured moves.