The Commitments of Traders Bible: How to Profit from insider Market Intelligence

DESCRIPTION

Despite traders’ differences on what trading methodologies they utilize or markets, they have engaged in, one common practice that must be shared across the industry is the assessment of Commitments of Traders (COT) report. This must be reviewed and put into close analysis ever week. Such importance was highlighted in Stephen Briese’s book titled The Commitments of Traders Bible. The analysis and review of Commitments of Traders report are highly necessary as this could be heavily used in market speculation and price prediction with guaranteed efficiency and accuracy. The utilization of such is enough to determine market movement and secure investment success.

This book provides a framework that takes readers to:

  • The illustrious history of COT report and the developments it posed over the years
  • Projects how figures and numbers are crucial in determining the positions of the most prominent market internals
  • Comprehensive steps on how to use COT index to negate pitfalls that most observers overlook
  • Provides methodologies on how to integrate COT analysis to developers’ existing programs and systems
  • Presents singular idiosyncrasies and figures that unravel in specific markets

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephen Briese is one of the popular figures when it comes to Commitments of Traders analysis. He previously released a journal called Bullish Review. He began his career back in 1988, wherein he started producing compositions and articles for different financial journals. He also rendered lessons as a speaker at various technical analysis forums and seminars. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART 1-COT THEORY 

  • Chapter 1- The COT-Assorted History
  • Chapter 2- COT Reports-Counting 1,2,3…
  • Chapter 3- Player Introductions
  • Chapter 4- Fading Small Speculators and Other Half-Baked Schemes 
  • Chapter 5- Net Positions
  • Chapter 6- The COT Index
  • Chapter 7- COT Movement Index 
  • Chapter 8- View from the Gallery
  • Chapter 9- View from the Pits
  • Chapter 10- Chart Pattern Validation
  • Chapter 11- Getting Technical 

PART 2- COT IN PRACTICE

  • Chapter 12- Crossing Currencies
  • Chapter 13- Taking Stock
  • Chapter 14- Test of Metal 
  • Chapter 15- Oil’s Slick 
  • Chapter 16- Interest in Rates 
  • Chapter 17- Bean Counting
  • Chapter 18- Moonlighting
  • Chapter 19- Cedeless Oranges 
  • Chapter 20- Now You CIT, Now You Don’t 

Epilogue

Appendix A: Alternative Net Positions Formulas

Appendix B: Dodging the Pitfalls in COT Data

References 

Glossary

About the Author

Index

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