The Art of the Trade is a searing portrait of the futures and options industry as seen through the eyes of someone who has participated in this arena for more than twenty years. On one level, it’s a brutally honest, no-punches-pulled look at the individuals and institutions that comprise this unique community. On another level, The Art of the Trade is a personal story of the challenges author Alan Jankovsky faced as he battled the markets, the brokerage industry, and his own early penchant for self-destruction.
Table of Contents
Read Me First.Foreword.Introduction.Chapter 1: The Early Years.Chapter 2: The Day I Bought the Low.Chapter 3: Technical Analysis.Chapter 4: Adversity.Chapter 5: The Meaning of Life.Chapter 6: The Trading Police.Chapter 7: The Last Word.Chapter 8: In Conclusion.Appendix A: For Traders Only.Appendix B: Insight into the Person of “ Trader X”More from the Author.Postscript.Notes.Index.
Jason Alan Jankovsky is a twenty-plus year veteran of leveraged transaction trading. Trading extensively in futures, options, and FOREX since 1986, first as a customer and then as a registered broker, he is self-taught and self-educated. Working in almost all facets of the business, he has authored several trading systems, trained other successful traders and has been published in many industry periodicals; his numerous articles on global cash FOREX have appeared in TraderSavvy, The Perspective, SFO Magazine, and other industry publications. He is the author ofTrading Rules that Work: The 28 Essential Lessons Every Trader Must Master (Wiley), an Amazon top-100 bestseller in the category of futures. He has focused on the psychology of trading as the key component to a successful trading methodology and teaches a six-week course on trading psychology every quarter to traders around the world. Jankovsky appears regularly as a guest speaker at many public and private trading forums and has been invited to speak at round-table discussions offered by the Orlando Money Show and others. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Jankovsky is an avid sailor and private pilot.