Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Today's Forex Market 1 CHAPTER 2 Comparing Forex to Other Markets 13 CHAPTER 3 Finding the New Edge 19 CHAPTER 4 The Long and Short of Fundamental Analysis 35 CHAPTER 5 Price Never Lies 47 CHAPTER 6 Play at Peak Times 61 CHAPTER 7 Preparing for Known Events 75 CHAPTER 8 Risk Tolerance and Developing a Feel for Price Movement 87 CHAPTER 9 Why Technical Analysis Works 109 CHAPTER 10 Defining the Rotating Directional System 123 CHAPTER 11 Putting It All Together 159 CHAPTER 12 Evaluating Your Performance 197 Resources 215 About the Authors 217 Index 219
MICHAEL RADKAY is founder and President of the trading education company, RDS Trader LLC. He has been a frequent contributor for the CME Group, Trader Kingdom, Forex Connect, FX Instructor, and Traders Coach. In early 2010, Mike and his wife, Stephanie, built the DTI-FX division. Radkay offers his experience and skills as a futures/forex trader, broker, mentor, and CBOT/CME Group (acronym "RDS") and NFA (#0250761) member to his clients. The proprietary method taught to his students is known as the Rotating Directional System (RDS). This method has helped him achieve success specifically as a trader and generally in all aspects of investing. Visit his website at rdstrader.com. STEPHANIE RADKAY joined the trading pits of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1990 as a clerk for a major international options and futures firm. In 1993, she began her broker career as the only woman in the Major Market Index Futures pit and one of a handful of women in the S&P 500 for three years. In 2000, she decided to take a break from trading and, in 2008, returned to her love for the trade and to help build RDS Trader, the screen trading education company her husband, Mike was building. Stephanie is known as "TIGR" to her fellow traders and brokers at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and brings her experience and knowledge of trading, teaching, and managing stress to all of her clients.