Titel: The UK Trader's Bible: The Complete Guide to Trading the UK Stock Market
Autor/en: Dominic Connolly
HARRIMAN HOUSE LTD
Juni 2005 - kartoniert - 364 Seiten
This is the only comprehensive UK-published guide to short-term trading, combining detailed reference information with the author's advice on strategy and tactics. Every serious trader in the UK needs this book - not a nice-to-have, but a must-have!
The 10 key things you will learn:
- Detailed description of the different trading platforms (SEAQ, SETS, SETSmm, SEATS Plus) on the London Stock Exchange.
- How to deal inside the spread in market making stocks and get the best price.
- How auctions work on the London Stock Exchange platforms.
- The importance of direct market access for active traders.
- The secrets of programme trading, index arbitrage and block deals.
- How the cash, futures, lending and derivatives markets interact.
- The secrets and risks of short selling.
- Which directors' deals to follow and which are irrelevant.
- How to make money from takeover situations.
- Secret strategies from an established and successful trader.
Index of figures Index of tables About the author Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Section 1: How The UK Stock Market Works The Modern Stock Market - The markets - London Stock Exchange trading platforms - Important Listing Rules - Retail Service Providers (RSPs) - Institutional crossing - Stock-lending and borrowing London Stock Exchange Trading Platforms - SETS - SEAQ - SETSmm - SETS and SETSmm auctions - SEATS Plus Share Certificates and CREST Contracts For Difference Spread Betting Other Trading Instruments - Universal Stock Futures - Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - Covered warrants - Benchmark Certificates - Gold Bullion Securities (GBS) - American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) Portfolio/Basket Trading - Principal portfolio trading - Agency portfolio trading - Futures and index arbitrage - Equity block trades and bought deals Section 2: Trading Notes & Strategies Daily Diary - Basic structure of the UK trading day - 07.00-08.00: Pre-market preparation - 07.50-08.00: Opening auction - 08.00: Market Open - 08.00-16.30: Continuous Trading - Philadelphia Stock Exchange Semiconductor Index (SOX) - 14.30: US markets open - 16.30-16.35: Closing auction - After market trade reporting - 18.30: RNS closes - News Trading The UK Market On Margin - CFD providers' shareholdings Company Watch - Company news - Company statements - Court cases and Cause Lists - Dividends - Share splits and consolidations - Stock buy-backs - IPOs and conditional dealings - Public offers, placings and rights issues - Equity lines of credit - Directors' dealings - Broker upgrades and downgrades Market Watch - Auction imbalances - Following the clever money - Meetings and resolutions - Volatility and VIX Event Opportunities - Lock-up expiries - Index reviews, re-weightings and investability changes - Sector switches and re-ratings - Credit rating changes - Futures & options expiries Market Neutral Strategies - Pairs trading - Balance sheet arbitrage - Convertible bond arbitrage - Dual listed shares and cross border arbitrage Takeovers - The Takeover Code - Offer period - When an announcement is required - Types of announcement - Bid timetable - Regulatory issues - Mandatory offers - Dealings and transactions - Schemes of arrangement - Substantial Acquisition Rules (SARs) - Tender offers - Partial offers - Comparison of offer types - The regulators - Inducement fees and break fees - Due diligence - Transaction types - Risk arbitrage - analysis of a situation - Financing - Competing offers - Event failure - Acceptances - Protection from siege warfare - Greenmail - Offer obligations - Stub equity - Accounting changes - MBOs - Triple net asset value (property assets) - Online M&A resources Appendices - Glossary - Directory of online stockbrokers - Directory of spread betting firms - Trading resources - Stock codes - Trade codes - Market Maker codes - Stock indices - UK - Stock indices - International - Company profile of the FTSE 100 Index - Sector profile of the FTSE 100 Index - FTSE 100 quarterly review - Derivatives dealing comparison table - Cash shells - Shell companies - UK ADRs Index
During his career in the City, Dominic Connolly has worked for some of the most prestigious trading institutions in London. In 1990, he joined the index arbitrage, derivatives and program trading desk at Smith New Court, London's top market-maker, which pioneered the application of the equity contract for difference (CFD) product in the UK. He joined Bankers Trust in 1993, one of the powerhouses of the equity derivatives revolution, where he established the European equity arbitrage desk. In 1999, he joined GNI and was instrumental in establishing GNI as one of the premier providers of equity CFDs to both institutional and retail users. During the period 1999 to 2003, the author's trading account returned a net return after all costs of over 1200%, predominantly through utilising CFDs to trade the UK market both long and short with leverage. Dominic Connolly is currently Divisional Director of Equity Swaps at Macquarie Bank in Sydney.