Develop the skills to manage risk in the high-stakes world of financial speculation.
The Risk of Trading is a practical resource that takes an in-depth look at one of the most challenging factors of trading--risk management. The book puts a magnifying glass on the issue of risk, something that every trader needs to understand in order to be successful.
Most traders look at risk in terms of a "stop-loss" that enables them to exit a losing trade quickly.
In The Risk of Trading, Michael Toma explains that risk is ever-present in every aspect of trading and advocates that traders adopt a more comprehensive view of risk that encompasses the strategic trading plan, account size, drawdowns, maximum possible losses, psychological capital, and crisis management.
Using this book as a guide, traders can operate more as business managers and learn how to avoid market-busting losses while achieving consistently good results.
©2012 Michael Toma (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This is a fine walk-through of basic risk-management concepts and terminology. It provides a mapping of areas to look over and some approaches and solutions.
Yes. This book is great for traders and investors who want practice the discipline of managing risk. It is not a system or get rich overnight book, rather some of the things you could be or should be doing as trader.
The book's title (The RISK of Trading) and summary led me to believe it was principally a book about risk, perhaps along the lines of Peter Bernstein's excellent Against the Gods. That's not what this book is about. The Risk of Trading is a practical, how-to guide to trading. It is directed towards new, small capital traders looking to improve their performance by placing a greater emphasis on risk monitoring and measurement. If that's who it was, I might have found it useful. As someone who works on the institutional side and was interested in learning more about how risk professionals see the world, I was disappointed.
Like another reviewer, I found the discussion of theoretical risk vs. practical risk interesting.
No, a waste of time
I will be more careful with my purchasing
The author... I really felt sorry for the guy who narrate the book well.
The only good point the book brought up is the difference between mathematical probability and empirical probability but offers no remedy. In fact for all practical purpose, the rest of the book does not treat them much differently.
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