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A practical guide to profiting from the strategies of professional proprietary traders

Today's technology allows traders to make faster, more price-sensitive trades and to better read the flow of market information and transactions - opening the way to a wider variety of short-term trading strategies. The Prop Trader's Chronicles unveils these strategies and techniques, which have long been the province of proprietary trading firms and other professional stock traders.

This reliable guide describes author Francis Chan's experience as a prop trader in an engaging narrative, but at the same time provides an in-depth explanation of strategies employed by proprietary traders, utilizing direct access technologies, Level II quotes, time and sales feeds, and electronic communication networks. Along the way, you'll be introduced to a variety of strategies involved in the rapid day trading of stocks, including: scalping, rebate trading, and advanced reading of time and sales transactions to detect short-term swings. Chang also reveals how to use time and sales data as the modern-day equivalent of "reading the tape".

  • Shows active independent traders how they can perform at a higher level by replicating the professional strategies of prop traders
  • Offers valuable insights on how traders can "read the tape" and better detect short-term market swings
  • Describes a variety of prop-trading strategies, from electronic scalping to statistical arbitrage

The Prop Trader's Chronicles provides a solid foundation for traders looking to improve their performance. With this book as your guide, you'll quickly discover what it really takes to make it in today's competitive markets.

©2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • 09-28-17

Very Informative

Why won't the pdf that comes with it download?
Why can't we buy the hardcopy book?
This audio book was very informative, very good info.

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This guys is sooooo boring

Kill me this had maybe 15 minutes of anything that was actually educational or interesting. I don't know if it's because he's Canadian or what but this man is the most boring man on earth

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  • Muna
  • Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • 03-31-14

My First Audio Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It was a light listen loaded with insightful information.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prop Trader's Chronicles?

Hearing that the trader was also from just outside Toronto really caught me off guard but was a pleasant surprise. I didn't realize that the "prop trading" terminology was even used in Canada.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. Ca Angus
  • 08-10-14

A fantastic book for traders

Where does The Prop Trader's Chronicles rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best books I've read on trading thus far, I'd place it in the top 3.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prop Trader's Chronicles?

The book has some really amazing information on order routing, if you trade equities, this stuff is literally Gold dust. The story was rather good too. I bought the book as well, so I could reference the high quality information.

Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've not listened to any other books narrated by Jay Snyder.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

"moved" no. Impressed greatly, most of the book.

Any additional comments?

Buy this book if you want to become a serious equities trader.

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