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The UK Trader's Bible: The Complete Guide to Trading the UK Stock Market

The UK Trader's Bible: The Complete Guide to Trading the UK Stock Market [Kindle Edition]

Dominic Connolly
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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.

About the Author

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4664 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Harriman House (1 Dec 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,949 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great...but getting old 11 Jan 2009
By Fergus
This is THE book for stock market traders, but the crash of 2008 suddenly makes it look very old, having most of the examples from 2003 and 2004 doesn't help the book feel topical, even if the content is still generally relevant. I'd have given it five stars in 2006 or 2007, it's now down to four stars, and it'll be three stars in 2010 if it isn't refreshed. A classic like this really deserves an update.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to its name 10 Jan 2010
A well conceived,well written serious work. This is a book that will tell you how the UK Equities market works >'97 when it was deregulated, and SETS was brought in. It is a manual to have close by. Claims from other reviewers that its outdated miss the point. It is only some of the stocks that are used as examples that are outdated. The underlying principles\mechanics of the UK Equity market explained here are unchanged. Kudos to Connelly for a serious work. Were all financial books this well researched and written. As a CFD trader using DMA I will keep this 'Bible' close by.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No LSE trader should be without this ... 25 Sep 2009
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Such a top book. I've had it since it was hot off the press in '05, and I came back to the Amazon site to see if there was a new edition out yet. I refer to it very regularly - and then always find myself spending more time reacquainting myself with other areas (like the Takeover process and his fantastic notes on arbing). I really hope that we do get an update soon though - a book like this dates quite quickly, and four years on it would be really useful to get some fresh material.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 8 July 2014
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definitely not for complete beginners
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1.0 out of 5 stars Never judge a book by it's cover 3 Feb 2014
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Referring to this book as a bible implies to everyone that this is something is essential and something everyone must own.
It isn't. This book is far too detailed and pretty useless and not worth knowing for 99% of the ordinary individuals who occasionally trade.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An education, well worth a read. 26 Mar 2013
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I enjoyed this book because it explained the mechanics of the stock market and it's operators. It clearly demonstrated that it's not always best to deal on-line, but to phone your broker, something that has proved very useful to me.

This book also educated me in the ways of level 2 and in particular, the auction process on SETS. It also explained why i can't always get the price i want and the deals that can be done via your broker. A whole new world to me.

This book won't show you how to find the next 10 bagger or any go into stock selection at all, but it will teach you how the stock market works and some of the mistakes that are made, which can provide opportunities in their own right, IF you understand how it works.
I've read my copy many times and still reference it, i didn't find it outdated at all, it provided me with valuable education rather than vague nonsense, i'd recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 22 Mar 2013
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perfect quick delivery and great stocking filler for boyfriend for christmas. slightly outdated now but info for background is always a plus. easy and accessible for starter trader
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