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Trade Stocks and Commodities with the Insiders: Secrets of the COT Report by Larry Williams

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CHAPTER 1
Meet Your New Investment Partner and Adviser
Commercials are for more than television.
The sole purpose of this book is to get you in investment alignment with the billion-dollar successful traders and pools that move in and out of the marketplace. They will become more than your mentor; they will become your investment partner, whispering in their own way to you each week where they have been placing their money. I will be teaching you who these people are, and several ways to follow them to add to your understanding of how markets work.
While most market followers look at charts, you will be looking at the actual condition that affects price change: large buying and selling, true supply/demand pressure that we will be able to see each week as the billion-dollar successful traders and pools enter the marketplace.
Since these guys are our partners, let’s meet them. Let’s find out all we can about this group of traders so respected—and feared—they must register with the U.S. government and reveal all their market actions. A karate fighter having to register his powerful fists at the local police station is a good analogy.
The government in this case means the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Here’s a little more about who they are and what they are supposed to do. The mission of the CFTC is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options, and to foster ...

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