Praise for World Event Trading
"In the ever–converging global economy, everything impacts the capital markets. Andy has a rare skill: translating in crisp, clear, and vivid language how global and geopolitical events impact the financial markets and create profit–making opportunities. Like Andy′s daily newsletter, this book is a must–read for everyone who wants to understand the global markets and how the news of the day influences, drives, and determines those markets."
Rob Nichols, President and COO, Financial Services Forum, and former Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury for Public Affairs
"As a currency portfolio manager and trader, I have been a reader of Mr. Busch′s daily reports for over five years. Andy is unique in his ability to link disparate themes from around the world into a coherent strategy for making money in the financial markets. As someone who has managed billions of U.S. dollars in the currency markets for over thirty years, I can say that his book is essential for understanding how financial markets react to today′s world events."
Eric Nelson, Senior Portfolio Manager, FX Concepts
"Seizing the trading opportunity around current events was once the sole province of the professional: no more. Andy shines a light on some of the techniques that have turned ordinary traders into incredibly successful (and rich) ones. With wit and clarity, he connects the dots in a way that few canand shows how just about anyone can profit from even the worst of news."
Amanda Lang, Anchor, BNN′s SqueezePlay
"Wall Street analysts can predict corporate earnings or the unemployment rate, but geopolitical events are the great wild card. They can have an enormous impact on many markets, not just on stocks. As a result, savvy analysts like Andy Busch are increasingly important in the financial world. His commentary is invaluable because it makes all of us smarter investors."
Greg Valliere, Chief Political Strategist, Stanford Washington Research Group
"There are many factors that affect financial markets. Most economists and strategists analyze these factors from a macroeconomic perspective. This book takes an entirely different approach by showing how headlines can make a significant impact on financial markets. I strongly recommend this book to every serious trader."
George A–Ting Chou, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
About the Author x
PART I Infectious Diseases
CHAPTER 1 The Black Plague: A Paradigm for Today 5
CHAPTER 2 1918 Spanish Flu 17
CHAPTER 3 Mad Cow Disease 25
CHAPTER 4 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) 47
CHAPTER 5 Bird Flu 69
PART II Natural Disasters
CHAPTER 6 Hurricanes 83
CHAPTER 7 Earthquakes and Tsunamis 121
CHAPTER 8 Global Warming 135
PART III Politics
CHAPTER 9 Terrorism 151
CHAPTER 10 Government Change 171
CHAPTER 11 Government Scandals 189
CHAPTER 12 Modern, Short–Term War 205
World Event Trading: How to Analyze and Profit from Today′s Headlines is one of the more unique and interesting financial books that I have read in quite a while. Though often times trading books deal with the minutia of market movements, Andrew examines three types of world events: infectious diseases, natural disasters, and politics, from a historical perspective before showing how all three impact the financial markets." (–– Tom Aspray, Book of the Month Reviews, MoneyShow.com, August 2007)