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Finished reading Trading Beyond The Matrix few months back

Section I & II materials on Tharp Think and Psychology should be familiar with those who have read Super Trader, Peak Performance Course and older VT's books

Section III materials go beyond and discussed about raising our own consciousness and connecting to our own divine. Guess this section may not suit everyone.

Good thing I like about the book is at the end of each section there is a check list for items discussed for easy reference and a summary to work on.

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Finished reading Trading Beyond The Matrix few months back

Section I & II materials on Tharp Think and Psychology should be familiar with those who have read Super Trader, Peak Performance Course and older VT's books

Section III materials go beyond and discussed about raising our own consciousness and connecting to our own divine. Guess this section may not suit everyone.

Good thing I like about the book is at the end of each section there is a check list for items discussed for easy reference and a summary to work on.

Much appreciated. Tharp does have a good writing style it does come across clear and he's good in structuring his books in a logical way compared to other authors. although section3 is probably a bit too much on the psychology side for me. Well it was his research area I suppose. :-) thanks again for the review. I think I'll take a look myself based on your feedback.

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Hi,

I have recently finished Trading Beyond the Matrix,

for my taste, Tharp's other publication were better (Super Trader, TYWTFF). I really want to get my hands on Definitive Guide to Position Sizing Strategies, which seems to be very comprehensive.

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Super Trader: Make Consistent Profits in Good and Bad Markets, by Van Tharp

This is a rather rare trading book, as it is one of the few that talks about the spiritual dimensions of trading and life.

"...the degree to which you think you know, assume you know, or in any way need to know what is going to happen next, is equal to the degree to which you will fail as a trader." - Mark Douglas
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I really want to get my hands on Definitive Guide to Position Sizing Strategies, which seems to be very comprehensive.

I also wanted to get this at some point but the price of the book is beyond ridiculous. It's currently on Amazon for $449. Plus it is not available on kindle.

No thanks.

You donít trade the markets; you only trade your beliefs about the markets.
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I also wanted to get this at some point but the price of the book is beyond ridiculous. It's currently on Amazon for $449. Plus it is not available on kindle.

No thanks.

From his site it cheaper (249$) but yes still one of the expensive books I have seen.

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Yeah i saw the book on his website, althought i'm not sure about the Shipping arrangements to Thailand.

i will have to get in touch with them.

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I wonder if anyone planning to read Van Tharp's books, or Ryan Jones' books, or any book by any author on money management, to actually go to Amazon and have a look at the negative reviews (3 stars, 2 stars, and 1 star reviews) before even considering buying.

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All the main ingredients are in his book trade your way to financial freedom.... Trading other peoples money was one of his best nuggets from his more recent books. You are alot more dicipline when you trade other individuals money...

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I wonder if anyone planning to read Van Tharp's books, or Ryan Jones' books, or any book by any author on money management, to actually go to Amazon and have a look at the negative reviews (3 stars, 2 stars, and 1 star reviews) before even considering buying.

I admit I didn't do this (although I ordered the book from Amazon) before originally reading Van Tharp's Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom: I bought it without reading reviews, just on the personal recommendations of two traders I trusted and knew to be successful.

Reading through its one-star reviews now, having read your post above, I'm so glad I didnt, because I suspect they really might have put me off, which would have been a huge disadvantage to me, because it was one of my "all-time-greats" among trading books, albeit at a beginner level, a long time ago, now.

Funnily enough, I normally do read the 1* reviews before ordering anything, too. It's sometimes interesting to see whether the comments in them put me off, or not. (Occasionally, they can actually encourage me). This book's 1* reviews are a strange mixture. Some of them are clearly written by people who expected the book to be something completely different from what Amazon's product-description says it is; some clearly arise from personal animus of some kind; some were posted by people who have never reviewed any other book there at all; some were posted by people who take some delight in compiling bad reviews; but some fall into none of those categories and it's hard to see that they could fail to be off-putting. It really makes me wonder whether some reviews of trading books are motivated purely by malice and/or resentment.

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