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Some highly recommended books

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Has anyone read John Netto's The Global Macro Edge yet?

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"Heads I win, Tails I win", Spencer Jakab...........more geared towards stock and mutual fund managers, and financial pundits. Says the role of a financial talking head, advisor is to say the same thing in a different manner that is contemporary. Finally someone besides me that noticed that expert fundamental analysists of the stock market sounds all the same. all the time.

Book also shows that Bill Miller, (Legg Mason, Value Trust) really blows on a dollar weighted average. Sure he racked up impressive results when he was managing 20 million $, but as his fund got larger and larger to 80 billion he (2005), "the wheels came off". "the assets that he managed at the time of his fall from grace, far exceededhtose when he was building up his track record."

In 1990, I sold my position for a 20% gain, and felt really stupid since. Now I don't feel so bad.

And the book gives a mathematical proof for buy and holding a low cost overall market index fund.

Sorry if I bored/insulted all you balls to the walls futures speculators with milquetoast candy-ass stocks and mutual funds.

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I can't see the first post's images, so I don't know the books recommended by Big Mike.

Can someone reply the names of the books?

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Here is a short list of books I've read and recommend. I am not a big reader of books in print, I tend to prefer on-line methods... but nonetheless, these are great reads and contain a lot of information that helped me.

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My favorite to read, and the one where I tended to relate the most, was Martin Schwartz's "Pit Bull". The other books are on every trader's "must have" list, so if you haven't read them already, then do yourself a favor and pick them up. The last one is a compilation of chart patterns and how to trade them by Suri Duddella, it is a fantastic reference to understand what is going on behind your favorite indicators.


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1 Place

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre

Its a classic book for for pleasant reading.

2 Place

Locked-in Range Analysis: Why most traders must lose money in the futures market by Tom Leksey

Very hard to read and understand because it is a textbook. And textbook should be studied and taught. But this book will give you a correct understanding of market structure and the real causes of price movements.

Why try to learn when itís very hard? Be as easy as possible and still make money, thatís my motto.

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Main Mistake of a Trader:

Failure to understand who you are: a professional or an amateur
A professional has a command of trading technique which he can describe, apply and change.
An amateur can tell you how he works, but will never explain why.

So without education you can be only an amateur. If you want to be a professional you neen to learn. You can learn by self (long time) or with the help of others (short time)

Imho it's up to you who you think either professional or amateur, many so called amateur are profitable and many so called professional aren't. Market can be explained when it's already over, but there's no guarantee what it will do in the future. So my guess is as good as anybody else. If you think your technique is great, why don't you just share it to us here so maybe we can learn a thing or trying to sell a course here isn't allowed unless you've been approved by the site admin.

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Trading in the Zone is the most over rated book there is . Seriously i can't stand Mark Douglas books or video

This quote makes the entire Douglas collection redundant " Positive expectancy leads to a positive mindset " No need to thank me ..

I like the scientific approach and measure EVERYTHING , this a great book if you go down the systematic/algo style road

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Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline & a Winning Attitude by Mark-Douglas

THIS book Trading in the Zone substantiated..., again & over and over what I believe deep inside me. -

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