Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

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HarperCollins, 1993 - Business & Economics - 458 pages
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A bestselling classic (more than 200,000 copies sold in hardcover and paperback) that delves into the minds of some of the world's most successful traders.
  

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User Review  - Jeff Thomas - Goodreads

This book was as interesting from the standpoint of character studies as it was from the subject matter of successful trading of financial instruments. The summations at the end of the interviews were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Terry Koressel - Goodreads

Market Wizards is a collection of interviews conducted by Jack Schwager, an excellent and knowledgeable investor himself. The subjects of the interviews are some of the best traders in the US..all ... Read full review

Contents

The World Trader
51
A Legend Retires
85
in Peoria
141
The Concept of Variant
193
The Art of Stock Selection
219
Stock Investment as a Treasure Hunt
237
Champion Trader
257
Buying Value andSelling
283
PART TV THE VIEW FROM THE FLOOR
345
The Psychology ofTrading
411
A Personal Experience
431
Dreams and Trading
437
OptionsUnderstanding the Basics
443
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About the author (1993)

Jack Schwager is a managing director and principal of The Fortune Group, an alternative asset management firm regulated in the UK and the United States. Schwager is the Senior Portfolio manager for Fortune's Market Wizards Funds of Funds, a broadly diversified series of institutional hedge fund portfolios. He also serves on the board of Fortune's research affiliate Global Fund Analysis, a leading source of independent hedge fund research. His prior experience includes 22 years as the director of futures research for some of Wall Street's leading firms and 10 years as the co-principal of a commodity trading advisory firm.

Mr. Schwager is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling Market Wizards (1989), and the equally popular The New Market Wizards (1992). A third volume in this series, Stock Market Wizards, published by HarperCollins, was released in early 2001. Mr. Schwager's first book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, which was published in 1984, is considered to be one of the classic reference works in the field. More than a decade later he revised and expanded this original work into the three-volume series, Schwager on Futures, consisting of the following titles: Fundamental Analysis (1995), Technical Analysis (1996), and Managed Trading: Myths and Truths (1996). He is also the author of Getting Started in Technical Analysis (1999), which is part of John Wiley's popular "Getting Started" series.

Mr. Schwager is a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics with particular focus on the characteristics of great traders, hedge fund investment, performance measurement, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Brooklyn College and an M.A. in Economics from Brown University.

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