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An American Hedge Fund: How I made $2 Million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund | [Timothy Sykes]

An American Hedge Fund: How I made $2 Million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund

Timothy Sykes turned $12,000 of Bar Mitzvah gift money into $1.65 million by trading thousands of stocks from 1999 to 2002. He managed the number-one Short Bias Hedge Fund from 2003 to 2006, starred in the television documentary Wall Street Warriors, and appeared regularly on CNBC - all before the age of 26. It's been a wild ride.
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Publisher's Summary

About $2 trillion is invested in the hedge-fund industry, and yet, due to industry regulations, the general public knows little about them. This book will change that.

Timothy Sykes turned $12,000 of Bar Mitzvah gift money into $1.65 million by trading thousands of stocks from 1999 to 2002. He managed the number-one Short Bias Hedge Fund from 2003 to 2006, starred in the television documentary Wall Street Warriors, and appeared regularly on CNBC - all before the age of 26. It's been a wild ride.

This Rocky-like story is the first realistic look at the world of stock trading and hedge funds. It will educate and inspire everyone.

©2008 Timothy Sykes; (P)2008 HFactor Publishing

What the Critics Say

"This is the first book I'd give to somebody if I were trying to interest them in the stock market." (Greg Feirman, Founder and CEO, Top Gun Financial Planning)
"There's certainly a dash of Holden Caulfield to Sykes, but there's at least an equal part Larry Livingston, the trader in Edwin LeFevre's classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator." (Dow Jones Newswire)

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    Jan Naestved, Denmark 06-05-08
    Jan Naestved, Denmark 06-05-08
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    "Ok but something is missing"

    This book is hugely entertaining. Timothy's story is interesting, honest and well told. The problem with this book is that it misses the authors purpose and goal. You will learn about a few trading techniques but the book is not detailed enough to help you really understand the concepts of these trading tactics and sadly you will not learn what exactly a Hedge Fund is. Recommended if you have a little background knowledge.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Handlowiec 02-12-12
    Handlowiec 02-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Honest Story from a real trader"
    Where does An American Hedge Fund rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Don't look at this book as a


    What other book might you compare An American Hedge Fund to and why?

    Reminiscences of a Stock Operator but not as good as far as gaining insight into trading.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was excellent. The book was read with the passion of someone who actually lived the life of Sykes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Holisticmom Dania Beach, FL, United States 09-08-11
    Holisticmom Dania Beach, FL, United States 09-08-11 Member Since 2010

    Still figuring it all out....

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    "Your Very Own Big Brother of the Stock Market"
    Where does An American Hedge Fund rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 5


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An American Hedge Fund?

    That he was a millionaire by 21 years of age and the realization for the first time in my life that I can become financially independent!


    What does Brett Barry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emotion, Passion, Clarity


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Didn't really think about it that way. I listen often when I'm at work or doing other tasks, so I listen to as much as I can. If I don't finish, I return to it at a later time. In fact I think I still have a couple of chapters yet to finish!


    Any additional comments?

    Love the Book, Love the Education.....it's really like having a mentor to learn about real-life mistakes and mishaps before they happen or when they happen. I'm so much calmer and confident about investing for the first time in my life. I'm 52!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    joe belleville, IL, United States 09-19-09
    joe belleville, IL, United States 09-19-09 Member Since 2009
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    "A wild ride, got me back into investing"

    I really enjoyed this book. Tim's honesty and humor really carried the day. I did learn quite a bit about trading, not the "how to's" -- there are plenty of resources out there for that -- but the mind set. His honest assessment of his accomplishments and mistakes is well done. Tim never misses a chance to poke fun at himself, and he also never misses a chance to brag -- although he pulls them both off in a light way. Bretty Barry does a excellent job reading the book. Highly reccommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven saginaw , MI, USA 01-30-09
    Steven saginaw , MI, USA 01-30-09
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    "AWESOME!!!!!!! COULD NOT STOP LISTENING"

    I am new to trading, and I advise every newbie to start with this book! I know the author may come off as being cocky and full of his self, but he made alot of mistakes that everyone can learn from! This book made my learning experiance easy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John Reynald Las PinasPhilippines 06-18-08
    John Reynald Las PinasPhilippines 06-18-08
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    "Two thumbs up!"

    Outright one of the best books out there. A real eye opener yet very entertaining. A must read/listen for everyone starting or already seasoned stock traders.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carlos Tyrone, GA, USA 06-12-08
    Carlos Tyrone, GA, USA 06-12-08
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    "Fun to listen to but..."

    It was a fun read but nothing of particular help. A great story of a young boy at the right time to ride a wave of the stock market not seen since 1928. He didn't loose it so that is quite the accomplishment but he has not been able to do much since. Still young and still a little full of himself but it seems that LIFE is still working its magic on him. It will be fun to see what he does next.

    Not recommended for trading advice. It's still a fun ego trip story. Don't come here for trading advice. He's still not sure how he got here.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    David Groveland, FL, United States 08-01-10
    David Groveland, FL, United States 08-01-10
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    "Good for a Story not Education"

    I was hoping this book would have some kind of educational value to it. To my suprise, it doesn't. Sure you could pull up the charts on the stocks he is talking about, but there is no mention as to what time frame, chart style, indicators, or any other type of educational information in this book. The book itself is a good story and I believe the author accomplished everything he writes about. but that's as far as it goes. If you are looking for a good story about making money in the stock market I guess this would be a good choice. If you are looking for knowledge on how to make money in the market this book should not even be on your list. The author does have educational material available for sale but he does not give any of it in this publication.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Cliffside Park, NJ, USA 03-23-09
    Matt Cliffside Park, NJ, USA 03-23-09
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    "Very Entertaining"

    I found this book to very entertaining if not inspiring. Don't get me wrong its obvious that the author is using this book as a marketing vehicle for his DVD's, seminars, and stock alert service but his anecdotes and lessons learned are valuable for any risk taker.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Honest Book"

    Good honest account of a young man's experiences with the stock market. Timothy Sykes is open and honest about his mistakes and therefore the listener can learn from them.

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