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
"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)
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.
I was a spy for the Cardassian Empire, but upon "retirement" I started a tailor shop on Deep Space Nine.
Don't look at this book as a
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator but not as good as far as gaining insight into trading.
The narrator was excellent. The book was read with the passion of someone who actually lived the life of Sykes.
Still figuring it all out....
In the top 5
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!
Emotion, Passion, Clarity
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great story overall. Lots of anecdotal information. Useful in many ways.
Tim is very honest person regarding his pitfalls, and the good ,the bad,the ugly of the hedge fund industry. Can't wait for the movie ! (I hope)
Very educational about short selling and hedge funds. Lots of conventional wisdom about certain areas of the stock market. Well written and performed.
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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