This audiobook provides fascinating insights into the hedge fund traders who consistently outperform the markets, in their own words.
From best-selling author, investment expert, and Wall Street theoretician Jack Schwager comes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hedge funds, from 15 traders who've consistently beaten the markets. Exploring what makes a great trader a great trader, Hedge Fund Market Wizards breaks new ground, giving readers rare insight into the trading philosophy and successful methods employed by some of the most profitable individuals in the hedge fund business.
A candid assessment of each trader's successes and failures, in their own words, the book shows readers what they can learn from each, and also outlines 40 essential lessons - from finding a trading method that fits an investor's personality to learning to appreciate the value of diversification - that investment professionals everywhere can apply in their own careers.
Bringing together the wisdom of the true masters of the markets, Hedge Fund Market Wizards is a collection of timeless insights into what it takes to trade in the hedge fund world.
©2012 Jack D. Schwager (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I like the question and answer format of the writing. Instead of an overlaid narrative (which there was some) the questions probed deeper in the theories behind why certain managers made the decisions they did. Also, moving from one subject to the next allowed for you to observe contrasts between the managers. No one style or investment process was favored in the book. It seemed as the writer wanted to illustrate the fact that there was no one key strategy that lead to success but there was underlying traits in each manager that was common to success.
I would say the book 'Quants' by Scott Patterson. It tells a similar story and the characters are the same so you almost feel familar with them.
I was a spy for the Cardassian Empire, but upon "retirement" I started a tailor shop on Deep Space Nine.
Yes. Just like all the Market Wizard books there is much insight that can be gained to help in trading.
The actionable ideas, the honesty of traders that had huge losses, and huge wins, and what they learned.
It was tough to determine at times (chapter 1 & 2) if he was asking the question or answering. Then in all the other chapters he changed is tone when asking questions and answering so it was more enjoyable.
It's a great book that really helps to open one's mind to a lot of trade opportunity's. This is helpful one one's quest to find their own trading style instead of replicating what others have done. Thank you Jack.
He interviews a broad range of traders and fund managers, and does a great job pulling out the most relevant content from each one. Very effective.
Recommended by a friend, and I'll recommend it to my friends. My first market wizard read, and I'm now downloading another from the series.
Do the wizards interviewed have skill, or are they just lucky? We'll never know unless the author does a followup study a couple of decades from now. In either case, very little information presented in the book will help the average trader.
I liked the book and found it really insightful. The only frustrating part is some parts get a little too long winded and could be better if some editing were employed. The other very unfortunate part of the listening experience is the narrator is apparently a non-financial person, and so mispronounces some financial terms. I think somewhere in there someone would correct the narrator with regards to the correct way to pronounce "arbitrage". This is just one example that takes away from an otherwise amazing learning experience. I would recommend buying every market was a book out there because they really are uniquely brilliant.
Fascinating and full of little gems. In summary there is no one way and you just have to find your own way. Inspiring to hear other traders stories. Thanks to the author!
"Excellent learning experience!"
Tight risk control
Edward Thorp, he is a legend in both trading and academic research. His thrilling stories in testing his theory at casinos were simply fascinating.
Clear and crispy.
No, the book is structured into multiply chapters for different interviews. Each interview has moderate length, hence could be listened in multiple sittings.
"Best book so far"
I have learnt a lot as it shows that dedication and Discipline with get you to reach your goal.
"Excellent book if your into trading!!"
Very interesting, insightful, perfect
Exactly what you would expect from the Market Wizards series!
This book will give you insight into how top hedge fund managers think, their trials and tribulations. The learning and development process they all went through. It is amazing to hear how much money they play with. Also interesting part of the book is one trader got fired and lost so much money so many times that you would have thought he would give up a career in the markets. He persisted in his endeavours and now manages a fund worth millions. Definitely worth a read or listen to, if your into trading.
"Another great one from Jack Schwager"
Top traders with some useful insights into their strategies.Schwager asks the right questions and gets some interesting answers. Each trader interviewed has a different approach yet all have success.
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