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  • A Maniac Commodity Trader's Guide to Making a Fortune

  • By: Kevin Kerr
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Kerr dispels the common myths and misconceptions about these markets as he explains all the basics: how these markets function, how locals in the pit work, what those strange-looking acronyms mean, and which markets are thinly traded and tightly controlled, as well as delving into the all-important psychology of the market. So, whether you're a novice or an experienced trader, his down-to-earth, clear-cut guidance will make you more savvy, more confident, and more able to jump right in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #1 book for the beginner

  • By Donald on 10-28-07


1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-09

This book is slightly misleading. I thought I was going to learn about fundamental commodity investing. The book does cover commodities, but not enough for you actually invest. This book covers basics as stop losses, and what an option is or futures.

I was hoping that the book would explain basic commodity fundamentals.

This book explains basic stock market fundamentals and using commodity futures as an example.

You might like this book, but I found Commodities for dummies a lot informative and useful.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Trading for a Living

  • Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management
  • By: Alexander Elder
  • Narrated by: Richard Davison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

A hundred-thousand investors have turned to this best-selling guide for mastering successful trading by Dr. Alexander Elder, a professional trader, a world-classs expert in technical analysis, and a practicing psychiatrist. He believes that successful trading is based on three M's: Mind, Method, and Money. Trading for a Living helps discipline your Mind, shows you the Methods for trading the markets, and show you have to manage Money in your trading accounts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and POWERFUL

  • By Ermilo on 06-23-09

Simple and POWERFUL

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-09

I was hesitant to get this book to be honest. However, after 10 minutes in the listening, I knew I made the correct choice. Here is what makes the book great. Simple non complicated investing rules. They are simple yet good enough even for me, who does option trading. I have listened to this book 3 times over, its that good. If you are new to stocks,futures options...get this book. Even for an advanced option trader, its great!

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Sarah's Key

  • By: Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a 10 year-old girl, is arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Important subject and plot, pedestrian execution

  • By Benson on 04-15-10

Slow start, strong finish

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-09

This book does start off slowly, however, you are captivated by real characters, awesome dual story line, Jewish/French history along with modern France/America. This story was well worth the purchase. The story was so good and touching, that I can't but help think of the book every now and then and smile.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Tao of Warren Buffett

  • By: Mary Buffett, David Clark
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Following in the tradition of the Tao Te Ching, that ancient Chinese classic text on human nature (as well as more popular interpretations, like the best-selling The Tao of Pooh) comes The Tao of Warren Buffett, a compendium of quotes from America's favorite businessman. Buffett's investment strategies and life philosophies are revealed in this collection of sayings, some of which have never been heard before. Warren Buffett can teach us all a few secrets of success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice book of investment wisdom

  • By Ermilo on 02-11-09

Nice book of investment wisdom

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-09

Overall, I enjoyed the book. However, as an Option Trader, I found very little use of the book. I just enjoy hearing the intelligent wisdom of Warren Buffet. If you are a investor in equities, then this book would serve you well. The only problem I had with the book is, that it tends to repeat many of the sayings.

All in all, I recommend this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful