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  • The Art of Investing: Lessons from History's Greatest Traders

  • By: John M. Longo, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John M. Longo
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789

The Art of Investing: Lessons from History's Greatest Traders profiles over 30 men and women at the pinnacle of the investing field, including Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, John Bogle, Peter Lynch, George Soros, T. Rowe Price, Jr., Linda Bradford Raschke, David Dreman, Michael Burry, and others involved in such ventures as value stocks, growth stocks, mutual funds, index funds, hedge funds, commodity futures, private equity, sovereign wealth, distressed assets, and more.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Should be titled:. Bios of hedge fund managers

  • By Najel on 08-25-17

Great teacher

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

The author paints a very vivid story of what it took for some of the greatest traders and investors to achieve greatness. He also does a god job laying out the different frameworks of thought that have allowed people to achieve success in investing. Great for anyone trying to gain knowledge on the subject.

  • The Complete TurtleTrader

  • How 23 Novice Investors Became Overnight Millionaires
  • By: Michael W. Covel
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

This is the true story behind Wall Street legend Richard Dennis, his disciples, the Turtles, and the trading techniques that made them millionaires. What happens when ordinary people are taught a system to make extraordinary money? Richard Dennis made a fortune on Wall Street by investing according to a few simple rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining & helped me make real money.

  • By Brad Mills on 09-16-16

Great book on trend following!

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Reviewed: 12-21-16

This is the story of Richard Dennis the "Prince of the Pit" and his incredible trend following trading system. I really enjoyed the first hand experiences of the turtles and learning about their trades. There is a large amount of detail here. Great start for any novice trader.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Beat the Crowd

  • How You Can Out-Invest the Herd by Thinking Differently
  • By: Kenneth L. Fisher, Elisabeth Dellinger
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

<>Beat the Crowd is the real contrarian's guide to investing, with comprehensive explanations of how a true contrarian investor thinks and acts - and why it works more often than not. Best-selling author Ken Fisher breaks down the myths and cuts through the noise to present a clear, unvarnished view of timeless market realities. He also points out the ways in which a contrarian approach to investing will outsmart the herd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for real contrarianism

  • By Saad H on 12-28-15

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 10-28-16

Ken Fisher teaches fundamental individual analysis while promoting a departure from treacherous group mentalities. I believe this book is a must for anyone looking to stand on their own two feet in the investment world.

  • Millionaire Traders

  • How Everyday People Are Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game
  • By: Kathy Lien, Boris Schlossberg
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Trading is a battle between you and the market. And while you might not be a financial professional, that doesn't mean you can't win this battle. Through interviews with twelve ordinary individuals who have worked hard to transform themselves into extraordinary traders, Millionaire Traders reveals how you can beat Wall Street at its own game. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this book introduces you to a dozen successful traders - some who focus on equities, others who deal in futures or foreign exchange - and examines the paths they've taken to capture considerable profits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, worst narrator EVER!!!

  • By JD on 09-25-15

A++

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Reviewed: 07-29-16

This book is essential for anyone interested in learning to trade. They tend to focus of trading currencies but a lot of the strategies can be used by anyone interested in trading.

  • Buffett

  • The Making of an American Capitalist
  • By: Roger Lowenstein
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950

Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century - an astounding net worth of $10 billion and counting. His awesome investment record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant dealmaker who cultivates a homespun aura.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changer

  • By Steven on 03-28-15

Buffets Life Story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-16

This book attempted to encapsulate the important ideas that buffet carried with him. There is no singular focus, but instead this book attempts to explain every aspect of buffet's life. Whether it was Buffets Graham style investing or modest lifestyle,

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Millionaire Mind

  • By: Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D., William D. Danko Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367

To become a millionaire, you have to think like one. The Millionaire Mind shows you how. Also available: The Millionaire Next Door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paradigm Change.

  • By Ray on 02-09-16

Enlightening!!!

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Reviewed: 05-24-16

Thomas Stanley tells it like it is in this fact filled tale about what characteristics set apart millionaires from their wasteful counterparts. I bet there are a lot of millionaires wishing they read this book at a younger age.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,273

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

Everyone must own this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-03-16

The ideas and behaviors covered in this book are the cornerstone of success. How to Win Friends & Influence People details everything needed to master human relations.

  • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

  • By: Philip A. Fisher
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
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    4 out of 5 stars 565

One of the most important works ever written on investment theory, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits lays out the fundamental principles of intelligent investing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some useful ideas, some less so

  • By Thomas on 02-15-05

Another Investment Classic

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Reviewed: 04-06-16

If you are interested in value investing this is surely a read for you. This book covers many topics of investing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

  • By: Edwin Lefevre
  • Narrated by: Rick Rohan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334

First published in 1923, this lightly fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest market speculators ever, is widely regarded as one of best investment books of all time. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the resource that generations of investors have turned to when they needed deeper insight into their own investing habits and those of others. Listen to this work, featuring narrator Rick Rohan, and you'll soon discover your portfolio growing in new and unexpected ways!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING

  • By XEVEN on 11-21-09

Sent Back in Time!

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Reviewed: 04-03-16

This is a timeless narrative set in the early 1900s. We see how stock operators and bucket shop operators lost and gained fortunes while riding the ups and downs of the market. Many lessons will be told as we are shown truly how difficult operating on the margin can be.

  • Charlie Munger

  • The Complete Investor
  • By: Tren Griffin
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 888

Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway's visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett's indispensable financial partner, has outperformed market indexes again and again, and he believes any investor can do the same. His notion of "elementary, worldly wisdom" - a set of interdisciplinary mental models involving economics, business, psychology, ethics, and management - allows him to keep his emotions out of his investments and avoid the common pitfalls of bad judgment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but... one major annoyance

  • By Joseph R. Compton on 02-26-16

For Every Value Investor

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Reviewed: 04-03-16

This was a great insight into Charlie Munger and the Graham value investing system. I was impressed at how well it covered Charlie Munger's approach to investing.