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Hedge Fund Market Wizards How Winning Traders Win

by Jack D. Schwager, Ed Seykota

Hedge Fund Market Wizards How Winning Traders Win Synopsis

Fascinating insights into the hedge fund traders whoconsistently outperform the markets, in their own words From bestselling author, investment expert, and Wall Streettheoretician Jack Schwager comes a behind-the-scenes look at theworld of hedge funds, from fifteen traders who've consistentlybeaten the markets. Exploring what makes a great trader a greattrader, Hedge Fund Market Wizards breaks new ground, givingreaders rare insight into the trading philosophy and successfulmethods employed by some of the most profitable individuals in thehedge fund business. Presents exclusive interviews with fifteen of the mostsuccessful hedge fund traders and what they've learned over thecourse of their careers Includes interviews with Jamie Mai, Joel Greenblatt, MichaelPlatt, Ray Dalio, Colm O'Shea, Ed Thorp, and manymore Explains forty key lessons for traders Joins Stock Market Wizards, New Market Wizards, and Market Wizards as the fourth installment of investmentguru Jack Schwager's acclaimed bestselling series of interviewswith stock market experts A candid assessment of each trader's successes and failures, intheir own words, the book shows readers what they can learn fromeach, and also outlines forty essential lessons--from findinga trading method that fits an investor's personality to learning toappreciate the value of diversification--that investmentprofessionals 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 timelessinsights into what it takes to trade in the hedge fund world.

Hedge Fund Market Wizards How Winning Traders Win Press Reviews

A must-read for all would-be traders...while the book's focusis clearly on trading and investing, there is more than enoughhuman interest on offer for the general reader.... Like Schwager'sother works...Hedge Fund Market Wizards looks set to becomea classic. (Money Week, June 2012) Offers valuable guidance and timeless insights for bothinvestment professionals and market enthusiasts looking to improvetheir trading abilities by learning from the best. (, July 2012) This book is destined to be a classic just like the others byJack. But the latest goes one step further, these traders aren'tjust at the top of their game, they have defined it. What can Isay? This book was so good it almost made me want to get back intothe game again! --Paul Wilmott, mathematician and ex-hedge fundmanager Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Another book about truetraders by a true trader. Jack Schwager has become the officialauthor of traderdom for this and future generations. Not only doesHedge Fund Market Wizards deserve a spot in everyrespectable trader's book collection, but the entire seriesshould be read annually by both professional and aspiring traders.Timeless wisdom, priceless concepts! --Peter Lewis Brandt, Futures Trader, StablefordAsset Management, and Author of Diary of a ProfessionalCommodity Trader I read Jack Schwager's first Market Wizards book when Iwas just starting out as in investor more than 20 years ago. It putinto brilliant focus the importance of trading psychology andknowing thyself. His latest work is yet another masterpiece. Itbrings to light new concepts in the world of investing that applyto all investors in today's markets. Anyone who reads this workwill immeasurably enrich themselves on many levels because tradingis life and life is trading. --Dr. Chris Kacher, Founder, and Author of Trade Like an O'NeilDisciple Author Jack Schwager seems to have built his career on themarket wizardry of others. Based on this fourth wizardbook--interviews with 15 hedge-fund managers who recount theircareers and strategies--Schwager's long experience withwizardry has served him well. Readers captivated by the hedge-fundmystique won't be disappointed. Readers looking for insightinto exactly how successful hedge-fund managers achieve successwill have plenty to chew over. Schwager attempts to boil down theinterviews into 40 Market Wizard Lessons. Examples: Valueinvesting works. Position size can be more important than entryprice. Sometimes it's useful to do nothing. But the one thatmay ring truest is this: There is no Holy Grail in trading. Whatworks for one may not work for another, or for you. Fortunately forus, there's a wide enough variety of portraiture in Hedge FundMarket Wizards that at least a few lessons should resonate. Determining how great traders acquire and use theirspecial skills has been an elusive quest. We have no shortage ofcookbooks on how to trade, but only a limited number of booksdescribe the decision processes of those who speculate as aprofession. Trader confessionals exist often as testimonies toegos, but few focus on the details of decision making. Materialthat does successfully capture the essence of how speculators thinkis the Market Wizards series by Jack D. Schwager.... Even inthe interviews of well-known traders, Schwager's probingquestions extract many new insights. --FAJ Book Review Even in the interviews of well-known traders, Schwager's probing questions extract many new insights. TheEd Thorp interview, which is the longest, is almost worthy of abook in itself. --CFA Institute review

Book Information

ISBN: 9781118273043
Publication date: 11th May 2012
Author: Jack D. Schwager, Ed Seykota
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 544 pages
Categories: Investment & securities,

About Jack D. Schwager, Ed Seykota

JACK D. SCHWAGER is a recognized industry expert onfutures and hedge funds, and the author of a number of widelyacclaimed financial books. He is currently the co-portfoliomanager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. He is also anadvisor to MarkeTopper Securities, an India-based quantitativetrading firm. Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the FortuneGroup, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm that specialized increating customized hedge fund portfolios for institutionalclients. His prior experience also includes over twenty years as adirector of futures research for some of Wall Street's leadingfirms.

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