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Free Capital: How 12 private investors made millions in the stock market

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Are you interested in investment? Would life be better if you had no job, no boss, and succeeded or failed purely on the merits of your own investment insights? Free Capital gives an insight into this life. Based on a series of interviews, it outlines the investing strategies, insights, and lifestyles of people who have left the world of employment to become independent in ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published May 18th 2011 by Harriman House (first published March 24th 2011)
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Jan 07, 2015 Milan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guy Thomas profiles 12 investors in this book who are mainly living on their investing acumen. They have different investing styles and invest in different kind of securities but predominantly UK small cap stocks. This not a how-to invest kind of book but shows the ups and downs of these 12 investors during their investing lives. If you are an investor, you will surely identify with one of these men. They have their different techniques of picking and selling stocks. At the end of the book, the ...more
Ian Cassel
Free Capital is a book covering the lives and investment philosophies of 12 private full time investors mostly based in the UK. Their investment styles range from traders to investors, from momentum to value investors. I would estimate that most in the book manage a private portfolio of $2-5 million (USD) while a few of them $10-50 million.
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Aug 13, 2014 Simon Thompson rated it it was amazing
Excellent book exploring different investing and trading techniques.

I meant to just skim but ended up reading the whole lot properly.

Some really good technical and simply-put explanations.

Can thoroughly recommend to anyone with an interest in this field.
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