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Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Trad

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  436 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Welcome to the world of Martin "Buzzy" Schwartz, Champion Trader--the man whose nerves of steel and killer instinct in the canyons of Wall Street earned him the well-deserved name "Pit Bull." This is the true story of how Schwartz became the best of the best, of the people and places he discovered along the way and of the trader’s tricks and techniques he used to make his ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published April 1st 1998)
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Mark Speed
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business, reference
This was recommended to me by a couple of master traders when I asked for a book on trading psychology.

Schwartz counts himself as a 'street kid' - i.e. someone from an ordinary background, rather than a Wasp Ivy League family. His self-image is a little bit different from reality, in that his family did have a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial streak. He may have done a lot of 'street' things in his youth, but his academic record is excellent. He was also in the Marine Reserves as an offi
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John
Dec 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the few books, other than children's books, that I have read several times. It is an investment book that chronicles the life of Marty Schwartz, who was the top trader in the 1980s. While many investment books are dry, this is an emotional roller coaster that is more about the pressures, successes and failures that high risk investment traders live. A fascinating and frank account of the life of a top trader.
Yogeeswar
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trading, non-fiction
Modern day Jesse Livermore.
Chris Lucas
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finance
Awesome autobiography from one of the best traders of the late 20th century. Definitely recommend. I'm reading it again for the third time in the last 10 years.
Chloe Chong
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just like this book. It's fun, brilliant and most importantly, it tells the ruthlessness of the trading world.
Ian Cassel
The great autobiography of/by Martin Schwartz, one of the best traders ever
Valery Bartashevich
(less known) classics on trading (in my top 3 of best books on trading in financial markets!)
Alberto
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved how the auto-biography shows moments of genius in Schwartz's career, as well as some really daft moves. You get a great sense of pride coming out of him, the desire to become great, but also the humility to show his mistakes.

The characters in the story are mostly painted in broad strokes, good enough for brief anecdotes, the chapters are rarely longer than a few pages. Makes for good toilet reading even if you're uninterested in Wall Street.
Suraj Makhija
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book on how a trader's mindset works and how each trader develops his own strategy.
Lillian
Jun 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, if nothing else, is really entertaining. If you're a trader, or have any interest in numbers, it's even better, but Marty Schwartz' humor and descriptive writing style really shines here. This book chronicles his career as a trader starting from when he bought his seat at the American Stock Exchange. Instead of focusing all on numbers and the market, he also writes about his personal life and the sometimes funny but very real intersection between his marriage and trying to make it in ...more
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