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The third in the bestselling Market Wizards series, this time focusing on the barometer of the economy - the stock market.

It has been nearly a decade since the publication of the highly successful The New Market Wizards. The interim has witnessed the most dynamic bull market in US stock history, a collapse in commodity prices, dramatic failures in some of the world′s leadi
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 15th 2003 by HarperBusiness (first published January 1st 2001)
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Romanas Wolfsborg
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Schwager interviews and reviews the absolute top stock market traders providing a unique insight direct into the mindsets of the very best performers of this domain. Some traders interviewed in the book are very restrictive on disclosing their strategies due to the fear of losing the functioning of their carefully polished strategies when the masses start copying them, and I agree on that consideration. However, there are still many very useful hints and trading philosophies, behavior considerat ...more
Ian Cassel
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Interviews with the best traders and investors.
Perry
Sep 25, 2014 marked it as next  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: investors
the last chapter, Wizard Lessons, alone is worth the price!
John Richards
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Real stories for serious market participents
Sanford Chee
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Steven A. Cohen: "If I am in the trade because of a catalyst, the first thing I check is whether the catalyst still applies."

"If you think you’re wrong, or if the market is moving against you and you don’t know why, take in half. You can always put it on again. If you do that twice, you’ve taken in three-quarters of your position. Then what’s left is no longer a big deal. The thing is to start moving your feet. I find that too many traders just stand there and let the truck roll over them. A com
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Bidhan
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A delightful read!

Focuses on how there is no hard and fast rule for successful investment/trading other than having the right mentality, discipline and hard work.

The interviews included are not necessarily on how successful individuals have invested to teach the reader their methods but rather how important it is to build and evolve your own investment philosophies and not take things at face value (reports will tend to be biased / when an investor is being interviewed either most seem to have
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Greg Talbot
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you lost $350,000 in trading, would you have what it takes to move back to the farm, and milk cows after your day job?
Well that's just what Mark Cook did, and his story while very unique and full of personality has the trajectory of a lot
of traders in this book. They all put in inordinate amount of time, perfected a method and style that matched their personalty,
and learned how to read through the indicators, past the Wall Street choir, and make it their own way.

Schwager's book both won't m
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Richard Stephenson
Aug 04, 2011 rated it liked it
It feels really good to kind of be 'in' on conversations with these Market big-shots. They know their craft, they've been through the ringers, and they do what they do better than anyone else out there! There are some VERY useful insights to be had from this book.

I wasn't a huge fan of the format, the large number of 'wizards' of methods that I won't even be able to think about until I am doing MUCH better off (though there are still insights to be had their), and I would guess the book could ha
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Lucas
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Is a nice book, although it is not mind blowing.
It give a wide perspective of the found managers and tries really hard to take those thoughts to the small trader. Which is imposible is you as me.
Terry Kim
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Yet another great Market Wizards book. My review is pretty much the same as previous market wizards, great insights from great traders.

One thing that got me really inspired is that many of these very successful traders, failed a lot more than others and a lot bigger as well (i.e. half million dollar losses). However these individuals did not call it quits and rather came back for more, stronger each time. I really think this is one of the biggest keys to success. Having that attitude of never q
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Khairul Bashar
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one remarkable book which contains interviews of 15 top traders. Each trader has some common traits and each trader some unique philosophy about the market. Everything is so well articulated throughout the book by Jack D. Schwager that I could feel the blood pumping through my veins while reading the experiences and methodologies used by these traders. People who have passion for stock market should find this book thrilling.
Alvin Lim
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The third in the bestselling Market Wizards series, this time focusing on the barometer of the economy - the stock market.

It has been nearly a decade since the publication of the highly successful The New Market Wizards. The interim has witnessed the most dynamic bull market in US stock history, a collapse in commodity prices, dramatic failures in some of the world′s lea
Loh
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Good book that outlined to me the emotional discipline , as well as emotional tenacity to accept failure when dealing with stocks. I have also learnt how important it is to treat stock trading as a vocation, and I hope to review my own career plans as well, hopefully aligning them to the real pressures of the corporate world. Books was made better by the fact I got it for $2 lol.
Xavier
Jul 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: investing
Excellent book, some of the investor/traders interviewed in the market where extreamly motivational.

In this book Mr. Schwager not only interview these investors before the great Bull run of the Dot.com era but also followed up on these investors after the great crash. I found this to be an excellent part of the book. Showing how great investors can handle both the upside and downside.
Carl Yang
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Despite being 10 years old, still a great read. I recommend the interviews with David Shaw, Alphonse Fletcher, and John Bender. I read this 5 years ago, then took it with me on a flight and still was able to get a lot of new insight.
Jeremy Raper
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another one of Schwager's interview books - this one focuses exclusively on those who trade stocks. I found it pretty interesting, with a number of useful tidbits and nuggets to use in my own trading.
David Robins
Nov 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some great interviews and concluding 65 "lessons" nicely draws together the advice from each of the traders interviewed.
erjan avid reader
i skipped factual q/a parts. I only read the summary of each trader's vision.

Everybody trades differently. Find your personality in the market, find your edge and stick to it.
Ted
Jun 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who wants to see how it's done.
Recommended to Ted by: Jack Schwager
Hey, it mentions me, so I gotta give it at least 3 stars.

It is actually pretty interesting.
Teddee
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finance
Great way to hear 10-15 very successful traders talk about their craft and get into their minds a little.
Phil
Nov 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
If you like the stock-market this is a good book. One thing I gained from it is the importance in discipline in all aspects of our lives.
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Jack Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is currently the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the Fortune Group, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm, which special ...more
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