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No Bull: My Life in and Out of Markets

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  10 reviews
When the official history of twentieth-century Wall Street iswritten, it will certainly contain more than a few pages on MichaelSteinhardt. One of the most successful money managers in thehistory of "The Street," Steinhardt far outshone his peers byachieving an average annual return of over thirtypercent-significantly greater than that of every market benchmark.During his ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published December 27th 2004 by Wiley (first published September 15th 2001)
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Steve Bradshaw
Nov 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
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A fun read for those interested in investing who enjoy a good biography. For over twenty years, Steinhardt was at the cutting edge of New York investing, in the process establishing the first major hedge fund and amassing a personal fortune. This books is full of practical wisdom, anecdotes and advice. It won't teach you how to be a great investor (Steinhardt's approach is too personalized and erratic to emulate) but it will give you a few thinking points and some inspiration.

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William Krasne
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Michael Steinhardt is a pioneer of the hedge fund industry, and one of the greatest traders who ever lived. Moreover, he has a fascinating back story rising from Bensonhurst in Brooklyn to the pinnacle of Wall Street success. However, I cannot recommend this autobiography. The prose is inelegant, and too often he limits his discussion of his career to simply reciting his performance. The most interesting parts of the book concern his grappling with his Jewish identity, but these sections are not ...more
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Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
If you are interested in stocks and hedge funds you will enjoy this book.
Samuel
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Classic, another from the neighborhood down-to-earth Brooklyn Jew. As Enjoyable as Neiderhoffers account.
David Tunstall
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read somewhere that this book was recommended by Nassim Taleb as a book to read by someone who's "done it". I had never heard of Michael Steinhardt so I sat on this for awhile. I was recently looking for an easy read and I was pleasantly surprised.

I'm not sure if it is a feel good book, a success story, a cautionary tale or simply an illustration of what happened in his very eventful life. Maybe all of them. Micheal Steinhardt turns out to be very successful in most areas of life, but flawed
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Joel Gray
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it
INTROSPETION INTENSIFIES DURING TIMES OF SUCCESS BECAUSE ONE HAS THE LUXURY OF SELF-REFLECTION.

I was happier when pursuing success than I was at savouring the fruits.

At the age of 38, after being in the business for 11 years, Steinhardt decided to quit, as he had grown tired of the process. He wasnt burnt out. He got convinced to take a 1 year sabbatical instead and retired at age of 54.



Jeremy Raper
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Extremely compelling account, first hand, of Michael Steinhardt (hedge fund pioneer and investing legend), and his career in and out of the markets. Not only does he give you a flavor for his investing style but he comes across as a compelling, interesting human study, not perfect by any means but a really unique character. Has a dry sense of humor and quite well written too.
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Very little insight into the formation of investment philosophy or many real life incidents in investing / trading.

Quick easy read however.
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