Stock Market Wizards

Stock Market Wizards
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780061857188

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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 leading hedge funds, the burst of the Internet bubble, a fall into recession and subsequent rumblings of recovery. Who have been the 'market wizards' during this tumultuous financial period? How did some traders manage to significantly outperform a stockmarket that during its heyday moved virtually straight up? This book will feature interviews with a variety of traders who achieved phenomenal financial success during the glory days of the Internet boom. In contrast with the first two Market Wizard books, which included traders from a broad financial spectrum—stocks, bonds, currencies and futures—this volume will focus on traders in the stockmarket.

Market Wizards

Market Wizards
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 458
Release: 1993
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780887306105

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A bestselling classic (more than 200,000 copies sold in hardcover and paperback) that delves into the minds of some of the world's most successful traders.

Unknown Market Wizards

Unknown Market Wizards
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780857198709

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The Market Wizards are back! Unknown Market Wizards continues in the three-decade tradition of the hugely popular Market Wizards series, interviewing exceptionally successful traders to learn how they achieved their extraordinary performance results. The twist in Unknown Market Wizards is that the featured traders are individuals trading their own accounts. They are unknown to the investment world. Despite their anonymity, these traders have achieved performance records that rival, if not surpass, the best professional managers. Some of the stories include: - A trader who turned an initial account of $2,500 into $50 million. - A trader who achieved an average annual return of 337% over a 13-year period. - A trader who made tens of millions using a unique approach that employed neither fundamental nor technical analysis. - A former advertising executive who used classical chart analysis to achieve a 58% average annual return over a 27-year trading span. - A promising junior tennis player in the UK who abandoned his quest for a professional sporting career for trading and generated a nine-year track record with an average annual return just under 300%. World-renowned author and trading expert Jack D. Schwager is our guide. His trademark knowledgeable and sensitive interview style encourages the Wizards to reveal the fascinating details of their training, experience, tactics, strategies, and their best and worst trades. There are dashes of humour and revelations about the human side of trading throughout. The result is an engrossing new collection of trading wisdom, brimming with insights that can help all traders improve their outcomes.

The New Market Wizards

The New Market Wizards
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2012-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118538784

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Praise for THE NEW MARKET WIZARDS "Jack Schwager simply writes the best books about trading I've ever read. These interviews always give me a lot to think about. If you like learning about traders and trading, you'll find that reading this book is time well spent." -Richard Dennis, President, The Dennis Trading Group, Inc. "Jack Schwager's deep knowledge of the markets and his extensive network of personal contacts throughout the industry have set him apart as the definitive market chronicler of our age." -Ed Seykota "Very interesting indeed!" -John Train, author of The Money Masters "Successful trading demands longtime experience because it requires firsthand knowledge. If there is a shortcut to this requirement, however, it is in reading about the experiences of others. Jack Schwager's book provides that shortcut. If you find yourself sweating upon occasion as you read, then you're as close to the trading experience as you can get without actually doing it yourself." -Robert R. Prechter, Jr., editor, The Elliott Wave Theorist THE NEW MARKET WIZARDS Some traders distinguish themselves from the herd. These supertraders make millions of dollars-sometimes in hours-and consistently outperform their peers. As he did in his acclaimed national bestseller, Market Wizards, Jack Schwager interviews a host of these supertraders, spectacular winners whose success occurs across a spectrum of financial markets. These traders use different methods, but they all share an edge. How do they do it? What separates them from the others? What can they teach the average trader or investor? In The New Market Wizards, these wildly successful traders relate the financial strategies that have rocketed them to success, as well as the embarrassing losses that have proven them all too human. Meet the Wizards of Wall Street: * Stan Druckenmiller, who, as manager of the Soros Quantum Fund, realized an average annual return of more than 38 percent on assets ranging between $2.0 and $3.5 billion * William Eckhardt, a mathematician who, in collaboration with trader Richard Dennis, selected and trained the now-legendary circle known as the Turtles * Bill Lipschutz, a former architect who, for eight years, was Salomon Brothers' largest and most successful currency trader * Blair Hull, a one-time blackjack player who began an options trading company with Asking the questions that readers with an interest in the financial markets would love to pose to the financial superstars, and filled with candid appraisals, The New Market Wizards takes its place as a classic.

Hedge Fund Market Wizards

Hedge Fund Market Wizards
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-04-25
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118283615

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Fascinating insights into the hedge fund traders who consistently outperform the markets, in their own words From bestselling author, investment expert, and Wall Street theoretician Jack Schwager comes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hedge funds, from fifteen traders who've consistently beaten the markets. Exploring what makes a great trader a great trader, Hedge Fund Market Wizards breaks new ground, giving readers rare insight into the trading philosophy and successful methods employed by some of the most profitable individuals in the hedge fund business. Presents exclusive interviews with fifteen of the most successful hedge fund traders and what they've learned over the course of their careers Includes interviews with Jamie Mai, Joel Greenblatt, Michael Platt, Ray Dalio, Colm O’Shea, Ed Thorp, and many more Explains forty key lessons for traders Joins Stock Market Wizards, New Market Wizards, and Market Wizards as the fourth installment of investment guru Jack Schwager's acclaimed bestselling series of interviews with stock market experts A candid assessment of each trader's successes and failures, in their own words, the book shows readers what they can learn from each, and also outlines forty essential lessons—from finding a trading method that fits an investor's personality to learning to appreciate the value of diversification—that investment professionals 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 timeless insights into what it takes to trade in the hedge fund world.

Market Wizards Interviews with Top Traders

Market Wizards  Interviews with Top Traders
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118538715

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THE INVESTMENT CLASSIC "I've read Market Wizards at several stages of my careeras it shows the staying power of good down-to-earth wisdoms of truepractitioners with skin in the game. This is the central documentshowing the heuristics that real-life traders use to manage theiraffairs, how people who do rather than talk have done things.Twenty years from now, it will still be fresh. There is no otherlike it." —NASSIM N. TALEB, former derivatives trader, author ofThe Black Swan, and professor, NYU-Poly "Market Wizards is one of the most fascinating books everwritten about Wall Street. A few of the 'Wizards' are myfriends—and Jack Schwager has nailed their modus operandi onthe head." —MARTIN W. ZWEIG, PhD, Editor, The ZweigForecast "It is difficult enough to develop a method that works. It thentakes experience to believe what your method is telling you. Butthe toughest task of all is turning analysis into money. If youdon't believe it, try it. These guys have it all: a method, theconviction, and the discipline to act decisively time after time,regardless of distractions and pressures. They are heroes of WallStreet, and Jack Schwager's book brings their characters vividly tolife." —ROBERT R. PRECHTER, JR., Editor, The Elliott WaveTheorist

The Little Book of Market Wizards

The Little Book of Market Wizards
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118858691

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An accessible look at the art of investing and how to adopt the practices of top professionals What differentiates the highly successful market practitioners—the Market Wizards—from ordinary traders? What traits do they share? What lessons can the average trader learn from those who achieved superior returns for decades while still maintaining strict risk control? Jack Schwager has spent the past 25 years interviewing the market legends in search of the answers—a quest chronicled in four prior Market Wizards volumes totaling nearly 2,000 pages. In The Little Book of Market Wizards, Jack Schwager seeks to distill what he considers the essential lessons he learned in conducting nearly four dozen interviews with some of the world's best traders. The book delves into the mindset and processes of highly successful traders, providing insights that all traders should find helpful in improving their trading skills and results. Each chapter focuses on a specific theme essential to market success Describes how all market participants can benefit by incorporating the related traits, behaviors, and philosophies of the Market Wizards in their own trading Filled with compelling anecdotes that bring the trading messages to life, and direct quotes from the market greats that resonate with the wisdom born of experience and skill Stepping clearly outside the narrow confines of most investment books, The Little Book of Market Wizards focuses on the value of understanding one's self within the context of successful investing.

Getting Started in Technical Analysis

Getting Started in Technical Analysis
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1999-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0471295426

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Revered by many, reviled by some, technical analysis is the art and science of deciphering price activity to better understand market behavior and identify trading opportunities. In this accessible guide, Jack Schwager-perhaps the most recognized and respected name in the field-demystifies technical analysis for beginning investors, clearly explaining such basics as trends, trading ranges, chart patterns, stops, entry, and exit and pyramiding approaches. The book's numerous examples and clear, simple explanations provide a solid framework for using technical analysis to make better, more informed investment decisions and as the basis for mechanical trading systems. Along with Schwager's invaluable trading rules and market observations culled from years of real-world trading experience, Getting Started in Technical Analysis offers in-depth coverage of: * Types of charts-bar, close-only, point-and-figure, candlestick. * Chart patterns-one-day, continuation, top and bottom formations, the importance of failed signals. * Trading systems-trend-following, counter-trend, pattern recognition. * Charting and analysis software-price data issues, time frame/trading style considerations, software research. * he planned trading approach-trading philosophy, choosing markets, risk control strategies, establishing a trading routine.

Market Sense and Nonsense

Market Sense and Nonsense
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-10-19
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118523162

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Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptionsat the core of investment theory and practice and exposes commoninvestor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads When it comes to investment models and theories of how marketswork, convenience usually trumps reality. The simple fact is thatmany revered investment theories and market models are flatlywrong—that is, if we insist that they work in the real world.Unfounded assumptions, erroneous theories, unrealistic models,cognitive biases, emotional foibles, and unsubstantiated beliefsall combine to lead investors astray—professionals as well asnovices. In this engaging new book, Jack Schwager, bestsellingauthor of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards,takes aim at the most perniciously pervasive academic precepts,money management canards, market myths and investor errors. Like somany ducks in a shooting gallery, Schwager picks them off, one at atime, revealing the truth about many of the fallacious assumptions,theories, and beliefs at the core of investment theory andpractice. A compilation of the most insidious, fundamental investmenterrors the author has observed over his long and distinguishedcareer in the markets Brings to light the fallacies underlying many widely heldacademic precepts, professional money management methodologies, andinvestment behaviors A sobering dose of real-world insight for investmentprofessionals and a highly readable source of information andguidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, andfinance Spans both traditional and alternative investment classes,covering both basic and advanced topics As in his best-selling Market Wizard series, Schwagermanages the trick of covering material that is pertinent toprofessionals, yet writing in a style that is clear and accessibleto the layman

Pit Bull

Pit Bull
Author: Martin Schwartz,Amy Hempel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780061844638

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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 millions.

Managed Trading

Managed Trading
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1996-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0471020575

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An in-depth investigation into the increasingly popular investment: managed futures—written by one of the world's leading authorities "Jack Schwager has written the definitive book on managed futures investing. It is exhaustive in coverage, and the analysis is exceptionally rigorous. The writing is refreshingly candid and sure to provoke discussion on many important topics in the managed futures industry. This book should be required reading for anyone considering investing in managed futures." —Scott Irwin Professor, The Ohio State University "Jack continues to be both an educator and a portfolio manager. Managed Trading is a wonderful book and much needed in the industry. I consider it required reading for investors and financial industry professionals. Finally, a road map which outlines and explores investment issues succinctly." —M. Elaine Crocker President, Moore Capital Management, Inc. "This book is a 'must-read' for anyone thinking of investing in managed futures. Schwager combines the best of academic research on managed futures investments with his own practitioner experience to provide a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the managed futures industry." —Franklin R. Edwards Arthur F. Burns, Professor, Finance and Economics Columbia Business School "The futures markets will continue to grow worldwide. You should read Jack Schwager whether you are contemplating such investments or are already investing, or even if you just want to understand what is happening." —Jim Rogers Author, Investment Biker "Schwager puts managed futures in its proper perspective as a portfolio investment, providing the reader a complete and enlightening tour of the managed futures world. His writing style makes for easy reading and his common sense and good judgment shine through as he surveys the academic literature, linking the practical and the theoretical in evaluating these investments. New investors and old hands alike will find this a 'must buy and hold' book." —Mark J. Powers President, Powers & Dubin Asset Allocation and Management Co. Editor, The Journal of Futures Markets

A Complete Guide to the Futures Market

A Complete Guide to the Futures Market
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118859544

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For Amazon customers: The new version of the book, printed on higher quality paper, is now available to purchase. The essential futures market reference guide A Complete Guide to the Futures Market is the comprehensive resource for futures traders and analysts. Spanning everything from technical analysis, trading systems, and fundamental analysis to options, spreads, and practical trading principles, A Complete Guide is required reading for any trader or investor who wants to successfully navigate the futures market. Clear, concise, and to the point, this fully revised and updated second edition provides a solid foundation in futures market basics, details key analysis and forecasting techniques, explores advanced trading concepts, and illustrates the practical application of these ideas with hundreds of market examples. A Complete Guide to the Futures Market: Details different trading and analytical approaches, including chart analysis, technical indicators and trading systems, regression analysis, and fundamental market models. Separates misleading market myths from reality. Gives step-by-step instruction for developing and testing original trading ideas and systems. Illustrates a wide range of option strategies, and explains the trading implications of each. Details a wealth of practical trading guidelines and market insights from a recognized trading authority. Trading futures without a firm grasp of this market’s realities and nuances is a recipe for losing money. A Complete Guide to the Futures Market offers serious traders and investors the tools to keep themselves on the right side of the ledger.

Mastering the Stock Market

Mastering the Stock Market
Author: John L. Person
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-12-10
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118343487

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Noted technical analyst John Person outlines a comprehensive method to pinpointing today's best trading opportunities The economy and stock market are heavily influenced by seasonal factors. For example, a strong holiday buying season tends to be bullish for retail stocks or rising energy costs hurt airline profitability. Awareness of seasonal trends in both the economy and stock market can put you in a better position to profit from sectors and stocks that are likely to outperform the overall market. And technical tools can then be used to confirm emerging trends and time entries into these stocks and sectors. Mastering the Stock Market provides authoritative insights into a method for trading stocks based on seasonal trends, sector analysis, and market timing. Taking a top-down approach, the book explains how seasonal supply/demand forces impact commodities and different sectors of the stock market. After learning how to identify stock market sectors and commodity ETFs that are ripe for a big move, you'll quickly discover how to use technical analysis to gauge the strength of the sector or commodity and then identify the strongest stocks and ETFs to trade. Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the author's own indicators, Persons Pivots, to identify support/resistance areas and pinpoint optimal entry and exit points. Outlines a proven technical approach for trading stocks based on seasonal trends, sector analysis, and market timing Breaks new ground in comparative relative strength, trading volume, breadth indicators, and utilizing pivot analysis in conjunction with options expiration days to identify trading opportunities Written by noted technical analyst John L. Person To successfully trade today's markets you need to use a proven approach and have the discipline to effectively implement it. Mastering the Stock Market has what you need to achieve these goals and capture consistent profits along the way.

Winning Methods of the Market Wizards

Winning Methods of the Market Wizards
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-05-20
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1118572289

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Whether you’re an active trader, or simply want a better understanding of how to succeed in today’s markets, you’ll benefit from the wisdom and insight renowned “Traders’ Hall of Fame” award winner. Now, Jack Schwager hands you the strategies of the most sought after traders. Through his bestselling Market Wizards books, Schwager has probed the minds of the world’s most respected investors, studying their personal traits and learning the secret techniques that have turned them into investment role models. Now a professional investor and successful fund manager in his own right, Schwager shares his own secrets, along with those of his prominent “Wizards." This book will enable you to master the fine art of trading as you discover and apply the key methods and traits shared by the world’s most acclaimed traders. Find critical, yet often overlooked factors for understanding: • How to avoid losing faith during down markets, and confidently pull profits in any market condition • The dangers of overtrading—how to react when no position is the right position • The value of “self-analysis” for finding a trading method that fits your personality and goals • The real risk in volatility • How to develop the habit of “disloyalty” • Why you MUST learn how to change directions—and how to do it quickly Plus, the keys to developing discipline, good money management skills, and avoiding the risks inherent in second-guessing your own system—all learned from the Market Wizards themselves and revealed here for you.

Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis
Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 800
Release: 1995-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0471020516

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The definitive guide to technical analysis . . . written from a trader's perspective With the keen insight and perspective that have made him a market legend, Jack D. Schwager explores, explains, and examines the application of technical analysis in futures trading. In the most in-depth, comprehensive book available, the bestselling investment writer demonstrates why he is one of today's foremost authorities. Here is the one volume no trader should be without. "Jack Schwager has accomplished the rarest of feats in this book. He has presented material in a way that both the professional and layman can profit from. It is a must read for traders on all levels." - Stanley Druckenmillern Managing Director, Soros Fund Management "Jack Schwager's Technical Analysis is exactly what one should expect from this expert on futures. The book is comprehensive, thoroughly insightful, and highly educational. I recommend it to the beginner as well as the expert." - Leo Melamed Chairman, Sakura Dellsher, Inc. "Jack Schwager possesses a remarkable ability to extract the important elements of complex, market-timing approaches, and distill that into something intelligible and useful. Not only is he able to present these ideas cleverly in an easily understood format, but he also demonstrates their application to the markets with clarity and precision." - Thomas R. DeMark Author, The New Science of Technical Analysis "Jack Schwager's book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, was one of the best books I have read on futures trading. We give a copy of it to all our new analysts. Jack's latest work, Technical Analysis, looks like a gold mine of information, adding significantly to the existing investment literature." - Monroe Trout President, Trout Trading Management Co. Jack Schwager is one of the most important and visible figures in the futures industry today. His Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards are two of the bestselling finance titles of all time. Now, in the latest volume in the Schwager on Futures series, Technical Analysis, Schwager has created the most comprehensive guide ever for using technical analysis for futures trading. What makes Technical Analysis unique, besides its in-depth coverage, is that it is written from a trader's perspective. Schwager doesn't merely cover the subject, he explores what works and doesn't work in the real world of trading. Contains a comprehensive guide to chart analysis written with a particular focus on trading applications * Includes a separate 200+ page section illustrating the use of chart analysis in the real world * Details and illustrates several original trading systems * Includes a self-contained primer on cyclical analysis * Describes popular oscillators, the pitfalls in their common use, and guidelines to their successful application in trading * Explains the concept and use of "continuous futures" and compares 10-year continuous futures charts with conventional nearest futures charts for all major U.S. futures markets * Contains a section on trading strategy and philosophy, including over 100 trading tips Hundreds of charts, tables, and examples illustrate key points throughout, while the text is written in the informative, insightful, and nontechnical style that has made Jack Schwager one of the most highly regarded and bestselling investment authors ever. This invaluable book by one of the world's foremost authorities is destined to become the premier industry guide on technical analysis for many years to come.