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Broad Street Trading
Has -been

I started out thinking this broker was ok, but things went south fast. The commissions are ok, not the best, not the worst. The software isn't great, I would... Read More
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The Social Network
Worth the time

I don't typically like movies, but I saw it because I was bored and I'm glad I did. The movie moves pretty fast with the dialogue, so that was great for my... Read More
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Tepichin Alerts
Trial

I did a trial of this many months ago and canceled after the first week because it was very inaccurate. I could have given it more of a chance, but in some of... Read More
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$Pread The Wealth Trading Iron Condors + Pdf Workbook
Not worth time or $

Let me start with saying how boring this DVD set was. John constantly repeats himself, every sentence. It's like Mr. Mackey on South Park kind of. Do not watch... Read More
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$Pread The Wealth Trading Iron Condors + Pdf Workbook

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John White Spread The Wealth Dvd
Not worth time or $

Let me start with saying how boring this DVD set was. John constantly repeats himself, every sentence. It's like Mr. Mackey on South Park kind of. Do not... Read More
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Floored
Good movie

The movie itself was good, but the bonus features were pretty lame. Hearing audio from the trading floor? Borrrring. Overall I am glad I bought this... Read More
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The Psychology Of Trading: Tools And Techniques For Minding The Markets
No instant results

This book has a lot of case studies from the author's psychology practice that are mainly about medical students. They have emotional issues that can be... Read More
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Trading In The Zone: Master The Market With Confidence, Discipline And A Winning Attitude
Good content, could be better written.

Everything the author describes in the book seems like my life story on trading. I was really pleased to find something relevant. His suggestions seem good... Read More
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Trading In The Zone: Master The Market With Confidence, Discipline And A Winning Attitude

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Techniques To Perfect Your Intra-Day Gap And Guerilla Trading With Ron Wagner - Part 1 By Pristine
Put me to sleep

I was debating about whether I should write a review on this or not because I couldn't finish watching it. It's really that boring. Ron seems like a really... Read More
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Mirror The Dominant Market Makers Disc
Some unique info

The beginning of this slide show assumes you know nothing. Then, it gets to the point where there's unique content: How to figure out the dominant market... Read More
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Level Ii Trading Warfare: The Undergroundtrader's Powerful Weapons For Winning
Full of information

First of all, this video is pre-decimalization. Some of the things he talks about no longer apply. He was talking about 2.5 point resistance levels and... Read More
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Gaining Option Leverage: Using Market Maker Tactics
Half was good

The first half of this video was definitely on topic. I learned about how market makers hedge which seems pretty much what I expected from the video (even... Read More
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Option Spreads: Generating Exceptional Returns With Tony Ciccone Options Trading
Not sure what to think

One major thing about this video is that the numbers and words on all of the charts were blury and completely impossible to read on my TV screen and that is a... Read More
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Option Spreads: Generating Exceptional Returns With Tony Ciccone Options Trading

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Option Spreads Made Easy
Spreads is supposed to be plural

What this should have been named is Vertical Bull Call made easy. I thought that this video would cover a couple different spreads, but all it talks about is... Read More
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The Oprah Effect
So-so

I thought that some of this documentary was fluff - namely the part where the blogger tries to follow Oprah by buying and doing everything she recommends and... Read More
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Millionaire Matchmaker
Ok for reality show buffs

First of all, the picture that is on this website with the old-timey guy in the suit is incorrect, that is the wrong icon for this show. The correct on is on... Read More
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Marijuana Inc: Inside America's Pot Industry
More interesting than some other documentaries

I thought this was interesting. I had no idea there was an 'Emerald Triangle" with drug drama going on in California. They tried to make this a documentary... Read More
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Mad Money
This will lose you money

The other CNBC shows might be a good value because they're free, but free isn't good when bad advice is given. You might as well flip a coin because Jim... Read More
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Inside American Airlines
Semi-interesting

I found this to be semi-interesting because I know someone who worked for United and got laid off, and told me all sorts of horror stories about the industry. ... Read More
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Dirty Money: The Business Of High End Prostitution
I thought it was interesting

I don't remember what I learned from this...that some people just want an escort who can listen to them and have a nice dinner together? I didn't know... Read More
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Big Mac: Inside The Mcdonald's Empire
One and done

I watched this before, and they re-run it all the time but I'd never bother watching it again. I do eat at McDonalds sometimes so I found it to be interesting... Read More
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Sfo Personal Investor Series: Technical Analysis
Not necessary

If you have other books on TA, this won't help you at all. I'll give it some points for education and value because it's cheap and I don't think that it's bad... Read More
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Jim Cramer
How does he stay on air?

I never really got into this show, and that's because the few things I remember him saying have been dead wrong. For instance, while the market was tanking,... Read More
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Chris Matthews
Annoying

First of all, I can't stand his voice. Even if the content of what he was saying was any good, I'd have to read a transcript. Second of all, this guy is more... Read More
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The Suze Orman Show
More entertainment than educational

Some people think her voice is annoying, but I've never noticed. Is her advice for the lowest common denominator? Sure is. But there's someone out there... Read More
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Timalerts Monthly
Paid for itself so many times

His picks are awesome. Much better than anything I would try to do myself. And as they say, time is money. I'd rather pay someone a few hundred dollars a... Read More
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Timalerts Monthly
Strategy is not what it used to be

I think Tim is just as accurate with his picks as he ever was; the reason I am re-reviewing this at a lower score is because the strategy is not what it used... Read More

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High Profit Candlestick Patterns
Can fill in the gaps

I think that this can fill in some of the gaps that may exist after reading some other candlestick books. I haven't read Nison's yet, but I read Morris' and I... Read More
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Chart Patterns
Broad, beginner book

This is a thin book that covers the most common, basic chart patterns. If you wish to learn about tons of esoteric patterns, or want exit and entry points... Read More
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Technical Analysis Of The Financial Markets
Must have for TA

This book is a must have if you want to learn technical analysis. It's another encyclopedia-like book in addition to Pring's TA book, except this has more... Read More
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Technical Analysis Explained 4Th Edition
Like an encyclopedia

This is one book that will never be outdated to to markets changing, ect. There is so much about different topics that it would be ridiculous for me to make... Read More
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Mastertrader.Com
The software fees killed it for me

The customer service was great. The phone is answered by a real person, not a machine. The people who work there are very knowledgeable, not like Zecco where... Read More
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Genesis Securities
Worth it

I've had a bunch of different brokers as you can see if you browse through my reviews, and I think this one is a keeper. The pros: Has shares to... Read More
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Reading Price Charts Bar By Bar: The Technical Analysis Of Price Action For The Serious Trader
Must have for active traders

This book is one of the few that focuses on day trades. The author does not use studies/indicators so it really is about the price charts. He goes into... Read More
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Techniques Of Tape Reading
Terrifying.

A lot of this book was the author's rambling about his life story and how he got into the stock market, lost money, then made it back. That was totally... Read More
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Advanced Options Trading: Approaches, Tools, And Techniques For Professionals Traders
Advanced???

I can keep this short and sweet: It's not advanced. A lot of the content is stuff that you will have come across if you have read a handful of the other... Read More
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Options Trading: The Hidden Reality
Nothing else like it

I wish they had books like this on stocks...I am blown away by how it is like an advanced textbook rather than some author's version of another author's book. ... Read More
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Pennystocking Dvd
For beginners only

If you are wondering if you are beginner enough for this video, the answer is no - skip to PS part 2. This is for complete beginners only. That being said,... Read More
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Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Masters On The Rewards, The Risk, And The Reckoning
Buy it for the entertainment

This book has 18 different HG managers in it, all with different styles, securities, and life experiences. When it comes to education, this isn't an... Read More
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Shortstocking Dvd
Not bad

This DVD has a lot of good information on short-selling. It is appropriate for beginners who have no knowledge of short - selling to begin with. If you read... Read More
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Learn Level 2 Dvd
Repetitive content

This did cover level two information, but I don't think it was very in-depth. There was a lot of webcam/chatroom type of footage that was about level two, but... Read More
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Options For The Beginner And Beyond: Unlock The Opportunities And Minimize The Risks
Brief and broad

This is not a book for learning the spreads in - depth or trying to really internalize and understand them. This is a great book for a quick reference or... Read More
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Options For The Beginner And Beyond: Unlock The Opportunities And Minimize The Risks

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Spread Trading: An Introduction To Trading Options In Nine Simple Steps
Best beginner book

This is the best beginners' option book I have seen yet. It starts assuming that you don't know anything at all, then progresses to bear and bull vertical... Read More
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Wall Street Warriors Season 1, 2, 3
Better than trading fiction

Who needs Rouge Trader when you can have a reality show? I don't! I think that this is very entertaining because everyone in it has their own story; it's... Read More
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Rogue Trader
Borrrring

I couldn't even finish this video. The dialogue is completely boring. I understand that it's not a comedy, but there should be a little bit of wit, or irony,... Read More
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Reaper Trades
Really good blog

I can't give it 5 stars, because that would be perfect, and it's not perfect but it's pretty damn good (or Goode?). First off: Education. There is some... Read More
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Bobby G.: Adventure Capitalst
Fun to watch

This isn't the slightest bit educational, first of all. That being said, I thought it was fun to watch, it's pretty cheap to buy, and I'm glad that I did. I... Read More
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Covestor Investment Management
Not very productive

First of all, with the reviews, education and entertainment don't apply.\r\nNext: I signed up for this because of Tim, I didn't want to be autotraded by... Read More
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Pennystocking Part Deux
Worth it

This video is good. Of course, it doesn't look very professional, but it works. The charts are visible enough on this one (unlike TIMtactics). You could... Read More
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Timtactics Dvd
Numerous bad things

There are two aspects of this video that just kill it for me. One: The picture quality. Basically, what you see is the computer screen he is on during the... Read More
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Candlestick Charting Explained: Timeless Techniques For Trading Stocks And Futures
Definitely worth it

Candlestick patterns are candlestick patterns. You don't need a $100.00+ dollar book to tell you about it. This tells you everything you need to know, and... Read More
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Trend Trading For A Living: Learn The Skills And Gain The Confidence To Trade For A Living
Very basic

This isn't a bad book for what it is, a book for people who are very new to this. It doesn't cover every topic, just emphasizing that you should trade with... Read More
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Fibonacci Analysis
Great book

I can't believe I'm giving a book on mathematics a 9 for entertainment, but it deserves it! The very beginning of the book is about the golden ratio, and the... Read More
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The Ultimate Day Trader: How To Achieve Consistent Day Trading Profits In Stocks, Forex, And Commodities
Pretty good book

I think it's a pretty good book. I've read some books that are about technical analysis that are very in depth, but do not tell you how to put everything... Read More
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Enhancing Trader Performance: Proven Strategies From The Cutting Edge Of Trading Psychology
Must read!

This book is a must-read. People would find it useful even if they weren't investors. \r\nUnlike other books on trader psychology, he doesn't just say to lose... Read More
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A Beginner's Guide To Day Trading Online
Just what it says

It will teach you a lot if you are a beginner, but if not, then there's nothing new in it. This gets a ten for value because there are books out there that... Read More
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Sogotrade
Terrible!

The only good thing about this broker is the commissions. Wait, I mean *was* the commissions, because they eliminated the program where you paid a monthly fee... Read More
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Zecco
Horrible!

The commissions are cheaper than other brokers, but the price you pay in the form of horrible executions and crashing are very costly! I can't even keep track... Read More
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Thinkorswim
Meh

This broker has it's pluses and minuses. The pluses are that it has OK customer service, two others brokers I had didn't come close (I'll review them soon). ... Read More
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The Social Network
Worth the time