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Trading In The Zone: Master The Market With Confidence, Discipline And A Winning Attitude
The missing piece

For me, this book was the missing piece to understanding why I succeeded on certain trades and failed on others, from an emotional and attitude viewpoint. I... Read More
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Us Global Investors
Top notch research team

I discovered these guys in 2006 and they are awesome. Frank Holmes is the CEO/CIO. He's a seasoned veteran of the markets and really knows the... Read More
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The Gold Report
Excellent Resource

Tom has a very, very good understanding of the metals market and the companies; gold, copper, silver, platinum, etc. While he's long term bullish on gold, he... Read More
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Tfnn
Winners & Losers

I discovered TFNN in 2006. After being in the markets for a year I wanted to learn technical analysis. They have several radio show/podcasts available via... Read More
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Tom O'brien's Timing The Trade
Solid Technical Analysis resource

Pros: The book is quite good. Tom has a very good approach to stock with his price & volume analysis with a particular focus on swing points (as opposed to... Read More
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Technical Analysis: Using Multiple Timeframes
Outstanding!

Many times people think if they just read a book on investing they're all set to go out and succeed. Brain addresses this right from the start. The book will... Read More
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Trade Station
Active traders like it

I have not used TradeStation personally. However, 2 very active traders that I keep in touch with love it. we send each other charts and I'm impressed with... Read More
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Goldman Sachs
the best traders and connections

Their prop trading desk is stellar but of course they would've likely gone down without Buffet's help and the AIG bailout. Read More
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Trish Regan
Another CNBC cutie

As usual, a decent reporter for CNBc with nice looks but hasn't demonstrated real market knowledge to me. Read More
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Best Choice
Great software but perhaps too pricey

I've heard a couple of interviews and attended a free webinar by Sonny & Pete. Their presentations are excellent and the software is powerful and unique. The... Read More
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Briefing.Com
superior

They do their work with excellence keeping up with each day's events and news. Also important is the way it's reported, just the facts with no slant or agenda. Read More
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Cnbc
Mostly noise

There are a few good reporters here in my opinion. Some of the gals are pretty although at times look a bit tired, I'm sure it's demanding work. Overall, I... Read More
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Bigcharts
Good for monthly charts

I really don't use this anymore because freestockcharts.com & stockcharts.com are so versatile, but I did use this at one tim for the monthly chart views. Read More
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Investopedia.Com
definitions helpful

I don't go here often but mainly when I really need to get a clear concise definition of something pertaining to the markets like a "conditional order". A... Read More
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Yahoo! Finance
some value here

There are some useful things here but I find that using Finviz and barchart give me far more. Read More
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Yahoo! Finance: Tech Ticker
Some good interviews

There are some good video interviews here. Aaron Task, thestreet.com alumnus does a nice job of getting to the point and the topics are relevant. Read More
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The Motley Fool
Not for me

I used to like and respect the Gardner brothers. However, MF has just grown into this enormous message board of opinions. I just don't even go there, I don't... Read More
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Ino.Com: Market Club
Like the short analysis charts

Every so often Adam posts some chart videos. He's gives great explanations and really seems to have a solid system. It's pricey to me though and I'm not big... Read More
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Barchart
My sector research site

This site is a gold mine (to me) for digging into a sector. I can get a look at who's outperforming, who's not, who's building a base, finding the... Read More
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Power Lunch
More Noise than help

If CNBC is on I normally keep the sound down. I find very few of the reports or reporters helpful. Read More
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Squawk Box
Noise

I rarely ever turn the sound up on CNBC anymore. Only if they're going to interview someone like Frank Holmes discussing the metals, natural resources, or... Read More
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Mad Money
Jim Cramer could do so much more....

Cramer knows so many of the intricacies of the markets, thousands of companies, the CEOs. sadly, I find this show to be an example trying to pick buys & sells... Read More
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Trading Places
Mr. Beeks and the crop report

Ed Young of MF Global is always saying "Mr. Beeks will be here with the crop report..." citing that movie when various agriculture reports are coming out. ... Read More
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Timothy Sykes Blog
edgy, energetic, and on it

Tim's a handful to deal with if you're a stock promoter with a broken scam because he'll expose it and give traders an opportunity to profit from it. Tim's... Read More
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The Street Sweeper
applause & a standing ovation from me

Great, great stuff. The markets are loaded with sharks. Glad we've got a resource like this to expose them and traders can even profit in the process. This... Read More
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Marketwatch
Run, don't walk

I used to use it as a new source but no longer. My broker, Finviz, Chinabizfocus give me what I need and it's more focused. Some of the things that... Read More
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Timer Digest
Confusing

I don't get how they come to their rating conclusions. I know of an individual who was high;y rated in timing gold but I know he had a lot of misses. Maybe... Read More
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Morningstar
Lots of good financial data

This is where I go when I need to dig a little deeper into a company's financial data especially if I want to look back 10 tears or so. This is a good one to... Read More
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Stockcharts.Com
Love this site - a class act

I like keeping up with jack Chan's charts on the public chart lists. I also needed to study some historical charts like how we came off the bottoms in 1998... Read More
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Freestockcharts.Com
Really nice and versatile

thinkorswim has nice charts, but there are times when I like to use this site. You can really customize it and save all kinds of charts and layouts. I need... Read More
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Finviz
Dynamite stock research site

The free site is very, very, good. You can do so much with it: charts, fundamentals, news, key statistics all right there. I have not used the Elite... Read More
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Chinabizfocus
Free - Excellent Resource

This is a great site for discovering chinese companies. Many opportunities here to move into or get on a watchlist. Great to scan through the sectors. Read More
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Trading Goddess
possibly useful points

I passed by the site a few times. there were a few good write ups about current market conditions, presenting possible inflection points. Some mention of... Read More
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Brian Sullivan
Respectable

There are very few commentators and reporters that I like. Mostly I only like the ones that actually trade the markets because they're actually in the game. ... Read More
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Tim Seymour
Emerging Markets specialty

Some may say Tim is a perma-bull on emerging markets but I disagree. I believe he has a good pulse on that area. He remains bullish because there is... Read More
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Aaron Task
Another good street.com alumnus

Aaron did some nice work years ago with thestreet.com doing writing, interviews, and filling in for Jim on his radio show "Real Money". I don't if Aaron... Read More
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Paul Krugman
smart does not necessary equal sound thinking

I don't think his views make good economic sense. Read More
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Cody Willard
As good as he used to be?

Years ago I heard Cody provided many great ideas and analysis back when Jim Cramer had his "Real Money" radio show. I think Cody said he bought AAPL back... Read More
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Meredith Whitney
Necessary?

We all no what happened in 2009 when she had good expectations from GS; up, up, and away. I just cannot put my faith in analysts' words, but some of them can... Read More
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Smallcapinvestor
Good site & Ian Wyatt is a good stock picker

I came across Ian Wyatt and SmallCapInvestor.com a few years ago. I have witnessed and profited from many solid picks by Ian. I have also missed going in on... Read More
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Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator Illustrated
Part of a successful traders arsenal

I had heard/seen many recommendations for this and finally got it on MP3 audiobook. Excellent piece of work! the narration is very good, but it's the content... Read More
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Pete Najarian
Pretty solid, like his brother Jon

Pete is a high energy guy and a good spot on Fast Money. His strength is options like his brother Dr. Jon. I thinks he reads the markets well especially in... Read More
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Dennis Gartman
good on commodities

Dennis isn't shy about giving his stance right or wrong. He seems willing to adjust his stance if conditions change, an area where unsuccessful traders often... Read More
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Tracy Byrnes
Helpful resource in some areas

Tracy did some nice work writing for thestreet.com a few years ago. She has some aptitude in areas of 529s, building an investing and/or college savings plan.... Read More
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Maria Bartiromo
Nothing profitable here

I don't find her to be helpful in reporting information accurately or to give a trader any useful edge or information. She seems very overrated to me. Read More
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Scottrade
Not for active investors

I fist started out with Scottrade. Good customer service and I think good if you don't trade often & don't do heavy technical analysis, but the platform was... Read More
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Alpha Trends
Brian is sharp

Brian is vary adept at chart reading. He's very balanced, explains things well and you can take him at his word. Read More
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Todd Harrison
insightful

Good writer, considers the bull & bear case scenarios, and a straight shooter Read More
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Carter Worth
Worth paying some attention to

Carter has done some decent chart work on CNBC with the limited time he's given. Read More
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Guy Adami
Respectable Trader

I respect guy although his approach is not my style and sometimes comes off as kind of glib when he gives trading advice. I like how he's not afraid to speak... Read More
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Dylan Ratigan
Very good

Dylan has good smarts, can think on his feet, and gets to the point. Fast Money lost a key component with his departure. Read More
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Andrew Ross Sorkin
Good reporter

Read his new book "Too Big Too Fail". It's awesome although it has quite a few typos in it. It's even better on MP3 audiobook; well read by William Hughes. Read More
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Joe Kernen
Genuinely concerned but...

I think Joe is genuinely concerned about how the markets function, but I have never really found him to be that great of an interviewer; he's ok. Read More
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Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
She's a feisty one

Michelle is an aggressive reporter, but they're always speeding through their interviews on CNBC I think they reporters sometimes can dig as deep as needed to... Read More
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Steve Liesman
The Professor

In Andrew Ross Sorkin's new book, "Too Big Too Fail" (which btw I would be happy to give a five-star review were it listed on this site but isn't as yet),... Read More
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Larry Kudlow
Well, at least he's animated

I get the impression Larry confuses being bearish on the markets with being un-American or something. I've seen the show a few times, but can happily live... Read More
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Seeking Alpha
Pass...

Having read & sifted through hundreds of their articles, I find it pretty much useless. There is a lack of disclosure on the part of the writers, many of whom... Read More
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Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing In An Insane World
Very good

Jim wrote this book before CNBC & Mad Money mania took over his life. There is a lot to be gained from this book because it's a balanced, sensible read, as... Read More
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How To Make Money In Stocks
Essential

I do not follow the CANSLIM method, but this is still an essential resource to read & refer to about charts & market understanding. Read More
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Interactive Brokers
2nd to thinkorswim

IB is a nice platform & excellent for trade execution. They increased their monthly fees last year though & their charts were very poor, therefore I switched... Read More
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Karen Finerman
Reasonable

I respect her opinion because she actually trades the markets. Read More
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Suze Orman
Uh, no thanks

Now here's a good way to ruin your portfolio, just buy & hold; NOT! Read More
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Melissa Lee
Decent

I hardly ever watch fast Money anymore. She had some big shoes to fill for Ratigan and I think she was doing a decent job. Read More
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Becky Quick
Decent

One of the few CNBC reporters/commentators that I feel are worth a darn. I actually think she's done some decent reporting. I think her interviews with... Read More
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Carl Quintanilla
Nice guy but...

Probably his most famous interview was with that Stanford guy accused of fraud, but a couple of years ago when everything was rosy, Carl was asking him how it... Read More
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Rick Santelli
Not really necessary

While he has some market experience, ask yourself this: does listening to him or any other CNBC reporter or commentator make you a better trader? My answer is... Read More
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Ino.Com: Traders Blog
Be careful

Adam does a good job with his chart review videos, real simple but pretty obvious stuff too. However, regarding INO, unless you wanted to be inundated with... Read More
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The Disciplined Investor Blog And Podcast
Superb!

I latched onto this podcast after its 30th episode. Andrew Horowitz digs into very relevant subjects with interviews. There's always a purpose to his topics,... Read More
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The Disciplined Investor: Essential Strategies For Success
Andrew is excellent

The book is very good, but even better is that Andrew has a superb weekly podcast filled with interesting interviews with traders, economists, & authors with... Read More
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Bob Pisani
This guy sucks

He knows nothing about the markets that is useful. Read More
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Jim Cramer
An enigma

When I began investing in 2005, I came upon Jim's radio show Real Money. It was very educational with a very good pace. He broke down the fundamentals of a... Read More
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Jon Najarian
Knows his stuff

I like the way he analyzes things. Andrew Horowitz of TDI has interviewed him a couple of times. He breaks things down real well, a thinker and good teacher I... Read More
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Erin Burnett
See Tim's review...

I agree with Tim's review, plus he was able to insert the Ned Ryerson line from "Groundhog Day". A+ Tim. Read More
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James Altucher
A Cramer padawan

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Investimonials
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Thinkorswim
very solid platform

Pros: Good tutorials to learn the platform, trade execution, & customer service. I don't trade options but I know they focus a lot on that for their... Read More
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