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The New Market Wizards: Conversations With America's Top Traders
Not as good as the original but still worth reading

Jack Schwager is a great author. He asks very intelligent questions and seems to have a deep though un-intuitive knowledge of the futures game. (See the CRT... Read More
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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book On Value Investing
Good start for a new investor

I suppose it's dependent on the personal philosophy and nature of investors, but out of the highly recommend books on Amazon such as Common Stocks.., One up on... Read More
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Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator Illustrated
Timeless Classic

This one was on my shelf for years before I ever read it. But once I decided to get into it, I could not put it down. The book provides an enlightening look at... Read More
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Paranormal Activity
Did the hype kill this movie?

Did the hype kill the movie? I watch a lot of horror movies and normally I would really have liked this one. In the endless stream of b-movies and even... Read More
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Two For The Money
Worth betting on, for the most part

Two for the Money is a decent, diverting picture. The material at times seems a little beneath these fine actors, but the film ends up hitting enough of the... Read More
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Trading Places
Murphy & Aykroyd are Perfect!

When it comes to great comic films, nobody recalls the magic between Murphy and Aykroyd in Trading Places. In the early 80's Eddie Murphy was considered the... Read More
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Encyclopedia Of Chart Patterns, Second Edition
Good but need revision

Technically, this is a very useful book in that it presents hard to find statistics on the patterns like the price expectation, failure rate, very detailed.... Read More
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Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
okay

Sequels rarely come out of a comparison looking good - and this one's no exception. The original Wall Street was a classic on several planes, but "Never... Read More
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Too Big To Fail Movie
"Too Big to Fail" Truly Succeeds

This HBO produced film gives dialog and a behind-the-scenes feel to the 2008 financial debacle so perfectly exposed in "Inside Job." The direction by... Read More
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An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 Million As A Stock Operator & Created A Hedge Fund
honestly

Not a bad read at all if you are interested in trading. Never mind the critical reviews, I'm sure Tim made a lot of long side traders furious because of... Read More
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There Will Be Blood
Revitalizing, masterful, and utterly terrifying

What is evil? What is hate? How low can an individual go with one's actions and still be considered human....? These, quite possibly, are the biggest questions... Read More
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Wall Street
Casualties Of Capitalism

With his diabolical charm, slicked-back hair, city-college chip on his shoulder, and era-defining "greed-is-good" mantra, Gordon Gekko may by one of the... Read More
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The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons For Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist
Good Book, But No New Revelations

If you are an experienced trader it may help you if you are having a slump, but other than that there is nothing here you should not have already seen. If... Read More
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Investor's Guide To Charting: Analysis For The Intelligent Investor
Nicolas Darvas Not Mentioned Once

Chapter 8 is titled "Whoever Made Money From Charting?" and lists six chartists with varied levels of success and failure. The "Further Reading" section of the... Read More
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Elliott Wave Principle: Key To Market Behavior
Applicable to Today's Market

This is a slightly technical (you can skip to the good stuff) explanation of the hightly rated Elliott Wave Theory for predicting direction and breaks in the... Read More
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Option Theory And Trading: A Step-By-Step Guide To Control Risk And Generate Profits
The Title Says It All

Ron's book is a top notch source of quality options education. Ron does a great job of covering options in a clear, easy to comprehend style. He covers the... Read More
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Study Guide For Trading For A Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management
Accountability

This book provides a basis for accountability in making trades as you do. I found the psychological part the best. It is somewhat hard to implement the basic... Read More
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Technical Analysis Of Stock Trends, 8Th Edition
Was the classic until re-release of Schabacker's book

Excellent book on TA, and this edition improves on prior one (not just because I get an acknowledgement in it). Spectacular description of Dow Theory. Uneven... Read More
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Idiocracy
It's about the present, stupid

Okay, I admit it. I enjoy a good fart joke now and then. But when that fart joke is 90 minutes long and wins 8 Academy Awards, including one for Best... Read More
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Trading Places
Murphy & Aykroyd are Perfect!