What differentiates the highly successful marketpractitioners—the Market Wizards—from ordinary traders?What traits do they share? What lessons can the average traderlearn from those who achieved superior returns for decades whilestill maintaining strict risk control? Jack Schwager has spent thepast 25 years interviewing the market legends in search of theanswers—a quest chronicled in four prior Market Wizardsvolumes totaling nearly 2,000 pages.
In The Little Book of Market Wizards, Jack Schwager seeksto distill what he considers the essential lessons he learned inconducting nearly four dozen interviews with some of the world'sbest traders. The book delves into the mindset and processes ofhighly successful traders, providing insights that all tradersshould find helpful in improving their trading skills andresults.
Stepping clearly outside the narrow confines of most investmentbooks, The Little Book of Market Wizards focuses on thevalue of understanding one's self within the context of successfulinvesting.
JACK D. SCHWAGER is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is currently a principal of PortfolioFit (portfoliofitadvisors.com), an advisory firm that specializes in constructing tailor-made futures and FX managed account portfolios for clients, and the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. Mr. Schwager is also one of the founders of Fund Seeder (Fundseeder.com), a platform designed to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide and connect unknown successful traders with sources of investment capital.
Mr. Schwager is the inventor of the Jack Schwager Commodity Index (JSCI) family, a set of dynamically adjusted commodity indexes that incorporate spread structure, systematic inputs, and volatility-based risk adjustments. The indexes are scheduled to be launched in early 2014 in cooperation with Aquantum AG and UBS.
Mr. Schwager is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of interviews with the greatest hedge fund managers of the last three decades: Market Wizards (1989), The New Market Wizards (1992), Stock Market Wizards (2001), and Hedge Fund Market Wizards (2012). His latest book Market Sense and Nonsense, a compendium of investment misconceptions, was published in November 2012. He is also the author of the three-volume Schwager on Futures series and Getting Started in Technical Analysis. Mr. Schwager is a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics including the characteristics of great traders, investment fallacies, hedge fund portfolios, managed accounts, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation.
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 marketsBrings to light the fallacies underlying many widely heldacademic precepts, professional money management methodologies, andinvestment behaviorsA sobering dose of real-world insight for investmentprofessionals and a highly readable source of information andguidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, andfinanceSpans both traditional and alternative investment classes,covering both basic and advanced topicsAs 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
"The most entertaining book written on investing isReminiscences of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefèvre,first published in 1923."
—The Seattle Times
"After twenty years and many re-reads, Reminiscences isstill one of my all-time favorites."
—Kenneth L. Fisher, Forbes
"A must-read classic for all investors, whether brand-new orexperienced."
—William O'Neil, founder and Chairman, Investor'sBusiness Daily
"Whilst stock market tomes have come and gone, this remainspopular and in print eighty years on."
First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a StockOperator is the most widely read, highly recommended investmentbook ever. Generations of readers have found that it has more toteach them about markets and people than years of experience. Thisis a timeless tale that will enrich your life—and yourportfolio.
What happens when ordinary people are taught a system to make extraordinary money? Richard Dennis made a fortune on Wall Street by investing according to a few simple rules. Convinced that great trading was a skill that could be taught to anyone, he made a bet with his partner and ran a classified ad in the Wall Street Journal looking for novices to train. His recruits, later known as the Turtles, had anything but traditional Wall Street backgrounds; they included a professional blackjack player, a pianist, and a fantasy game designer. For two weeks, Dennis taught them his investment rules and philosophy, and set them loose to start trading, each with a million dollars of his money. By the time the experiment ended, Dennis had made a hundred million dollars from his Turtles and created one killer Wall Street legend.
In The Complete Turtle Trader, Michael W. Covel, bestselling author of Trend Following and managing editor of TurtleTrader.com, the leading website on the Turtles, tells their riveting story with the first ever on the record interviews with individual Turtles. He describes how Dennis interviewed and selected his students, details their education and experiences while working for him, and breaks down the Turtle system and rules in full. He reveals how they made astounding fortunes, and follows their lives from the original experiment to the present day. Some have grown even wealthier than ever, and include some of today's top hedge fund managers. Equally important are those who passed along their approach to a second generation of Turtles, proving that the Turtles' system truly is reproducible, and that anyone with the discipline and the desire to succeed can do as well as—or even better than—Wall Street's top hedge fund wizards.
In an era full of slapdash investing advice and promises of hot stock tips for "the next big thing," as popularized by pundits like Jim Cramer of Mad Money, the easy-to-follow objective rules of the TurtleTrader stand out as a sound guide for truly making the most out of your money. These rules worked—and still work today—for the Turtles, and any other investor with the desire and commitment to learn from one of the greatest investing stories of all time.