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The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders

ISBN: 978-1-59280-337-8
616 pages
September 2008
The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America

Taps into the minds of today’s trading superstars to reveal the secrets of their astonishing success

In these absorbing interviews with star performers in the financial markets, Schwager humanizes the mechanics and psychology behind the trading world in such sophisticated instruments as currencies, stock options, commodity futures, and mutual-fund accounts by individuals, investment firms and group-trading computerized "money machines." One trader focuses on market response to news events, another calculates mathematical probabilities--one even cocks an ear to the noise level on the exchange floor. All rank assiduous research, self-confidence, a specific plan and the courage to cut losses among essentials to success. Few consider their work gambling, but Schwager entertainingly argues that a successful trader needs many of the qualities of a good poker player. Though the subject matter is esoteric, there is much here to attract the general reader, and Schwager appends a "primer" of technical basics. 

You may not know their names, but they are the trading elite—a select group of super-money makers whose trading prowess has become the stuff of legend. They are speculators in everything from stocks and bonds to options and commodity futures who make millions—often in a matter of hours—and leave their peers in the dust. In this enthralling sequel to his international bestseller, Market Wizards, Jack Schwager interviews these stars, asking the questions that everyone with an interest in the financial markets would love know the answers to and receiving the kind of frank, occasionally bewildering answers that make this book as much a page-turner as its predecessor.

  • Interviews with spectacular winners across the full spectrum of financial markets, revealing how they do it and what, personally, separates them from the herd
  • Superstar traders describe the financial strategies behind their phenomenal successes, as well as the painfully instructive lessons learned from their worst losses 
  • Reveals that, despite their various quirks and differences, all the biggest winners rank diligent research, self-confidence, a specific plan and the courage to cut losses as the keys to winning big
  • Throughout, Schwager provides valuable insight and analysis to help put interviewees responses into perspective, and he provides a technical basics primer at the end of the book
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TRADING PERSPECTIVES.

Misadventures in Trading.

Hussein Makes a Bad Trade.

THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MARKET.

Bill Lipschutz: The Sultan of Currencies.

FUTURES--THE VARIETY-PACK MARKET.

Randy McKay: Veteran Trader.

The Silence of the Turtles.

Al Weiss: The Human Chart Encyclopedia.

FUND MANAGERS AND TIMERS.

Gil Blake: The Master of Consistency.

Victor Sperandeo: Markets Grow Old Too.

MULTIPLE-MARKET PLAYERS.

Tom Basso: Mr. Serenity.

THE MONEY MACHINES.

CRT: The Trading Machine.

Mark Ritchie: God in the Pits.

Blair Hull: Getting the Edge.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TRADING.

Zen and the Art of Trading.

Charles Faulkner: The Mind of an Achiever.

CLOSING BELL.

A Personal Reflection.

Appendix.

Glossary.

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Jack Schwager is a recognized industry expert on futures and hedge funds and the author of the widely acclaimed Market Wizards and Schwager on Futures book series and Market Sense and Nonsense. He is currently the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the Fortune Group, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm, which specialized in creating customized hedge fund portfolios for institutional clients, and also spent over twenty years as a director of futures research for some of Wall Street's leading firms.

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