Adventures of a Currency Trader: A Fable about Trading, Courage, and Doing the Right Thing
DescriptionPraise for ADVENTURES of a CURRENCY TRADER
""A truly easy, unique, and enjoyable read! Rob has done it once again to teach us in the funniest way possible how not to make the most common trading mistakes. If you are tired of reading how-to books, this is perfect for you. I highly recommend this book to all traders. Everyone will learn something about themselves by reading this book.""
—Kathy Lien, author, Day Trading the Currency Market, and Chief Strategist, www.dailyfx.com
""Adventures of a Currency Trader is a must read for anyone who has ever traded or is thinking about trading in the Forex markets. Rob Booker has a unique way of taking years of market knowledge and transforming it into an educational and entertaining experience. It has quickly become a cult classic in my trading library!""
—H. Jack Bouroudjian, Principal, Brewer Investment Group
""Brilliant! Rob's humor and humanity shine through in this parable about trading and life. Filled with wisdom and wit, it's an exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the peaks and valleys of the learning curve, with many valuable lessons learned along the way.""
—Ed Ponsi, President, FXEducator.com
""Rob's fable of everyman 'Harry Banes' is destined to become a trading classic. This is both the missing piece and the foundation that comes before the strategies and methodologies. The search for the Holy Grail begins and ends in the heart and mind. The journey is authentic and real and if you're willing to take it with Rob, you will be rewarded in the end. Seldom has psychology and wisdom been so entertaining!""
—Raghee Horner, trader and author of Forex Trading for Maximum Profit and Days of Forex Trading
""In a series of insightful and entertaining vignettes, Rob Booker teaches both the novice and the experienced trader some hard won truths about the currency market. It's a must read book written by a guy who survived the trenches and went on to prosper in the biggest and most competitive financial market in the world.""
—Boris Schlossberg, Senior Currency Strategist, Forex Capital Markets LLC, and author of Technical Analysis of the Currency Market
About the Author xv
Chapter 1 In Search of Amazing Profits 3
Chapter 2 The Future Looks Bright 11
Chapter 3 A Trip to the Thirty-First Floor 16
Chapter 4 Two Promising Conversations 28
Chapter 5 Lessons Learned 33
Chapter 6 A Turn for the Worse 45
Chapter 7 Trying to Awake from the Nightmare 57
Chapter 8 Charlie Flank Goes to U.S. National Bank 63
Chapter 9 Mapping Out a New Career 73
Chapter 10 Charlie Flank Meets His Match 79
Chapter 11 Coming Clean 94
Chapter 12 Looks Can Be Deceiving 104
Chapter 13 The Story of George Sisler 114
Chapter 14 Back to Square One 122
Chapter 15 Breakfast with Harvey 133
Chapter 16 Back to Where It All Began 149
Chapter 17 Testing 164
Chapter 18 Homework 175
Chapter 19 Team Banes Begins Anew 183
Chapter 20 Presenting Our Findings 189
Chapter 21 Back in the Game 194
Chapter 22 Return to the Thirty-First Floor 197
Chapter 23 Settling My Tab 200
Appendix A: The Retail Carry Trade 207
Appendix B: How I Got Six Hundred Pips 211