The Investment Classic from Jack D. Schwager, Market Wizards, is back with a brand new, never-before-seen Preface and Afterword from the author!
"I've read the book at several stages of my career as it shows the staying power of good down-to-earth wisdoms of true practitioners with skin in the game. This is the central document showing the heuristics that real-life traders use to manage their affairs, how people who do rather than talk have done things. Twenty years from now, it will still be fresh. There is no other like it."
—Nassim N. Taleb, former derivatives trader, author of The Black Swan, and professor, NYU-Poly
What separates the world's top traders from the vast majority of unsuccessful investors? Jack Schwager sets out to answer tis question in his interviews with superstar money-makers including Bruce Kovner, Richard Dennis, Paul Tudor Jones, Michel Steinhardt, Ed Seykota, Marty Schwartz, Tom Baldwin, and more in Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders, now in paperback and ebook.
This classic interview-style investment text from a financial expert is a must-read for traders and professional financiers alike, as well as anyone interested in gaining insight into how the world of finance really works.
- Filled with anecdotes about market experiences, including the story of a trader who after wiping out several times, turned $30,000 into $80 million and an electrical engineer from MIT whose computerized trading has earned returns of 250,000 percent over sixteen years
- Identifies the factors that define a successful trader
- Now availabe as in digital formats.
One of the most insightful, bestselling trading books of all time.
About the Author
Jack D. Schwager is a recognized industry expert on futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is currently the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. He is also an advisor to Marketopper, an India-based quantitative trading firm. 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.
Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
My Own Story xxi
Part I Futures and Currencies 1
Taking the Mystery Out of Futures 3
The Interbank Currency Market Defi ned 7
Michael Marcus: Blighting Never Strikes Twice 9
Bruce Kovner: The World Trader 51
Richard Dennis: A Legend Retires 83
Paul Tudor Jones: The Art of Aggressive Trading 115
Gary Bielfeldt: Yes, They Do Trade T-Bonds in Peoria 139
Ed Seykota: Everybody Gets What They Want 151
Larry Hite: Respecting Risk 175
Part II Mostly Stocks 193
Michael Steinhardt: The Concept of Variant Perception 195
William O'Neil: The Art of Stock Selection 221
David Ryan: Stock Investment as a Treasure Hunt 239
Marty Schwartz: Champion Trader 257
Part III A Little Bit of Everything 281
James B. Rogers, Jr.: Buying Value and Selling Hysteria 283
Mark Weinstein: High-Percentage Trader 321
Part IV The View from the Floor 343
Brian Gelber: Broker Turned Trader 345
Tom Baldwin: The Fearless Pit Trader 367
Tony Saliba: "One-Lot" Triumphs 385
Part V The Psychology of Trading 405
Dr. Van K. Tharp: The Psychology of Trading 407
The Trade: A Personal Experience 429
Postscript: Dreams and Trading 435
Final Word 439
What I Believe 22 Years Later 441
Appendix 1: Program Trading and Portfolio Insurance 453
Appendix 2: Options—Understanding the Basics 455
Excerpt: Edward Thorp 473