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The Complete Guide to Currency Trading & Investing: How to Earn High Rates of Return Safely and Take Control of Your Investments Paperback – July 30, 2007
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I was wrong.
This book takes a very deep and complex subject and breaks it down in to easy to digest chunks that makes FOREX and investing very easy to understand. An easy read, I could not put it down.
So why not 5 out of 5 stars? Why the 1/2 star deduction?
Just a little too much filler. For example, there are pages that are taken up by graphs instead of content. Because the author, Jamaine Burrell, wrote this book so well...I would have liked to have seen more content, and less graphic presentation.
Enjoy this book. I did.
Author of The Profitable Business Edge 2
The subtitle "How to earn high rates of return safely..." is substantially untrue - there is a negligible amount of "how to" information in the book and no information at all about how to hedge trades or offset losses. There is also no coverage at all about options or futures other than a brief dismissal. The book is entirely focused on speculative short-term spot (day) trading.
The book is very cheaply produced. For example, the chapter on Technical Analysis attempts to explain charting patterns completely with words - there is not a single picture. The whole point of technical analysis is to analyze graphical data!
The book is also sloppily edited with many obvious instances of cut and paste. Several are erroneous. Roughly 80 of the approximately 250 "real" pages in the book are dedicated to fairly useless appendices.
Overall I'm fairly happy I purchased this book but I feel it is worth about half the price I paid for it.
The section on fundamental analysis is similarly sophomoric in its explanations. The section on technical analysis, while it describes various patterns, charts and other tools does not show ONE graph as an example to spirit the discussion and enhance one's understanding of what is a complex topic.
This books gets a D+ and should only be your first choice only if you are completely unaware of the economic drivers in major nations.
My advice to you is do any thing with your money but purchasing this scam book. otherwise you'll writing a similar comment like mine after receiving it.
Burrell introduces readers to currency trading. First, she gives important information about the major central banks around the world, and how some of the fluctuations in prices of certain goods can affect the price of those currencies. Burrell also manages to tell about the ins and outs of FOREX, which is crucial for trading currencies. I found that the most important parts of this book were learning how to make a plan, how to do research on what currencies to buy and sell, and what information you need to reduce your risks. By the time I finished the end of this book, I was thinking like someone who had experience in trading money, able to understand the lingo that is used in the industry, knew how to open an account to trade money and had a bit of confidence in the subject.
One of the downsides of this book is that there isn't a glossary, so if you need to refresh your memory on the meaning of one of these many terms, you have to rely on the index to go back and read up on it. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to diversify their portfolio, and has the time to actually do the research that's involved in doing their own currency trades.Read more ›
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Bought this for my husband who was learning to trade. He absolutely loved it.Published 5 months ago by Rose
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[..]. Half way through the book, I hand't learned how to apply anything. This book doesn't engage the reader, as a book that teaches you anything should. [...]Published on February 16, 2009 by Mortimer Snead
If you haven't read anything about FX market, this may be a good start. But if you already read any introductory handbook, this one will be redundant. Read morePublished on February 10, 2009 by R. Pawlikowski
The book has good a content for a beginner. For a more advanced forex person this book is too basic, that is why I give 3 stars.Published on December 2, 2008 by Mike Tango
For anyone that is looking to enter the world of currency trading and investing, this book is a must-read. Read morePublished on September 9, 2008 by Eileen I. Macko