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The Education of a Speculator Paperback – February, 1998
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That's all true. But it's the logic behind the eccentricities that is the real story. The Education of a Speculator is a sojourn inside the one-of-a-kind mind of Victor Niederhoffer, a trader in commodities and a keen observer of life. He has trained himself to look at the world in a singular fashion: where the guy on the street sees opportunity, Niederhoffer has scoped out all the downsides and done the contrarian thinking necessary to turn a profit. Niederhoffer draws material from disciplines as varied as biology, music, cards, and sports. His book, written with humor and verve, offers readers a chance to see the world through his lenses. The result is a genuinely new perspective on life (unless you too happened to grow up a speculator). This is a terrific, rewarding book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
However there is a lot of good material and if you like ideas you will enjoy the way he ties many different fields back to trading. Some of the ideas are baloney but many are not. I found it useful because it does give a lot of insight into how a top trader thinks.
From reading the book it was quite obvious he would blow up at some stage, which he has in fact done.
The chapter on the ecology of markets is worth the price alone. Also the one on the interconnectness of markets, and on deception and gamesmanship.
However this should definitely not be your only book on trading. There is hardly any useful material on risk management.
Worth a read IMO but a lot of people will not like it i.e. those looking for a cookbook approach to easy wealth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Book! Tells YOU what to NOT DO! He NEVER heard of "TRAILING STOPS"! Or Wouldn'tve GONE BROKE! Ha!Published 11 months ago by William Reader
As an investor/speculator it is exciting to look into another's life and see their methods. Some are sound and some seem superstitious but that is the ways of many major players. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ty
Loved this book, Niederdoffer walks you through the market with deep insight and wizardry.Published 18 months ago by Seth M. Wilfong
Niederhoffer uses non market related examples such as music, the ecosystem and sports to communicate his opinions. Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by hearsayit
Nothing really good about this book, nothing!, Author keeps talking about his sport and how everything he is good at helped him with his trading, DONT bother buying itPublished on January 14, 2014 by ADHAM NAJI AL-HARAZI
This book was delivered on time and in good condition. While I have found this book to be informative and insightful, it is a hard read. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Bobby L. Burns