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The Wallstrip (TM) Edge: Using Trends to Make Money -- Find Them, Ride Them, and Get Off Hardcover – February 18, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Business Plus (February 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446508640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446508643
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #932,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Howard Lindzon is the creator of Wallstrip.com. In June 2007, Howard sold the site to CBS but remains a key and integral part of the business. The site attracts readers who appreciate his comedic yet informed investment advice. He currently manages two hedge funds, one of which, Biltmore Venture Partners, focuses on the Internet and blog entrepreneurship.

More About the Author

Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits® - a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named "one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web" by FastCompany and one of the "50 best websites" by Time magazine.

Mr. Lindzon has more than twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting and successfully managing innovative companies, he is the Managing Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses. Howard continues to manage a hedge fund he started in 1998.

He created Wallstrip, and more than 400 original web video shows, which was purchased by CBS Corp. in 2007. He is an active angel with many success angel investments including: Rent.com, (purchased by Ebay in 2005 for $415 million), Golfnow.com (purchased by Comcast in June 2008), and Lifelock (lead investors include Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers). Mr. Lindzon's new media and internet business investments also include: Limos.com, Blogtalkradio.com, Buddy Media, Ticketfly, Assistly, Bit.ly and Tweetdeck(purchased by Twitter).

Mr. Lindzon received an MBA at Arizona State University and an MIM from The American Graduate School of International Management.

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In this new market, I think individuals will be required to be more self-sufficient.
Jon Steinberg
Great read for both experienced and less-experienced investors - loaded with ideas, but presented in a highly-approachable and entertaining format.
Chris Selland
I would be equally comfortable recommending this book to my teenage cousin or a hedge fund manager.
D. Hoffman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jon Steinberg on February 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Whereas most pundits would advise you to buy "cheap stocks," Howard details how money can be made in stocks like TASR, CROX, HANS, CME, etc. When I was on Wall Street, these were the very stocks that my hedge fund clients made their most significant profits in.

While market conditions as a whole make individual stock picking difficult at best, quarters from now, individuals will return to the market. And they will do so with a lost confidence in the large insitutions to protect and grow their savings in funds that were previously called "safe."

In this new market, I think individuals will be required to be more self-sufficient. This book arms people to pick stocks with basic research and simple guides. Howard debunks concepts such as "Averaging down," which can be really dangerous to individuals, and "being too late," which can prevent individuals from getting in on winners.

There are also interesting comparisons and learnings from the venture market with quasi interviews from leading VCs such as Fred Wilson and Brad Feld.

The book only has passing references to Wallstrip; it is very much a simple and straightforward guide to research followed by technical analysis. The technical advice boils down to trend following with an introduction to Average True Range (ATR). ATR is a valuable metric that allows investors to sell out of positions when a stock moves down below a typical average move

The book is great...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Soren Macbeth on February 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Wallstrip was all about trend following and how to profit from it in the stock market. Lindzon's book expands on the background and practical implementation of this strategy which he has employed successfully in both the public and private markets for over 10 years.

Full of hard earned wisdom and humor, the book is both entertaining and informative. Highly Recommended!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kristian Hansen on February 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Wallstrip Edge is a great book to learn about how successes and failures build/destroy companies.

It is also a place to learn about trending following and how stocks should be evaluated.

Howard Lindzon has done a great job of showing how to find stocks, how to hold them and finally how to build liquidity once a company has had its run.

Through his personal experiences and interviews with other start-up entrepreneurs and venture capitalists you can gain some great insight as to how great companies are constructed. Equally, you can see why other companies have failed.

When you start to look at the stock market as something you use everyday (like Amazon, Starbucks, Ebay, etc.) than you can start to realize that stocks are not just pieces of imaginary paper, but living products.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Schneider on March 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I've been investing for 30+ years & this book changed some of my basic concepts
of position trading/investing. This book is now on my "favorites" shelf, along
with books by Mark Douglas, John Carter, Brian Shannon, Tharp & Schwager.
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