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Trade Like the Little Guy: How a small trader can consistently profit in the markets!, Second Edition Paperback – January 29, 2009
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Trade Like The Little Guy (279 pages, $17.76 softcover, 2008, ISBN 9781439220542) by L.A. Little, published by Booksurge Publishing, a part of the Amazon group. This book takes the approach that the small trader is not like the large one. The little guys can dart in and out of stocks and they find that high levels of cash are safer in times of uncertainty rather than purchasing safe stocks. This book shows that small traders have advantages and how to use them. It shows how the little guy can become a methodical, successful trader. In the end, the book puts together all the tools and ideas presented, providing play-by-play of the real-life trades made by the author while writing the last chapter. It is informative, and it is real. --Stocks and Commodities Magazine, August 1, 2009
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The information contained in this book is presented in a very straight-forward and easy-to-understand manner. The main principal this book taught me was to have patience. Wait for the market to unfold and give up the information it has to allow you to make intelligent decisions about your trading. So now I always ask myself "What is the market telling me now?".
In addition the other point driven home for me was to switch my focus on preservation of capital and mitigation of risk, rather than simply focusing on how much I "might" make on a given trade. This has actually allowed me to live the old addage "Cut your losses short and let your profits run!"; a practice much more easily said than done, until I read this book.
Up until this point I had never really used Stock Screeners, but after reading this book, and trying them myself, I am now a believer.
From thesis development to risk management and trade execution, this book provides an excellent springboard into a larger world, and helps you focus on becoming a more disciplined trader. It has has improved my success rate substantially. A must read for traders of all levels!
The second event that changed the way shares are traded, is the internet. It's now possible for small traders such as you and I (through a broker) to trade online. As the author, L.A. Little points out, the combination of these two events has seen the rise of the small trader.
The "Little Guy", (author L.A. Little) outlines how small traders can trade profitably in the markets even though they do not have the resources of large traders. Little describes the key to such success as using a rational and logical process, rather than relying on a belief about particular stocks.
This book has many good tips, ideas and most importantly, systems to suggest how small traders can profit. For example, the need to decide a personal "trading thesis" that should underpin all your trades.
However, the book would benefit from some tight editing. There are some grammatical errors, long paragraphs and long sentences (one sentence had 60 words). This does tend to make it more difficult to discern the key concepts.
Bob Selden, author What To Do When You Become The Boss: How new managers become successful managers
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This one is a complete piece of garbage. It's so bad, just on principle, I went through all the effort to return it even though if you factor in the effort, time and money... Read morePublished 4 months ago by RRM
a simple, basic ABC on trading/investing
buy it just if you are at that level
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Trade like the little guy is one of the several personal investing books I've actually read front to back. Read morePublished on October 21, 2013 by Mikey17
"Trade Like the Little Guy" by L.A. Little is a must-read for anyone learning to take control of their own financial growth through equity trading. Having first encountered L.A. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by Steve W.
Any strategy that doesn't have a clear edge is suspect. The author says a little guy's edge is being able to go in and out without too much slippage, etc. Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by iggy
Trade Like the Little Guy gives the average ordinary person a heads up on what's really going on in the investing world. That's what attracted you to the book right? Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by Douglas M. Cooklin
Whether you are bullish or bearish, fundamental or technical, L.A. Little will provide you with everything you need to be a successful trader in any market. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by thereisnospoon
I read many technical books, and I have been trading stocks for many years. The book is easy to read and shows how to manage your money and to become a successful trader with... Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by Thingyo
I was interested in buying this book until I noticed that 9 out of the 10 reviewers have only reviewed one book -- this one. So I'll pass on this one.Published on April 5, 2010 by GilPV