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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Java Books (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967089387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967089386
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Author Steve Nakamoto spent five years on iVillage, the world's largest women's online community, serving as their Mr. Answer Man relationship advisor. Not surprisingly, the two-time Writer's Digest Award-Winning author's recent books have been in the personal development/relationship genre. But his newest book, a guide for independent investors seeking counsel in today's difficult stock market, may surprise some people. In 'Wall Street Craps,' Nakamoto writes about his nearly forty-year love affair with Wall Street and his fascination with the game of craps. Although he earned a degree in business administration/finance, 'the only things that interested me at the time were making money and investing.

'The author's varied business endeavors over the years led him to Las Vegas on multiple occasions and it was on one such trip that he was struck by the notion that playing craps was the perfect metaphor for playing Wall Street. Given this revelation, 'Wall Street Craps was simply something that I felt destined to express and create.'

In his Introduction, Nakamoto simply and clearly lays out what the reader will take away from his book. 'In my book, you'll learn a simple, yet sophisticated approach to playing the stock market. This approach uses an innovative 'crap game' metaphor to help investors quickly grasp the nuances of this challenging investment arena.' With that, the author leads the reader through ten, easy to read and follow chapters that explore what he considers to be the ten most critical areas to understand in order to accelerate one's success in the market.

The content of 'Wall Street Craps' is solid. It includes interesting background on the modern evolution of trading and investing, varied philosophies and approaches to 'the game,' and a few new twists on proven, effective strategies. I found the ideas in Chapter 3, Money Management, to be especially relevant to that subject beyond the stock market.

I like Steve Nakamoto's tone and manner in writing about trading and marketing in "Wall Street Craps." He makes "the game" entertaining, fun and fairly easy to follow and understand. Despite some instances of over-hype, there is plenty of savvy substance to contemplate and empower individual investors to take a shot at the market, even if they've not fared well in the past. Since most of Nakamoto's audience will likely already perceive that Wall Street is a crap game, the book's title should play nicely to them.

Review

Writer's Digest Book Awards - Many valuable nuggets of tips/pointers on how to invest in the stock market are cogently presented. Adroit use of subheads makes it easy to read and absorb the material. Many relevant quotes from various luminaries add to the content. Amusing cartoons lighten the narrative. Many useful web sites are listed, and there's an excellent glossary of financial/stock market terms. Following the steps and suggestions are no guarantee of coming out ahead in the volatile stock market, but your chances should be much improved.

2012 Global Ebook Award Winner in the category of Finance/Investments/Wealth --2012 Global Ebook Awards

More About the Author

My name is Steve Nakamoto, "The Friendly Voice of the Other Half" and featured expert on the DVD movie, Love Talk (Summer 2009).

I don't want to sound like I'm bragging or anything but here goes:

I am the author of the award-winning books MEN ARE LIKE FISH: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Catching A Man (Writer's Digest 2000 Nonfiction Book Awards), DATING ROCKS! The 21 Smartest Moves Women Make for Love (Writer's Digest 2006 Nonfiction Book Awards & USA Book News 2006 Best Books Award Finalist for Self-Help/Relationships category) and TALK LIKE A WINNER: 21 Simple Rules For Achieving Everyday Communication Success (USA Book News 2008 Best Books Award Finalist for Self-Help/General category).

My newest book is titled, WALL STREET CRAPS: How To Play Today's Hot & Cold Stock Market For Fast Money With Less Risk. In this book, I return to my original college major in finance and lifelong love for stock market trading.

Before becoming an author, I was a human relations/communication instructor for Dale Carnegie & Associates where I taught the principles of How To Win Friends and Influence People and Effective Public Speaking. I also had the honor of serving for 7 years as an NLP/personal development/Life Mastery seminar trainer for motivational expert Tony Robbins.

Over the years, I've appeared on over 230 radio and TV talk shows. And for nearly 6 years, I've served as the iVillage.com Mr. Answer Man dating & relationship expert where I've helped women around the world figure out the men in their love lives from an honest male perspective.

And while all of this may sound pretty impressive in print, I'm also just a regular guy trying to make a difference by sharing the truth as God has shown me. I hope that there will be a time and place where I can be of help to you in your quest for building stronger love relationships through better understanding and more effective communication.

Thank you.

With love and to your success!

Steve

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This little book is a fun read if you're at all curious about investing.
Katrinka
I liked the easy to understand language. the stock market is a a powderkeg and the little man may get squashed if they dont know what the heck they doing.
Lisa D. Smith
"Wall Street Craps" is great for beginners and a good refresher course for folks with some experience.
Nancy H. Marshall

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lindallc on June 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book was very clever in the way that the author made simple but poignant analogies to (craps) gambling in Las Vegas. It's unique in that each chapter begins with a memorable cartoon to illustrate the rules of the game.

Unlike other investment books, Wall Street Craps was recently published, so this information addresses our current financial situation. This book took my basic knowledge of investing, and brought it to a much higher level.

The author teaches what every amateur investor needs to know in order to invest wisely - how to think like a winner, manage your risk, and make wise market evaluations. Everything you need to know to be successful (and careful) is included. There's a lot of wisdom and a wealth of information in this book, including a helpful section on investment web sites.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nancy H. Marshall on February 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
Steve Nakamoto has done it again with this well thought out explanation of how you can win in "playing" the stock market. He defines and explains major investment terms, gives tips, pointers and reminders of essential components to Wall Street investment success. Well-placed analogies to the casino tables and sports bring home the points to virtually everyone. "Wall Street Craps" is great for beginners and a good refresher course for folks with some experience. It's not a quick fix, and Steve aptly reminds us of the pitfalls made by many before us, often tied up in the greed or emotional turmoil that interfere with analytical thinking in the pursuit of stock market success. A must, and easy, read for the individual investor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne Phillips FSII on February 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is not a traditional book on playing the stock market and that is what I like best about it! The economic recovery is going slow and we need to know the rules for trading in the stock market for this time in our life. On page 127 you will see 8 ways to stay sharp while you are in the game. It is especially good for your short term trading since right now that seems to be the way to go for a lot of our older population.

Check out "8 Smart Ways to sell when the pressure is on". One of the very first tips is, don't be afraid to sell early, if all signs are pointed that way, sell. Then be happy and grateful that you were able to do that!

Steve Nakamot majored in finance in his college years and continued to study the stock market and learn from his mistakes and he also reminds you to do the same.

This book is good for anyone who wants to get into the game with some solid information to get your game plan on. I also would give this to the young person who wants to get started trading in the stock market.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Ann Evers on March 27, 2012
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I think if Steve wrote a book on rock collecting, I'd read it. Steve has a wonderful ability to capture the reader with a well-thought, well-written, clear and precise, down-to-earth understanding of a hard to learn topic into an easy to learn and understanding of the subject.

If you are interested in learning or even have a strong grasp of playing the stocks, don't wait, order this book now, it will change the way you do and play the stock market!

Kelly Ann Evers
Founder of His Love Heals, Domestic Violence Help
Author of Hurt No More! A Journey of Healing from Abuse
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