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How to Teach Your Baby to Read (The Gentle Revolution Series)
How to Teach Your Baby to Read (The Gentle Revolution Series)
Price: $9.09

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works!, June 12, 2013
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I bought this book after having read about the method it proposes in an Italian forum.
The book is easy to read and understood, at least in my opinion and offers a method I have been testing for the last two weeks with my two little boys, Carlo (6yo) and Vittorio (4 yo) with noticeable success, especially, as indicated in the book, with the younger, who really loves the game and is so quick and eager to learn.
Frankly speaking, I see nothing wrong with the method if interpreted properly, in line with the book suggestions, as a game, a very nice one, between parents and children.
As said, both mine guys like it a lot, and truly perceive it as a fancy moment with their busy dad, who spends time with them playing a game from which they can learn something new.
My personal experience, therefore, though if short, has been successful and pleasant. I can advice to stick to the guidelineso of the book: You and your baby(ies) MUST enjoy it; the practice has NOT to be intended by your child as a boring moment, but a fancy one, with plenty of affection and nearness to his dad, mother or (better) both.
If I must find a (very little) defect with the book, is its too long introduction. It took 6 chapters to the authors prior to get deep into the contents (that start in chapter 7, indeed).


The Ten-Year Career: The Fast Track Guide to Retiring Young, Wealthy, and Fulfilled
The Ten-Year Career: The Fast Track Guide to Retiring Young, Wealthy, and Fulfilled
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Value for money is good, June 11, 2013
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Whenever you buy a book, I think you should also consider how much you paid for it.
This book contains some sound, though if basic advice on how to re-direct your life on a path of increased productivity, more clear and well shaped goals, much greater attention to financial life and personal debts.
The book gives also some introductory notions about selling and negotiations tecniques, along with some insights on the lifes of successful men in the author's view.
It is an easy read and I found the best part to be the one about goal setting and programming the day: it is easy, down-to-earth and can be applied immediately, allowing then for further refinements and improvements.
In a nutshell, this book his worth its affordable cost, the author provides also a website with free additional info, does not indulge in selling his programs or lessons, or whatever else. The only thing I really did not like was the title (it costed you a star, dear Mr. Lukas) since I found it an exaggerated boast.


How to Write & Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit: Your Guide to Writing and Publishing Books, E-Books, Articles, Special Reports, Audio Programs, DVDs, and Other How-To Content
How to Write & Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit: Your Guide to Writing and Publishing Books, E-Books, Articles, Special Reports, Audio Programs, DVDs, and Other How-To Content

4.0 out of 5 stars Good introductory guide, especially meant for beginners., May 26, 2013
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The guide is concise and cover quite a lot of ground but in a synthetic way. It is suggested for people who are at the very early stages of their writing career, to get a comprehensive idea of what can be done and how.
The book is centered around the US market, how is easily understandable, so non-US readers like me might find some portions non applicable (not to mention frustrating, considering how well thing are structured over there, if compared with local realities...).
In short, it is a well written and concise guide for the motivated beginners; more experienced writers, in my opinion, might find it overly simplistic or not advanced enough for their needs.


Forex Price Action Scalping: an in-depth look into the field of professional scalping
Forex Price Action Scalping: an in-depth look into the field of professional scalping
by Bob Volman
Edition: Paperback
Price: $39.90
43 used & new from $28.58

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for price action analysis, January 13, 2013
I have bought this book after having read some nice comments over BigMike Trading Forum, where it was somewhat indicated as an approach to price action analysis easier than the excellent work of Al Brooks.
In short, I found the book well thought and written with very good contents that can constitute a good introductory guide to the complex domain of price action, not only for scalping, but also applicable to liquid financial instruments.
The book, at its very core, describes 7 set-ups that can be applied to trending and non trending markets. Explanations are pretty clear though if I found the writing style, from time to time, to be a little wordy (but I am a non-English speaker...).
As stated in other reviews, this is not a recipe for quick riches, though if the author suggests that, through hard work and application, good results can be achieved in the scalping arena.
The author, in other words, seems to put himself somewhere in the middle, between the hucksters selling crap to jerks in search of the Holy Grail and the guys who insist almost every row that success in trading is a quest doomed to a painful failure (which should raise the question why they try to teach such a dreadful endeavor).
I am personally testing the set-ups in live sessions and results so far are quite encouraging, but -as a word of caution- trader should be reminded that their asset is not only the set-up itself, but also their discipline together with trade management capability.
The book, in conclusion, represents a fair investment for a serious student, committed to learn the basics and then to develop on that basis his/her own trading plan and approach.
Do not expect to become millionaire after having applied any sort of esoteric formula contained in the book (there are not) but you can legitimately expect some good insights from the author, along with some solid building blocks to build your trading.
Needless to say, with the book you might have the bricks, but it's up to you to find the other materials and build the house.
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New Version TrendyDigital WaterGuard Waterproof Case for Kindle 1, 2,3 (First, Second and Third Generation Kindle), Kindle Fire and other 6" or 7" Android Tablet (Pink)
New Version TrendyDigital WaterGuard Waterproof Case for Kindle 1, 2,3 (First, Second and Third Generation Kindle), Kindle Fire and other 6" or 7" Android Tablet (Pink)

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT buy this cover if you care of your Kindle, August 11, 2010
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I've bought this cover hoping to enjoy my Kindle on the beach and started to use it last monday, the very first day of my vacations. Unfortunately I've used it over 3 (one, two, three!!!) days and noticed the following:

1) The mechanism that should ensure protection from water and other damaging agents is poorly designed and does not work. Sand kept getting into the cover since day one;
2) The quality of the cover is simply CRAP. Today (day 3 since I started using it during my vacations!!!) I found that the front of the cover is unstiking in a place where two pieces of the "UV-stabilized material that won't be broken down or discolored by sunlight" as they said, are jointed. Please note: this is not a cut but simply a rip due to two pieces of the material that were intended to be jointed forever that are sadly unstiking.
As a result, that nice rip facilitates the way to my Kindle to dust, sand and water...

Do yourself (and your Kindle) a favor and do not buy this lousy stuff. It spoiled my holidays, preventing myself to enjoy my books on the sea side, one of the things I love most.
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AbleTrend: Identifying and Analyzing Market Trends for Trading Success
AbleTrend: Identifying and Analyzing Market Trends for Trading Success
by Grace Wang
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $44.85
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A long and tedious spot for the software sold by Dr. Wang, August 3, 2010
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As an AbleTrend user in its TradeStation add-on version (AscTrend) I bought this book with some expectations of getting better insights and directions on how to exploit the (expensive) sw sold by the author, providing much better, deeper and properly structured information than the mediocre documents that come as companion with the purchase of AbleTrend.
The book contains an acceptable high level introduction to trends and trend trading, but nothing more than a basic knowledge easily searcheable on the Net; it then starts describing a trend following trading approach, largely based on AbleTrend and therefore not implentable without that piece of software and somewhat "framed" into the tenets of an oriental philosophy that, in my opinion, is poorly discussed and finally used only to give an exotic flavor to the trading approach presented.
The simple trading system discussed is something you get with the purchase of the sofwtare and, in general, all the contents are not only basic, but somewhat repetitive.
In synthesis, though if I am a customer of AbleTrend, if I knew the contents in advance, I would not have bought this book. If you are neither an AbleTrend user, nor planning to become one in the near future, invest your money in something else.


Options Trading: The Hidden Reality - Ri$k Doctor Guide to Position Adjustment and Hedging ("Options: Perception and Deception" & "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" revised & expanded, Printed in Color)
Options Trading: The Hidden Reality - Ri$k Doctor Guide to Position Adjustment and Hedging ("Options: Perception and Deception" & "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" revised & expanded, Printed in Color)
by Charles M. Cottle
Edition: Hardcover
18 used & new from $50.00

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shedding light on the options world, September 26, 2009
When you start reading about option trading, the first few books you run into seem to be so enlightening that you generously give them a 4-5 star evaluation on Amazon.
Then, as soon as it becomes visible to you that the "get rich quick" paradigm does not apply to options, you learn to better select your favourite authors.
Finally, you shore to Charles Cottle's book(s) and, despite you 3+ year studies in options, you start to question yourself whether the study efforts you spent until then were worth their while.
This book is neither an easy read, nor a quick recipe to master options. It is a book that deserves study, hard study, no shortcuts, as Charles himself wrote in his dedication on my own book when I visited him in his office in Chicago.
The author starts giving the reader a very fresh (unique, as far as my experience goes) perspective about option positions analysis through the so called "dissection" aimed to alter the trader's perception of his position and to better understand and measure risks.
After this, the book goes through analyzing in a tad more traditional way nuts and bolts of options: greeks, IV and various nuances like dividends, exercise, etc.
From Ch 4 on, the book goes deep into analyzing the 4 pillars of option trading: Verticals, Straddle and Strangles, Wingspreads (butterflies, condors, etc.) and Time Spreads. I found those chapters to be insightful and refreshing, giving the reader a lot of new perspectives on topics (e.g. the butterfly spreads) oftentimes neglected by other authors.
In the final chapters, the book discusses the volatility skew (challenging) and some insight from market makers (very challenging, at least for me)and closes with a gem on hybrid hedging techniques created by the author.
In closing, I think that if there is one book you must not read but master if you want to deal with option trading, this is the one.
Mr. Cottles' unique way of teaching never tries to let you think options are easy; he'd better try to discourage you from going ahead than letting you think to that 100K BMW your are going to buy next month, with the proceeds from your option trading. This is something that, at least in my experience, is very hard to find in the trading teaching and mentoring arena.


McMillan on Options
McMillan on Options
by Lawrence G. McMillan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $62.50
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A ponderous, insightful guide to options strategy, but not for everybody, June 12, 2007
This review is from: McMillan on Options (Hardcover)
I loved this book, written in a language that is easy to understand for non native speaking, like me.

A few points:

- this book is not for absolute beginners. Mr. McMillan indeed provides the basis for understanding options and the most known strategies, like spreads, strangle or similar. I would however direct the reader who is unaware of the basis to the other ponderous work of Mr. McMillan, Options as a strategic investment

- McMillan drives the willing reader to a thorough understanding of concepts/tools often misused, like volatility, put/call ratio, etc. Specifically, the third chapter is a truly inestimable (at least in my opinion) key to harness the predictive power of options.

- This is a no-hype book, if compared with the average of the sector. Mr. McMillan does not indulge or indulges only with tasteful sobriety in describing or promoting his professional services.

In conclusion:

Though if this book is not an easy reading, I would strongly urge the serious professional to read and re-read this book. It is really one of the few eye-opener books I've ever read in this domain.


The Options Course: High Profit & Low Stress Trading Methods (Wiley Trading)
The Options Course: High Profit & Low Stress Trading Methods (Wiley Trading)
by George Fontanills
Edition: Hardcover
61 used & new from $0.01

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A too optimistic pathway to rich... if there is one..., August 1, 2004
Mr. Fontanills provides in this book the foundations for delta neutral trading strategies using options and futures. The book has a quite long (too long in my opinion) introduction on how to get started in the market, in the broadest sense (from the difference between stocks and options, to how to make a good investment....)

Afterward, he moves deep into the details of option/future delta neutral strategies. This part is not a 100% easy read, so I would not say it is an absolute beginner book.

Although the contents are generally well discussed and presented I would urge you to work with a spreadsheet as companion, where you need to test all the formulas the author propose for break-even and profit. Doing that I found some incogruences.

Unfortunately, as a lot of trading books, also this one over indulge in promoting Mr. Fontanills professionale services, but, to be honest, this is less evident than in other books.


Gann Simplified
Gann Simplified
by Clif Droke
Edition: Paperback
Price: $29.95
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good introductory book on WD Gann theories, April 12, 2004
This review is from: Gann Simplified (Paperback)
If you are completely unaware of WD Gann's work and theories, Droke's book might be a good entry door for what concerns the "geometrical" part of his work. But remember, it's just the door; Mr. Gann's work is complex and far more difficult to master than the contents of this booklet may let you think.
Read it and then, if still interested, go for more thorough studies.


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