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Far from Random: Using Investor Behavior and Trend Analysis to Forecast Market Movement 1st Edition
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2) The "meat" of the book "channel charting/analysis/trading" is not new either. Many books have been written about it in clearer and more practical manner (such as "Channel Surfing" by Michael J. Parsons). But this author made it as if it's a virgin territory that he alone discovered and exploited. The book's explanation on channel trading is extremely mediocre and almost all are based in hindsight.
Personally speaking this book is worthless, because none of its contents or points of view is new or useful to me. Reading it is completely a waste of time.
Jim Glidden, veteran Wall St. Bond Salesman
I liked this book because I appreciate clarity. In order to be clear and to makes something seem easy, an author has to have a profound knowledge of the subject matter and the ability to communicate clearly. Richarde Lehman ahs both of the those pre-requisites.
Investor behavior and motivation are two keys to understanding market behavior. Understanding who those investors are, how they are rewarded (or compensated), what motivates them are keys to insight into the confoundingly contradictory movements that drive everyone crazy. . You will have a much keener understanding of the news that is being reported to you and have real insight into what is being told to you after having read the book.
With a perpective, the author then provides you with a charting method that will enhance your ability to enter and exit markets..this is a rather useful skill. Your probabilities of executing profitable trades, realizing a greater percentage of the profits in the moves you have chosen, and your peace of mind while doing do will be enhanced with the background and techniques shared in Far From Random.
This will also go on my periodic re-read list and not many books make it there.
I am a successful private investor.
in his prognosticatons - well perhaps so. But don't
expect his ostensibly well grounded hypotheses to
provide any help with buying individual stocks. His
discursive chapters tend to be mostly repetitive.
FFR purports to teach us how trend analysis can make investors money in the market. The treatment is superficial. If you have interest in technical trading, there are many more superior books starting with the classic from Pring.
My great dissapointment is because Bloomberg Press printed the book. I thought the publisher would impose a respectable standard of quality. They did not. Henceforth, investbook books from Bloomberg should be considered suspect. McMillan, of Options Writing fame, should be ashamed of his endorsement.
One can learn from investment books and apply ideas profitably. However, FFR is not the book in any manner. The book is not appropriate for any level of investor, nor any age.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book!!! It brings a very interesting approach of the stock market. It points out to things that aren't been discussed out there. I would definitely recommend it.Published on August 23, 2013 by Muriel
He basically points out that one does not always have to have a position and being in cash is ok if your uncertain. That's the whole book summarized.Published on October 27, 2012 by john harper
Author emphasizes a lot (or maybe too much) on the behavior finance. Although it is informative and interesting, it takes too less pages on how to really construct an useful... Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by Chai
This is a book written by someone who for sure never made money in the markets and probably lost it all that's why he's writing books. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by S.L.
My expectations were very high, because Bloomberg published this book. It is a disappointing read. Lots of words. 9 chapters and 182 pages worth of hearsay and pseudo science. Read morePublished on April 7, 2010 by Kasu Sista