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If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks Paperback – February 4, 2004
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The Breakthrough Trader's Guide On How to Spot--and Profit From--News-Driven Market Swings
The hardcover edition of If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks first introduced Professor Peter Navarro's authoritative "macrotrading" system to traders around the world. Now let this paperback edition introduce you to the market-proven power of macrotrading, and show you how to increase your trading precision by more precisely quantifying the impact of economic events on specific sectors of the stock market.
"Learning to interpret news correctly is a key in successful investing. Peter Navarro gives lots of great examples to help you learn."
--Jim Rogers, Author, Investment Biker
"In targeting the market events that cannot be ignored, If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks does a great job separating the thought process of the amateur investor from the professional. Navarro's book gives the reader a valuable insight into market psychology."
--David S. Nassar, CEO, MarketWise Securities, Inc., Bestselling author, How to Get Started in Electronic Day Trading and Rules of the Trade
"Witty, fun, and very informative...Peter Navarro has come as close as you can to creating the ultimate roadmap to understanding how news and economic events affect markets. I wish this book had been available when I started my trading career."
--Oliver L. Velez, CEO, Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc., and www.Pristine.com, Author, Tools and Tactics for the Master Day Trader
About the Author
Peter Navarro received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and is a professor of business and economics at the University of California-Irvine. The author of When the Market Moves, Will You Be Ready?, Dr. Navarro has appeared on NPR and written articles for Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, and other prominent business publications.
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Navarro's book also succeeds where many other investment tomes fail: it has a great appendix of sources to locate all the information you'll need to adopt his style of "macrowave investing."
The only reason why this book gets four stars instead of five is because of the middle section. It's simply a list of investment platitudes like, "Don't risk too much of your capital on any one trade;" "Always set a stop loss," etc. They're good rules, but they're present in any good book on trading, and in this particular book, they seem a bit out of place. There are a lot of other books that explain these same rules much better. Here, they just come off as filler material.
But don't let that stop you from reading this book--it's a must read for anyone who is serious about making money in markets!
It's probably still worth reading, but I'm taking the advice in the review "dangerous." Why? Because I have absolutely no idea if his advice has ever worked for a real person. It seems far too large a commitment of time and mindset without much more evidence that it works.
I'm starting to hunt down people who've tried it. So far, I've looked at Tobin Smith, who practices change wave investing. Apparently the guy's track record is dismal. So far so bad, but of course that's not enough to discredit the book.
I really enjoy reading Dr. Navarro's writing.
I'm gonna give the book 5 stars because it was the first investment book I ever read and it did what I expected and that is to educate the layperson on macroeconomics and how it relates to investing. Of course you're going to have to do your own research in order to come up with a more precise, concrete method but what the author discusses is a really good starting point. Personally, I would recommend learning how to read charts along with getting an understanding of macro-investing. That way, you can more accurately time your decisions. So, I would definitely recommend this book for those who are just starting out and have no clue what to do.