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Dull and boring historical accounts with no insight nor value at all
on August 10, 2007
In the backcover it was promised:-
- Actionable lessons from 25 years of major events
- Predicting the market impact of everything from Fed statements to natural disasters
- Separating real information from noise, major "market mover" from trivia
Sorry that none of the above was kept. The author gave no actionable nor predictive insight at all. All the worse, the writing was so dull and boring. What upset me most were those "Trading Lessons" sections in the end of each chapter in which the author simply repeated the theme "everything is possible in the market and you dont know the possibility and impact of it". I dont need to read an over 300 page book to acknowledge so, do I? In short, dont waste your valuable time and money on this.
p.s. In case you want to read some good writing of historical events, "Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation by Edward Chancellor" and "Eyewitness to Wall Street: 400 Years of Dreamers, Schemers, Busts and Booms by David Colbert" are much better alternatives.