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Mark Douglas – The Disciplined Trader – Review

I read Mark Douglas’s book “Trading in the Zone” several years ago and it helped a lot with trading psychology. I’ve later seen many traders refer to this other book by the author, so I started to feel that I should skim through this one as well. It’s also about trading psychology. According to the […]

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Holly and Steve Burns – Options 101 – Review

I recently decided to study options to understand if a particular negative skew (many small wins, occasional larger losses) strategy fits to my portfolio, which at the moment leans more towards positive skew methods like trend-following that take many small losses compensated by large wins. So it’s not about style drift nor replacing anything in […]

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Stan Weinstein – Secrets for Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets – Review

I’ve seen many traders refer to the book online and at some point it started to get my attention, which eventually triggered the interest to read the book. I haven’t seen Mr. Weinstein’s presence online, but he is a veteran already and probably retired as this book was first published in 1988. Stan Weinstein’s work […]

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Peter L. Brandt – Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader – Review

I’ve been following Peter on Twitter for several years. He was also featured in Jack Schwager’s latest book Unknown Market Wizards. The reason I got his book was a recent webinar, where he told that a big difference between traders and investors was income generation vs building wealth, and that got me thinking about my […]

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Robert Carver – Systematic Trading – Review

I’ve been following Rob’s work for quite some time. He is a systematic trend-following trader, who trades different futures markets. He is also very mathematical in his quantitative approach. I decided to read his book about systematic trading to better understand his thought process. It was published in 2015. Introduction to the topic Rob has […]