Market Wizards (Series)

Market Wizards (Series)

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Review Market Wizards (Series)



With countless books revolving around the topic of finance, finding the right introductory book to give insight and knowledge about the market and its workings can be a very daunting task. This is where author Jack D. Schwager’s “Market Wizards” series comes in. Easy-to-read and consistent in tone and message across his books, Schwager’s “Market Wizard” series is considered by many economists and day traders as one of the best finance must-reads of all time. “Market Wizards” is an eye-opener of a series, and it changes the way how people commonly view making money in stock trading. In his other books titled “Conversations with America’s Top Traders” and “Interviews with America’s Top Stock Traders, Schwager publishes interviews and conversations with some of the world’s top, leading experts in the field who give exclusive insides about finance and trading that many would miss out when referring to other published materials.

About the Author

Mr. Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of interviews with the greatest traders and hedge fund managers of the last three decades: Market Wizards (1989), The New Market Wizards (1992), Stock Market Wizards (2001), Hedge Fund Market Wizards (2012), and The Little Book of Market Wizards (2014). His other books include Market Sense and Nonsense (2012), a compendium of investment misconceptions, and the three-volume series, Schwager on Futures, consisting of Fundamental Analysis (1995), Technical Analysis (1996), and Managed Trading (1996). He is also the author of Getting Started in Technical Analysis (1999), part of John Wiley’s popular Getting Started series. A revised edition of his first book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, is scheduled for release in late 2016.

Table of Contents

Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue
  • My Own Story
    • Part I: Futures and Currencies
    • Part II – Mostly Stocks
    • Part III – A Little Bit of Everything
    • Part IV – The View from the Floor
    • Part V – The Psychology of Trading
  • Final Word
  • What I believe 22 Years Later
  • Appendix 1: Program Trading and Portfolio Insurance
  • Appendix 2: Options – Understanding the Basics
  • Glossary
  • Excerpt: Edward Thorp 

• The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue
    • Part I – Trading Perspectives
    • Part II – The World’s Biggest Market
    • Part III – Futures – The Variety-Pack Market
    • Part IV – Fund Managers and Timers
    • Part V – Multiple-Market Players
    • Part VI – The Money Machines
    • Part VII – The Psychology of Trading
    • Part VIII – Closing Bell
  • Appendix
  • Glossary

• Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
    • Part I – Macro Men
    • Part II – Multistrategy Players
    • Part III – Equity Traders
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A: The Gain to Pain Ratio
  • Appendix B: Options – Understanding the Basics
  • About the Author
  • Index

• Stock Market Wizards: Interviews with America’s Top Stock Traders

  • Author’s Note to the Paperback Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: An Inauspicious Beginning 
    • Stuart Warton – Back from the Abyss
    • Steve Watson – Dialing for Dollars
    • Dana Galante – Against the Current
    • Mark D. Cook – Harvesting S&P Profits
    • Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher Jr – Win-Win Investing
    • Ahmet Okumus – From Istanbul to Wall Street
    • Mark Minervini – Stock around the Clock
    • Steve Lescerbeau – The Ultimate Trading System
    • Michael Masters – Swimming Through the Markets
    • John Bender – Questioning the Obvious
    • David Shaw – The Quantitative Edge
    • Steve Cohen – The Trade Room
    • Ari Kiey, MD – The Mind of a Winner
  • Wizard Lessons
  • Appendix: Options – Understanding the Basics
  • Index