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  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING BOOK

  • By Anonymous User on 21-09-2017

Complicated data subsets

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-2017

Would you try another book written by Ray Dalio or narrated by Ray Dalio and Jeremy Bobb ?

Maybe if it was about his trading

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The five steps in achieving success are good

Any additional comments?

Overall its just too complicated. There are five goals....or is it seven.....or is it ten....each of them has subset bits of info ie goal 1.1, with then further subset info ie goal 1.1a, then further ie goal 1.1a,1-24.

I ended up getting the kindle book so I could keep track of it all. That was just as complicated only now I could see the full extent of it.

For those who can approach life like an algorithmic trading plan, this book is for you; it's a kind of life algorithm, which, if you can implement it, guarantees success.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • HOLD FOR NARRATOR Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Abridged Audio (Wiley Trading Audio)

  • By: Edwin Lefevre
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest speculators who ever lived. Now, almost 90 years later, it remains the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever written. Generations of investors have found that it has more to teach them about themselves and other investors than years of experience in the market. They have also discovered that its trading advice and keen analyses of market price movements rings true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By sashko on 15-09-2017

Awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-2017

Wish it was unabridged
Great story and a lot of relevance now. The narrator was really good- best I've heard

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trend Following, 5th Edition

  • How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear and Black Swan Markets
  • By: Michael W. Covel
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards, Michael Covel
  • Length: 34 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Want to take the financial journey to a new investing philosophy that might very well affect the rest of your moneymaking life? No one can guarantee the yellow brick road, but Michael Covel promises the red pill will leave you wide awake. Trend Following reveals the truth about a trading strategy that makes money in up, down, and surprise markets.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive - 34 hours of "trend following is great

  • By sashko on 14-09-2017

Repetitive - 34 hours of "trend following is great

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-2017

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who need to be reassured that trend following works

Has Trend Following, 5th Edition put you off other books in this genre?

Yes. It's an endless advertisement for how great trend following is without going into any specific trend following strategies. Really boring after 5 minutes.

Which character – as performed by Joel Richards and Michael Covel – was your favourite?

None of them. They all said the same thing and so were all the same character.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Trend Following, 5th Edition?

The endless quotations are tedious. The whole thing on speculation was really tedious and unnecessary. Cut everything after the first chapter.

Any additional comments?

This book is a boring rant on how great trend following is. How about some specific strategies and comparing and contrasting relative strengths and weaknesses? That is what I was hoping for but what I got was a long winded outpouring of pseudo research extolling the benefits of trend follwoing as a concept. No kidding -- buying at the start of s trend and selling at the end of a trend can make you money - hardly a revelation, but the author presents it as a radical idea. It is not, nor has it ever been. The book is an interminable statement of the obvious.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Millionaire Traders

  • How Everyday People Are Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game
  • By: Kathy Lien, Boris Schlossberg
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Trading is a battle between you and the market. And while you might not be a financial professional, that doesn't mean you can't win this battle. Through interviews with twelve ordinary individuals who have worked hard to transform themselves into extraordinary traders, Millionaire Traders reveals how you can beat Wall Street at its own game. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this book introduces you to a dozen successful traders - some who focus on equities, others who deal in futures or foreign exchange - and examines the paths they've taken to capture considerable profits.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow

  • By sashko on 21-08-2017

Shallow

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-2017

Kathy lien asks the most pointless and shallow questions where she could ask something penetrating that would lead the interviewee to say something insightful and meaningful. This book is shallow and boring. Some of the 'millionaire traders' are not even such and sound like they don't really understand trading. The guy who risks 20 pips to win 10 is incredible. There are free podcasts that do a way better job of interviewing top traders. This book is a waste of time

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Trading for a Living

  • Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management
  • By: Alexander Elder
  • Narrated by: Richard Davison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

A hundred-thousand investors have turned to this best-selling guide for mastering successful trading by Dr. Alexander Elder, a professional trader, a world-classs expert in technical analysis, and a practicing psychiatrist. He believes that successful trading is based on three M's: Mind, Method, and Money. Trading for a Living helps discipline your Mind, shows you the Methods for trading the markets, and show you have to manage Money in your trading accounts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a really good book. i learnt even more after my IP

  • By Jayme on 20-03-2016

Outdated

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-2017

Some good ideas in here and some great turns of phrase but overall it's targeted to total beginning traders and makes a lot of outdated points

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  • Trading in the Zone

  • Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude
  • By: Mark Douglas
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Maximizing the trader's state of mind is the key to successful results. Conflicts, contradictions, and paradoxes in thinking can spell disaster for even a highly motivated, astute and well-grounded trader. Mark Douglas, an industry consultant since 1982, sends the message that a "thinking strategy" will profoundly influence a trader's success rate. Douglas addresses five very specific issues to give traders the insight and understanding about themselves that will make them consistent winners in the market.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great but long winded

  • By sashko on 11-08-2017
  • Trading in the Zone
  • Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude
  • By: Mark Douglas
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon

Great but long winded

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-2017

What did you like most about Trading in the Zone?

Some very powerful insights into developing effective trading psychology

Any additional comments?

Douglas makes valuable insights but goes into a little bit too much detail on the psychology. He could have said it all in a tenth of the words or even less- its really just comes down to thinking in probabilities which only works if you don't project your emotions onto reading a chart and accept that each event is unique. Doing this means you are able to see the endless flow of opportunity in the market and act on it. That's the book. Douglas' method for achieving this is an in depth look at our beliefs etc. A much simpler tool is using a trading checklist like a pilot's checklist- this is Michael Mouboussin's.(Credit Suisse) recommendation and it really forces you to follow that trading plan. Make a check list and save yourself all the navel-gazing. Focus on being right by following a process not achieving an outcome and let probability - your edge - work for you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful