Archive for the ‘Book and Course Reviews’ Category

Michael Lewis: HFT Programmers Have Replaced Traders

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Michael Lewis’s new book Flash Boys talks about how the High Frequency Trading technology employed by many Wall Street trading firms that co-locate their servers extremely close to the actual stock exchange are front running everyday human traders.

Watch the video:

Finance Books I’ve Read in the Year 2013 – Busy Work Year, Less Reading

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The year 2013 was quite a busy year, so of course when I am on the move so much and time is limited it affects when I can pick up a book, sit down and read. In year 2012, I finished roughly 21 books but 2013 I went through 15 finance related books.

Note: You will see other books in the list, but I didn’t put a number beside them because it wasn’t finance related.

Finance Books I’ve Read in the Year 2012 – More Than I Ever Read Before

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Man Reading book

In late 2011, I decided to get serious about learning about macro, micro economics and as well to improve drastically my trading skills which includes finding trading opportunities, entry and exits. Above all the one thing I wanted to improve the most was my “trader psychology”. By knowing how to think like a trader properly, I should be able to improve all aspects of my trading process which will show up in my improved win/loss ratio and overall returns.

Finance Books I’ve Read Pre-2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Man Reading book

As it is the Christmas holiday season and I am off work for 2 weeks, I thought I reflect on books I have read in the past and how those books have helped me in my finances.

Below is the list of books that I have read from 1997 to 2011.

Just Finish Listening To “Aftershock Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown” – Audio Book Review

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Wow, let me just say that this book by Robert A. Wiedemer and Cindy S. Spitzer will hit you hard with a dose of reality about the state of the U.S and world economy as it stands today. The book goes over details on the problem and how to protect yourself for many categories of your wealth.

The 7 Habits Of A Highly Successful Trader – Great Advice from Jack Schwager

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

This 1 hour audio book is definitely worth a listen by anyone wishing to achieve in the endeavor of trading or investing. If can get past 2 years without blowing your account, you are on your way.

However, to really be a consistent trader, investor it would realistically take 4-5 years at which time all the money you lost is just the “tuition fee”.

Third World America by Arianna Huffington – Audio Book Review

Friday, September 16th, 2011

About a year ago, I listened in its entirety the book “Third World America” by Arianna Huffington and was amazed at how she was able to describe in details the problems the United States was facing and will face in the foreseeable future.

Timothy Sykes – PennyStocking DVD 3 – Trading Rules and More Charting

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Timothy Sykes DVD3 of PennyStocking stock trading course

In DVD 3 of the Tim Sykes PennyStocking trading course, he again goes into details about who he is and how he came to be know as the “Barmitzvah Kid.” He re-iterates the fact that he took his $12,415 Barmitzvah money and turned it into 1.5 million dollars in like 5 years.

Timothy then goes into some detail about some rules he has learned the hard way, and that viewers of DVD 3 of PennyStocking can benefit from these rules which are a result of his mistakes.

Timothy Sykes – PennyStocking DVD 2 – Charting Continued…

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Timothy Sykes - PennyStocking DVD2 - Course

In the second PennyStocking DVD by Timothy Sykes he continues to go into how he reads or interprets stock charts. Tim walks you through play by play pattern views and shows you what events happened where. Sykes doesn’t like to play penny stocks with messy charts, and he basically tells the viewer to stay away from stocks with messy charts, until they clear up.

He walks you through in-depth looks at these chart patterns:

Timothy Sykes – PennyStocking DVD 1

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Timothy Sykes - PennyStocking DVD Course

Here’s a quick review on DVD #1 of Timothy Sykes PennyStocking DVD Course.
On this first DVD of penny stock trading Timothy goes through the following:

– Tim Sykes quickly describes that the PennyStocking DVD course is just for entertainment and educational purpose. However he goes to mention of course, that he is ultimately not responsible for trading losses.

Got My Hands On “PennyStocking” DVD set by Timothy Sykes – Will Be Doing Review On It

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Tim Sykes - PennyStocking

If you haven’t heard of Timothy Sykes he is a young lad that became famous when he turned his barmitzva money of $12,000 some odd dollars to like 1.8 million dollars in like 5 years.