Timothy Sykes turned $12,000 of Bar Mitzvah gift money into $1.65 million by trading thousands of stocks from 1999 to 2002. He managed the number-one Short Bias Hedge Fund from 2003 to 2006, starred in the television documentary Wall Street Warriors, and appeared regularly on CNBC - all before the age of 26. It's been a wild ride.
This Rocky-like story is the first realistic look at the world of stock trading and hedge funds. It will educate and inspire everyone.
©2008 Timothy Sykes; (P)2008 HFactor Publishing
"This is the first book I'd give to somebody if I were trying to interest them in the stock market." (Greg Feirman, Founder and CEO, Top Gun Financial Planning)
"There's certainly a dash of Holden Caulfield to Sykes, but there's at least an equal part Larry Livingston, the trader in Edwin LeFevre's classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator." (Dow Jones Newswire)
"A clearly written account of a natural trader coming of age, a Catcher in the Rye for traders. Highly recommended if you want to be or understand a trader." (Aaron C. Brown, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and author of The Poker Face of Wall Street)
Good honest account of a young man's experiences with the stock market. Timothy Sykes is open and honest about his mistakes and therefore the listener can learn from them.
"Ok but something is missing"
This book is hugely entertaining. Timothy's story is interesting, honest and well told. The problem with this book is that it misses the authors purpose and goal. You will learn about a few trading techniques but the book is not detailed enough to help you really understand the concepts of these trading tactics and sadly you will not learn what exactly a Hedge Fund is. Recommended if you have a little background knowledge.
"Honest Story from a real trader"
Don't look at this book as a
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator but not as good as far as gaining insight into trading.
The narrator was excellent. The book was read with the passion of someone who actually lived the life of Sykes.
"Your Very Own Big Brother of the Stock Market"
In the top 5
That he was a millionaire by 21 years of age and the realization for the first time in my life that I can become financially independent!
Emotion, Passion, Clarity
Didn't really think about it that way. I listen often when I'm at work or doing other tasks, so I listen to as much as I can. If I don't finish, I return to it at a later time. In fact I think I still have a couple of chapters yet to finish!
Love the Book, Love the Education.....it's really like having a mentor to learn about real-life mistakes and mishaps before they happen or when they happen. I'm so much calmer and confident about investing for the first time in my life. I'm 52!
"A wild ride, got me back into investing"
I really enjoyed this book. Tim's honesty and humor really carried the day. I did learn quite a bit about trading, not the "how to's" -- there are plenty of resources out there for that -- but the mind set. His honest assessment of his accomplishments and mistakes is well done. Tim never misses a chance to poke fun at himself, and he also never misses a chance to brag -- although he pulls them both off in a light way. Bretty Barry does a excellent job reading the book. Highly reccommend.
"Two thumbs up!"
Outright one of the best books out there. A real eye opener yet very entertaining. A must read/listen for everyone starting or already seasoned stock traders.
"Fun to listen to but..."
It was a fun read but nothing of particular help. A great story of a young boy at the right time to ride a wave of the stock market not seen since 1928. He didn't loose it so that is quite the accomplishment but he has not been able to do much since. Still young and still a little full of himself but it seems that LIFE is still working its magic on him. It will be fun to see what he does next.
Not recommended for trading advice. It's still a fun ego trip story. Don't come here for trading advice. He's still not sure how he got here.
I am super excited about this new found knolage that Timothy Sykes has shared within this book thank u
Loved it. A real look into the world of trading stocks as a career. Will listen again.
"great story not too much teaching like I thought"
I thought the book had a great story and motivated me to be adventuresome but, I did expect to be taught a bit more.
"The wiz kid does it again"
Really good book but being a fan of Tim Sykes i was already aware of his story..
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