“You’re the only one who’s emotionally involved in your position. The market’s just reacting to supply and demand and if you’re cheering one way, there’s always somebody else cheering just as hard that it will go the other way.” Pit Bull gives a good and entertaining insight into the mind of a Market Wizard. “Buzzy’s” book makes you sometimes laugh out loud. To see what your friends thought of this book,please sign up. Although it is mostly relaying the author’s amusing life story, there is gold in these pages if you know what you are looking for.
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Rather than being a tail of fortunes and excess, his book showed the misery that a budding trader can go through during their development. Marty spent an entire decade broke due to his market losses, and this was while holding a high-paying Wall Street job.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I first started to read this book, but it held me in its spell until I finally put it down several days later. His stories can be funny, insightful, and most of all can help you become a better trader if like Reminiscences, you Pit from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader actually read it, and appreciate it for what it’s trying to say. Pitbull by Marty Schwartz is the modern equivalent to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, from the massive wealth made, to the struggles of staying with your system, to the ups and downs of trading life.
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However the lessons highlighted in the book are priceless and you can learn from them quite a big deal. The book is full of insights into how Marty spent all of his money, which can Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader become a little uninteresting, but the rest of the book is pure gold. The last chapter of the book details some of Marty’s trading ideas, but that’s not valuable information.
This is one of the best stories around on how a trader made his start and then went on to make millions and become one of the best speculators in the world. Marty is a master in trading fungible financial derivatives.
After working several years in what he considered to be a dead-end job as a financial analyst atE. Hutton, Martin accumulated a nest egg of $100,000, quit the firm, and bought a seat on theAmerican Stock Exchange where he began trading stocks options and futures. In his first full year as an independent trader he made $600,000 and a year later earned $1.2 million. This book was more interesting than the last three novels I’ve read.
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After a little of inner reflection after reading the book, I am also seeing myself to have much improved as a trader. I now know why he titled his book, “Pit Bull”. I already had the system and the tools to make it work.
- After working several years in what he considered to be a dead-end job as a financial analyst atE.
- Hutton, Martin accumulated a nest egg of $100,000, quit the firm, and bought a seat on theAmerican Stock Exchange where he began trading stocks options and futures.
- This book was more interesting than the last three novels I’ve read.
- Trading can get alittle complicated but “Buzzy” brings you in the pit and explains what he did as if you were a human not a computer programer.
- In his first full year as an independent trader he made $600,000 and a year later earned $1.2 million.
A big pink pudgy fist shot over my shoulder Sold! The smell of cheap bourbon filled my nostrils. I got up Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader out of bed, went to my desk, and reviewed my plan. I had spent a year and a half planning this trade.
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At the end of his book, he mentioned that he cut losses quickly but take winners just as quickly. He knows his weaknesses, which are insecurity, fear of losing, and need for constant reinforcement and frequent gratification. Hence, his trading style requires a high win rate and a lot of quick profits. This book is a great read, but be aware that I haven’t bought it looking for a trading system or technical information.
You also get insights into how to succeed . The narration is good — I usually dislike audio books because they are done so poorly, but this one is top-notch. Start reading on your Kindle in under a minute. Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App. It’s interesting to note that he never made money trading until he made a plan, which only happened when his wife Audrey told him to make one.
Bbooks like this are the stories of inspiration and “been there” connections that keep us in the game for decades past and for Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader decades to come. Overall I thought this book was an excellent read and kept me turning pages rapidly from start to finish.
Certainly , no comparison to “Liar’s Poker”. The trade in value last week was .61 cents.
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We are two guys from Germany that got tired of the 9-to-5 and embarked on the journey of a lifetime, trading and traveling wherever and whenever we want to. Great article, I really read the ideas and the day-to-day operations are reflected, the experiences. It is difficult to keep the work plan in a disciplined way.
Men in blue smocks were sitting on benches all around me changing their shoes, putting on crepe soles and shoving their leather ones into the cubbyholes that lined the walls. I couldn’t find a seat so I decided to change my shoes later. Having crepe soles was the least of my worries. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
I stopped outside the entrance of the building marked 86, took a deep breath, pulled out my badge, and for the first time walked through the door that said Members Only. A very enjoyable memoir from Schwartz, one of the great characters in Jack Schwager’s “Market Wizards” book. This is a must read if you work in finance.