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Review Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders 



As the title indicates “Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager,” this book consists of a series of interviews with some of the best most successful traders in the world. Not only does this book cover a wide variety of trading techniques, but it also covers a wide variety of markets as well as treasuries, futures, commodities, etc. Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders sheds light on the personal traits and characteristics of successful traders. By reading the different interviews, you will start to see the commonalities but also the differentiators between them. It is very intriguing to read one very successful trader present opposite techniques than the next trader being interviewed, a must-read for any serious investor. This book is filled with wisdom from start to finish, specially made for both novice and advanced traders. One will also find that much of this wisdom applies to any career.

About the Author

Jack D. 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.

Jack D. Schwager is a Co-founder and Chief Research Officer of FundSeeder, a firm that seeks to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide via its trader platform (, and a Co-founder of FundSeeder Investments (, which seeks to connect properly regulated traders with sources of investment capital. Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the Fortune Group (2001-2010), a London-based hedge fund advisory firm. His prior experience also includes 22 years as Director of Futures research for some of Wall Street’s leading firms, most recently Prudential Securities.

Jack D. Schwager is a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics, including the characteristics of great traders, investment fallacies, and hedge fund portfolios, managed accounts, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation. He holds a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College (1970) and an MA in Economics from Brown University (1971).

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface
  • Part I: Futures and Currencies
  1. Taking the Mystery Out of Features
  2. The Interbank Currency Market Defined
  3. Michael Marcus
  4. Bruce Kovner
  5. Richard Dennis
  6. Paul Tudor Jones
  7. Gary Bielfeldt
  8. Ed Seykota
  9. Larry Hite
  • Part II. Mostly Stocks
  1. Michael Steinhardt
  2. William O’Neil
  3. David Ryan
  4. Marty Schwartz
  • Part III. A Little Bit of Everything
  1. James B. Rogers, Jr.
  2. Mark Weinstein
  • Part IV. The View From The Floor 
  1. Brian Gelber
  2. Tom Baldwin
  3. Tony Saliba
  • Part V. The Psychology of Trading 
  1. Dr. Van K. Tharp 
  2. The Trade
  3. Postscript
  • Final Word
  • What I believe 22 Years Later
  • Appendix 1: Program Trading ad Portfolio Insurance
  • Appendix 2: Options – Understanding the Basics
  • Glossary
  • Excerpt: Edward Thorp
  • End User License Agreement