Preface to the Paperback Edition ix Preface xv Acknowledgments xvii Prologue xix My Own Story xxi Part I Futures and Currencies 1 Taking the Mystery Out of Futures 3 The Interbank Currency Market Defined 7 Michael Marcus: Blighting Never Strikes Twice 9 Bruce Kovner: The World Trader 51 Richard Dennis: A Legend Retires 83 Paul Tudor Jones: The Art of Aggressive Trading 115 Gary Bielfeldt: Yes, They Do Trade T-Bonds in Peoria 139 Ed Seykota: Everybody Gets What They Want 151 Larry Hite: Respecting Risk 175 Part II Mostly Stocks 193 Michael Steinhardt: The Concept of Variant Perception 195 William O'Neil: The Art of Stock Selection 221 David Ryan: Stock Investment as a Treasure Hunt 239 Marty Schwartz: Champion Trader 257 Part III A Little Bit of Everything 281 James B. Rogers, Jr.: Buying Value and Selling Hysteria 283 Mark Weinstein: High-Percentage Trader 321 Part IV The View from the Floor 343 Brian Gelber: Broker Turned Trader 345 Tom Baldwin: The Fearless Pit Trader 367 Tony Saliba: "One-Lot" Triumphs 385 Part V The Psychology of Trading 405 Dr. Van K. Tharp: The Psychology of Trading 407 The Trade: A Personal Experience 429 Postscript: Dreams and Trading 435 Final Word 439 What I Believe 22 Years Later 441 Appendix 1: Program Trading and Portfolio Insurance 453 Appendix 2: Options-Understanding the Basics 455 Glossary 461 Excerpt: Edward Thorp 473
Jack D. Schwager is a recognized industry expert on futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is currently the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. He is also an advisor to Marketopper, an India-based quantitative trading firm. Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the Fortune Group, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm, which specialized in creating customized hedge fund portfolios for institutional clients, and also spent over twenty years as a director of futures research for some of Wall Street's leading firms.