Reader Comments / Reviews
We thank the following new traders, experienced traders and leading financial experts for their enthusiastic comments:
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- from the Society of Market
Technicians, Minerva newsletter: Book Review by Tom
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- David Veal;
"Finally a book that offers new traders a realistic view of
futures trading and what it takes to succeed."
Murray A. Ruggiero Jr., Contributing Editor, Futures
Magazine, the leading trade publication of the futures, options and
derivatives industry for the past 25 years. Publisher, Inside
"Here is good news especially for beginning or prospective futures
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import: from how
the markets are organized, through a choice of which futures to trade, to
a detailed description of
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by every beginning trader. In fact,
it would be beneficial for the great majority of seasoned traders as well,
given that it covers
advanced topics such as Keltner analysis (alone and with other
indicators), trading synergy, Gann time,
and multiple time-frame trading analysis, among others".
- from the Moore Research Center Report and
Investor's Library, The Exchange: Book Review by
Ed Dobson, President, Traders Press
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- Larry Fuller; Brooklyn, New York
"I am a senior research scientist and use signal processing and pattern
recognition techniques...I am currently working in my spare time on an S&P
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options. Your book is very informative and practically useful...
I am reading it for the second time now. Do you mind if I call you
sometimes after hours to ask your opinions?"
- Lee Weng, Ph.D.;
"I would first like to thank you for providing a wonderful source of encompassing information, especially for the new trader, which I am. The very up-to-date charts and examples are excellent. Also, the spirit of the book aligns with my own personality and goals, in that I've always been a knowledge seeker when first presented with something new, and my expectations are not the "retirement" trade, but rather consistent returns able to support my family."
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- Alan Julius; Sisseton, SD
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- Peter Vlahakis; Shreveport, LA
"I've just finished reading the book 'How to Become a Real-Time Commodity Futures Trader - from Home' -- for the second time -- and I must say: Wonderful! The information provided is well structured and of high practical value. Regarding the practicality, many other books fail, while yours has pleased me from beginning to end. Since necessary trading information is often difficult to get here in Germany, the value of this book even doubles..."
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- Rick Harvey; Lake Bluff, IL
"At last, a truly practical trading guide and reference bible for every commodity broker, student, novice, professional or investor! From vendor and broker selection to intraday market timing; money management guidance to expert trading methods -- Krieger covers not only the valuable information that our customers frequently ask for, but also winning strategies that professionals should want to review. To have such a complete compilation at one's fingertips makes this an indispensable resource for any and all traders."
- Susan C. Green, Vice President, ED&F Man International, one of the world's largest asset management, futures execution and clearing firms (assets: $1.8 Billion), founded 1783 in London
"Yours was the first book I read about trading, and it got me involved as an intraday trader working from home. Now, dozens of books later, I still feel your book is the most practical as it gets down to the real nitty-gritty of intraday trading."
- John M, Ph.D., Astrophysics; Toronto, CANADA
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- Mindy Schroeder, Bonneville Market Information, the #1 provider of real-time financial data to independent traders
"...for the first time, I feel that someone has finally written a book that has provided me with information in a manner that I can understand, and act upon..."
- Volkmar Hindrichs; Ancaster, CANADA
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- Mike MacLeod; Mountain View, CA
"Thanks for a software package that really does what it is supposed to and a book that puts it all together."
- Beth Abbott; Phillips, Maine
"A friend told me of your book and the excellent guide it has been to him in setting up his system. Taking his lead, I will follow...."
- Craig Meyer; Sanibel, FL
"Your book arrived Saturday...there is so much information, have to stop to allow it to soak in! Didn't realize how much I did not know about trading. Now I understand that my financial loss in the market was a stupid move on my part. I wish I had known about your book before I threw away (literally) my money...Your book may well be the turning point in my life...the price of your book is a 'Bargain'". - Bruce Love; Houston, TX
"Thanks for the manual...I have read and am continuing to read various source material on the subject - and consider your manual the best learning material so far. I am treating it as a bible to be revisited often...I have been involved in the physical metal markets for over 20 years and my only regret is that my fascination with physical trading kept me from exploring the futures - until now!"
- Hugo Knuesel; Cambridge, MA
"I think your book is an excellent illustration and learning tool."
- Rudy Hall; Archie, MO
"...I am an admitted skeptic. I have sent away and spent money on a variety of business opportunities. Some areas I am familiar with, others new to me. Over the past two years I have spent a few hundred dollars trying to learn futures trading. Your book for the money is worth its weight in futures contracts. I read it straight through since wrestling it from the postman. I finished about an hour ago. I will spend time re-reading the technical tools. The layout is methodical and easy reading. I feel closer to defining what type of trader I am and the tools I need to trade. You helped me realize the way I would like to trade is realistic."
- Scott Ayon; Honolulu, HI
"I've just finished reading your guide on commodity trading from home.
You have my congratulations. First-rate information. Fascinating.
I have plans to build my own trading system based on neural nets and
non-linear optimization. Your guide has opened up to me a whole new
range of opportunities..."
- Nelson Carlos;