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Adam Smith Book

Lessons on Trading and Markets from “Adam Smith” And The Money Game

If you’re wondering why “Adam Smith” is in quotations, it’s because the name is the pseudonym adopted by the author who wrote The Money Game, a 1967 market classic. In the author’s own words, the book is about “image and reality and identity and anxiety and money” —  everything that makes up markets…

Here’s some of “Smith’s” teachings: Read more

Diary Of A Professional Commodity Trader

A Review Of Peter Brandt’s “Diary Of A Professional Commodity Trader”

It’s a rare opportunity to get an inside look at the trading process of a legend. But that’s exactly what Peter L. Brandt (PLB) provides with his book Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader: Lessons from 21 Weeks of Real Trading. Read more

Palindrome Ahead Of The Curve Book Review

Soros On Soros Review: A Peek Into The Mind Of The Palindrome

Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve is one of three books every aspiring trader needs to read; the other two being Reminiscences of a Stock Operator and Market Wizards (the original). George Soros, nicknamed the Palindrome, because his last name is the same forward and backwards, is arguably one of the greatest traders of this generation.

While managing the Quantum Fund, Soros realized astronomical returns for decades (averaging over 30% a year).

Soros has authored numerous books on topics ranging from philosophy, government, globalization, and of course, trading. Soros on Soros is the second of his two written on trading.  I refer to Soros on Soros as being The Alchemy of Finance-lite. Read more

The Art Of Learning by Josh Waitzkin Book Review

Learning and Constant Evolution (“The Art of Learning” Book Review)

“Evolution, Morpheus, evolution” – Agent Smith, The Matrix

I’m a performance nut.

Whether it’s trading, endurance racing, rock climbing, ju jitsu, or anything else. It doesn’t matter. If I’m doing it, then I’m obsessing over performance — and going to extreme lengths to improve and be better than the next.

This is why trading and investing appeals to me. I like challenges. And there are few games more challenging than the markets. 

A big part of what we do at Macro Ops is study other top performers.  Read more