Adventures of a Currency Trader
I know most of you, my readers, are not traders, but this book is probably the book that has changed my life the most, and therefore this review is the hardest one to write.
To be honest I’m a bit scared to even attempt to do a review of this book, as it feels a bit like doing a review of The Bible or Quran for a religious person. If you want to enter the world of currency trading, the first thing you should do is turn off Bloomberg TV, CNBC and it’s clones, it’s just entertainment and will not make you any money. The only “TV” channel that is worth watching for a trader is TastyTrade.
Adventures of a currency trader is a non technical book on trading and it falls in the same category as the timeless classic “Reminiscences of a stock operator”. Reminiscences has become the “bible” of wall street, and Adventures of a Currency Trader will hopefully be remembered as the “bible” of currency traders in the future.
Currency trading is NOT about doing the right thing all the time, but to not do the stupid thing most of the time; And this is what this book will learn you in a funny and novel way. As mentioned it is not a technical book on pivot points, stochastics, RSI, momentum, and divergence. It tells the story of a beginning trader and his journey to becoming a successful trader. I do not want to spoil the plot of the book in any way, but this little brown book (Yes! the book is shit-brown) should be the first book every aspiring currency trader should read.
Thank you Rob for writing this book!