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I’m Floored by Amazing Feedback for the Trading FAQ

I received a pair of emails yesterday from readers of my new Trading FAQ book that blew me away. Let me share them with you. Here’s the first one.

I’ve only read chapters 1 to 4 and I must say it is one of the best if not the best work I’ve read on trading, its honest and provides years of experience to the reader. I’ve only been trading a few years, managed to keep my original capital, luckily, and I wish I read something like this years ago.

Wow! The best, or at least close to it? It’s hard not to be happy with that kind of response. The “honest” and “years of experience” parts are exactly what I was going for, so it’s good to hear that’s what’s coming across to the readers.

Here’s the one that really hit me, though:

For me it’s kind of a Market Wizards lite in the sense of getting to see how traders THINK and organize things in their heads.

Anyone who’s been following my writings and trading educational efforts for any period of time knows how highly I rate Jack Schwager’s Market Wizards books (which also includes The New Market Wizards). I always recommend them to new – and even not-so-new – traders when the topic of trading books comes up. Someone equating the FAQs book with Market Wizards, even just a little bit, is amazing to me. I consider it very high praise and it makes me blush. 🙂

I actually got to meet with and interview Jack Schwager back in 1992, shortly after the first Wizards book was published. I can’t imagine he had any idea how big it would become when he wrote the book. If my FAQ has even a tenth the impact Jack’s books have had, I will be a very satisfied author and educator.

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It’s gold Jerry!

OK, I don’t normally make old television references, but in this case I couldn’t help myself. A reader of my Trader FAQs book just sent me this:

“I’m sitting reading your book and I just have to tell you that SO far it’s REALLY good.  It’s invaluable really (and even after all this time spent there are things that are being made clearer to me simply by virtue of the fact that they’re being CLEARLY explained by people who KNOW what they’re talking about)!!!  It’s ‘Gold’ for a new trader.”

This particular gentleman – who’s been in the market for a while – is from South Africa, so I’m not sure if he’s familiar with Seinfeld. I was never a massive fan myself, but I couldn’t help picturing Banya saying “it’s gold” to Jerry in one episode and chuckling a bit to myself.

In all seriousness, though, the feedback for the FAQ has been fantastic! I heard good things from the contributors as they saw it develop, of course, but it’s a whole other thing when the people who can actually get the most value of the book are so enthusiastic. Another email that came in recently said “The FAQ is a great value because for what is probably less than the hourly wage of most middle class people, you save hours of researching to get the same or better answers.” I was really pumped to read that because it’s EXACTLY the purpose of the book – to save people all the time and effort of having to dig around to find answers to common questions, and to not really know how worthwhile those answers were when they got them.

Anyway, give the Trader FAQs a look. Check out the questions and contributors and take a peak inside.