How to Make the Stock Market Make Money for You Hardcover – Dec 1994
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Top Customer Reviews
Let me give you some background. This book was written in 1966. Parts of the book are hard to understand because it is very technical. I found myself reading this book three times so far, especially when the market is down. The chapter on stocks that resist general market trends is very instructive. I have read that chapter many times.
Here's the downside to all of this. Yes, I have made money based on his methods, and I firmly believe that anyone can. However, there are several issues involved here. One, you have to be realllllly patient. This is not some silly get rich quick scheme. This is a very standard buy and hold strategy like you've already heard about before. Another issue too that is very important that many people overlook is that when a stock is in a down period for a long period of time, don't buy it until it shows signs of life (breaking the resistance). This is why people lose money. The book doesn't really cover that subject very well, but the monthly newsletter The Investolator does. The problem of course is that after you buy this book, then you want or need to subscribe to the newsletter. The monthly newsletter is very informative and fills in a lot of the missing gaps particularly about when to enter a trade. Quite honestly, as much as I like the book, the monthly newsletter is a necessity for me. I can already hear the howls across the land. Yes, you've got to spend more money which makes many people wonder. I can say without reservation that the book combined with the newsletter is an excellent investment. I've been a subscriber since October of 1998. It's worth it.
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1. People who are really successful investors don't write books and courses with names like "The One True Investing Strategy." Not ever. If Roberts'/Warren's strategy worked, why would they be hustling their course and their book, instead of retiring and having fun, or if they really love the market, managing a major fund and making a fortune that way.
2. Even successful investors have ALL taken losses. Anyone who claims a perfect track record is selling snake oil. There's no option here, because there are no perfect track records. You can have one only for a very short time if you've made very few trades and been very lucky.
3. There used to be a guy in San Diego who would forecast the sex of your unborn child for a fee, before doctors could tell. He was sure of being right half the time! That doesn't mean he had any knowledge. If you use Warren's system to pick a stock and it goes up, that doesn't mean the system is sound or that it will work the next time and the time after that.
Best of luck in your investing, but consider not sending Ken Roberts your money. Going out to dinner would be a better way to use it.
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Ted methods truly work. I use his methods to buy and sell stocks. At first I thought this guy must be crazy, but I was wrong. This is not a get rich quick scheme. Read morePublished on March 6 2002 by S. Smith
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At least, the book is an entertaining read. It is _valuable_ to learn how to get "The Stock Picture" (from M. C. Horsey Co. Read more
This has got to be the best book on investolating ever written! I use ted's principles in the futures markets and my returns are astonishing, I finally know what drives the... Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2001
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The first edition of this book was completely bought up and presumably destroyed, as the information contained is so dangerous to the powers that rock Wall Street. Read morePublished on May 16 2001 by abbeysbooks
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