Praise for ADVENTURES of a CURRENCY TRADER
"A truly easy, unique, and enjoyable read! Rob has done it once again to teach us in the funniest way possible how not to make the most common trading mistakes. If you are tired of reading how-to books, this is perfect for you. I highly recommend this book to all traders. Everyone will learn something about themselves by reading this book." Kathy Lien, author, Day Trading the Currency Market, and Chief Strategist, www.dailyfx.com
"Adventures of a Currency Trader is a must read for anyone who has ever traded or is thinking about trading in the Forex markets. Rob Booker has a unique way of taking years of market knowledge and transforming it into an educational and entertaining experience. It has quickly become a cult classic in my trading library!" H. Jack Bouroudjian, Principal, Brewer Investment Group
"Brilliant! Rob's humor and humanity shine through in this parable about trading and life. Filled with wisdom and wit, it's an exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the peaks and valleys of the learning curve, with many valuable lessons learned along the way." Ed Ponsi, President, FXEducator.com
"Rob's fable of everyman 'Harry Banes' is destined to become a trading classic. This is both the missing piece and the foundation that comes before the strategies and methodologies. The search for the Holy Grail begins and ends in the heart and mind. The journey is authentic and real and if you're willing to take it with Rob, you will be rewarded in the end. Seldom has psychology and wisdom been so entertaining!" Raghee Horner, trader and author of Forex Trading for Maximum Profit and Days of Forex Trading
"In a series of insightful and entertaining vignettes, Rob Booker teaches both the novice and the experienced trader some hard won truths about the currency market. It's a must read book written by a guy who survived the trenches and went on to prosper in the biggest and most competitive financial market in the world." Boris Schlossberg, Senior Currency Strategist, Forex Capital Markets LLC, and author of Technical Analysis of the Currency Market
ROB BOOKER is a foreign currency trader and a trainer of traders. His Web site, www.robbooker.com, and blog, www.piptopia.com, are two of the most popular destinations on the Web for traders, and both provide educational and inspirational materials on trading. Booker has the reputation of being one of the best trainers of traders in the foreign exchange industry. Hundreds of people he has trained now trade for a living. Booker's growing popularity is a result of both his success as a trainer and his ability to impart his knowledge in an appealing manner through stories and anecdotes.
Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii About the Author xv Introduction 1 Chapter 1 In Search of Amazing Profits 3 Chapter 2 The Future Looks Bright 11 Chapter 3 A Trip to the Thirty-First Floor 16 Chapter 4 Two Promising Conversations 28 Chapter 5 Lessons Learned 33 Chapter 6 A Turn for the Worse 45 Chapter 7 Trying to Awake from the Nightmare 57 Chapter 8 Charlie Flank Goes to U.S. National Bank 63 Chapter 9 Mapping Out a New Career 73 Chapter 10 Charlie Flank Meets His Match 79 Chapter 11 Coming Clean 94 Chapter 12 Looks Can Be Deceiving 104 Chapter 13 The Story of George Sisler 114 Chapter 14 Back to Square One 122 Chapter 15 Breakfast with Harvey 133 Chapter 16 Back to Where It All Began 149 Chapter 17 Testing 164 Chapter 18 Homework 175 Chapter 19 Team Banes Begins Anew 183 Chapter 20 Presenting Our Findings 189 Chapter 21 Back in the Game 194 Chapter 22 Return to the Thirty-First Floor 197 Chapter 23 Settling My Tab 200 Epilogue 203 Appendix A: The Retail Carry Trade 207 Appendix B: How I Got Six Hundred Pips 211 Index 215