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Swim with the sharks

Advantages: Reads at a great pace
Disadvantages: A little too much technical detail

Michael Lewis, the author, was once a trader in the 1980s and made a fortune out of the investment banking arena. This story is his real life account of what it was to be a trader in London and New York and become one with the shark, in the deep murky wa ...

aitchison21 09.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis

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liar's poker

Advantages: Reads like a novel whilst also giving a great insite into the powerhouse institutions of the 80's
Disadvantages: technical terminology could be a problem for some, occaisionaly loses focus

One of my electives at university is Technical Analysis and market psychology, and my lecturer (a very successful trader in his own right) recommended this book to all of us students. I can now say that i am very glad that i followed his advice and bought ...

curious_george 11.03.2007 · Read full review
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Live better, spend less?.

Advantages: Covers plenty of subjects, easy to read.
Disadvantages: See above

I have become a dedicated money saver since I decided to aim high and start my own smallholding. So this book which claims to to help you live better and spend less quickly caught my attention. I was lucky enough to buy a reduced price copy at my local bo ...

ryeb 29.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Low-Cost Living: Live better, spend less - John Harrison

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Low Cost Living: sensible, if you want to pay for common sense

Advantages: Easy to follow tone; offers lots of basic advice in a range of money-saving areas
Disadvantages: Not enough visuals; not enough depth on some topics

Another of the books which tell us how to watch what we spend in the current economic climate, but what sold this book to me over others was the blurb's promise that the book would help me "to enjoy a better standard of living while saving money and prote ...

PlaysNicelyWithOthers 31.01.2012 · Read full review
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Have it all with Alvin Hall!

Advantages: Simple concepts, well desrcribed, inexpensive to purchase
Disadvantages: Not for the more advanced investor

A few weeks ago I was nosing through the reference section in Waterstones when I came across a new book by Alvin Hall, or rather I thought it was a new book. On closer inspection I learnt that it was actually published in 2004, so relatively new, and stil ...

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Review of What Not To Spend - Alvin Hall

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