After bedford you have Bert Dohmen, even though I like Bedford's section best, Dohmen gives up some solid insight into what it takes to be successful @ swing trading.... keeping it simple.
"Dohmen loves to buy stocks making new highs particularly if they are
all-time highs from 3, 5, or 10 years back. If you buy new highs he points
out, you don't need to worry about moving averages, stochastics, or
Dohmen goes on to say how he likes trade stocks that move in smooth patterns, not all erratic, though some swing traders (me included) like to trade the volatile ones this may not suite your personality. It's important to pick a trading style that fits your personality that way it comes natural. If your not sure what your personality is find out before trading, it costs less that way. Anyway, I liked Dohmens interview also.
Next we have George Fontanills, a momentum trader. this was my second favorite traders from the book. Cuban born, he adds diversity... I like diversity. So many times people ask me what I do and When I tell them they give me side eyes like traders don't come in minority flavors so this was a good look, but George is a hell of a trader so I know he wasn't included as a token. His 6 rules for finding good momentum stocks are worth committing to memory, or @ least sticking a post-it in the book @ that page. I also liked the account of his Genesis Microchip trade from 2002... good sh*t.
Then there's Markman himself.... Here's the part I didn't like the most. His philosophy ain't bad he just includes too much MSN Money. Since I don't use MSN Money and don't plan to, this was the worst part of the book for me.
After Markman comes Richard Rhodes, a macroeconomic trend trader as described by Markman. Technicals have taken center stage because of unconventional measures by the central banks over the past two years but fundamental macroeconomic trends are still there under all the noise so it's important to have a grasp of the big world macro trends. His 2001-2002 online trading journal is a must read... Why? Because it's important to keep journal on your trading and this section gives you a peak @ how a successful trader structured his journal. He got right to the point and highlighted the important things from each day... It's the little things traders... The little things.
Last was Phil Earlanger, the sentimentarian.
Fontanills is my second favorite trader in this book but Earlanger is a beast! He's a technical trader's technical trader. He speaks mostly on trading options and as I don't trade options I took mostly the all around trading advice he gives. I did get a better understanding of options like I do when ever I can stand to read about them for more than 30 minutes.
All in all this is a good book for traders of all levels. I have notes and post-its all in this book already and I've only had it for 5 days. I liked it sans Markmans part but the pros outweigh the cons so I recommend traders buy this book preferably used off Amazon..... This journey of non-stop learning we call trading is hard as hell to get right, the more you expose yourself to the writings and teachings of good traders the better. And don't get a big head like a book is beneath you because even if you only learn one thing from one page you still learned something and that's the only way to make it trading.. Constantly stay learning! Until next time trade well traders, and keep learning!