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An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2…

An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 Million as a Stock Operator &…

by Timothy Sykes

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I found it to be the most realistic portrayal of the risks, rewards, joys, frustrations, exhilarations and the depths of a securities trader's life since Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.

This is not the tale of a 90-day wonder who made a fortune trading internet stocks and walked away without learning the difference between being good and being luck. Timothy Sykes, as a cocky college student, rolled his $12, 415 of Bar Mitzvah money into an audited $1.65 million. He did not make many classes, but he acquired a life-time of knowledge for his time spent on campus.

I found it to be more than a tale of a wild rocket ride. Novice traders do not become experienced speculators until they have given some or most of it back. Sykes is an experienced speculator. Although you would never guess it from the first half of An American Hedge Fund, the last hundred pages or so take on an air of reality.

In securities markets nothing is ever simple. This story realistically illustrates the agonies and the ecstasies of market trading, risk taking, ambition and greed. In short, it is a realistic picture of life on Wall Street.

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$2 trillion is invested in the hedge fund industry, and yet, due to industry regulations, the general public knows little about them. This book will change everything. Timothy turned $12,000 of Bar Mitzvah gift money into $1.65 million trading thousands of stocks from 1999-2002, managed the #1 Short Bias Hedge Fund from 2003-2006, starred in the television documentary Wall Street Warriors, and appeared regularly on CNBC all before the age of 26. It's been a wild ride. This `Rocky'-like story is the first realistic look at the world of stock trading and hedge funds-it will educate and inspire everyone.

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