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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: How I Trade for a Living (Wiley Online Trading for a Living)
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Gary Smith
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A rare practical book from a real trader


A recent debate in one of the Internet trading forums this weekend on the efficacy of the strategies in this book since the bursting of the stock market bubble prompted this review. How I Trade for a Living is divided into 5 main parts. These include the author's 18 year search for trading success, the indicators he uses to trade, a blow-by-blow description of his trading for a year and a half period with an emphasis on various momentum patterns, and how he trades mutual funds and stock index futures. I most enjoyed the parts describing the trials and tribulations of Mr. Smith's 18 year search to become a consistently successful trader and how he overlays sentiment with momentum in his actual trading. Since I don't trade mutual funds I didn't find that section very informative except where he details how to dateline the international markets. This book is best used as a timing tool for the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P, and small cap Russell 2000 indexes. It will not help you in trading individual stocks other than knowing which direction to trade form - long or short. The author is very harsh towards stock market bears. I suspect if the book was written today he would be equally harsh towards stock market bulls as the author is a big believer in simply following the message of the market. While many of the momentum patterns discussed are best used in bull markets, some work just as well in the bear phases such as the divergence patterns. To be perfectly honest, the primary reason I gave this book a five star rating was because it enabled me to completely escape the carnage of the past year. At least so far, the innovative ways Mr. Smith uses sentiment have worked just as well in the present bear market as it did in the past bull. Perhaps I should write a follow up review to say how effective or ineffective the book is in getting me back in the long side at the beginning of the next bull market.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Alison Balter's Mastering Microsoft Access 2000 Development
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Alison Balter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Just Buy it!


This is by far the best written book in the area of database applications I have ever come across without question.
It is intended for complete training on Access 2000 Development and is really thorough. It is rather lengthy, so don't expect to read through it in two weeks (more like two months).
If your aim is for long-term knowledge then this is the best solution. Unlike many other books, this one doesn't assume you have a lot of prior background knowledge.
In my opinion, Just Buy it!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Microsoft ADO.NET (Core Reference)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: David Sceppa
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best and newest book on ADO.NET


Whether you're just getting started or whether you've already done some ADO.NET coding, you'll find this book full of useful information and techniques. It's well-organized, well-written, and reflects the real-world concerns of developers. I particularly liked his "Questions that should be asked more frequently" section at the end of every chapter instead of the usual boring "Summary" section found in most books.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, Greg Kroah-Hartman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Difficult subject made clear


This is the best book for writing Linux Device Drivers. I, knowing nothing about hardware programming, was able to understand better how a computer works!