The Education of a Speculator, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Acclaim for The Education of a Speculator, a provocative and penetrating look into the mind, the soul, and the strategies of one of the most controversial traders of all time "A compelling and an entertaining read." -The Wall Street Journal "Victor Niederhoffer gives us page after page of distilled investment wisdom.

Taken together, this is pure nectar to those who aim for consistently superior stock market performance." -Barron's "The Education of a Speculator offers plenty of insights into the way markets work, but the epiphanies are what a reader might expect from Lao-tzu rather than, say, Graham and Dodd." -Worth magazine "The Education of a Speculator is the first meaningful book on speculating.

Successful speculating is as fine an art as chess, checkers, fishing, poker, tennis, painting, and music.

Niederhoffer brings forth the best from each of these fields and shows the investor how their principles can enrich one's life and net worth." -Martin Edelston, President, Boardroom Inc., publishers of Boardroom Classics and Bottom Line/Personal "With an original mind and an eclectic approach, Victor Niederhoffer takes the reader from Brighton Beach to Wall Street, visiting all stops of interest along the way. What emerges is a book full of insights, useful to the professional and layman alike." -George Soros, Principal Investment Advisor, The Quantum Fund


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages, Ill.
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: business & industry
  • ISBN: 9780471249481



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Niederhoffer is brilliant and relies on "counting" history to predict future. Obviously he never counted the part of history that might blow up in your face. I heard he was down 30% again last month (May 2006).

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Very good book. Written by an erudite, slightly arrogant, but knowledgeable and humorous man. It gives insight into the art of speculation and turns modern financial theory on its head. Another book that is good for those who are not involved in the financial markets or finance, well written and is focused on a broader audience.

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