Category Archives: Books

Signed Copies of My Newest Book

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0224-panicAs many of you know, my latest book, Panic, Prosperity, and Progress, was released by John Wiley just days ago. I have decided to sell a small number of signed copies directly, so I had this special page created on which you can purchase the book via Paypal or a regular credit card. I’m charging the regular retail price for the book and tacking on $10 for shipping (that would be 2-day priority mail) and handling (that would be your favorite blogger putting the damned thing in a box). Please note I’ve only received my first cache of these, so while the first portion will go out promptly, the rest might take an extra couple of days while I wait for the rest of the shipment.

Of course, if you’d rather have a copy unmarred by my signature, you can pick one up (for a lower cost) at good old Amazon.

My Newest Book Is Finally Here

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Well, it bloody well took long enough, but I finally have my newest book in my hot little hands. It’s 0213-paniccalled Panic, Prosperity, and Progress: Five Centuries of History and the Markets, and one of my dogs is modeling with my first author’s copy here. I am very proud of this book – in a sense, it’s the first “real” book (out of a couple dozen) that I’ve written, since it’s not about computers or ProphetCharts. I’ll probably be selling signed copies from the blog in the next couple fo weeks, or you can get an unmarred one from Amazon with the link above.

This Charming Man

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1207-morIt probably comes as no surprise to long-time readers that Morrissey is a favorite singer/songwriter of mine. His hauntingly depressing music touches the souls, I imagine, of most bears. I was pleased to read in this morning’s Wall Street Journal (near an article titled, and I’m not making this up, “So You Want To Buy Your Own Vineyard”) that he has come up with his Autobiography Here’s a snippet, which strikes me as Pure Morrissey, as he speaks of his days as a schoolboy:

Its wearisome echo of negativity exhausts me to a permanent state of circumstantial sadness. I approach school each day with renewed fear, over the asphalt, treading underfoot, the flattened remains of people’s lives, and bigger and blacker the school’s edifice rises above its bludgeoned parish like a rat refusing to die. We small kids see no warm lights to welcome, and no hope in the literal darkness.” (more…)

Trading Like Tom and Tony

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I recently received – and read – two books from a fellow who has been a Sloper, TastyTrader, and all around good guy for years: Tony Rihan. Tony has a special place in my heart, because he has historically kept me well-supplied with packages of chocolate that he has sent to me. More recently, though, he completed two self-published books - How I Learned to Trade like Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista: Book One, Trade Mechanics (Volume 1) and How I Learned to trade like Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista: Book Two. Advanced Strategies and Insights (Volume 2) (Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista are, by the way, the two most prominent hosts on the TastyTrade network, on which I have a daily segment). (more…)