• An American Hedge Fund

  • How I made $2 Million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund
  • By: Timothy Sykes
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-19-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HFactor Publishing
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (366 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

About $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 that. Timothy Sykes turned $12,000 of Bar Mitzvah gift money into $1.65 million by trading thousands of stocks from 1999 to 2002. He managed the number-one Short Bias Hedge Fund from 2003 to 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.
©2008 Timothy Sykes (P)2008 HFactor Publishing
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Critic Reviews

"This is the first book I'd give to somebody if I were trying to interest them in the stock market." (Greg Feirman, Founder and CEO, Top Gun Financial Planning)
"There's certainly a dash of Holden Caulfield to Sykes, but there's at least an equal part Larry Livingston, the trader in Edwin LeFevre's classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator." ( Dow Jones Newswire)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 06-05-08

Ok but something is missing

This book is hugely entertaining. Timothy's story is interesting, honest and well told. The problem with this book is that it misses the authors purpose and goal. You will learn about a few trading techniques but the book is not detailed enough to help you really understand the concepts of these trading tactics and sadly you will not learn what exactly a Hedge Fund is. Recommended if you have a little background knowledge.

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3 out of 5 stars
By scoe on 06-25-17

tuff critic

No details just a book about his life. which in my opinion should have been the title.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alan on 04-05-18

Thanks Tim

This is the second finance book I’ve read after Rich Dad Poor Dad. A great insight into the reality of trading and I was equally inspired by learning from Tim’s mistakes as from his successes.

Thanks Tim, for sharing your journey...the rough and the smooth.

Alan C. Eddy

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3 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 02-28-18

Don't buy a used car from this guy.

There is a lot of interesting insights into how the hedge fund business works in here, (or at least how it worked ten years ago), but there's also an awful lot of self-mythologizing that makes one wonder if Sykes is ultimately more interested in being well known than he is in trading, or running a fund. Having finished the book, I'm still not sure I know how best to acquire investors for a fund.

I don't want to seem too harsh - there is a lot good material in here for finance buffs. But there's also a lot of talk about wild parties he attended, TV shows he was on, and how he was a legend in his college dorm. Stories like how he bullied his roommate into moving out so he could have more space, which leave one wondering if it's a coincidence that the "passion for public education about finance" he cites as the reason he wrote this book, might have been discovered only after his fund failed to take off.

Still worth a listen if you're interested in the field.

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