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x. Links and Resources

     These are resources I used to first get myself off the ground in investing.  Much of it simply came out of searching online and following the community.

     A lot is already summarized in the trading guide I put together, but you are welcome to look deeper if you want.  Some of the denser material I do not mention because I have not found them as useful or reliable in my own experiences, but that all depends on our own trading style. Smiley

Reading and Learning
  • Dark Pools by Scott Patterson - Recent book describing exactly a lot of the psychological premises behind Technical Analysis and really just the truth about how the modern stock market came to be (effectively coded by one guy). Also nice confirmation from historical accounts in the industry about how large funds really do trade on psychology/technical signals rather than fundamental analysis as schools would have you believe.  A summary of the history covered for the Island bit can also be found at Wired just to give you a taste of what the text is really about.
  • What are the Different Types of Quantitative Analysts? - Summary of industry levels in quant and algorithmic trading, so you know who is out there and doing the real stuff, where the talent is.  And so you can fact check the next time anyone claims to be a "quant" trading from home.
  • HFT Industry Makes Less in a Year Than JP Morgan Does in a Quarter - Article highlighting how little high frequency trading actually makes for the massive operational risk and overhead they undertake and why it's so overrated.

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