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Trading in the Zone
Trading in the Zone
by Mark Douglas
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £27.90

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useable trading psycology manual., 16 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Trading in the Zone (Hardcover)
Just finished reading this book so thought id share my thoughts.
good- focuses on the psycological functions that stop traders becoming cosistant winners.
- tries to explain how these psycological functions come about and how, if aware of them, they can be changed.
- has a number of practical tasks that you can put in to action to help you get in to 'the zone'

not so good
- I didnt really buy the authors concept of memories or beliefs being structured energy, this seemed rather unscientific. but what ever works for you Douglas.
- I would of liked to have had more personal human stories to give concreet support to the authors ideas.

on balance a really good book, bit waffly in places, but it has the potential to give a trader the tools to become a more 'cosistant winner'. No regrets on the time I spent reading it.


Philips HR2020/50 Jug Blender, 1.75 L,400 W - Silver
Philips HR2020/50 Jug Blender, 1.75 L,400 W - Silver
Price: £35.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stand out from the crowd, dont blender in!, 6 Jan. 2014
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ive had this blender/ smoothe maker for about a week and used it 3 times. i must confess it makes my very excited to be able to make smmothies.
the design of the jug (which is generously big) and blades appears solid and is pretty easy to clean and the suction feet are fun to pull off the work top. dont know what its like on ice but it cuts through an over ripe banana with ease.
get this if you want to make yucky fruit more appealing.
also the packaging is very recyclable, with minimal plasic or polystyrene.

mine came with a uk 3 prong plug, not a two prong as shown. which is good really. i guess amazon figures out what plugs people want.
good on ya philips.


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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars unintelligible, 8 Feb. 2013
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i bought this book as i had seen it quoted in some other investing/ economics books. i thought it might help me get a clearer picture of how markets, buisness, money and society interact. its a very famous work after all, revolutionanary so im told.

it is a horendous read.

im about 50 pages in and i dont think i can go on. i havent understood a single sentence so far.
maybe im dumb, or manybe you have to have a economics degree before you even think about opening it, but this is one of the least accessable books ive ever seen.

i dont regret having bought it, i just regret it being impossible to understand. maybe one day.

also the edition ive got, published by BN, is quite badly edited with loads of typos and mistakes.


Zero In Cedarwood Clothes Moth Repeller - 24 Balls
Zero In Cedarwood Clothes Moth Repeller - 24 Balls
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet smelling balls, 15 Jan. 2013
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thses little wood balls have done exactly what i hoped for; smell nice.
for any one who doesent know what cedar wood smells like, it is like pine but with a spicy insence tone. nice.

some poeole seem to have recived balls that didnt produce much smell, but mine are quite pungent. its a natural product so perhaps some bits of the tree are smellier than other.

cedar is supposed to repel clothes moths, but as i got mine exclucivly for aroma, i cant comment on how well they do that.

you are unlikly to regret purchasing this product.


Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing - A Book of Practical Counsel
Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing - A Book of Practical Counsel
by Benjamin Graham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars as wise as the bible, and as badly writen (in places), 29 Oct. 2012
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i would acually give this 700 page tome 4 and a half stars, but there isnt a button for that.

this book is a very useable, inspiring and thought provoking investment guide. it was produced out of half a centuarys worth of trial, error and sucess by an unquestionably cleaver man. should someone interested in stocks read it? yes, proably.

for a book claiming to be for the 'layman' this book doesent give some of its secrets up easily. now im not an idiot (ha ha) but there were places in the book where i was reading the words but could come up with no meaning for the sentences. but i found it got easier to understand as i went on, perhaps it just takes a while to get used to grahams style. some, but not all, of the tables have been described by other reviewers a 'user unfriendly'. i wouldnt disagree.

enough of the bad, whats good?
graham really knew how to asses the financial health of a buisness and how to calculate its value. his 'value' and 'margin of safty' ideas are common sence writ large. his phlegmatic approach helps the investor to keep an even keel whilst navigating the stormy seas of the stock markets waves of irration optimism and pessimism.

some reviewers have criticised jason zwiegs footnotes and chapter summeries, but for me they were exelent and nessary. i can only guess that critics object to having new text interpolated in to what they, understandably, consider to be a perfect and complet work. but zweig helps to make to book more current and fills in a few areas where graham gave a less than satisfactory explination.

also one last thing, warren buffets little story at the end is brilliantly amusing and also very encouraging.

in sum, this book is full of gold; but be perpared to dig for it.


Learn to Earn: Introduction to the Basics of Investing
Learn to Earn: Introduction to the Basics of Investing
by Peter Lynch
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars good primer, 6 Oct. 2012
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this book was writen with 15 year middle class americans in mind. its a book you will proably wish you had been given as a teenager to stoke your intrest in the market.

its an eazy read and enjoyable to. it doesent get too technical and keeps things interesting with fun examples and amusing anecdotes. the bulk of the book is about how buisness' begin and grow and a great section on the econmic history of america starting with the pilgrims who were funded by europian adventure capitalist, all the way up to apple and microsoft.

the opening chapter is very patronising, but it gets better after that.
i found it amusing how the author never passed up an oppertunity to tell you how wrong communism is, and how superior capitalism and 'our way of life' are.

i also think its interesting how often the author tells you that you cant beat the markets 11% growth no matter what you try, so dont even try. this flies in the face of the fact that lynch himself has avraged 29% at fedelity magellan fund. not sure what hes trying to pull there?

the bottom line: this should be one of the first books you read on the markets because its very general and fills many of the gaps that novices are likely to have, and because its good at making what could be quite boreing, quite interesting.

happy investing!!


Period House Fixtures and Fittings 1300-1900 (England's Living History)
Period House Fixtures and Fittings 1300-1900 (England's Living History)
by Linda Hall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really, really good, 4 April 2012
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i can hardly begin to say how much i enjoyed this book. the vast amount of research gone in to it and the depth of investingation produce a comprhensive and authoritive reference source. i have spent many hours marveling at the querky and curious veriety of orniment and imagination of provincial crafts people in the time before pattern books and mass production. if you are slightly interested in old houses then this is a book worth having.


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