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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant writing, thoughtful, 26 Sep 2009
I have just read Curtis Faith's Way of the Turtle. It took me about 1.5 days (I might be a slow reader) and I didn't put this book down until I finished the last chapter. This is clearly a most remarkable work.
The book is clearly structured, one chapter leading nicely to the next one. Concepts related to trading are made more understandable through good examples. Be aware that the book is largely free of formulas. Instead concepts are explained in rather clear language, underpinned by meaningful charts and tables.
Who should read the book? Anybody who has a passion for markets, for investing and trading, who wants to refresh his understanding of behavioural finance aspects, will be well served with this reading. It is also a nice introduction to trading systems, backtesting and relevant performance measures.
Overall, the book is an exciting, easy reading. It's insightful and has been prepared with great care. It appears important to consider the title and subtitle separately: The latter suggests you may expect to learn about secret trading methods. The secret lies in the elegance and simplicity of the methods and how they were applied. The title itself, "Way of the turtle" holds another secret, which is only revealed in the epilogue. It's about the writer's own journey, the "Way" of the author, who says "It was this last chapter that I was most enthusiastic about completing". No wonder. It was the epilogue which I read with greatest excitement. That non-technical chapter crowns the whole effort and lifts the book above any other great treatise of trading and trading systems I have come across so far. 6 stars, if were available.