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How to Win at Spread Betting: An analysis of why s&hellip by Alpesh B. Patel
4.0 out of 5 stars Sensible stuff, 28 Nov 2013
I like Patel's books - I bought the first one after an impressive appearance on TV ( his not mine !) - and I liked this one.

He keeps it simple and emphasises a disciplined, low-risk approach. He's experienced,articulate and opinionated. Where he , unusually , expresses complex ideas then they are fully explained and underpinned.

I wouldn't however have bothered to submit a review if I hadn't disagreed with the 'poor proof reading' comments previously expressed.

I bought the Kindle version on 9/11/2013 and it reads fine - I haven't carried out a forensic investigation but I found no problems at all and I used all the charts as I followed the text - perhaps… Read more
The Dust Mite Solution: How To Get Rid of Dust Mit&hellip by Stephen Tvedten
I have developed a nasal allergy and thus now entered the confusing , and expensive , world of dust mite eradication and prevention.

They're invisible to the naked eye , of course , so I might not have any dust mites. I've been trawling the web looking for clues and come across many different opinions.

This short book , 26 pages , is a very good speciallist overview of dust mites, their effects on us and their prevention. The author stays on this very narrow subject and thus provides page upon page of good advice. The early pages describing the biology of dust mites and how they react with our biology is an excellent example of technical writing for the layman. The… Read more
The Game: How the World of Finance Really Works (N&hellip by Alex Buchanan
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book !, 2 Sep 2012
This book takes a look at how the City works.

'So what' I hear you say, there are loads of patronising books that do that. This one , however , is different as it doesn't crawl to the industry or treat the business like rocket science. And its VERY well informed and a perfect blend of academic information, wry observation and downright sarcasm.

The book deals with the nuts and bolts of the daily activities of Investment Banks - brokers, clients, analysts,IPOs, mergers etc - and assumes the reader to be interested and intelligent.

I've been a retail trader for many years now , on the 'outside-looking-in' ,and I've been waiting for someone to spot the gap in… Read more