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Trading Systems Secrets of the Masters
ISBN: 1557389128     Date Published: 1997-03-01     Author(s): Joe Krutsinger
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In this book, Joe Krutsinger, author of the Trading Systems Toolkit, and Larry Williams along with 13 other well-known professional traders answer direct questions about the systems they developed to beat the markets. Not mysterious "black box" systems that generate uncheckable buy and sell signals, these actual, coded systemsÑwith sample resultsÑare included in this book for you to try. Ready to be entered in TradeStation, these programsÑand the seminar-leading expertsÕ adviceÑwould cost you many thousands of dollars if purchased separately.
Fifteen experts--including the author, trading consultant and system developer Joe Krutsinger--outline their methods for challenging the future, option, currency, bond, and stock markets in Trading Systems: Secrets of the Masters. The result is detailed information on (and valuable insight into) a variety of systems that have already proven successful through decades of application. The first section`s question-and-answer format gives participants a chance to explain their specific philosophies and the tools and techniques they rely upon; the second allows Krutsinger to present performance analyses as well as the systems themselves prepared with Omega Research`s TradeStation Version 3.50.
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90% Useless Drivel, December 14, 1999 BySpike "Hate Small Dogs" (Las Vegas, NV USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Trading Systems: Secrets of the Masters (Hardcover) As mentioned by the author this book was written by submitting over thirty of the same questions to so called systems trading experts. It is really laughable that he ask them to write about their first system, since most first systems composed by anyone is junk. Then he ask them to come up with one system written in English and most come up with silly little systems that have huge drawdowns, even when back tested. I, myself have at a least a half dozen systems that backtest better than any of their systems. Another annoying part of the book is a few of the expert system writers don't provide enough information and only advertise their own books or systems for sale. This book was not worth having in my library.
22 of 23 People found the following review helpful.

A reality check is in order, August 18, 1999 By A Customer This review is from: Trading Systems: Secrets of the Masters (Hardcover) This book is based upon a sound premise. Interview the masters and note the details of their methodologies. Sounds like a great idea huh? Two problems though. None of the traders interviewed in this book can be deemed a "master". Secondly, no "master" would ever reveal his specific methodology. All of the traders in this book are nothing more than commercial system writers. Get that through your heads people! The only talented researcher out of the bunch and notice how I said researcher not trader is perhaps Nelson Freeburg. Systems have a very short life, so even if you do happen to come across a good one and even if you have the proper discipline to trade it, you will still probably fail. Do want to know why? Because markets are not static, they change. They are in a constant state of flux. Read the interview on William Eckhardt in "The New Market Wizards".
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Haste makes waste., July 23, 1998 By A Customer This review is from: Trading Systems: Secrets of the Masters (Hardcover) This is one overpriced, poorly written, and generally careless book! In short, the book is made up of "interviews" with some of the leading designers of trading systems. Although many of the names will be familiar to system designers, there is little information that demonstrates that these people are indeed the best (returns, for instance). That is not the real problem here, though. The "interviews" are all alike; Krutsinger asks each person essentially the same canned questions. Unlike more astute interviewers, such as Jack Schwager, Krutsinger does not challenge any of the answers of the interviewees. What we are left with, then, are canned interviews that were not even done in the presence of an interviewer. Krutsinger himself sometimes writes awkwardly and unclearly and, in fact, commits many careless typos and other errors (JESSIE Livermore? I thought he was a GUY?!). The best part of the book, however, is Krutsinger's interview of tradi! ng master...
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