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    5 Traders Worth Studying

    I found this pretty interesting. Anyone have any ideas on these men?

    Example is the best precept Aesop, Ancient Greek and Author


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    Bruce Kovner, Hedge Fund Manager at Caxton Corporation
    Estimated Net Worth: $2 Yards Plus
    Main Market: Currencies/FX
    Summary: Harvard edued, former Taxi driver, employed credit from mastercard to begin trading
    Personality Mention: Ultra secretive, mom committed suicide,Very creative and imaginative, sexually conservative, Pro-Iraq war, from California
    Best resource on Kovner: Market Wizards, pg.51; http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news...eatures/12353/




    Dan Zanger, Independent Trader, runs Chartpattern website
    Estimated Net Worth: $20 Million
    Main market: Naz stocks
    overview: High school grad, Former ski buttocks and swimming pool repairman, got hooked on markets out of Charting the Market television show, took leveraged account up 29,233 percent in 1 year throughout tech bubble
    Personality Mention: Small life out trading, trading extremist, trades from 88-foot yacht with global satellite reach, Raised in California, likes wines and art
    Best resource on Zanger: http://www.chartpattern.com/cf/index.cfm




    Kenneth C. Griffin, Hedge Fund Manager of Citadel Investment Group
    Estimated Net Worth: $2 Yards Plus
    Main Market: Bond Arbitrage
    Summary: Started trading stock options as freshman from Harvard dorm room, bond arb as sophomore, , has been running millionion in faculty, Citadel big on quantitative trading methods, $12 yards and under management
    Personality Mention: held next wedding at Garden of Versailles, taste for expensive Art, Does not permit everyone to speak with his former traders, tough guy to work for, Plays PS2 video games, spouse conducts independent hedge fund-Aragon Global, plays in football leagues, brainy
    Best resource on Griffin: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news...d=asibq1F2VEMk



    George Soros, Hedge Fund Manager (now passive) of Quantum Fund
    Estimated New Worth: $11 Yards Plus
    Main Market: Currencies/FX
    Summary: Holocaust survivor, researched at London School of Economics, traded together with Jim Rogers #5 before big fallout, Soros and community of associates gunned down (slapped cable/sterling for yards (billions) in profits in a week. Soros offshore thing alone slapped a 10 lawn cable short on. Laughed when Bank of England said they would shield cable by borrowing $15 yards.
    Personality Mention: Insecure, divorced twice, emotionally detached, very ballsy-will go for the jugular when he sees something, morally and politically liberal, athiest, extremely dedied to nonprofit Open Society Institute, likes chess, checkers, and tennis.
    Best resource on Soros: Soros: The Life and Times of A Messianic Billionaire by Michael T. Kaufman

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    Jim Rogers, Independent Investor, Author of Hot Commodities
    Estimated Net Worth: $150 Million
    Main Market: Commodities
    Summary: By Alabama, Edued at Yale and Oxford, based Quantum Fund with Soros earlier 'the divide' where rumors were thrown around. Fired following the Soros split from Morgan Stanley. Trades Everything and anything with Macro outlook. World Traveler. Author of Hot Commodities , Adventure Capitalist,and Investment Biker
    Personality Mention: double divorced/ now married, misanthrope,emotionally detached, dull, hard to work with, quite contrarian, queries all, Very original, well researched independent thinker, quite frugal, rode motorcycle around the world and later drove modified Mercedes around world for Guinness World Records.
    Best resource: Market Wizards pg.283, http://www.jimrogers.com/

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    Gotta Love this quote in the Kovnar article

    ”He would have been well qualified to be an active member of the [academic] planet had circumstances moved him in this way. And what distinguishes him from most intellectuals is that he's also brilliant.”

    Heh Heh

    This is great stuff! Thanx
    HJ

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    Fantastic post!

    My favorite you listed is Bruce Kovner. When I picture that guy trading, I visit that a distinguished knight slaying a three headed dragon. The guy is constructed of metal. . .when I see his MW interview I couldnt believe what I was prepared. Truely astonishing man.

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    Everyone,

    in the event that you knew half of what I know about some of those guys ....

    They all play the game in a much different level than you can imagine. Most of the things they do is not applicable to retail forex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    Everybody,

    If you knew half of what I know about a few of those guys ....

    They all play the sport in a much different level than you can imagine. Most of the things they do isn't applicable to retail Foreign Exchange.
    Describe this amount your speaking about. What's this unknown your speaking about, apart from having more capital and information stream? You're receiving insight into the players which move the markets but are successful if you go into the mindset of the hitters. Studying these players are applicable to retail traders. From studying these players A retail trader could only gain.

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    What about Bill Lipschutz?

    Looks quite an amazing guy from what I have read. Totally obsessed for sure. I like his personality, and the guy on the block I seem up to that guy as a trading role model!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    Explain this level your speaking about. Apart from having more capital and more info stream, what is this unknown your speaking about? If you go into the mindset of the heavy hitters, you are getting insight to the players that doesn't only transfer the markets however, are overwhlemingly successful. So studying these players would be applicable to retail traders. From studying these players, A trader could only benefit.
    Besides what you have mentioned above, what these guys have are, really high intelligence, very high confidence, ability to think outside of the box, and also the guts to take calculated risks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    Apart from what you have mentioned previously, what these men have are, really high intelligence, very high confidence, ability to think outside of the box, and also the guts to take calculated risks.
    Thats a given. These attributes are known. I had been asking what Vegas was talking about with his distinct degree that is not related to retail fx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    Thats a given. These attributes are known. I had been inquiring what Vegas was talking about with his distinct level that's not applicable to retail fx.
    Well, 1 thing that I can think off the top of my head is that Soros BROKE THE BANK OF ENGLAND. I don't know about you, but I can not break a central bank over my knee. He recognized that the Bank of England's monetary policy made it vulnerable to attack IF somebody had the resources. He put together a group that did. They offered billions of pounds in order to achieve their objective.

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