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THE INTELLIGENT TRADER is the ﬁrst book any trader should read when thinking about trading stocks, bonds, currencies, or commodities. Written by thirty-year Wall Street veteran David A. Hoﬀman, the book explores the entire gamut of trading using clear, easy-to-follow stories and analogies.
Learn the fundamentals of trading:
Once the fundamentals are established, The Intelligent Trader teaches you the leading qualitative and quantitative tactics of successful traders, leaving you emotionally and intellectually prepared to trade proﬁtably.
The author lays out what is wrong with the trading systems promoted by so many authors and breaks the many myths coming from easy money trading books. With this information, you can take your trading beyond chat rooms, Reddit, and Robinhood, and into the realm where the most successful traders thrive in all market conditions.
If you have read other books about trading, you will wish you had read The Intelligent Trader ﬁrst. This book is genuinely the prequel to every other book about trading.
About the Author
DAVID A. HOFFMAN is a professional trader with over thirty years of experience trading for the largest ﬁnancial institutions in the world. Aﬅer beginning his career in the futures pit of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, David became one of the ﬁrst traders in the world to trade interest rate swaps and options for Manufacturers Hanover Trust, one of the predecessors to J.P. Morgan Bank. David went on to be a director of foreign exchange trading for Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest bank, during the 1990s. David was promoted to Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led trading teams in both the US and Asia. In 2012, David joined a multi-billion-dollar global markets hedge fund, and most recently was the head of proprietary trading for Nomura Securities, the largest Japanese investment bank in the world. Along the way, David and his teams, earned several billion dollars in proﬁts managing trades worldwide. David holds an economics degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is the father of Jessica and Harry Hoﬀman. He is married to Mariam Hoﬀman and together they have one son, Jacob. They live in Short Hills, New Jersey.