Review Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing
by CHRIS CAMILLO
This book, written by an ordinary person with no educational background on finance but with a knack for trading, illustrates how to beat the financial markets with a set of personal methods and techniques.
This book narrates how Chris Camillo grew his $20,000 investment into $2 million in only three years. The process includes investing in products he saw in his daily life and studying the stock market—which eventually resulted in profits.
The book offers a discussion on identifying market trends and maximizing returns through buying options based on speculation. The content is very subjective because, even if this technique worked out great for the author, it does not guarantee the same fate with the reader. Camillo does provide a warning that the reader must be very sure about his investments before beginning to trade, which generally means that the book contains no practical advice on how to approach trading.
Despite the writer’s method, theories, and advice, the market is known to be potentially erratic without warning. So, the trading methods in this book might only be applicable to a certain market condition, which is precisely how the author profited.
About the Author
CHRIS CAMILLO is among the top-performing novice traders. He worked as a market research executive. Previously, he got into different lines of work, such as delivering pizza, washing and selling cars, and folding clothes at The Gap.
Table of Contents
- “Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo”
- If It’s Broken, Fix It
- Nobody Knows Anything
- Other People’s Money
- See It, Believe It!
- Zero Financial Literacy Required
- You Know Something They Don’t
- You Have People, Too!
- Fake It Till You Make It!
- Life with Investor’s Glasses
- Success Stories
Appendix: An Invitation to Wall Street’s Underworld