Quote from Paul Tudor Jones

I read an interview of Paul Tudor Jones. Here are some good points that I would like to share.

“The secret to being successful from a trading perspective is to have an indefatigable and an undying and unquenchable thirst for information and knowledge. Because I think there are certain situations where you can absolutely understand what motivates every buyer and seller and have a pretty good picture of what’s going to happen. And it just requires an enormous amount of grunt work and dedication to finding all possible bits of information.

You pick an instrument and there’s whole variety of benchmarks, things that you look at when trading a particular instrument whether it’s a stock or a commodity or a bond. There’s a fundamental information set that you acquire with regard to each particular asset class and then you overlay a whole host of technical indicators and that’s how you make a decision. It doesn’t make any difference whether it’s pork bellies or Yahoo. At the end of the day, it’s all the same. You need to understand what factors you need to have at your disposal to develop a core competency to make a legitimate investment decision in that particular asset class. And then at the end of the day, the most important thing is how good are you at risk control. Ninety-percent of any great trader is going to be the risk control.

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  1. John Forman says:

    Paul Tudor Jones is one of my original trading “heros” from back when I was really getting in to the markets. His interview in Market Wizards is great. If you can find a copy of “Trader” – a PBS documentary profile of him done in I think late ’86 or early ’87 – it’s well worth a watch.

  2. John Forman says:

    Paul Tudor Jones is one of my original trading “heros” from back when I was really getting in to the markets. His interview in Market Wizards is great. If you can find a copy of “Trader” – a PBS documentary profile of him done in I think late ’86 or early ’87 – it’s well worth a watch.

  3. Good post

  4. Good post

  5. @John: Yeah, Interview in Market Wizard is great, that’s why I have just read it again. I will try to find a copy of “Trader” now.

    @Kevin: Thanks!

  6. @John: Yeah, Interview in Market Wizard is great, that’s why I have just read it again. I will try to find a copy of “Trader” now.

    @Kevin: Thanks!

  7. Anyone know where I can get a copy of “Trader”?

  8. Anyone know where I can get a copy of “Trader”?

  9. “Trader: the documentary” is the definitive pinnacle of all trading related movies. Most were removed from circulation by none other than Paul Tudor Jones himself, who thought that he gave away too much information about his strategy during the film.

    Most copies are hoarded by their owners. Once in a while one will pop up from a failed trader raising funds of perhaps an estate selling off assets.

    I stumbled upon a copy recently when I went to ebay looking for video games.. the price is dirt cheap where it is.. I once saw an auction go for almost $1100.00 -it is considered a collectable!!

  10. “Trader: the documentary” is the definitive pinnacle of all trading related movies. Most were removed from circulation by none other than Paul Tudor Jones himself, who thought that he gave away too much information about his strategy during the film.

    Most copies are hoarded by their owners. Once in a while one will pop up from a failed trader raising funds of perhaps an estate selling off assets.

    I stumbled upon a copy recently when I went to ebay looking for video games.. the price is dirt cheap where it is.. I once saw an auction go for almost $1100.00 -it is considered a collectable!!

  11. is there anyway to get a copy of that tape?

  12. is there anyway to get a copy of that tape?

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