What I learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul

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What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars (Columbia Business School Publishing)

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If you’ve been trading stocks for at least a few months, you’ve probably experienced a drawdown that made you feel very uncomfortable and/or mad. A drawdown is simply the difference between the highest value of your account to the lowest value. I’m assuming that you’ve never lost all your money and then some, but if you did, you will be able to relate to the author. 

He lost over a million dollars trading in the 1970s which is equivalent to over 6.5 million dollars today. 

His extremely entertaining story focuses on preserving capital, and staying humble at all times. The lessons he learned through his trading career can also be applied to real life!


  • Inspirational quotes
  • Excellent story-telling 
  • Provides entertaining snippets of his life and the lessons he learned
  • Urges you to think about trading from a new perspective
  • Gives examples of essential psychological biases to avoid
  • Only costs $20 on Amazon; that’s roughly commissions from two round-trip trades


  • The second half of the book is more technical and less entertaining 
  • You won’t learn any specific trading methods, but you will learn what not to do 


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I hope you enjoy the book! 😀