Adventures of a Currency Trader
A Fable about Trading,
Doing the Right Thing
by ROB BOOKER
My name is Harry Banes. I used to be the worst trader in the world.
A real chump. I bought when I should have sold, and sold when I
should have stayed out of the market completely. Ever do that? Of
I was an expert at exiting my trades at just the exact moment when
they would go from staggering loss to hugely profitable. Convinced that
the trading gods wanted me to suffer, I nearly gave up on many
When I say that I was a chump trader, I mean Super Chump. I lost
of dollars that my wife and I could not afford to lose.
It’s a good thing that I never gave up. With the help of an amazing
friend that you are going to meet in this book, I became a
trader. I traded my way out of the mess I was in.
If it were not for trading, I’d still be working in the filing room of
law firm Wakeman, Butterman, and Bailey, on 59th Street in Manhattan.
That was the crummiest job I’ve ever had in my whole life. For 11 years,
worked there like a dog on a leash. Two years ago, I broke the leash and
walked away, and I became human again.
You see, I reached my trading Independence Day. And I have never
I want you to do the same. That’s why I am writing this book.