Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders and Investors by Van Tharp


A mix of the old material Mr. Tharp written in the other books making him famous and testimonial style infomercial of his other products. Readable but not educational. Some other books from Mr. Tharp are much better. Not recommended.

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Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders and Investors
Written by Van Tharp



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Written in the style of case studies, this book is very different from the reference materials written by Mr. Tharp. It is also written in first person recollection of the stories.

The beginning of the book lightly touched on the main subject of the book. Namely, you have to train your mind to think differently to be able to make a lot of money in the financial markets. From there, however, the book moves onto personal accounts of transformation successes. The supposedly useful techniques to transform yourself is available from Mr. Tharp’s seminars and other high-end services. That turns the whole book into one big infomercial.

Mentioning Matrix the movie, Deeksha (i.e. Diksa) from ancient religion and its sacred power, etc. are definitely promotional materials to attract the new age people / younger generations. Story based approach also seems to focus on attracting different kind of readers. It can be a good thing if it actual attracts more people to take care of their finance at a higher level but this book does not offer enough content to put the newcomers in the right direction.

Not recommended.

p.s. This is one of the books that turned me off so bad I stopped writing reviews for a while.

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