On “The Enrichment Hour” this Thursday, March 9th, it will be my great pleasure and treat to interview my first cousin, Jack Schwager. Jack’s father, Emil, and my father, Owen, were brothers. They were both born in Dortmund, Germany, and each escaped Nazi tyranny at different moments. But the one thing I vividly remember, as a boy of six years old, was coming with my Dad to New York Harbor, to welcome Jack, his father, mother and brother to America.
We’ll talk to Jack about his amazing career in the financial arena, in futures and hedge funds. And we’ll ask him for some financial advice. I am as much a financial maven as Jiminy Crickett, so the contrast between the two of us, professionally speaking, is stark. That said, Jack is a good man with a big heart – and that makes the combination wonderful.
Jack Schwager is the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is one of the founders of Fund Seeder, a platform designed to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide and connect unknown successful traders with sources of investment capital. Previously, he was a partner in the Fortune Group (2001-2010), a London-based hedge fund advisory firm. His prior experience also includes 22 years as Director of Futures research for some of Wall Street’s leading firms, most recently Prudential Securities.
Jack has written extensively on the futures industry and great traders in all financial markets. He is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of interviews with the greatest hedge fund managers of the last three decades: Market Wizards (1989, 2012), The New MarketWizards (1992), Stock Market Wizards (2001), Hedge Fund Market Wizards (2012), and The Little Book of Market Wizards (2014). His other books include Market Sense and Nonsense (2012), a compendium of investment misconceptions, and the three-volume series, Schwager on Futures, consisting of Fundamental Analysis(1995), Technical Analysis (1996), and Managed Trading (1996). He is also the author of Getting Started in Technical Analysis (1999), part of John Wiley’s popular Getting Started series.
In 2015, Jack partnered with TradeShark to release a set of proprietary indicators including Trend Weight, Overbought/Oversold, Directional Weight, and Dual Trend, accompanied by a series of eight videos explaining these indicators. Click here for link to videos.
Jack is a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics including the characteristics of great traders, investment fallacies, hedge fund portfolios, managed accounts, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation. He holds a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College (1970) and an MA in Economics from Brown University (1971).1 Our family; 2 Why the Financial World as your mission?; 3 The Economic State of America and the World; 4 The Future