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The Rule: How I Beat the Odds in the Markets and in Life-and How You Can Too

The Rule: How I Beat the Odds in the Markets and in Life-and How You Can Too

The Rule: How I Beat the Odds in the Markets and in Life-and How You Can Too

The Rule: How I Beat the Odds in the Markets and in Life-and How You Can Too


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The empowering story of Larry Hite’s unlikely rise to the top of the hedge fund world—with critical insights and lessons you can take to the bank

In The Rule, legendary trader and hedge fund pioneer Larry Hite recounts his working-class upbringing in Brooklyn as a dyslexic, partially blind kid who was anything but a model student—and how he went on to found and run Mint Investment Management Company, one of the most profitable and largest quantitative hedge funds in the world.

Hite’s wild success is based on his deep understanding that markets are flawed—just like people. Through his early-life struggles and failures, Hite came to know himself well—his fears, his frustrations, his self-doubt, and his tolerance for all of the above. This motivational book reveals that by accepting the facts of his life and of himself, he was able to accept markets as they are. And that was the key to his success.

In these pages, you’ll walk of the footsteps of an investing legend, who imparts smart, practical trading lessons throughout the journey. Making a successful living in trading isn’t about beating the markets. It’s about meeting markets where they are, embracing the fact of risk, knowing yourself, and playing it strictly by the numbers.

The Rule shows that investing decisions are not only bets or gambles, but investments in time, energy, and attention. By focusing on realistic returns on your investments—versus what you expect or hope to get—you immediately improve your probability for success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260452655
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 665,648
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Larry Hite was the founding principal and Managing Director of Mint Investment Management Company. During his 13-year tenure at Mint, the composite of funds achieved a compounded annual rate of return greater than 30% before fees during that period. Hite pioneered the use of the “guaranteed fund” concept, which helped Mint be the first to raise over $1 billion.

Table of Contents


FOREWORD by Michael Covel, author of
Trend Following and TurtleTrader

INTRODUCTION: Get in the Game

1 Know Who You Are:
How I Learned from Failure

2 Find the Game You Love:
My Education as a Trader

3 Working the Odds:
Your Time and Opportunity Horizon

4 Trend Following:
Cut Your Losses and Let Your Winners Run

5 How to Lose Money,
Including How I Lost Millions


6 Making Mint:
Know Where You Are Playing the Game 1

7 How My Philosophy Can Work for You:
Applications of the Rule

8 And the Philosophy Continues to Work:
The Next Generation

9 Conversations with a Young Trader—
with Kolade Oluwole

10 You Have Choices:
Persistence Pays Dividends

APPENDIX: Pieces of Mind


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