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Scam Dogs and Mo-Mo Mamas: Inside the Wild and Woolly World of Internet Stock Trading


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Meet the new leaders of the twenty-first-century stock market-each an Internet stock-trading legend. Each a cyber-guru in the vanguard of the millions of people trading and talking about stocks on the Internet. Each with legions of eager followers and determined foes, and the ability to make stock prices leap-or plummet-at the click of a mouse. Colorful, charismatic, and often outrageous, they are reshaping the way we invest and how Wall Street works.Scam Dogs and M… More >>

Scam Dogs and Mo-Mo Mamas: Inside the Wild and Woolly World of Internet Stock Trading


5 Responses to “Scam Dogs and Mo-Mo Mamas: Inside the Wild and Woolly World of Internet Stock Trading”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Kind of loopy- much of it is copies of the dopey email between the parties. And to call them dopey is to be kind. Lots of blah blab blah and not much nitty-gritty; little or no insights into net trading. One of those “empty calories books” that leave you hungry after you’ve finished it.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. Anonymous says:

    Myself, I got little out of this book.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Fantastic look into the the secret sides of internet trading.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you don’t know about internet stock “gurus” like Tokyo Joe and Amr “Tony” Elgindy, this is not a bad place to learn (and take warning).

    These two colorful hustlers with a knack for self-promotion and disregard for ethics are the most interesting aspect of the book. But there is far too much space devoted to fluff that was barely interesting at the time (Big Dog’s single-digit IQ, Janice Shell’s recipes…) and is not worth preserving in print.

    And there’s no mention of any of the good guys, people with integrity who share investment insights online – yes, they are hard to find, but they do exist! I’ve been a member of Silicon Investor since 1996, I watched most of what is described in this book as it happened, plus a whole lot more. I got a true investment education from what I read there, but none of my “teachers” is mentioned in this book.

    And where are the little guys who lose money by buying when Tokyo Mex and Big Dog are selling? I’d like to hear their stories.

    There is a moral to the story, Emshwiller does make it clear how the internet is a boon to the sleazy side of the capital markets, and how the SEC is strangely unwilling to devote more than token resources to clean up the dirt. But I doubt many people will hurl this book down in outrage and call their congressman.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. AvidReader says:

    This guy is so terrible at writing books it’s sad. He spent the first 43 pages talking about the sky, and the weather, some dudes hair, and and on. He mentions one solid thing…..That some guy convince a bunch of people to buy stock in a company so he could sell his shares at a higher price. That’s it, what I just wrote is the the entire depth the whole book goes into. Oh my lord, I would have loved to get an in depth look at the topics of this book, but they just aren’t there.

    I bet you a good %20 of this book is random comments made by people on the net(he literally copy pasted comments from website forums) another %30 is spent describing scenery, why on earth would I ever care about scenery. From there he might spend another %10-15 of the book on the personality of characters, how they act, what they eat, drink, tip. In the end you get maybe %30 of the book actually discussing the Woolly World of Internet Stock Trading. And even then it has no depth to even care about.

    I have a section in my little library of investment books, I keep them there for display just in case anyone wants to know how I got to know what I know. This book goes in the trash, it just doesn’t belong.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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