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WSO is happy to announce a new partnership with Jared Dillian, former head ETF trader at Lehman, author of Street Freak and The Daily Dirtnap. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount from Jared's daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount." You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap

Every month (starting tomorrow), we will get one sneak peak into his popular market newsletter and hear from Jared on another topic of our choosing. We hope you enjoy his writing as much as we do here at WSO.

More info on the Daily Dirtnap below, but as an intro to Jared, we thought it would be best to replay the interview Eddie had with Jared a few months ago right here on WSO:

Jared worked for Lehman Brothers from 2001 until their collapse in 2008, and he has a story like no other. He doesn't use the word "madness" in the title casually; he actually suffers bipolar disorder and developed OCD while working as head of ETF trading for Lehman. Seriously, stop what you're doing and go read this book. Here's why:

Street Freak was named Businessweek's #1 General Business book of 2011 Street Freak: A Memoir of Money and Madness.

The Daily Dirtnap is a market newsletter for professional investors.

From his website:

Q: what will i receive with this subscription?
A: you'll get eleven months of market commentary, at least one piece for every business day, or about 225 days. but you will probably get much more than that. when you subscribe, you will join a fraternity of people who love markets, love to think about them, to talk about them, and to have fun.

Q: what are your strengths?
A: ETFs, indices, programs, liquidity, rates, currencies, and macro. and i am the czar of market psychology.

For more info about the dailydirtnap, visit dailydirtnap.com

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Comments (25)

  • SirTradesaLot's picture

    I read this book last year. It was a great read.

    adapt or die:
    What would P.T. Barnum say about you?

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  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Eddie how about you stop plugging other peoples books and finish yours so I can go buy it.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • TraderDaily's picture

    I read a good portion of it. It's a great read. I plan to get a copy soon.

  • TraderDaily's picture

    Yeah, Eddie put your book out so I can get it and review it on WSO.

  • Anomanderis's picture

    Is that Eddie Braverman? I thought Eddie was british.

    But Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely.

    And Rhaegar died.

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    happypantsmcgee's picture

    Edmundo Braverman:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Eddie how about you stop plugging other peoples books and finish yours so I can go buy it.

    Get off me, Happy. I actually worked on it today for the first time in months.


    I have been literally trying to give you money for months.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • DonVon's picture

    Eddie you are SEXY.

    "An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
    - Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Check out my blog!

  • Bobb's picture

    Have had this book sitting on my desk for months. Need to start it

  • BlackHat's picture

    Fucking love this book and this dude. Props for the interview Eddie. And I second HPM... I'd buy the fuck out of your book, and I'd sleep with it every night

    I hate victims who respect their executioners

  • ladubs111's picture

    Sold me, just bough it this morning. Hopefully its as entertaining as Good to Be a Banker and Liars Poker.

  • Edmundo Braverman's picture

    Yeah, that's something I thought about mentioning, but the comparison to Liar's Poker of just about every book published on finance is pretty tired.

    In this case, however, I think it's appropriate. It's a lot like Liar's Poker in that it's really funny and it's full of great stories. It's quite a bit different, however, because Liar's Poker was basically told from an outsider's perspective (sure Lewis worked for Salomon at the time, but even he would admit that he was never a part of their culture and was merely an observer for a few years) where Street Freak is written by a consummate insider.

    Street Freak is not just a series of dispassionate and ironic observations; Jared really makes you feel like you're being persecuted (and at one point even pursued) by the SEC. His descent into madness is a visceral thing. I don't want to seem like I'm pimping the book like there's no tomorrow, but I'm not exaggerating when I say it was one of the best books I read last year. Liar's Poker is a classic, but Street Freak is a more than worthy successor.

  • In reply to BlackHat
    In The Flesh's picture

    BlackHat:
    Fucking love this book and this dude. Props for the interview Eddie. And I second HPM... I'd buy the fuck out of your book, and I'd sleep with it every night

    Likewise.

    Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

  • jimmycabo's picture

    Boss.

    schmooze or lose

  • WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    great interview...will get the book asap. sounds like a great read!

  • In reply to Bobb
    Edmundo Braverman's picture

    Bobb:
    How does it compare to FIASCO, which I am reading now?

    I loved FIASCO and I'm a big fan of all of Frank's work, but again, it was basically told as an outsider. There's nothing wrong with observational non-fiction, but Street Freak is much more autobiographical.

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    Edmundo Braverman:
    Bobb:
    How does it compare to FIASCO, which I am reading now?

    I loved FIASCO and I'm a big fan of all of Frank's work, but again, it was basically told as an outsider. There's nothing wrong with observational non-fiction, but Street Freak is much more autobiographical.

    bought it for my Kindle

  • kyleyboy's picture

    Is that a tv in the background Edmundo? also great interview

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