People who frequent the bookstores would know that besides my book, “Secrets of Singapore Trading Gurus”, there is a similar book, “Secrets of Highly Profitable Traders” by Chin Yong Sak. Before these two books, there were no books on the interviews with Singapore traders. Probably that was the gap that Yong Sak saw. You can read about the genesis of “Secrets of Singapore Trading Gurus”.
While I was on this project, Eileen learned from the boss of Rank Books that an author was also interviewing traders in Singapore and would publish a book too. We went ahead and happened to publish around the same time. I had bought a copy of Yong Sak’s book and I enjoyed reading it. There were actually more differences than I thought and I would like to present to you. Of course, there are also pros and cons to each book.
Different traders were interviewed
[Free Ebook] How should you invest your first $20,000?
We asked 14 Singapore finance bloggers to share what they would do if they could go back in time and invest their first $20,000. They can no longer rewind time, but you can learn from their experience and hopefully start with a better footing.
“Secrets of Singapore Trading Gurus” featured 8 traders while “Secrets of Highly Profitable Traders” had 5 traders. We do have 3 common traders – Binni Ong, Keane Lee and Nicholas Tan. Other than that, my book covered 5 other traders – Yeo Keong Hee, Clarence Chee, Tom Yuen, Patrick Lee and Dave Foo. Yong Sak interviewed Colin Seow and Jason Yee which I did not.
Secrets of Highly Profitable Traders – Illutrative charts and discussion on strategies
What I like about Yong Sak’s book is that it has pictures of the trading charts to illustrate the traders’ strategies. He went deeper to discuss about one strategy from each trader, which gives the reader a clearer idea on their methods. Unlike my book which is more of a Q & A format, he compartmentalized and categorized the content. It read as though the trader has written the passages to the reader directly.
Secrets of Singapore Trading Gurus – Q&A format and video interviews
I prefer to present the content in verbatim as much as possible to keep the messages of the traders intact. I want to minimize the loss of integrity and originality through editing. In addition of the text, you are able to view the video recordings of the interviews. By watching and listening to the traders, you can sense the body language and energy where words would not be able to describe. As you can see, I want to provide ‘real image’ as much as possible.
If you are torn between the choice, I would like to say both books present rather different perspectives and you can confidently buy both books and pick up different lessons from them.
There is free delivery to Singapore address currently – buy and get 15% off (discount code: bfp15)
If you want to find out more about the book – “Secrets of Singapore Trading Gurus”
PS: I do not see Yong Sak as a competitor. I see him as someone with a common interest and I am happy that we can both provide the public with a greater knowledge about the trading scene and education in Singapore.