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Win a Copy of “An American Hedge Fund”

Timothy Sykes was generous enough to offer MDJ readers FIVE autographed copies of "An American Hedge Fund".  I did a book review on "An American Hedge Fund" last Monday, it's a true story of how a young trader started with around $12,000 and transformed it to around $2 million in a few short years.  The book is extremely entertaining and it's even better if it's free.

All contestants will be put into a hat and drawn at random.  Since there are 5 books available, the odds are pretty good.  To be fair to all contestants, you can only win 1 copy.

How Do You Enter?

  • Simply leave a comment in this post. (1 entry).
  • Help promote this contest on your blog with a link back to this post. (1 entry) (short one liner will do).
  • Leave a comment AND blog about it (2 entries).

The Rules:

  • Please only 1 comment entry / person.
  • Make sure that you enter a valid email address in the "email" field.
  • Contest will close approximately 1 week from today (5pm EST Sunday Oct 14, 2007).

The Prize?

  • 1 autographed copy of "An American Hedge Fund" by Timothy Sykes. 

Good luck!

Update:  Contest is now closed. 

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FT About the author: FT is the founder and editor of Million Dollar Journey (est. 2006). Through various financial strategies outlined on this site, he grew his net worth from $200,000 in 2006 to $1,000,000 by 2014. You can read more about him here.

{ 74 comments… add one }
  • The Financial Blogger October 8, 2007, 7:41 am

    Whohoo ! 1st one to comment ;-) For once, waking up early for my MBA pays!
    FT, Check out my blog;I changed my October Smith Manoeuvre update with a new introduction:
    – 2 paragraphs
    – 3 links
    – a special entry to my blogroll for the time of the contest.

    Thx for hosting this contest :-D

  • FourPillars October 8, 2007, 10:12 am

    Count me in!


  • Jay October 8, 2007, 10:20 am

    Hey FT, I’ve been wanting to congratulate you on the site for a while now, and now that I may get something for free, I finally have the impetus to do it. :)

    But seriously, really enjoying the site. I found it a few weeks ago, and read through all the archives and most of the comments very quickly. Lots of good stuff on this site, thanks very much.

    So yeah, now that I’ve said nice stuff about you, I’ll be automatically disqualified for being an ass-kissing sycophant, yes? :)

  • Matt Bertulli October 8, 2007, 10:29 am

    Firstly, I think it’s great that Timothy Sykes is using the blogosphere as a medium to market his book and build a bit of a following.

    Second, a friend of mine has given the book rave reviews so I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

    Lastly, enjoy reading the blog…keep up the good work.

  • FrugalTrader October 8, 2007, 10:55 am

    Thanks for the kind words guys! Good luck in the contest.

  • Telly October 8, 2007, 11:09 am

    I noticed there was no rule about not winning twice in your give-aways…:)

    Count me in please.

  • FrugalTrader October 8, 2007, 11:25 am

    With your kind of luck Telly, I might as well send you an advanced copy. :)

  • Smithers October 8, 2007, 11:53 am

    Consider this my comment….
    Whos paying for postage and packing though?!

  • Lancet October 8, 2007, 12:33 pm

    Thanks, and good luck everyone.

  • Rick October 8, 2007, 12:44 pm

    Went to borders to buy this and they are treating it like a textbook. Must prepay and they don’t have it in the store. And no refunds available. Weird.

  • Rob October 8, 2007, 1:01 pm

    Thanks, I hope I win

  • Cam October 8, 2007, 1:06 pm

    Been reading the blog for a while. This seems like a good reason to post.

  • FrugalTrader October 8, 2007, 1:09 pm

    The winner will not be responsible for the cost of shipping.

  • Isabelle October 8, 2007, 1:43 pm

    Count me in!

  • Dave Witwicki October 8, 2007, 1:51 pm

    Count me in too! :)

  • Brandon October 8, 2007, 1:54 pm

    Entrance post.

  • Novice October 8, 2007, 1:54 pm

    Love the blog. I’m in too.

  • Andrew October 8, 2007, 2:17 pm

    This blog rules! Pick me! I want that book! :)

  • centsprout October 8, 2007, 2:25 pm

    sounds like a really interesting book!

  • newinvestor23 October 8, 2007, 2:29 pm

    Really like the blog, I read it often. I would love to win a copy. Cheers

  • Cannon_fodder October 8, 2007, 3:07 pm

    Not really sure if “An American Hedgehog’s Fun” is a children’s book or not, but I’m in because it is free. ;-)

  • alice October 8, 2007, 3:46 pm

    Thanks. Hope I’m one of the lucky readers.

  • rocket man October 8, 2007, 3:52 pm

    I would like to win! Pick me!

  • Steve Austin October 8, 2007, 4:46 pm

    1 entry to win! Looking forward to reading about how luck gets $12k to $2M in such a short time. I’m a first time MDJ reader/commenter; found you via Millionaire Mommy. Reading through your archives now, looks promising….

  • Calvin October 8, 2007, 5:41 pm

    Oooh ooh… me!! :)

  • Canadian Dream October 8, 2007, 7:13 pm

    I love free books. Count me in!


  • Brad October 8, 2007, 8:14 pm

    *crosses fingers

  • Neil October 8, 2007, 8:50 pm

    Sounds like an interesting read. Please pick me!

  • Jason R October 8, 2007, 8:52 pm

    Free book – yay!

  • Causalien October 8, 2007, 10:11 pm

    I’d like to read that book

  • Mike October 8, 2007, 10:21 pm

    Please consider me for the prize. Thanks!

  • Brenna October 8, 2007, 10:26 pm

    I’m up for learning new tricks

  • Dom October 8, 2007, 11:46 pm

    I am in!

  • mariam October 9, 2007, 12:53 am

    Always up for more learning, that’s why I’m here! In!

  • Bean Counter October 9, 2007, 2:14 am

    I was planning to read all 400+ books listed in his website. Would be nice to start with this book first. Thanks.

  • Joel October 9, 2007, 3:17 am

    pick me… pick me :)

  • Joe October 9, 2007, 11:52 am

    This book looks very interesting. I hope I win! :-)

  • the Wealthy Canadian October 9, 2007, 12:00 pm

    Please add my name to the draw.

  • goldmember October 9, 2007, 12:40 pm

    count me in!

  • Anand October 9, 2007, 12:44 pm

    Thanks a lot for useful info on your blog. Please add my entry for the contest.

  • FatboyJim October 9, 2007, 1:22 pm

    Free finance books!? Sign me up! Even though I have the worst luck in the world… it can’t hurt!

  • Christine October 9, 2007, 2:58 pm

    I would love to win his book! I would appreciate it if you would add my name to the draw, please!

  • TKO October 9, 2007, 4:09 pm

    What do I want?
    – Free Stuff!

    When do I want it?
    – Now!!

    Cheers from London, ON.
    I’d like to make An American Hedge Fund by Timothy Sykes the first book in my Investing Library.

    Cheers to your financial success,

  • Patrick October 9, 2007, 9:48 pm

    This sounds like an interesting book to say the least. Nice contest.

  • Ryan October 9, 2007, 9:53 pm

    Been reading your site for a long time.. keep up the great work!


    p.s. please enter me in the contest

  • Canadian Capitalist October 9, 2007, 10:53 pm

    Better odds than in the contest I am running :)

  • gloveman October 9, 2007, 11:44 pm

    sign me up…..great blog…I read it everyday….


  • Gary October 10, 2007, 12:35 pm

    Great blog…keep up the good work.

  • nobleea October 10, 2007, 1:15 pm

    Guess I’ll throw my name in to the proverbial hat too.

  • CanadianInvestor October 10, 2007, 2:48 pm

    Something about hedge funds? Sounds intriguing. Fingers crossed

  • WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com October 10, 2007, 3:10 pm

    Hey FT, sorry for the late response – completely swamped at work – but sign me up!

  • Never Stop Buying October 10, 2007, 5:57 pm

    Perfect way to draw out your secret readers

    Pick me! Pick me! :D

  • Jonathan October 11, 2007, 3:36 pm

    Wouldn’t mind reading it. Count me in.

  • Chris October 11, 2007, 7:49 pm

    As others have said, it sounds interesting so sign me up.

  • Blain Reinkensmeyer October 12, 2007, 12:12 pm

    Hey hey, might as well enter even though I already got one from Sykes as well :) If I win I will give it back at to one of my readers! :P

  • K Jeans October 12, 2007, 4:08 pm

    Read your blog everyday, keep up the good work……..

  • Dustin October 12, 2007, 10:11 pm

    I’m in!

  • Katie October 13, 2007, 12:37 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity for an interesting read!

  • Blake Crothers October 13, 2007, 2:05 pm

    This would make an excellent birthday present for me, so I would like to thank you in advance for the book, haha.
    Please include me in the contest!

  • canabiz October 13, 2007, 4:26 pm

    In as well. Thanks

  • Manny October 13, 2007, 5:19 pm

    Hope I am not too late for the party ! Please count me in !

  • Erz October 14, 2007, 7:49 am

    Hope I’m in time to enter. Thanks!

  • Len Currie October 14, 2007, 12:25 pm

    Hey Folks.. anyone know if there is a place in Canada that actually has this book in and ready to ship? I don’t have a blog in order to enter the contest, but would definately like to purchase this book. It’s only about $20 I believe.

    I’ve checked a bunch of online and local stores, nothing around.

    If anyone knows of a spot, please email me, that’d be great!!



  • FrugalTrader October 14, 2007, 12:29 pm

    Yea, you’re right, looks like they are back ordered 4-6 wks according to Amazon

    However, you don’t need a blog to enter the contest, a comment like the one you just posted will do.

  • J Low October 14, 2007, 3:56 pm

    Great site. Keep up the good work.
    Count me in.

  • Steve Austin October 19, 2007, 11:42 am

    No winners yet?

  • FrugalTrader October 19, 2007, 12:25 pm

    Guys, the winners will be announced tomorrow morning! Stay tuned!

  • Timothy Sykes December 2, 2007, 12:40 am


    thanx or spamming every website my book has been reviewed on. Sorry man, but the website below totally busts you for using several different aliases to post fake reviews of my book


    good effort though, keep trying!

  • Len Currie December 2, 2007, 2:27 am

    I for one enjoyed the book and couldn’t put it down once I started reading it.

    I enjoyed the writing style, and I enjoyed the journey, and yes.. I definitely think it’s a read worth $20.

    Don’t worry Tim, most people I hope don’t believe everything they read on the Internet.



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