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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69 Comments

  1. The Financial Blogger on October 8, 2007 at 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

  2. […] Day!… I Mean Thanksgiving I also decided to change my intro for this post after reading Million Dollar Journey’s contest. Last week, he did a great review of “An American Hedge Fund”. Then, he conducted an […]

  3. FourPillars on October 8, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Count me in!

    Mike

  4. Jay on October 8, 2007 at 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? :)

  5. Matt Bertulli on October 8, 2007 at 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.

  6. FrugalTrader on October 8, 2007 at 10:55 am

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

  7. Telly on October 8, 2007 at 11:09 am

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

    Count me in please.

  8. FrugalTrader on October 8, 2007 at 11:25 am

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

  9. Smithers on October 8, 2007 at 11:53 am

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

  10. Lancet on October 8, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks, and good luck everyone.

  11. Rick on October 8, 2007 at 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.

  12. Rob on October 8, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks, I hope I win

  13. Cam on October 8, 2007 at 1:06 pm

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

  14. FrugalTrader on October 8, 2007 at 1:09 pm

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

  15. Isabelle on October 8, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Count me in!

  16. Dave Witwicki on October 8, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Count me in too! :)

  17. Brandon on October 8, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Entrance post.

  18. Novice on October 8, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Love the blog. I’m in too.

  19. Andrew on October 8, 2007 at 2:17 pm

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

  20. centsprout on October 8, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    sounds like a really interesting book!

  21. newinvestor23 on October 8, 2007 at 2:29 pm

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

  22. Cannon_fodder on October 8, 2007 at 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. ;-)

  23. alice on October 8, 2007 at 3:46 pm

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

  24. rocket man on October 8, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    I would like to win! Pick me!

  25. Steve Austin on October 8, 2007 at 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….

  26. Calvin on October 8, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Oooh ooh… me!! :)

  27. Canadian Dream on October 8, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    I love free books. Count me in!

    Tim

  28. Brad on October 8, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    *crosses fingers

  29. Neil on October 8, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    Sounds like an interesting read. Please pick me!

  30. Jason R on October 8, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Free book – yay!

  31. Causalien on October 8, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I’d like to read that book

  32. Mike on October 8, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Please consider me for the prize. Thanks!

  33. Brenna on October 8, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    I’m up for learning new tricks

  34. Dom on October 8, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    I am in!

  35. mariam on October 9, 2007 at 12:53 am

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

  36. Bean Counter on October 9, 2007 at 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.

  37. Joel on October 9, 2007 at 3:17 am

    pick me… pick me :)

  38. Joe on October 9, 2007 at 11:52 am

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

  39. the Wealthy Canadian on October 9, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Please add my name to the draw.

  40. goldmember on October 9, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    count me in!

  41. Anand on October 9, 2007 at 12:44 pm

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

  42. FatboyJim on October 9, 2007 at 1:22 pm

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

  43. Christine on October 9, 2007 at 2:58 pm

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

  44. TKO on October 9, 2007 at 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,

  45. Patrick on October 9, 2007 at 9:48 pm

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

  46. Ryan on October 9, 2007 at 9:53 pm

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

    -Ryan

    p.s. please enter me in the contest

  47. Canadian Capitalist on October 9, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Better odds than in the contest I am running :)

  48. gloveman on October 9, 2007 at 11:44 pm

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

    Gloveman!

  49. […] Head on over to Million Dollar Journey and read his review of the book, the interview with the author, and enter the contest. […]

  50. Gary on October 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Great blog…keep up the good work.

  51. nobleea on October 10, 2007 at 1:15 pm

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

  52. CanadianInvestor on October 10, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Something about hedge funds? Sounds intriguing. Fingers crossed

  53. WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com on October 10, 2007 at 3:10 pm

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

  54. […] Million Dollar Journey, one of my favorite blog, is hosting a book contest. Go have a look and participate! […]

  55. Never Stop Buying on October 10, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    Perfect way to draw out your secret readers

    Pick me! Pick me! :D

  56. Jonathan on October 11, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Wouldn’t mind reading it. Count me in.

  57. Chris on October 11, 2007 at 7:49 pm

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

  58. […] FrugalTrader05:00 amAdd comment Just a quick reminder that the book giveaway contest will end this Sunday 5pm EST.  Those of you who haven't entered yet, check out the contest […]

  59. Blain Reinkensmeyer on October 12, 2007 at 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

  60. K Jeans on October 12, 2007 at 4:08 pm

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

  61. Dustin on October 12, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I’m in!

  62. Katie on October 13, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity for an interesting read!

  63. Blake Crothers on October 13, 2007 at 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!

  64. canabiz on October 13, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    In as well. Thanks

  65. Manny on October 13, 2007 at 5:19 pm

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

  66. Erz on October 14, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Hope I’m in time to enter. Thanks!

  67. Len Currie on October 14, 2007 at 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!!

    Cheers!

    Len

  68. FrugalTrader on October 14, 2007 at 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.

  69. J Low on October 14, 2007 at 3:56 pm

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

  70. Steve Austin on October 19, 2007 at 11:42 am

    No winners yet?

  71. FrugalTrader on October 19, 2007 at 12:25 pm

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

  72. […] I finally have the results from the book draw of An American Hedge Fund.  As stated in the contest post, there are 5 winners who were drawn randomly from a hat based on comment […]

  73. Timothy Sykes on December 2, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Ben–

    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

    http://www.blogsmith.com/profile/1390356/

    good effort though, keep trying!

  74. Len Currie on December 2, 2007 at 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.

    Cheers,

    Len

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