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This is the project website for Mark Andrew Ritchie. My two best known books are God in the Pits (high risk dealing with unrighteous mammon) and Spirit of the Rainforest (high risk dealing with Shamans and poison-tipped arrows). My most recent works are: Mary's Scrapbook (memorabilia kept by Jesus mother), The Last Shibboleth (fictional discovery of Mary’s Scrapbook) and The Ritchie Rule APP (The traders security blanket). Please leave me a note or buy a book. It would be a pleasure to hear from you.

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  • My Trading Bible

    My Trading Bible

  • Mary’s Scrapbook

    Mary’s Scrapbook

  • The Last Shibboleth

    The Last Shibboleth

  • God in the Pits

    God in the Pits

  • Ritchie Rule iPhone app

    Ritchie Rule iPhone app

  • Voices of Myanmar

    Voices of Myanmar

  • Orphanages in Myanmar

    Orphanages in Myanmar

My Trading Bible

My Trading Bible

The market wizards have given about the widest variety of trading advice imaginable. Ritchie continues the trend with a ground breaking thesis that one must learn how to lose. Everyone wants to take on risk, reap the rewards, and do it without any drawdown. This is the first mathematical proof that such a goal is impossible...
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God in the Pits Faith & Trading

God in the Pits Faith & Trading

God in the Pits: the Enron-Jihad Edition takes two of the most traumatic events of this decade and uses them, along with Ritchie’s quest for truth to cross-examine the Christian worldview. A Readinglist for Politicalscience? That and more because this quest for truth circles the globe as Ritchie recounts his childhood...
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Spirit of the Rainforest

Spirit of the Rainforest

The Yanamamo of the Amazon -- endangered children of nature or indigenous warmongers on the verge of destroying themselves? Now for the first time, a powerful Yanomamo shaman speaks for his people. Jungleman provides shocking, never-before-answered accounts of life-or-death battles among his people...
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Ritchie Rule Trading App

Ritchie Rule Trading App

The Ritchie Rule will give you a chance to invest your system on your terms and see how difficult it can be to profit even with a sure-fire winning system. There are subtle factors that cause many to lose money even though they are trading a winning system. Playing the Ritchie Rule App will give you ample advance warning.
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About Mark

Mark in Myanmar

Mark Andrew Ritchie grew up in the poverty and strangeness of Afghanistan, the deep south of Texas, and an Oregon-coast logging town. After a career in the financial pits of the Chicago Board of Trade, he wrote two books to rave reviews, God in the Pits (Macmillan, 1989) and Spirit of the Rainforest, the highly controversial story of the brutal Yanomamo Indians.

Armed with an M-Div (TIU 1980), four visits to Israel over three decades, research under archeologist Dr. James Fleming (Biblical Resources), he walked the path to Emmaus, rode camels through the desert, and retraced Mary, Peter, and John’s Easter morning run up and down the Kidron valley. His personal highlight–overnight ”lodging” in a Bedouin tent with his wife and kids in the Beersheva desert. He is the father of five and lives in Illinois.

New Market Wizards

 

New_Market_WizardsTaps into the minds of today’s trading superstars to reveal the secrets of their astonishing success

In these absorbing interviews with star performers in the financial markets, Schwager humanizes the mechanics and psychology behind the trading world in such sophisticated instruments as currencies, stock options, commodity futures, and mutual-fund accounts by individuals, investment firms and group-trading computerized “money machines.” One trader focuses on market response to news events, another calculates mathematical probabilities–one even cocks an ear to the noise level on the exchange floor. All rank assiduous research, self-confidence, a specific plan and the courage to cut losses among essentials to success. Few consider their work gambling, but Schwager entertainingly argues that a successful trader needs many of the qualities of a good poker player. Though the subject matter is esoteric, there is much here to attract the general reader, and Schwager appends a “primer” of technical basics.

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