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Product Details

  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 1st edition (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893958701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893958708
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,568,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bob Zuccaro began his career as an analyst for the Value Line Survey in New York City in 1967. When he entered the investment business, there were only 204 mutual funds of all types in existence compared to some 15,000 today. In late 1983 after receiving numerous opportunities to join other investment firms, he decided to form an advisory firm and named it Target Investors. In 1997, Mr. Zuccaro founded Grand Prix Fund--oriented toward aggressive growth stocks. The new fund achieved distinction as one of only seven mutual funds in history to achieve back-to-back years of triple-digit returns. Grand Prix Fund returned 112% in 1998 and 148% in 1999 before it got caught in the throes of the vicious bear market that took hold in early 2000.

The author has managed money during his 34-year career through seven bull markets, seven bear markets, and five recessions. The success and accolades received over the years have been earned through in-depth study, intense efforts and application of strict investment disciplines.

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163 of 165 people found the following review helpful By Julian Jaynes on October 24, 2008
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96 of 97 people found the following review helpful By observer22 on July 31, 2006
the author is an intelligent fellow with a gift for writing, it is just that he was completely wrong on everything. Like Robert Loest (whose IPS Millennium fund was folded into another fund family after it shrank in size), Zuccaro was a permanent stock market bull who evidently could not see what was really happening to the market. Now his two mutual funds are out of business and this can join Glassman's Dow 36,000 and David Elias' Dow 40,000 as unintentionally hilarious reminders of not to take financial TV network CNBC seriously.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Kirk McElhearn VINE VOICE on October 9, 2008
I want my money back.

At least I'm reassured by the fact that this guy's probably now living in a cardboard box under an overpass, and sleeping in a polyester leisure suit that he ripped off from the Salvation Army.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Maurice Bretzfield on October 2, 2008
On October 2, 2008 with the Dow 10,482 and going south south south, the title tells it all. Zaccaro is a top McCain economic advisor..reatlity check anyone?
The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mark Bray on October 25, 2008
There's over two months of 2008 left--we can do it!! I cashed out the 401k and I'm leveraged up long on ES for that Santa Claus rally, baby!

Wow, you usually only hear words like "it's different this time" as part of "trading 101" lessons that generally go something like this: "if you ever hear a purported expert say 'it's different this time', go to cash immediately". In trading lore, the party guilty of uttering these legendary four words is seen as the straight man, the gullible goof soon to be living at the "Y" and eating government cheese. And not only did this dude write a book with those very words IN THE TITLE, he put his face on the cover so we can recognize him on the street!

I've bought and read a ton of trading and investing books in my time, and from that the most important lesson I've learned is not to take advice from someone just because they wrote a book. If you're putting your own money into a financial instrument, take the time to learn about it, understand as best you can the forces that move it, so you can make choices that make sense for your goals and time frames. Anyone who blithely makes a critical financial decision based on advice from a book without doing their homework deserves what they get.

By the way, please be sure to check out my new book, "Dow 300 by 2009".
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D. Chirayath on October 26, 2008
One can only assume given the events of 2008 that the author has either committed suicide or is living in his mother's basement after a messy bankruptcy. College Republican no doubt in his youth.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Michael Emmett Brady on July 27, 2007
This book did not make any sense when it was first issued.It doesn't make any sense to reissue it as a second printing unless the title was revised.Zuccaro's fundamental problem is his inability to discern the difference between a genuine investment based boom resulting from technological advances and innovations in products and industrial techniques and a speculative bubble that is simply the result of rampant speculative activity fueled ,if not created by,hundreds of billions of dollars in commercial bank loans going to support all sorts of leveraged buyouts and hedge fund game playing.Charles Kindleberger said it best when he stated that you are automatically in a bubble when stock market analysts proclaim that"... it's different this time ".Instead of this book,I recommend Kindleberger's Manias,Panics,and Crashes.The best short treatment of this issue is still chapter 12 of J.M.Keynes's The General Theory(1936).
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93 of 111 people found the following review helpful By von Mises on October 24, 2008
What a brilliant, insightful tome on investing cycles. The author makes an iron clad case as to why the Dow will skyrocket to the stratosphere by 2008. I can find NO FAULT in his logic. Leverage is the key to success in this world of ours. Everybody should borrow against ANY asset that they have, especially their home, up to 30 or 40 times the fair market value. As everyone knows, homes NEVER decrease in value.
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