Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Beach House $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day
Gents with No Cents and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$2.22
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Blue Cloud Books. Hot deals from the land of the sun.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Gents with No Cents Paperback – December 1, 2011

44 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$6.00 $2.22

"How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You"
See more hilarious selections from The Oatmeal, illustrator of the hit card game Exploding Kittens.

Editorial Reviews

Review

'Gents with No Cents' is a fun-filled romp through the back alleys, sub-basements and greasy trading pits of Wall Street and its equivalents everywhere. ----Daryl Montgomery, Author of Inflation Investing: A Guide for the 2010s

DeLegge tells us who gains and who loses in his humorous expose of the financial industry. ----Rick Ferri, Author, Columnist, and pioneer in low-cost index investing

Investment humor not an oxymoron. -- --Squared Away Blog at Boston College

"An enjoyable read and...educational to boot." --Kirkus Book Review

"DeLegge puts the financial crises in context as he explains the thought processes of Wall street. 'Gents with no Cents' is a fine pick that shouldn't be overlooked by any general interest and economics collection." --Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Ron DeLegge II is the weekly radio voice of the Index Investing Radio Show (IndexShow.com) and a former financial advisor. Ron has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry and he also covers the exchange-traded funds marketplace for ETFguide.com and Research Magazine.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 157 pages
  • Publisher: Half Full Publishing Group; 1st edition (December 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984719903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984719907
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,315,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
There is nothing at all humorous about the miserable state of affairs of the financial chaos in which we find ourselves. But just when the idea of considering a leap off a tall building begins to seem an alternative exit along comes Ron DeLegge II with his book GENTS WITH NO CENTS: A CLOSER LOOK AT WALL STREET, ITS CUSTOMERS, FINANCIAL REGULATORS, AND THE MEDIA comes along as one of the funniest exposés of the madness that pervades the financial kingdom of Wall Street and the belly laughs that abound in this book put everything into perspective!

DeLegge writes enormously well. He divides his words of comfort into nine chapter: In the Beginning..('I felt it was a citizen's duty not to just describe Wall Street as it really is, but to uncover its root mentality, which hovers between lunacy and adolescence. Along the way, I encountered a whole mess of other people with the same psychotic mindset who effortlessly act out the part.');The Office Scene ('A business is a genuine adult playground, with running, throwing, kicking, flirting, fighting, and crying...');Customers - That Venturesome Bunch; News, Views and Zoos ('Fewer than ten seconds of tire kicking unveils an incredible find: The term 'media' contains the word 'me' just before 'dia'. In Spanish 'dia' means 'day'. Therefore the word 'media' literally translates as 'me first today'. Put another way, the media offers us a good case stud in the narcissistic nature of Homo sapiens....'); Investment Funds - Trial and Error Investing; Advanced Strategies for Beginners; Earth, Wind and Taxes ('Is getting flushed down the toilet a taxable event?'); Cops and Robbers ('While it hasn't received much publicity, the SEC doesn't just function as Wall Street's sheriff; it also doubles as a famous playwright.'); Somewhere over the Rainbow.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Raghu Nathan on March 30, 2012
Format: Paperback
I had not known anything about Ron DeLegge prior to reading this book. I chanced to read it as I was offered a free copy by the publishers. Once I finished the book, I found out that he was a former financial advisor and also a current radio host on investing. This book is a punishing expose of the financial industry as a whole, especially Wall Street, and written in much lighter vein.

The book exposes the dark side of American finance, especially the investment side of it that is actively promoted by the government, the IRS, the SEC, the media and also the financial regulators. In short, it says that they are all hand-in-glove with each other, stringing the naive investing citizen along, resulting in the investor being separated from her hard-earned wealth. The book shows how greed runs amok, ignoring common sense and stark reality that stares you in the face.
I have been one of those naive investors for 15 years and have been conned and robbed by the investment banks of much of my money through their financial 'advisors'. It is only after losing most of my money in the downturns that I started studying more deeply about investment and came to understand many of the malpractices of Wall street, which DeLegge humorously points out. However, just this understanding alone does not help me keep my money away from the vultures. In real life, the purpose is to find ways as to how to keep your money from being 'siphoned off' by Wall street. Eventually, I learnt the lessons of index investing even though the book does not cover that aspect. In my experience, I feel that all the mumbo-jumbo of investing can be reduced to focus on just three points: 1. Reduce the risk in your portfolio to what you can tolerate. 2. Invest and trade such that you reduce taxes. 3.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By New York Investing meetup on December 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
Hysterically funny -- the author should be a stand-up comic. The book is a tongue-in-cheek look at all aspects of the investment business, including Wall Street, the financial media, investors and traders, regulators and the tax authorities. Considering the outrageous things that have happened in the last several years, it is difficult to parody them because they are already so absurd, but DeLegge gets in a lot of good one-line zingers. While Delegge does an admirable job of skewering Wall Street, he doesn't cover the other great financial absurdity of our time -- the economy (perhaps that's because this would be more in the genre of fantasy than slapstick). When you've had enough of all the bad news about the latest financial crisis de jour, consider reading this book. At least you'll know the laughs are honest.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Mayer on May 25, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I hate to not finish reading a book, even a cheap one. But for Gents with no Cents, I eagerly made an exception. It is neither insightful nor witty and contains no useful information of any kind. For those with an interest in finance, this is a waste of your time. It contains no words of wisdom and is not entertaining in the slightest.
I wish I could find the book that the 5 Star reviewers actually read. It sounds pretty good.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chicago Fan on November 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
These sharp words of humor and wisdom capture the world of the financial gurus that run the Wall Street markets. In his keen observations, Ron DeLegge has been able to create insights into the the game plans of the players on Wall Street, financial institutions, and government. The timing of Gents with No Cents is perfect in light of the state of the current economy and bailouts. While it's sad to find the scathing behavior of the likes of Madoff, Ponzi, etc. true to life, Ron is able to remind all of us of the greed and dangers that exist and advises to prepare ourselves to walk wisely into the den. He tweeks his provocative approach with a good laugh or at least a smirk. Congrats, Ron, perhaps the Gents will come to their senses, in which case, I look forward to your insight.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews