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Maxims of Wall Street: A Compendium of Financial Adages, Ancient Proverbs, and Worldly Wisdom Hardcover – November 11, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Skousen Publishing, Inc.; First edition (November 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596982985
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596982987
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Loved your great little book. In fact, I plan to shamelessly steal some of the lines. --Warren Buffett

"A treasure chest of sound financial advice." --Richard Band's Profitable Investing

"A crash course in how to survive and profit in today s volatile markets -- destined to be a classic reference bible by stockbrokers and investors alike." --Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategies, Oxford Club Communique

About the Author

Known as the maverick of economics for his contrarian and optimistic views, his sometimes-outrageous statements and predictions, Mark Skousen is a college professor, prolific author and world-renowned speaker. He s made his unique sense of market and investment trends known and respected in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and Austrian economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions and has often been proved right.

His more unusual predictions include:
Forecasting in the early 1980s that Reaganomics will work!
Sending a special alert to subscribers of Forecasts & Strategies to Sell all stocks and mutual funds on Sept. 8, 1987, just six weeks before the 1987 Stock Market Crash
Calling for the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of Soviet Communism
Predicting of the biggest bull market on Wall Street in the 20th century the 1990s

Mark Skousen has built a reputation for not only accurately identifying the right economic and political trends, but also the right investments for the times.

Grantham University named its business school the Mark Skousen School of Business.

Other popular books include: The Making of Modern Economics, Investing in One Lesson, The Structure of Production and High Finance on a Low Budget.

An almost idealistic proponent of liberty and political freedom, Mark Skousen is actively involved in some of the most prestigious free-market and liberty think tanks in the world. He frequently speaks and writes articles for organizations such as the Cato Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Libertarian Party, the Council for National Policy and the Mt. Pelerin Society.

He is also the producer of FreedomFest, an annual conference held in Las Vegas (the country s most libertarian city!) and billed as the world s largest gathering of free minds on liberty.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Green on February 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Winston Churchill once said, "It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations."

This is perhaps truer today than ever. Most of us are too busy with our jobs, our families, our hobbies and other interests to read even a small fraction of the world's great wisdom literature. That's why Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is a perennial seller at bookstores everywhere.

When it comes to investing, of course, we could all stand to be better educated. Wouldn't it be great if someone collected the best thoughts of the world's greatest investors, men like Jesse Livermore, Baron Rothschild, J.P. Morgan, Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, John Templeton and others?

Dr. Mark Skousen has. A former economist with the CIA and professor at Columbia University, Skousen has spent more than thirty years reading, teaching and lecturing about financial markets. Along the way, he has collected a treasure trove of proverbs, slogans, stories and juicy quotes.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

1. "When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep becomes your downfall." Rick Rule
2. "A share of stock is not a lottery ticket. It's an investment in a business." Peter Lynch
3. "The big money is not in the buying or the selling, but in the sitting." Jesse Livermore
4. "A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair business at a great price." Charlie Munger
5. "In a bear market, the winner is the man who loses the least." Dick Russell
6. "Easy money - isn't." Ken Fisher
7. "Investors should purchase stock like they purchase groceries - not like they purchase perfume." Benjamin Graham
8. "You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree." J.P. Morgan
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This book is Great Read, enjoyed it very much. I would Recommend you anyone in the Financial Field. Nice Adages!!
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By Robert S. Norminton on December 20, 2013
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I don't think the author provided any really new insights, and it wasn't really worth the money I paid for it.
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By Tony on January 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
A great book of quotes on finance. It is also educational for the new investor. Relaxing book to sit back.
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By Capt Coaldale on January 10, 2012
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This book is great fun!

It is a collection of great nuggets and personal experiences and observations.

The opening anecdote is insightful, so typical of the beginning investor. The quotes are also memorable.

For example, take this one from Will Rogers. "Don't gamble. Take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

Good advice if you can take it.

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