From the Inside Flap
In today's markets, there are literally thousands of stocks available to trade or invest in, and every day some of those stocks make big moves. While the reasons behind the moves may vary, the ability to position yourself for those moves can consistently enhance the profitability of your portfolio.
Nobody knows this better than author and independent Wall Street analyst Charles Payne. He understands what it takes to make it in today's financial markets, and in Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich, he'll show you how to actively invest in stocks using strategies that eliminate emotions and incorporate fundamental analysis and charting to avoid the mistakes of the crowd.
Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich demystifies the stock market in a way that will allow you to make the most informed investment decisions possible. It will not only show you how to pick stocks that are poised for big moves, but it will also help you gain a better understanding of what the overall market is doing.
Divided into three comprehensive parts, this one-of-a-kind guide will:
Explain how to use fundamental analysis along with technical analysis to discover undervalued stocks
Provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to stop emotionally sabotaging your stock market investing efforts
Show you how to assemble portfolios that are positioned to outperform the market and make you rich
Teach you how to be an investor who owns stocks for the kind of gains that buy real comfort and peace of mindrather than a trader who simply flips stocks for pennies
You won't get rich simply by putting money into a 401(k) or a bunch of mutual funds. But you will have a chance to achieve success if you take advantage of the opportunities offered by one of the best moneymaking machines in the worldthe stock market. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich weaves stories of Charles Payne's own growth and development as a top Wall Street analyst with stories of investors who exemplify the do's and don'ts of investingproviding you with a proven way to maximize profits and minimize losses in today's dynamic stock market.
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Praise for Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich
"Charles Payne's book is blunt, provocative, and right on the money. This book is a lot like Charles himself: insightful and to the point. If you have time to read only one book on how to make money . . . this is the book."
—Dr. Bob Froehlich, Chairman, Investor Strategy Committee Deutsche Asset Management, and Vice Chairman, DWS Scudder
"Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich is a book for all investors from first-time stock buyers to seasoned investors. 'Be Smart' suggests you understand the fundamentals of the company you are purchasing. 'Act Fast' suggests that action must be taken if you are going to increase your wealth in the stock market. All too often we find interesting ideas to invest in but never have the confidence to act, only to watch the stock's price rise while others reap the benefits. This book is an easy read, and a must-read for all investors."
—Tom Dorsey, President, Dorsey Wright & Associates and author, Point & Figure Charting
"You should buy this book just for the super job Charles does in explaining everything you need to know about charts, graphs, and the other 'voodoo' of technical analysis that he makes so simple to understand. Charles really gives you a street fighter's education in the markets . . . I wish his book was around twenty-five years ago . . . it would have saved me millions in market mistakes I've made."
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—Tobin Smith, founder and Chairman, ChangeWave Research