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Maxims of Wall Street: A Compendium of Financial Adages, Ancient Proverbs, and Worldly Wisdom Hardcover – 2012
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"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
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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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Skousen is an economist and a good writer. His book "The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of Great Thinkers" is an amusing intro to the subject. But somehow he has gone all lazy and cranked out this worthless lemon.
Not a good buy, not a good gift.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good summary of the many quotations on this subject that makes for enjoyable reading.Published 5 months ago by R. Drake
This book is Great Read, enjoyed it very much. I would Recommend you anyone in the Financial Field. Nice Adages!!Published on June 15, 2014 by Sheri ragan
I don't think the author provided any really new insights, and it wasn't really worth the money I paid for it.Published on December 20, 2013 by Robert S. Norminton