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Investing in One Lesson - Mark Skousen

Investing in One Lesson

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Why are the smartest, most successful professionals so often failures when it comes to investing? Can stock prices really be so illogical that even doctors and lawyers can't figure them out? Ultimately, is it possible for anyone to decipher the financial markets?
Fortunately, the answer is yes. In Investing In One Lesson, investment guru Mark Skousen clearly and convincingly reveals the reasons for the seemingly perverse, unpredictable nature of the stock market. Drawing upon his decades of experience as an investment advisor, writer, and professor, Dr. Skousen explains in one spirited, easy-to-follow lesson why stock prices fluctuate with such apparent irrationality. Lifting back the veil of perplexity and confusion that surrounds the workings of the stock market, Dr. Skousen explains:

*Why good news for the economy is often bad news for the stock market
*Why stocks of old, established companies in shrinking industries tend to be a better investment than shares in rapidly growing firms in cutting-edge fields
*Why stock prices can suddenly skyrocket or collapse--regardless of market fundamentals
*Why initial public offerings often enrich insiders at the expense of the majority of investors
*How Wall Street is like a giant casino--and how it isn't

The perfect investment primer, Investing In One Lesson provides an introduction to everything from day trading to contrary investing to chart-based techniques. Dr. Skousen's book concludes with a comprehensive but simple investment strategy to maximize your returns without having to dedicate countless hours to researching the market. Dr. Skousen packs his book with entertaining personal and professional anecdotes illustrating his central point--that the business of investing is not the same as investing in a business. He offers investors a wide-ranging but accessible course on investing history, psychology, and strategy--all in one lesson.

Is This Your Story?p. 1
What's Your Business?p. 9
A Rocky Marriagep. 17
A Peculiar Institutionp. 21
The Perversity of "Mr. Market"p. 31
Has Wall Street Become Another Las Vegas?p. 49
The Plungers and the Peacocksp. 55
The Growth Trapp. 65
The Contrariansp. 75
The Strategyp. 85
My Favorite Investment Choicesp. 101
Creating a Permanent Portfoliop. 115
Bonds, Real Estate, and Other Income Investmentsp. 127
The Lesson Reduxp. 141
Glossaryp. 147
Recommended Readingp. 155
About the Authorp. 157
My Investment Newsletter and Trading Servicep. 159
Other Books by Mark Skousenp. 161
Acknowledgmentsp. 163
Indexp. 165
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ISBN: 9781596985223
ISBN-10: 1596985224
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 1st November 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37