Investment Illusions

Investment Illusions

A Savvy Wall Street Pro Explodes Popular Misconceptions About the Markets

Book - 1993
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"One of the most entertaining, readable, and well-informed books on personal investing that I have seen. With erudition and wit, Fridson takes aim at the shibboleths, sacred cows, and snakeoil salesmen of the personal investing industry. Investment Illusions is a practical and engaging 'how-not-to' guide." --Stuart C. Gilson, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University.

"Investment Illusions presents much good financial advice and a great deal of financial history, especially recent financial history, in an easy-to-read style. I enjoyed it." --Harry M. Markowitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Marvin Speiser Professor of Finance and Economics, Baruch College.

"Once in a while, you read a book which makes you think, 'I wish I'd read this book ten years ago.' Investment Illusions is such a book. I found it highly entertaining as well as instructive--the kind of book you pass on to a friend." --Richard Lehmann, President, Bond Investors Association.

"Illusions can seem tangible and yet be fallacious. As usual, Marty Fridson uncovers minefields in some of the most important investment fundamentals in a clever and intuitive fashion." --Tony Kao, Director of Investment Research, General Motors Investment Management Corporation.

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As a long-time investor and managing director at Merrill, Lynch, Fridson has some stories to tell about Wall Street, and he does so here in a straightforward, easy-to-read manner. Beginning with the infamous Dutch bulb incident of the 1600s, Fridson dispels one myth after another, and explains how commonly held perceptions are used to manipulate investors. This book won't teach you how to drive the road of Wall Street, but it will explain what the road signs really mean. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1993
ISBN: 047156950X
Branch Call Number: 332.632 FRI
Characteristics: x, 230 p. ; 24 cm


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