100 Minds That Made the Market

100 Minds That Made the Market

by Kenneth L. Fisher
     
 

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Introducing the new Fisher Investment Series, comprised of engaging and informative titles written by renowned money manager and bestselling author Ken Fisher. This series offers essential insights into the worlds of investing and finance.

Over the course of nearly two centuries, the innovations, mistakes, and scandals of different market participants have played

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Introducing the new Fisher Investment Series, comprised of engaging and informative titles written by renowned money manager and bestselling author Ken Fisher. This series offers essential insights into the worlds of investing and finance.

Over the course of nearly two centuries, the innovations, mistakes, and scandals of different market participants have played an important role in shaping today's financial markets. Now, in 100 Minds That Made the Market, Ken Fisher delivers cameo biographies of these pioneers of American financial history. From Joe Kennedy's "sexcapades" to Jesse Livermore's suicide, this book details the drama, the dirt, and the financial principles of an amazingly inventive group of financial minds. Fisher digs deep to uncover the careers, personal lives, and contributions of these individuals, and leads you through the lessons that can be learned from each one. Here you have 100 of the best teachers — some you already know, some you will feel you know, and some you may not have previously discovered — whose experiences will undoubtedly enhance your understanding of the markets.

With a few pages dedicated to each person, 100 Minds That Made the Market quickly captures the essence of the people and ideas that have influenced the evolution of the financial industry.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…trawl through the biographies of those who have made the markets move for some of the right – and wrong – reasons.” (FT's Investment Adviser, Monday 18th February 2008)
Library Journal
Fisher (Wall Street Waltz, Contemporary Bks., 1987), the author of the "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, here presents a collection of brief (three- to four-page) biographies of individuals who made notable contributions to American finance. Fisher's list of 100 embraces both the successes and the failures, with Chapter 7 devoted to "Crooks, Scandals, and Scalawags." Fisher opted to include only deceased figures, and all but a handful are Americans. Many of them (e.g., Vanderbilt, Morgan, Gould) will be familiar to all readers; others (such as Evangeline Adams, a fortune-teller who made market predictions for rich and famous clients) are less prominent but more entertaining to read about. This informative book achieves its stated purpose of being "fun." Recommended for libraries with large popular business collections; less suitable for reference purposes.-Mark McCullough, Ohio Northern Univ. Lib., Ada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470139516
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/24/2007
Series:
Fisher Investments Press Series , #2
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.11(h) x 1.23(d)

Meet the Author

Ken Fisher is best known for his prestigious "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, where his twenty-three-year tenure of high-profile calls makes him the fourth longest-running columnist in Forbes' ninety-year history. Ken is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, a multi-product money management firm with over $40 billion under management. His success has ranked him #297 on the 2006 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. He is a regular in the media and has appeared in most major American finance or business periodicals. Fisher also recently authored the New York Times bestseller The Only Three Questions That Count, also published by Wiley.

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