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In The Battle for Investment Survival, the turf is Wall Street, the goal is to preserve your capital at all costs, and to win is to "make a killing without being killed." This memorable classic, originally written in 1935, offers a fresh perspective on investing from times past. The Battle for Investment Survival treats investors to a straightforward account of how to profit-and how to avoid profit loss-in what Loeb would describe as the constant tug-of-war between rising and falling markets.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780671213039
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1983
  • Edition description: REV

Meet the Author

Gerald M. Loeb worked on Wall Street as a stockbroker for forty years, beginning in the late 1920s. He was also a financial writer whose articles were published in Barron's, Wall Street Today, and Investor Magazine. A prolific writer throughout his career, Loeb also authored Gerald Loeb's Checklist for Buying Stocks and Your Battle for Stock Market Profits.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 10
1 It Requires Knowledge, Experience and Flair 13
2 Speculative Attitude Essential 17
3 Is There An Ideal Investment? 20
4 Pitfalls for the Inexperienced 23
5 How to Invest for Capital Appreciation 27
6 Speculation vs. Investment 32
7 Sound Accounting for Investors 35
8 Why Commitments Should Not Be Haphazard 38
9 Some "Don'ts" in Security Programs 41
10 What to Look for in Corporate Reports 44
11 Concerning Financial Information, Good And Bad 49
12 What to Buy - and When 52
13 Importance of Correct Timing 56
14 Statistical Analysis, Market Trends, and Public Psychology 59
15 Price Movement and Other Market Action Factors 63
16 Further Technical Observations 68
17 More on Technical Position of Market - Its Interpretation and Significance 75
18 Advantages of Switching Stocks 80
19 "Fast Movers" or "Slow Movers"? 83
20 Detecting "Good" Buying or "Good" Selling 86
21 Qualities of the Good Investor or Investment Adviser 89
22 Gaining Profits by Taking Losses 91
23 You Can't Forecast, but You Can Make Money 96
24 Strategy for Profits 99
25 The Ever-Liquid Account 106
26 A Realistic Appraisal of Bonds 110
27 Merits of Mining Shares 115
28 Diversification of Investments 119
29 Travel as an Education for Investors 122
30 General Thoughts on Speculation 125
31 Investment and Spending 129
32 Investment and Taxation 133
33 Investment and Inflation 146
34 Case History Examples 156
35 Investment Trust Investing Is Average Investing 168
36 Do Tax Losses Mean Savings? 169
37 Odd-Lot Investors Aren't Always Wrong 171
38 What Women Should Know About Stocks 173
39 Tip to the Investor: Always Write It Down 176
40 What Is Better: Dollars in the Hand - or "in the Bush"? 178
41 Last Wills and Testaments Should Be Carefully Drawn 180
42 Price of Stock Is What Counts 182
43 Careful Investors Look for Signs of Quality Management 184
44 Act Your Age When Investing 186
45 Investors Should Budget for Future Fluctuations 188
46 What to Do About Losses 190
47 Several Fallacies of the Marketplace 192
48 Are You Fast Enough to Switch Capital? 194
49 How a Bull Market Affects Your Investment Thoughts 196
50 Don't Let Tax Questions Cloud Investment Decisions 198
51 Stop Orders Need Careful Evaluation 200
52 Cash Dividends May Slow Growth of Young Company 202
53 Middle Course Helps Buyers to Avoid Market Fallacies 204
54 Wall Street Proverbs Are Often Fallacious 205
55 Investing in New Products 207
56 News and the Market 209
57 A Little Investment Knowledge Is Necessary for Every Citizen 211
58 Don't Look for Management at Bargain Rates 213
59 Miracle Plan Investing 216
60 The Step System 221
61 Double Dividends 224
62 A Layman Looks at Building 233
63 Investment Manager's Dilemma 241
64 I Don't Sell - People Buy from Me 243
65 Money from Market Letters 259
66 The Ideal Client 263
67 Perpetual Profits 265
68 What Makes a Stock "Good"? 267
69 A Dollar Today 269
70 The Leopard Never Changes Its Spots 270
71 Words for the Beginner 275
72 More on Tape Reading 281
73 What's the Value of Watching "Tape"? 290
74 Importance of Equity Investments 292
75 Wallflower Stocks 295
76 More Double Dividends 298
77 Never Accept Without Checking 313
78 How to Get the Most Our of Your Investments 315
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    This is an excellent book on investing. It is definetly one to add to your investment library.

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