How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud

How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud

by Kenneth L. Fisher, Lara Hoffmans
     
 

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A timely guide to uncovering financial fraud

2008 and 2009 will be remembered for bear markets, a global credit crunch, and some of the largest investment scams ever. But these scams are nothing new, they've been repeated throughout history, and there will certainly be more to come. But the good news is fraudsters often follow the same basic playbook.

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A timely guide to uncovering financial fraud

2008 and 2009 will be remembered for bear markets, a global credit crunch, and some of the largest investment scams ever. But these scams are nothing new, they've been repeated throughout history, and there will certainly be more to come. But the good news is fraudsters often follow the same basic playbook. Learn the playbook, and know how to ask the right questions, and financial fraud can be easy to detect and simple to avoid.

In How to Smell a Rat, trusted financial expert Ken Fisher provides you with an inside's view on how to spot financial disasters before you become a part of them. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource takes an engaging look at recent and historic examples of fraudsters, how they operated, and how they can be easily avoided. Fisher also shows you the quick, identifiable features of financial frauds and arms you with the questions to ask when assessing a money manager.

  • Prepares you to identify and avoid financials cams that could instantly destroy your wealth
  • Contains examples that highlight how financial frauds are committed
  • Provides questions everyone should ask before entering any investment endeavor

With How to Smell a Rat as your guide, you'll learn how to protect your interests and assets from unnecessary losses.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the wake of Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme comes this book that helps listeners invest safely and identify financial scams big and small. As straightforward as it sounds, the book is surprisingly entertaining, featuring an allegory of a cautious investor, stories about fraudsters throughout history and the five rules to evade scams. Scott Thomsen delivers a vivid reading and bypasses the pitfalls of dryness and one-dimensionality that plague so many narrators of financial and business audio books. The material allows Thomsen to loosen his collar and convey the information (and help the medicine go down) with personality and panache. A Wiley hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 7) (Sept.)
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“In the wake of Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme comes this book that helps listeners invest safely and identify financial scams big and small. As straightforward as it sounds, the book is surprisingly entertaining, featuring an allegory of a cautious investor, stories about fraudsters throughout history and the five rules to evade scams. Scott Thomsen delivers a vivid reading and bypasses the pitfalls of dryness and one-dimensionality that plague so many narrators of financial and business audio books. The material allows Thomsen to loosen his collar and convey the information (and help the medicine go down) with personality and panache.”

“While too late for the victims of Bernie Madoff, this volume is ideal for anyone wary of encountering fraudulence in the investment community. Scott Thomsen’s casual delivery makes him sound like a friend who can demystify the complexity of selecting a portfolio manager. . . . Direct and to the point, Thomsen’s narration enhances a text written in everyday terms.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470631966
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
Fisher Investments Press Series
Pages:
209
Sales rank:
385,264
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.61(d)

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