Invest Like a Dealmaker: Secrets from a Former Banking Insider

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It takes more than the latest technology and some timely tips tomake money in today's markets. What you need to ultimately succeedis a firm understanding of how these markets really work and theability to look at the investment process from a slightly differentperspective. With Invest Like a Dealmaker, author Christopher Mayerwill prepare you to do this and much more.

As a former banking insider and current Editor of Capital &Crisis—a highly regarded financial ...

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Overview

It takes more than the latest technology and some timely tips tomake money in today's markets. What you need to ultimately succeedis a firm understanding of how these markets really work and theability to look at the investment process from a slightly differentperspective. With Invest Like a Dealmaker, author Christopher Mayerwill prepare you to do this and much more.

As a former banking insider and current Editor of Capital &Crisis—a highly regarded financial newsletter—Mayer hasgained some invaluable investment insights during the course of hiscareer. Drawing from a wide range of sources, this book pullstogether anecdotes and stories from some of the greatest investorsof years past, such as nineteenth-century speculator Jay Gould,investment theorist John Burr Williams, and evenseventeenth-century businessman Joseph de la Vega. Invest Like aDealmaker also examines some of the best ideas from today's topperforming investors, such as Marty Whitman, Seth Klarman, JoelGreenblatt, and many more. Also included are lesser known names andquirky characters—like poker great Puggy Pearson—who haveall contributed to the pile of investment wisdom.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Invest Like aDealmaker outlines an approach to investing that is far removedfrom what most investors have been conditioned to believe, butwhich has produced consistent profits for its practitioners decadeafter decade. While the concepts covered are not well known by theaverage investor, they are well appreciated by Wall Street insidersand dealmakers—particularly those who think about stocks aswhole companies, as things with real assets, and cash flows thatexist in the real world.

With this book as your guide, you'll quickly become familiarwith the two markets that exist for stocks—the market ofpublic quotations and the private market for control—anddiscover how to profit from discrepancies between the two. Afterthis engaging introduction, Mayer shows you what it takes to makeit in this type of investment environment by discussing how to:

  • Incorporate the tools and techniques of great "money minds" intoyour everyday investment endeavors
  • Think about risk and wealth creation in a whole differentway
  • Locate potential investment opportunities through a variety ofresources
  • Develop a sound and smart selling strategy
  • Avoid losing investments

There are many paths you can take on the investment journey, butonly a few are worth following. By translating sophisticatedfinancial ideas into approachable investment insights, this bookwill show you how to think like a dealmaker when trading themarkets and put you in a better position to make profitableinvestment decisions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470180914
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Agora Series, #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,042,773
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Mayer began his careerin banking—specifically,corporate lending—also earning an MBA with a concentration infinance. He later started writing Capital & Crisis(www.agorafinancial.com/dealmaker.php), a monthly newsletter thatgave Mayer's unique brand of financial commentary a more regularand expanded format. Over the years, his views on financial mattershave appeared in a number of highly regarded publications. Mayer isa frequent guest on radio programs across the country and has beenfeatured as an expert on globally syndicated networks such as FoxNews and CNBC.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Tale of Two Markets.

Chapter 2. The Dealmaker's Toolbox.

Chapter 3. Creating Wealth - Or What Makes Stocks Rise.

Chapter 4. Hunting Grounds.

Chapter 5. The Cracks & Crevices of Investment Wisdom.

Chapter 6. When to Sell.

Chapter 7. On Doing the Wrong Thing.

Chapter 8. Small Questions, Big Opportunities.

Notes.

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