Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Faceb

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•How Facebook friends helped a young parent invest in the wildly successful children’s show Chuggington and see her stock values climb 50 percent?

•How did an everyday trip to 7-Eleven alert a teenager to short Snapple stock—and tripled his money in seven days

•How could $1000 invested consecutively in Uggs, True Religion jeans, and Crocs over five years grew to $750,000

•How did Michelle Obama cause J. Crew’s stock to soar 186 percent?

Laughing at Wall Street will show you how....

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Overview

•How Facebook friends helped a young parent invest in the wildly successful children’s show Chuggington and see her stock values climb 50 percent?

•How did an everyday trip to 7-Eleven alert a teenager to short Snapple stock—and tripled his money in seven days

•How could $1000 invested consecutively in Uggs, True Religion jeans, and Crocs over five years grew to $750,000

•How did Michelle Obama cause J. Crew’s stock to soar 186 percent?

Laughing at Wall Street will show you how.

     Chris Camillo is not a stockbroker, financial analyst, or hedge fund manager. And yet in early 2007, in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, he invested $20,000 in the stock market, and grew it to just over $2 million in only three years.

     How did he do it? By observing the world around him.

     Along with his own keen observations, Chris leverages family, friends, coworkers, and online networks like Facebook and LinkedIn to create what he calls “trend-spotting networks.” These networks – and not the bigwigs of Wall Street – help Chris identify market trends that lead to winning investments. You have a powerful network, too, as well as an innate advantage over those on Wall Street – you just don’t know it yet.

     In this entertaining, story-driven, and jargon-free book, Chris proves that you don’t need large sums of money, fancy market data, or endless hours to achieve extraordinary wealth. He shows how the average consumer with zero financial education can outsmart Wall Street’s brightest by learning to identify game-changing information hidden in everyday life while watching TV, reading tabloids, working at the office, shopping at the mall, eating out at restaurants, or driving the carpool to soccer practice. You just need to pay attention to the interests and trends in your own life. It doesn’t matter whether you have $100 or $100,000 to invest – you can become a successful investor and create a secure future for you and your family.

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“You don’t need Wall Street to be a successful investor. In fact, Chris Camillo’s inspirational approach to creating wealth shows that you know more than the suits on Wall Street —and that knowledge can make you millions.”

—T. Harv Eker, Author of #1 NY Times Bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

 

"Chris Camillo shows the power that self-directed investors today have to transcend the advice of Wall Street gurus."

—Perry Blacher, CEO of Covestor-the world's largest portfolio verification service

 

“In Laughing at Wall Street, Chris Camillo's personal story, engaging anecdotes, and practical common sense explanations show the novice and amateur investor what works and what doesn't. I'm intrigued. And inspired.” 

—Erin Chase, Author of The $5 Dollar Dinner Mom Cookbook

 

"Chris Camillo's Laughing at Wall Street is a fun, practical guide for the novice investor on how to use tools at their disposal such as social media and observation of everyday shopping patterns to become a successful investor. Readers can benefit from Camillo's personal experiences of investing success to create their own winning portfolios!"

— Jordan E. Goodman, personal finance expert and author of Fast Profits in Hard Times

 

“It’s time to beat the “Street” like Chris did.  If that intrigues, excites and inspires you, read his compelling book!”

—Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul

 

Laughing At Wall Street is a terrific way to create a financially fit future”

—Denise Austin, America's Favorite Fitness Expert and bestselling author of Pilates for Every Body and Fit and Fabulous After 40

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250015754
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 629,959
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRIS CAMILLO is one of one of the world’s top performing amateur investors. Most recently a market research executive, his jobs over the years have included washing and selling cars, delivering pizza, and folding clothes at The Gap. He lives in Texas with his family.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xi

1 "Eeny, Meeny, Miney, MO": Investments of a Twelve-year-old 1

2 If It's Broken, Fix It 9

3 Nobody Knows Anything: Zoning Out the Financial "Experts" and "Professionals" 23

4 Other People's Money: Trading a Life of Financial Mediocrity for Financial Prosperity 39

5 See It, Believe It!: How to view Your world Through Investor's Glasses 53

6 Zero Financial Literacy Required: Investigative Due Diligence for the Math and Finance Impaired 81

7 You Know Something They Don't: Outsmarting Wall Street's Brightest 101

8 You Have People, Too!: Monetizing Your Virtual Network 125

9 Fake It Till You Make It!: How Stock Options Can "Super-Size" Your Investment Returns 145

10 Life with Investor's Glasses 179

11 Success Stories 185

Appendix An Invitation to Wall Street's Underworld 193

Acknowledgments 219

Notes 221

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Great book! Makes it very easy to understand and walks you thro

    Great book! Makes it very easy to understand and walks you through different investment strategies. Definitely a must read for all who are looking for guidance in investing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    This book was excellent! Down to earth and easy to understand. V

    This book was excellent! Down to earth and easy to understand. Very good information that has already made me some money. I will never pick stocks the way I did before. I highly recommend this book. it is a great investment that can change your future. The only thing I didn't like was The End. I certainly hope Mr. Camillo writes another book and soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Can't Miss!

    This author makes it so simple. Really logical. Recommend!

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