The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't

The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't

by Kenneth L. Fisher
     
 

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Ken Fisher questions authority. He challenges the conventional wisdom of investing, overturns glib theories with hard facts, and blows up complacent beliefs about money and markets. But the authority he challenges most of all is his own—because challenging yourself, Fisher says, is the key to successful investing.

In today's competitive market environment,

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Overview

Ken Fisher questions authority. He challenges the conventional wisdom of investing, overturns glib theories with hard facts, and blows up complacent beliefs about money and markets. But the authority he challenges most of all is his own—because challenging yourself, Fisher says, is the key to successful investing.

In today's competitive market environment, the best way to achieve investment success is by knowing something that others don't. But many of us, amateurs and professionals alike, believe we don't or can't know what others don't—so we continue to make market bets based on "conventional wisdom."

In The Only Three Questions That Count, Fisher debunks the conventional market myths that many of our investment decisions are based upon, and reveals a precise methodology that will allow you to know what others don't. The methodology—which has helped Fisher achieve success throughout his long financial career—is as easy as asking three simple questions. The first question will help you see things the way they really are. The second question will help you see things that other investors often miss. Finally, the third question will help you understand your relationship with today's markets.

The questions detailed throughout the book aren't what you might expect; they don't have to do with the market's P/E ratio or interest rate forecasts. Rather, they focus on helping you make better investment decisions by identifying what you can know—unique to you—that others do not.

In the first three chapters of this groundbreaking guide, Fisher takes you through each question in detail. And from there, through numerous illustrative examples, he shows you how to put them to work in various ways. You'll learn how to use the questions to think about the overall market, different parts of the market, and even individual stocks. You'll also become familiar with how to apply them to interest rates, currencies, and many other investment areas. Fisher leaves no stone unturned as he explains how each of these three questions can help consistently improve your investment performance.

Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and engaging anecdotes, The Only Three Questions That Count provides you with a dynamic strategy and set of tools that will give you a distinct edge over other investors.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is quite simply the single best tome on investing that I have read in years." (Norm Conley, TheStreet.com, January 15, 2007)

"Here's [an investment book] you're going to want to read. And when you're done, you're going to want to read it again." (Don Luskin, SmartMoney.com, October 27, 2006)

"In an increasingly unquestioning world, Mr. Fisher has a refreshingly contrarian take on pretty much every subject you care to mention." (Steve Johnson, Financial Times, January 15, 2007)

"[Ken Fisher’s] new book, an illuminating and enjoyable read, is a tutorial on how to beat the market by thinking like a scientist: with an open, inquisitive mind." (Andrew Pitts, Money Observer, January 22, 2007)"

"…a refreshingly contrarian take on pretty much every subject…" (The Financial Times, January 2007)

 "an illuminating and enjoyable read." (Money Observer, January 2007)

"…aims to show the investors the way things really…a process that involves a keen examination of the actuality, coupled with a good dose of common sense." (Wealth Management, 1st August 2007)

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470074992
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/11/2006
Series:
Fisher Investments Press Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Ken Fisher is best known for his prestigious "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, where his twenty-four year tenure of high-profile calls makes him the fourth longest-running columnist in Forbes' 90-year history. Ken is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments—an independent, global money management firm with over $45 billion under management—and has appeared in most major American finance or business periodicals. He is also the author of the new investment book, The Ten Roads to Riches, from Wiley.

Jennifer Chou is a Research Analyst of global capital markets and macroeconomics at Fisher Investments. She graduated from the University of California with a BS in finance.

Lara Hoffmans is a Research Analyst at Fisher Investments. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in theatre.

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