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The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy (3rd Ed): How to Understand Markets, Risk, Rewards, and Behaviour
     

The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy (3rd Ed): How to Understand Markets, Risk, Rewards, and Behaviour

by Peter Stanyer
 

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Supported by numerous charts and detailed analysis, The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy outlines how to construct investment strategies appropriate for individual investors.

It looks at the risks and opportunities of uncomplicated strategies and it comes with wealth-warnings for those who wish to explore more sophisticated and fashionable investment

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Supported by numerous charts and detailed analysis, The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy outlines how to construct investment strategies appropriate for individual investors.

It looks at the risks and opportunities of uncomplicated strategies and it comes with wealth-warnings for those who wish to explore more sophisticated and fashionable investment approaches. It emphasizes the importance of taking into account insights from behavioral analysis as well as the principles of traditional finance. It highlights how habitual patterns of decision-making can lead any of us into costly mistakes, and it stresses how markets are most dangerous when they appear to be most rewarding.

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“Successfully translates sophisticated academic thinking into simple, intuitive principles that can be used by both individual and institutional investors. These principles are all the more valuable as Stanyer applies them to the full range of asset classes and investment strategies available today.” —John Campbell, Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics, Harvard University

“Over the years I've had the privilege of reviewing many investment books, but this is unquestionably one of the best. Every financial planner, wealth manager, broker, investment adviser and serious individual investor owes it to themselves to carefully read this extraordinary book.” —Harold Evensky, President, Evensky & Katz LLC

“Peter Stanyer stands out as an extraordinarily clear thinker and he carries that clarity through to his writing in this book on, for example, hedge funds. In addition he is tremendously good at explaining what works best in establishing and adapting an investment strategy. This is a book every Chief Investment Officer should read.” —Roger Urwin, Global Head of Investment Content, Towers Watson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610393911
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Series:
Economist Books
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
349,039
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Peter Stanyer is an independent investment economist. He advises two UK private wealth managers and serves on the investment committees of three large UK pension funds (chairing one of them) and of a college endow- ment. He began his career as a professional economist working at the Bank of England and then the IMF, and for the past 25 years he has worked with individuals, families and institutions from around the world on investment strategy and investment risk management.

Elroy Dimson is Emeritus Professor of Finance at London Business School. He chairs the Strategy Council for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, chairs the Policy Committee for FTSE Group and co directs the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School. His publications include Triumph of the Optimists, Endowment Asset Management and the Global Investment Returns Yearbook. He has been an associate editor of Journal of Finance, Review of Finance and other journals.

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