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Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market

Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market

Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market

Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market


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Praise for Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich

"Charles Payne's book is blunt, provocative, and right on the money. This book is a lot like Charles himself: insightful and to the point. If you have time to read only one book on how to make money . . . this is the book."
—Dr. Bob Froehlich, Chairman, Investor Strategy Committee Deutsche Asset Management, and Vice Chairman, DWS Scudder

"Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich is a book for all investors from first-time stock buyers to seasoned investors. 'Be Smart' suggests you understand the fundamentals of the company you are purchasing. 'Act Fast' suggests that action must be taken if you are going to increase your wealth in the stock market. All too often we find interesting ideas to invest in but never have the confidence to act, only to watch the stock's price rise while others reap the benefits. This book is an easy read, and a must-read for all investors."
—Tom Dorsey, President, Dorsey Wright & Associates and author, Point & Figure Charting

"You should buy this book just for the super job Charles does in explaining everything you need to know about charts, graphs, and the other 'voodoo' of technical analysis that he makes so simple to understand. Charles really gives you a street fighter's education in the markets . . . I wish his book was around twenty-five years ago . . . it would have saved me millions in market mistakes I've made."
—Tobin Smith, founder and Chairman, ChangeWave Research

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470075012
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/04/2007
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 64,372
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

CHARLES V. PAYNE is the founder and Chief Analyst of Wall Street Strategies. With less than $10,000 in start-up capital, and working from his apartment, Payne launched Wall Street Strategies in 1991 and started serving up his unique brand of stock market advice. His stock selections soon began to reap sizable profits for his subscribers, and the firm developed a national reputation as a provider of timely and effective equity analysis. Payne has been a guest on several well-respected financial radio and television programs and is widely recognized in the media as a leader among the analyst community. He is currently a contributor to Fox News Network and has appeared as a speaker at many investor conventions and conferences. Payne can be reached at

Table of Contents




About the Author.


Chapter 1. Welcome to the World You Already Live In (The Stock Market).

Chapter 2. Looking Under the Hood.

Chapter 3. Taking Your Companies’ Temperature.

Chapter 4. Avoiding the Captain Ahab Syndrome.


Chapter 5. Pretty as a Picture.

Chapter 6. Turning Charts into Roadmaps.

Chapter 7. Chasing Stocks.

Chapter 8. The Level Playing Field.


Chapter 9. Watching the Tape and Market Manipulation.

Chapter 10. Stay in the Game by Staying Informed.

Chapter 11. Risk and Reward.

Chapter 12. The Care and Feeding of Your Portfolio.

Appendix A. Industries for Relative Evaluations.


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