Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager: From the Top, to the Bottom, and Back Again

Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager: From the Top, to the Bottom, and Back Again

by Keith McCullough, Rich Blake


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Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager: From the Top, to the Bottom, and Back Again by Keith McCullough, Rich Blake

A fast-paced ride through the world of hedge funds revealing theunvarnished truth of how Wall Street really operates, and how touse this to your advantage

An insider's view of the high stakes world of money management,Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager is both a practical guide forinvestors and the deeply personal story of a man who knows thesystem inside and out. One of the best young portfolio managers onWall Street, and helping to run the hedge fund operation of one ofthe world's most prestigious firms, Keith McCullough finds himselfa lone voice of reason as the economic crisis of 2008 looms large.Shown the door, his life takes a fascinating turn into the world ofindependent research and no-holds-barred criticism.

  • Reveals the unvarnished truth of how Wall Street and hedgefunds really operate
  • Deftly details how to analyze the markets expertly and avoidgroup think using technical and fundamental measures
  • Each topic is thoroughly discussed and followed up with lessonsyou can take away and put to use

Written with the authority of someone who knows how Wall Streetand hedge funds work, yet accessible to even a casual follower offinance, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager mixes a constructivecritique of the investment industry with fundamental lessons thatany investor will find valuable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118017029
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/09/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Keith McCullough is the founder of Research Edge, the go-tosource for analysis and trade recommendations among savvy moneymanagers. A Bloomberg TV Contributing Editor, he started in thebusiness in 1999. Since then, he has held positions at CreditSuisse First Boston, Dawson-Herman Capital Management's MillenniumFund, and Carlyle–Blue Wave, as well as launching his ownfund, Falcon Henge Partners LLC, which was integrated into MagnetarCapital.

Rich Blake was cofounder and executive editor of Trader Monthlymagazine. He frequently contributes to CNBC's Power Lunch and toAlpha and Portfolio magazines. He is the author of two books, TheDay Donny Herbert Woke Up and Talking Prouvéd: Rediscovering theMagical Season of the 1980 Buffalo Bills.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Catch a Wave 9

Chapter 2: Shipping Out 17

Chapter 3: Welcome to the Jungle 29

Chapter 4: Snapshots from the Dot.Com Bubble 39

Chapter 5: Discovery 61

Chapter 6: Flying with the Giants 79

Chapter 7: Shifting for Myself 97

Chapter 8: Sucked In 115

Chapter 9: Worlds Collide 123

Chapter 10: Exile on Wall Street 139

Chapter 11: Lifting the Curtain 157

Chapter 12: The Great Squeeze 185

Epilogue 197

Acknowledgments 205

About the Authors 207

Index 209

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