Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tilt the Odds in Your Favor

Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tilt the Odds in Your Favor

by Spencer Jakab


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ISBN-13: 9780399563201
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 606,960
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

SPENCER JAKAB writes for and edits the “Heard on the Street” col­umn for The Wall Street Journal and previously wrote its daily investing column, “Ahead of the Tape.” He has also written about investing for the Financial Times, Barron’s, and Dow Jones News­wires. Prior to becoming a journalist, he was a top-rated stock analyst covering emerging markets at Credit Suisse. This is his first book.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Chapter 1 Lake Moneybegone 11

Chapter 2 Timing Isn't Everything 29

Chapter 3 Turning Lemons into Lemonade 45

Chapter 4 Who Wants to be a Billionaire? 65

Chapter 5 Actually, Timing Is Everything 85

Chapter 6 The Celebrity Cephalopod 97

Chapter 7 Seers and Seer Suckers 117

Chapter 8 Where are the Customers' Yachts? 148

Chapter 9 Heads I Win, Tails You Lose 163

Chapter 10 Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Investors 177

Chapter 11 But Wait, There's More 216

Chapter 12 Far from the Maddening Crowd 231

Chapter 13 The Hungarian Grandma Indicator (Or Why You May Need an Advisor) 244

Chapter 14 Leaving Lake Honeybegone 253

Acknowledgments 259

Notes 263

Index 269

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BES1 More than 1 year ago
I found this a rather entertaining and engaging book filled with personal anecdotes. The book was a pleasure to read and contained great investment advice. The author recommends investing in low cost index funds and letting them compound for years rather than more expensive strategies or the latest get rich quick scheme. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone managing their own money and especially to anyone who is paying an investment advisor to manage their money for them.