Investing with Keynes: How the World's Greatest Economist Overturned Conventional Wisdom and Made a Fortune on the Stock Market

Investing with Keynes: How the World's Greatest Economist Overturned Conventional Wisdom and Made a Fortune on the Stock Market

by Justyn Walsh


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A guide to John Maynard Keynes—one of the greatest economic minds of the twentieth century—for today's investor.

John Maynard Keynes was a many-sided figure – world-changing economist, architect of the post-War international monetary system, bestselling author, a Baron in the House of Lords, and key member of the Bloomsbury group.

He also had the talent and ability to make vast sums of money in the stock market. At the time of his death, Keynes' net worth—almost entirely built through successful stock investments—amounted to the present-day equivalent of more than $30 million. Additionally, the college endowment fund he managed had massively outperformed the broader market over a two-decade period. Keynes was a member of that rare breed—an economist who flourished not only in the rarefied heights of ivory tower academia, but also amidst the hustle and votility of the financial markets.

How does a study of Keynes—the shrewd stock picker and star fund manager—benefit the modern investor? In this volatile era, Keynes' observations on stock market behaviour, in fact, are more relevant than ever.

Accessible and informative, this book identifies what modern masters of the market have taken from Keynes and used in their own investing styles—and what you too can learn from one of the most influential economic thinkers of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643137568
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 577,761
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Justyn Walsh is CEO of BridgeLane Agriculture Partners, an asset management firm focused on the conversion of large-scale agricultural holdings to organically accredited and regeneratively farmed operations. Prior to this, he worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia as an investment banker and corporate lawyer.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 The Apostle Maynard 1

2 Citizen Keynes 17

3 Snap, Old Maid, and Musical Chairs 29

4 The Reckoning 45

5 Raising a Dust 55

6 Animal Spirits 69

7 Game Players 81

8 Searching for Stunners 95

9 Safety First 109

10 Leaning into the Wind 125

11 Being Quiet 145

12 Eggs in One Basket 155

13 A Sense of Proportion 171

14 Post Mortem 185

15 A Summing Up 197

Notes 213

Index 231

Acknowledgements 239

About the Author 241

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