The Little Book of Safe Money: How to Conquer Killer Markets, Con Artists, and Yourself

The Little Book of Safe Money: How to Conquer Killer Markets, Con Artists, and Yourself

by Jason Zweig

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Overview

One of today's most influential financial commentators offers his advice on keeping your money safe in an uncertain world

The Little Book of Safe Money acts as a guide for those trying to make their way through today's down markets. The topics covered include everything from investing behavior-why our minds come with their own set of biases that often prove harmful-to the use of financial advisors. But this timely book goes one step further than the rest by questioning an investor's true appetite for risk.

The Little Book of Safe Money also contradicts many of the myths that whirl around Wall Street with chapters like "Why Ultra-ETFs Are Mega-Dangerous" and "Hedge-Fund Hooey." Writing in the classic Little Book style, author Jason Zweig peels away layer after layer of buzz words, emotion, and myths to reveal what's really going on in today's financial markets.

  • Outlines strategies for satisfying our ever-changing investment appetites while focusing on a long-term financial plan
  • Author Jason Zweig is a trusted voice in the financial community and his straightforward style resonates with investors
  • Offers practical guidance, tools, and tips for surviving and thriving in a down market

If you're serious about succeeding in today's turbulent markets, then The Little Book of Safe Money is what you should be reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470398524
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/09/2009
Series: Little Books. Big Profits Series , #4
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 1,095,475
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jason Zweig is the investing and personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was a senior writer for Money magazine and a guest columnist for Time magazine and CNN.com. Before joining Money in 1995, Zweig was the mutual funds editor at Forbes. A frequent commentator on television and radio, Zweig is also a popular public speaker who has addressed the American Association of Individual Investors, the Aspen Institute, the CFA Institute, the Morningstar Investment Conference, and university audiences at Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford. He serves on the editorial boards of Financial History magazine and the Journal of Behavioral Finance. Zweig has a BA from Columbia College, where he was awarded a John Jay National Scholarship.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Chapter One The Three Commandments.

Chapter Two Solid, Liquid, or Gas?

Chapter Three You Are an Egg.

Chapter Four Keeping Your Cash from Turning into Trash.

Chapter Five Guarantees Are Not All They're Cracked up to Be.

Chapter Six Fixing Your Fixed Income.

Chapter Seven Stocks for the Wrong Run.

Chapter Eight Rules for Stock Investors to Live By.

Chapter Nine Little Things Mean a Lot.

Chapter Ten How to Get Your Kids through College without Going Broke.

Chapter Eleven What Makes Ultra-ETFs Mega-Dangerous.

Chapter Twelve Hedge-Fund Hooey.

Chapter Thirteen Commodity Claptrap.

Chapter Fourteen Spicy Food Does Not Mean Hot Returns.

Chapter Fifteen WACronyms: Why Initials Are So Often the Beginning of the End.

Chapter Sixteen Sex.

Chapter Seventeen Mind Control.

Chapter Eighteen Financial Planning Fakery.

Chapter Nineteen Advice on Advice.

Chapter Twenty Fraudian Psychology

Chapter Twenty-One The Terrible Tale of the Missing $10 Trillion.

Chapter Twenty-Two How to Talk Back to Market Baloney.

Acknowledgments.

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