Now, with The Making of a Market Guru, you’ll gain an insightful look at Fisher’s prolific career over the years and discover the high-profile market calls he’s made so far in these monthly columns. At times engaging and timely, at others revealing and informative, this book is a sweeping look at a recent and eventful slice of stock market history. You’ll read about what’s changed, but you’ll be more amazed by what hasn’t. And you’ll see investing wisdom that still applies, now and for the foreseeable future, from a quarter-century of Fisher’s concise and witty market wisdom.
Preceding Fisher’s columns for each year are a few pages of commentary—putting them in historic context, pointing out areas that are still salient, and others where Fisher’s perspective has changed over the years—highlighting key points that deserve extra attention.
Chapter by chapter, this book offers practical investment advice from a leading market voice, while:
- Looking at Fisher’s market analysis over the years and providing an industry insider’s view of major, and not-so-major, market events
- Examining how Fisher called three of the last four bear markets
- Showing that what many commonly think impacts markets doesn’t—and some very surprising things that do impact markets that few are aware of.
- And much more
The more things change, the more they stay the same—at least when it comes to investing. And seeing history through the eyes of a market guru can help improve your overall investment endeavors today. If you take the time to read this unique, historic compilation, you’ll be taking your first steps to understanding how to become your own market guru.
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About the Author
AARON ANDERSON is a Capital Markets Research Analyst who holds BS degrees in geophysics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and applied economics from the University of San Francisco. His first book, Own the World, was published in 2009 by John Wiley & Sons. He writes a regular column for MarketMinder.com titled "The Global View." Aaron, his wife, Kim, and daughter, Olivia, reside in Danville, Callifornia.
KEN FISHER HAS had an illustrious career. He is the founder and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent money management firm managing over $35 billion for individuals and institutions. And, Fisher has written the monthly "Portfolio Strategy" column for Forbes magazine for the last 25 years, making him, so far, the fourth longest-running columnist in the magazine's history. During this time, he's witnessed everything from the stock market crash of 1987 and the great bull markets of the 1980s and 1990s to the Tech bubble of 2000 and the global market meltdown of 2008.
Table of Contents
1984—A Not So Orwellian Year 1
1985—A 30% Yawner 13
1986—Global-dy Gook 33
1988—Ear to the Ground 75
1989—The End is Nigh 99
1990—A Sneaky Bear Market 123
1991—Unbelievable Bull 145
1992—Times, They Were a Changin’ 167
1993—A Taxing Year 185
1994—The Calm Before the Storm 203
1995—List After Bullish List 221
1996—The Nifty Nineties 239
1997—Rational Exuberance 255
1998—Rubles, Corrections, and More Bull 271
1999—IPOs, Y2K, Nasdaq, Oh My! 285
2000—Tech Bubbles Over 301
2001—Bear Market! 319
2002—Triple Bottom Blues 339
2003—Buy on the Cannons 357
2005—Giving It Time 393
2006—Celebrity Market Indicators 407
2007—Another Broken Record 421
2008—The Unbubble 437
2009—25 Years and Counting 451
About the Author 471