Ken Fisher is founder and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independentmoney management firm managing over $35 billion (as of Dec. 31/09)for individuals and institutions. And, Fisher has written themonthly "Portfolio Strategy" column for Forbes magazine forthe last twenty-five years—since 1984—making him, sofar, the fourth longest-running columnist in the magazine’shistory. During this time, he’s seen everything from thestock market crash of 1987 and the great bull markets of the 1980sand 1990s to the Tech bubble of 2000 and the global market meltdownof 2008.
Now, with The Making of a Market Guru, you’ll gainan insightful look at Fisher’s prolific career over the yearsand discover the high-profile market calls he’s made so farin these monthly columns. At times engaging and timely, at othersrevealing and informative, this book is a sweeping look at a recentand eventful slice of stock market history. You’ll read aboutwhat’s changed, but you’ll be more amazed by whathasn’t. And you’ll see investing wisdom that stillapplies, now and for the foreseeable future, from a quarter-centuryof Fisher’s concise and witty market wisdom.
Preceding Fisher’s columns for each year are a few pagesof commentary—putting them in historic context, pointing outareas that are still salient, and others where Fisher’sperspective has changed over the years—highlighting keypoints that deserve extra attention.
Chapter by chapter, this book offers practical investment advicefrom a leading market voice, while:
- Looking at Fisher’s market analysis over the years andproviding an industry insider’s view of major, andnot-so-major, market events
- Examining how Fisher called three of the last four bearmarkets
- Showing that what many commonly think impacts marketsdoesn’t—and some very surprising things that do impactmarkets that few are aware of.
- And much more
The more things change, the more they stay the same—atleast when it comes to investing. And seeing history through theeyes of a market guru can help improve your overall investmentendeavors today. If you take the time to read this unique, historiccompilation, you’ll be taking your first steps tounderstanding 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, California.
Table of Contents
1984—A Not So Orwellian Year.
1985—A 30% Yawner.
1988—Ear to the Ground.
1989—The End Is Nigh.
1990—A Sneaky Bear Market.
1992—Times, They Were a Changin'.
1993—A Taxing Year.
1994—The Calm Before the Storm.
1995—List After Bullish List.
1996—The Nifty Nineties.
1998—Rubles, Corrections, and More Bull.
1999—IPOs, Y2K, Nasdaq, Oh My!
2000—Tech Bubbles Over.
2002—Triple Bottom Blues.
2003—Buy on the Cannons.
2005—Giving It Time.
2006—Celebrity Market Indicators.
2007—Another Broken Record.
2009—25 Years and Counting.
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