Ken Fisher is founder and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent money management firm managing over $35 billion (as of Dec. 31/09) for individuals and institutions. And, Fisher has written the monthly qPortfolio Strategyq column for Forbes magazine for the last twenty-five yearsasince 1984amaking him, so far, the fourth longest-running columnist in the magazineas history. During this time, heas seen 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. Now, with The Making of a Market Guru, youall gain an insightful look at Fisheras prolific career over the years and discover the high-profile market calls heas 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. Youall read about whatas changed, but youall be more amazed by what hasnat. And youall see investing wisdom that still applies, now and for the foreseeable future, from a quarter-century of Fisheras concise and witty market wisdom. Preceding Fisheras columns for each year are a few pages of commentaryaputting them in historic context, pointing out areas that are still salient, and others where Fisheras perspective has changed over the yearsahighlighting key points that deserve extra attention. Chapter by chapter, this book offers practical investment advice from a leading market voice, while: Looking at Fisheras market analysis over the years and providing an industry insideras 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 doesnataand 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 sameaat 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, youall be taking your first steps to understanding how to become your own market guru.Bag. a. Bargain. January 12, 1987. What. do you buy in a market that a#39;s up 150% in four years, while average P/E multiples have risen from 7 to 19? Why not try ... But for half the price you can buy Redman Industries, which, having gained market share, is now number two. It was $27 ... With inflation-adjusted gas prices now down enough to be cheaper than when I was a kid, ita#39;s a new ball game. Americaanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Making of a Market Guru|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2010-05-03|