The Making of a Market Guru

The Making of a Market Guru

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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 yearsa€”since 1984a€”making him, so far, the fourth longest-running columnist in the magazinea€™s history. During this time, hea€™s 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, youa€™ll gain an insightful look at Fishera€™s prolific career over the years and discover the high-profile market calls hea€™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. Youa€™ll read about whata€™s changed, but youa€™ll be more amazed by what hasna€™t. And youa€™ll see investing wisdom that still applies, now and for the foreseeable future, from a quarter-century of Fishera€™s concise and witty market wisdom. Preceding Fishera€™s columns for each year are a few pages of commentarya€”putting them in historic context, pointing out areas that are still salient, and others where Fishera€™s perspective has changed over the yearsa€”highlighting key points that deserve extra attention. Chapter by chapter, this book offers practical investment advice from a leading market voice, while: Looking at Fishera€™s market analysis over the years and providing an industry insidera€™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 doesna€™ta€”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 samea€”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, youa€™ll 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
Author:Aaron Anderson
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-05-03


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