100 Minds That Made the Market

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2007 - Business & Economics - 424 pages
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100 Minds That Made The Market

Introducing the new Fisher Investment Series Comprised of engaging and informative titles written by renowned money manager and bestselling author Ken Fisher, this series offers essential insights into the worlds of investing and finance.

Over the course of nearly two centuries, the innovations, mistakes, and scandals of many different market participants have all played an important role in shaping today's financial markets.

Now, in 100 Minds That Made the Market, Ken Fisher delivers cameo biographies of these pioneers of American financial history. From Joe Kennedy's "sexcapades" to Jesse Livermore's suicide, this book details the drama, the dirt, and the financial principles of an amazingly inventive group of financial minds. Fisher digs deep to uncover the careers, personal lives, and contributions of these individuals, and leads you through the lessons that can be learned from each one. Here you have 100 of the best teachers—some you already know, some you will feel you know, and some you have not yet come upon—whose experiences will undoubtedly enhance your understanding of the markets.

With only a few pages dedicated to each person, 100 Minds That Made the Market quickly captures the essence of the people—and ideas—that have influenced the evolution of the financial industry.

 

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Fisher (Wall Street Waltz, Contemporary Bks., 1987), the author of the "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, here presents a collection of brief (three- to four-page) biographies of ... Read full review

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The pages written about Albert Wiggin are only half truths! When he died back in the 50's he left his daughters over 9 millon dollars to split! After Chase his life was full of travel, art collecting and staff on hand at every turn, his friends were still the Presidents, Heads of States and every top family name one could assocaite with mass wealth...if that's losing everything well then.......... 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER ONE THE DINOSAURS
7
CHAPTER TWO JOURNALISTS AND AUTHORS
39
CHAPTER THREE INVESTMENT BANKERS AND BROKERS
71
CHAPTER FOUR THE INNOVATORS
113
CHAPTER FIVE BANKERS AND CENTRAL BANKERS
153
CHAPTER SIX NEW DEAL REFORMERS
203
CHAPTER SEVEN CROOKS SCANDALS AND SCALAWAGS
225
CHAPTER EIGHT TECHNICIANS ECONOMISTS AND OTHER COSTLY EXPERTS
257
CHAPTER NINE SUCCESSFUL SPECULATORS WHEELERDEALERS AND OPERATORS
295
CHAPTER TEN UNSUCCESSFUL SPECULATORS WHEELERDEALERS AND OPERATORS
341
CHAPTER ELEVEN MISCELLANEOUS BUT NOT EXTRANEOUS
369
CONCLUSION
385
APPENDIX BIBLIOGRAPHIES
387
INDEX
419
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Ken Fisher is best known for his prestigious "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, where his twenty-three-year tenure of high-profile calls makes him the fourth longest-running columnist in Forbes' ninety-year history. Ken is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, a multi-product money management firm with over $40 billion under management. His success has ranked him #297 on the 2006 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. He is a regular in the media and has appeared in most major American finance or business periodicals. Fisher also recently authored the New York Times bestseller The Only Three Questions That Count, also published by Wiley.