Battle for Investment Survival

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 11, 2007 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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"Loeb tells us to put all our eggs in one basket, and watch the basket."
—John RothchildFinancial Columnist, Time magazine

"This book is very special in my life. It is the very first Wall Street book I ever read. After reading 1,200 additional finance books, The Battle for Investment Survival's principles and concepts are still valid for consistent success."
—Victor Sperandeo Author of Trader Vic on Commodities

In The Battle for Investment Survival, the turf is Wall Street, the goal is to preserve your capital at all costs, and to win is to "make a killing without being killed." This memorable classic, originally written in 1935, offers a fresh perspective on investing from times past. The Battle for Investment Survival treats investors to a straightforward account of how to profit—and how to avoid profit loss—in what Loeb would describe as the constant tug-of-war between rising and falling markets.

 

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Contents

It Requires Knowledge Experience and Flair
1
Speculative Attitude Essential
5
Is There an Ideal Investment?
8
Pitfalls for the Inexperienced
11
How to Invest for Capital Appreciation
15
Speculation versus Investment
20
Sound Accounting for Investors
23
Why Commitments Should Not Be Haphazard
26
Dollars in the Hand or In the Bush?
164
Last Wills and Testaments Should be Carefully Drawn
166
Price of Stock is What Counts
168
Careful Investors Look for Signs of Quality Management
170
Act Your Age When Investing
172
Investors Should Budget for Future Fluctuations
174
What To Do About Losses
176
Several Fallacies of the Marketplace
178

Some Donts in Security Programs
29
What to Look for in Corporate Reports
32
Concerning Financial Information Good and Bad
37
What to Buyand When
40
Importance of Correct Timing
43
Statistical Analysis Market Trends and Public Psychology
46
Price Movement and Other Market Action Factors
50
Further Technical Observations
55
More on Technical Position of MarketIts Interpretation and Significance
62
Advantages of Switching Stocks
67
Fast Movers or Slow Movers?
70
Detecting Good Buying or Good Selling
73
Qualities of the Good Investor or Investment Adviser
76
Gaining Profits by Taking Losses
78
You Cant Forecast but You Can Make Money
82
Strategy for Profits
85
The EverLiquid Account
91
A Realistic Appraisal of Bonds
95
Merits of Mining Shares
100
Diversification of Investments
103
Travel as an Education for Investors
106
General Thoughts on Speculation
109
Investment and Spending
113
Investment and Taxation
117
Investment and Inflation
130
Postscript
137
Case History Examples
141
Investment Trust Investing Is Average Investing
153
Do Tax Losses Mean Savings?
155
OddLot Investors Arent Always Wrong
157
What Women Should Know About Stocks
159
Always Write it Down
162
Are You Fast Enough to Switch Capital?
180
How a Bull Market Affects Your Investment Thoughts
182
Dont Let Tax Questions Cloud Investment Decisions
184
Stop Orders Need Careful Evaluation
186
Cash Dividends May Slow Growth of Young Company
188
Middle Course Helps Buyers to Avoid Market Fallacies
190
Wall Street Proverbs Are Often Fallacious
192
Investing in New Products
194
News and the Market
196
A Little Investment Knowledge is Necessary for Every Citizen
198
Dont Look for Management at Bargain Rates
200
Miracle Plan Investing
203
The Step System
208
Double Dividends
211
A Layman Looks at Building
221
Investment Managers Dilemma
228
Dont Sellpeople Buy from Me
230
Money from Market Letters
246
The Ideal Client
250
Perpetual Profits
253
What Makes a Stock Good?
255
A Dollar Today
257
The Leopard Never Changes Its Spots
259
Words for the Beginner
264
More on Tape Reading
270
Whats the Value of Watching Tape?
279
Importance of Equity Investments
281
Wallflower Stocks
285
More Double Dividends
288
Never Accept Without Checking
303
How to Get the Most Out of Your Investments
305
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About the author (2007)

Gerald M. Loeb worked on Wall Street as a stockbroker for forty years, beginning in the late 1920s. He was also a financial writer whose articles were published in Barron's, Wall Street Today, and Investor Magazine. A prolific writer throughout his career, Loeb also authored Gerald Loeb's Checklist for Buying Stocks and Your Battle for Stock Market Profits.

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