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Author Niederhoffer, Victor, 1943-

Title Practical speculation / Victor Neiderhoffer, Laurel Kenner
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2003


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Description vii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction. -- Part I: Mumbo Jumbo And Moonshine. -- Chapter 1. The Meme. -- Chapter 2. Earnings Propaganda. -- Chapter 3. The Hydra Heads of Technical Analysis. -- Chapter 4. The Cult of the Bear. -- Chapter 5. 'We're No. 1' Usually Means 'Not Much Longer'. -- Chapter 6. Benjamin Graham, Mythical Market Hero. -- Chapter 7. News Flash: Computer Writes Stock Market Story! -- Part Ii: Practical Speculation. -- Chapter 8. How to Avoid (Spurious Correlations). -- Chapter 9. The Future of Returns. -- Chapter 10. The Periodic Table of Investing. -- Chapter 11. When They Swing for the fences, We Run for the Exits. -- Chapter 12. Boom or Burst? -- Chapter 13. Market Thermodynamics. -- Chapter 14. Practical Market Lessons from the Tennis Court. -- Chapter 15. The Fine Art of Bargaining for an Edge. -- Chapter 16. An Amiable Idiot in the Biotechnology Revolution. -- Chapter 17. Finale
Summary "In Practical Speculation, Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner explore the backdrop of myth, misinformation, and propaganda that bombards investors daily through every media channel. Superstitions, backward looking observations, and out and out old wives tales are exposed. Then, after debunking market fallacies, they provide the antidote to manipulation - the scientific method - a testing that verifies the probabilities of obtaining practical profits. Niederhoffer and Kenner uncover and test tradable ideas so you can become a more independent and successful investor."
"After tearing down the barriers to profitable investing in Part One, Niederhoffer and Kenner outline a constructive series of approaches in Part Two of Practical Speculation that will serve as a solid foundation for making rational decisions about the markets. In-depth insight and expert advice guide you every step of the way. You'll learn how to survive and thrive in the markets by setting up a defend/attack game plan; avoiding false correlations; utilizing market thermodynamics to make predictions; negotiating an edge when trading; and profit from studying the patterns linking real estate and business cycles. With additional discussion about the story of Value Line and the biotechnology revolution, Practical Speculation skillfully bridges the gap between theory and practice."
"In the quest for investment success, there are no shortcuts. Practical Speculation gets to the heart of wealth creation by providing honest, accurate advice and everlasting techniques that will enable you to confidently make independent decisions about your investments."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 369-376
Subject Speculation.
Investment analysis.
Author Kenner, Laurel.
LC no. 2002190747
ISBN 0471443069 alkaline paper
0471677744 paperback