Practical Speculation

  • ID: 2326446
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Practical Speculation

"More trading ′truth′ than a dozen typical market books combined. It′s in a league of its own."
—Active Trader magazine

"Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner probably know more about short–term movements than anyone else . . . an invaluable guide for speculators."
—James H. Lorie, Eli B. and Harriet B. Williams Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

"A Rabelaisian romp down Wall Street . . . this book is fearless and occasionally shocking, but always the conclusions are backed up by supporting numbers. Recommended to those seeking both fun and profit."
—Richard Zeckhauser, Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

"Practical Speculation is so good that I′ll guarantee it. If it′s not for you, just return it to me with your sales receipt for a full prompt refund."
—Martin Edelston, Publisher, Bottom Line / Personal

"Pearls of investment wisdom from a Wall Street legend. I recommend it to anyone with serious financial aspirations."
—Andrew Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

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Introduction.

PART ONE: MUMBO JUMBO AND MOONSHINE.

1. The Meme.

2. Earnings Propaganda.

3. The Hydra Heads of Technical Analysis.

4. The Cult of the Bear.

5. "We Are Number One" Usually Means "Not Much Longer".

6. Benjamin Graham: Mythical Market Hero.

7. News Flash: Computer Writes Stock Market Story!

PART TWO: PRACTICAL SPECULATION.

8. How to Avoid Spurious Correlations.

9. The Future of Returns.

10. The Periodic Table of Investing.

11. When They Swing for the Fences, We Run for the Exits.

12. Boom or Bust?

13. Market Thermodynamics.

14. Practical Market Lessons from the Tennis Court.

15. The Fine Art of Bargaining for an Edge.

16. An Amiable Idiot in the Biotechnology Revolution.

17. Earnings Impostors.

18. Finale.

Afterword.

Notes.

Index.

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Victor Niederhoffer
Laurel Kenner
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