Market Sense and Nonsense: How the Markets Really Work (And How Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptions at the. In this engaging new book, Jack Schwager, bestselling author of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards, takes aim at the most perniciously pervasive. Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptions at the core of investment theory and practice and exposes common investor mistakes, missteps .
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Itis not a book with just one idea explained repeatedly withdifferent anecdotes. This book combines multiple concepts, spanning both traditional and alternative investments, and topics ranging from basic to sophisticated, into a single accessible book. Market Sense and Nonsense: In this engaging new book, Jack Schwager, bestselling author of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizardstakes aim at the most perniciously pervasive academic precepts, money management canards, market myths and investor errors.
As in his best-selling Market Wizard series, Schwager manages the trick of covering material that is pertinent to professionals, yet writing in a style that is clear and accessible to the layman.
Market Sense and Nonsense : How the Markets Really Work (and How They Don’t)
Market Sense and Nonsense is an indispensable source ofreal-world market wisdom and investing know-how for investors ofevery ilk. A sobering dose of real-world insight for investment professionals and a highly readable source of information and guidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, and finance.
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Jun 19, Jacob rated it really liked it Shelves: And another nail in the coffin of the ridiculous “efficient market” believers rhetoric which is still being pushed by most MBA programs.
A compilation of the most insidious, fundamental investment errors the author has observed over his long and distinguished career in the markets Brings to light the fallacies underlying many widely held academic precepts, professional money management methodologies, and investment behaviors A sobering dose of real-world insight for investment professionals and a highly readable source of information and guidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, and finance Spans both traditional and alternative investment classes, covering both basic and advanced topics As in his best-selling Market Wizard series, Schwager manages the trick of covering material that is pertinent to professionals, yet writing in a style that is clear and accessible to the layman.
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Dever’s book is much more readable. Janko rated it really liked it Nov 22, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He has done the Investment Management industry tremendous service through his educational and entertaining in-depth interviews with knowledgeable, passionate money managers. This book deserves a five star rating. Start Free Trial No credit card required. When it comes to investment models and theories of how markets work, convenience usually trumps reality.
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It is a bit sad because I believe Schwager, with his potential, had a golden opportunity to write a new Investment Classic with this great idea and missed it. Really helps to understand how hedge investing works.
Also, almost anyone can learn from Schwager how to evaluate a portfolio manager including assessing his performance and risk taking. Investment errors are hardly the exclusive domain of novice investors. Market Sense and Nonsense: But excellent info about investments. Few are more appropriate for this kind of analysis than Schwager. Very valuable book full of insights that are clearly explained. Severus rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Schwager has written extensively on the futures industry and great traders in all financial markets.
Appendix One is an introduction to options as an investment tool. Marco rated it it was ok May 09, Expert opinion is NOT more reliable than the proverbialdart-throwing chimpThe markets are NOT efficientLow volatility does NOT necessarily imply low risk, and highvolatility does NOT necessarily imply high riskMarket prices are NOT normally distributedInvesting in equities when markets are doing well is NOTconducive to achieving above-average returnsConcentrating on funds with the strongest record of returns isNOT a sound strategyPast returns are NOT a reliable indicator of futureperformanceA hedge fund portfolio strategy is NOT riskier than atraditional portfolio approachVaR does NOT provide a good indication of worst-case riskSuperior performance does NOT necessarily imply managerskill But Schwager does much more than simply burst bubbles; he offersa sobering draught of real-world investment insight and guidancespanning both traditional and alternative investment classes.
Description Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptions at the core of investment theory and practice and exposes common investor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads When it comes to investment models and theories of how markets work, convenience usually trumps reality.
This book is not an easy read in the manner markst Schwager’s Market Wizards books. Some stated misconceptions are quite obvious to the experienced investor, e.
Is High Volatility Always Bad? Travis James rated it really liked it Jan 12, There is lots of market wisdom here to assimilate.
Itaddresses many of the difficult issues faced by investmentprofessionals today, but written in a way which is designed to beunderstood by people without a background in an orfinance.