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The Education of a Speculator
The Education of a Speculator
Paperback      ISBN: 0471249483

Acclaim for The Education of a Speculator, a provocative and penetrating look into the mind, the soul, and the strategies of one of the most controversial traders of all time

"A compelling and an entertaining read." -The Wall Street Journal

"Victor Niederhoffer gives us page after page of distilled investment wisdom. Taken together, this is pure nectar to those who aim for consistently superior stock market performance." -Barron's

"The Education of a Speculator offers plenty of insights into the way markets work, but the epiphanies are what a reader might expect from Lao-tzu rather than, say, Graham and Dodd." -Worth magazine

"The Education of a Speculator is the first meaningful book on speculating. Successful speculating is as fine an art as chess, checkers, fishing, poker, tennis, painting, and music. Niederhoffer brings forth the best from each of these fields and shows the investor how their principles can enrich one's life and net worth." -Martin Edelston, President, Boardroom Inc., publishers of Boardroom Classics and Bottom Line/Personal

"With an original mind and an eclectic approach, Victor Niederhoffer takes the reader from Brighton Beach to Wall Street, visiting all stops of interest along the way. What emerges is a book full of insights, useful to the professional and layman alike." -George Soros, Principal Investment Advisor, The Quantum Fund

How to Cut Your Legal Bills in Half: A Guide to Reclaiming America's Promise : Affordable Justice for All
How to Cut Your Legal Bills in Half
A Guide to Reclaiming America's Promise : Affordable Justice for All
Hardcover      ISBN: 1888820071

Corporate executives, bank presidents, and real people rave, If you are facing any kind of legal dispute and want to avoid needless expense, buy this book Outstanding, hard-hitting tell-all about the 'system' that's unique in that it offers more than inside information and complaints -- it gives solutions How to Cut Your Legal Bills in Half takes deadly aim at the astonishing injustice of a system where normal, hard-working people are legally vulnerable, not because their cause is unjust, but because their purse is too small. A successful, nationally known trial lawyer with more than three decades of experience, author Hugo Gerstl is determined to teach hard-working people how to stand up for their legal rights without collapsing under the financial strain.Whose problems can be solved by taking control of your own legal destiny? Anyone who cringes at the thought of the legal establishment. Anyone who faces any kind of dispute -- whether it results in a lawsuit or not. This book is a must

The Inheritors Handbook: A Definitive Guide for Beneficiaries
The Inheritors Handbook
A Definitive Guide for Beneficiaries
Paperback      ISBN: 068486908x

You're not alone. Sixty million Americans stand to be on the receiving end of an inheritance in the coming years. Planning is crucial if you hope to preserve your windfall, save on taxes, and avoid family squabbles. In The Inheritor's Handbook, expert Dan Rottenberg offers a comprehensive guide through the inheritance process that gets to the heart of the complex issues, both financial and emotional, that beneficiaries face. He demonstrates how future heirs can discuss money and wills, choose advisers, manage investments, and much more. Using real-life examples, Rottenberg provides tested solutions to sensitive inheritance issues -- before the time of death, at the time of death, and years later. The Inheritor's Handbook is the only book you'll need to help you manage the difficulties, decisions, and opportunities that come with inheriting

Protect Your 401(k)
Protect Your 401(k)
Paperback      ISBN: 007140712x

When Enron filed for bankruptcy, thousands of Enron employees watched their retirement nest eggs evaporate in a matter of just few months while high-level executives pocketed millions. The Enron scandal has brought into sharp focus the vulnerability of employees' retirement accounts, especially 401(k) accounts. People are aware now as never before that they must take steps to safeguard the assets in their 401(k) accounts since those assets are not protected by any private or public insurance program. Protect Your 401(k) is a practical, accessible, and quick guide to the 10 steps every 401(k) participant must take immediately to secure their investments and any gains they have made so far. Those steps include: - Diversify, use asset allocation - Know the rules of distribution - Take advantage of matching programs - Know who's managing the funds - Understand the mechanics of the plan Protect Your 401(k) is essential for every employee with a 401(k) account. In this very hands-on book, the authors first briefly explain what a 401(k) is (including a brief history of these accounts) and how to get started. The authors then lead the reader through the nuts-and-bolts steps to take to prot

Technical Analysis for Dummies
Technical Analysis for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764540440

A simple, straightforward guide to the fundamentals of technical analysis
For active traders and investors who don't understand the complicated art of technical analysis, this commonsense resource covers all the bases. Explaining the basic principles of analysis and showing how to implement them, Technical Analysis For Dummies dumps the confusing jargon and unreadable charts for basic explanations and practical guidance. In no time at all, readers will see how to make better trading decisions.
Barbara Rockefeller (Stamford, CT) is one of the foremost authorities on technical analysis and founder of Rockefeller Treasury Services.

Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders
Market Wizards
Interviews With Top Traders
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592802974


"I've read Market Wizards at several stages of my career as it shows the staying power of good down-to-earth wisdoms of true practitioners with skin in the game. This is the central document showing the heuristics that real-life traders use to manage their affairs, how people who do rather than talk have done things. Twenty years from now, it will still be fresh. There is no other like it."
--NASSIM N. TALEB, former derivatives trader, author of The Black Swan, and professor, NYU-Poly

"Market Wizards is one of the most fascinating books ever written about Wall Street. A few of the 'Wizards' are my friends--and Jack Schwager has nailed their modus operandi on the head."
--MARTIN W. ZWEIG, PhD, Editor, The Zweig Forecast

"It is difficult enough to develop a method that works. It then takes experience to believe what your method is telling you. But the toughest task of all is turning analysis into money. If you don't believe it, try it. These guys have it all: a method, the conviction, and the discipline to act decisively time after time, regardless of distractions and pressures. They are heroes of Wall Street, and Jack Schwager's book brings their characters vividly to life."
--ROBERT R. PRECHTER, JR., Editor, The Elliott Wave Theorist

The Millionaire Mind
The Millionaire Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0740718584

"Readers with an entrepreneurial turn of mind will devour The Millionaire Mind because it provides road maps on how millionaires found their niches."After its first publication, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley's second best-seller The Millionaire Mind spent over four months on the New York Times best-seller list, rising to position #2, and has sold over half a million copies. Here is the first paperback edition of Stanley's second groundbreaking study of America's wealthy.

The Millionaire Mind targets a population of millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs, and behaviors that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, Dr. Stanley provides a fascinating look at who America's financial elite are and how they got there.

*What were their school days like?

*How did they respond to negative criticism?

*What are the characteristics of the millionaire's spouse?

*Is religion an important part of their lives?

The author uncovers the surprising answers to these and similar questions, showing readers through concrete examples just what it is that makes the wealthy prosper when others would turn away dejected or beaten.

The Millionaire Mind promises to be as transformational as Dr. Stanley's previous best-seller. This book answers universal questions with solid statistical evidence in an approachable, and anecdotal style. The number of copies sold of this soon-to-be-classic will surely be in the millions.
The Wall Street Journal. Complete Personal Finance Guidebook
The Wall Street Journal. Complete Personal Finance Guidebook
Paperback      ISBN: 030733600x

From America's most authoritative source: the quintessential primer on understanding and managing your money

Money courses through just about every corner of our lives and has an impact on the way we live today and how we'll be able to live in the future. Understanding your money, and getting it to work for you, has never been more important than it is today, as more and more of us are called upon to manage every aspect of our financial lives, from managing day-to-day living expenses to planning a college savings fund and, ultimately, retirement. From The Wall Street Journal, the most trusted name in financial and money matters, this indispensable book takes the mystery out of personal finance. Start with the basics, learn how they work, and you'll become a better steward of your own money, today and in the future. Consider The Wall Street Journal Complete Personal Finance Guidebook your cheat sheet to the finances of your life. This book will help you:

- Understand the nuts and bolts of managing your money: banking, investing, borrowing, insurance, credit cards, taxes, and more

- Establish realistic budgets and savings plans

- Develop an investment strategy that makes sense for you

- Make the right financial decisions about real estate

- Plan for retirement intelligently

Also available--the companion to this guidebook: The Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Workbook, by Jeff D. Opdyke

Get your financial life in order with help from The Wall Street Journal. Look for:

- The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook

- The Wall Street Journal Complete Identity Theft Guidebook

- The Wall Street Journal Complete Real Estate Investing Guidebook
How to Be Rich
How to Be Rich
Paperback      ISBN: 0515087378
Learn J. Paul Getty's secrets on making money and getting rich in this "excellent How To book from a $$$ and sense man" (Kirkus Reviews).

There are plenty of books on making money by men who haven't made much. But if J. Paul Getty, who Fortune magazine called "the richest man in the world," doesn't know how, who does? Here the billionaire businessman discloses the secrets of his success--and provides a blueprint for those who want to follow in his footsteps. And he goes beyond the matter of making money to the question of what to do with it.

"Getty says it: 'You can be rich.'"--New York Herald Tribune

"Aimed at the rising young business executive."--Albany Times-Union
The Art Of The Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything
The Art Of The Start
The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591840562
A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything where there s a will, here s the way.

It begins with a dream that just won t quit, the once-in-a-lifetime thunderbolt of pure inspiration, the obsession, the world-beater, the killer app, the next big thing. Everyone who wants to make the world a better place becomes possessed by a grand idea.

But what does it take to turn your idea into action?

Whether you are an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit crusader, there s no shortage of advice available on issues such as writing a business plan, recruiting, raising capital, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, and Web sites that many startups get bogged down to the point of paralysis. Or else they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they discover their mistakes.

In The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki brings two decades of experience as one of business s most original and irreverent strategists to offer the essential guide for anyone starting anything, from a multinational corporation to a church group. At Apple in the 1980s, he helped lead one of the great companies of the century, turning ordinary consumers into evangelists. As founder and CEO of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm, he has field-tested his ideas with dozens of newly hatched companies. And as the author ofbestselling business books and articles, he has advised thousands of people who are making their startup dreams real.

From raising money to hiring the right people, from defining your positioning to creating a brand, from creating buzz to buzzing the competition, from managing a board to fostering a community, this book will guide you through an adventure that s more art than science the art of the start.