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The common sense of money and investments

Author: Merryle Stanley Rukeyser
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1999.
Series: Wiley investment classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Books of investment advice have been around forever, or at least for as long as the general public has been playing the markets - which, to most people's minds, is practically forever. So it will come as a surprise to many encountering The Common Sense of Money and Investments for the first time that this classic, published in 1924, was one of the first of its kind. Perhaps even more surprising is how remarkably
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Merryle Stanley Rukeyser
ISBN: 0471332127 9780471332121 0471332135 9780471332138
OCLC Number: 40799922
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1924.
Description: xvii, 333 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Lawrence Chamberlain --
1. A Common Sense View of Money --
2. When to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor --
3. Legitimate Objectives of Thrift --
4. Outlets for Surplus Funds --
5. The Mind of the Small Investor --
6. The Radical and His Bonds --
7. Tests of a Safe Investment --
8. Why not Get Rich Quick? --
9. Investing Without Red Tape --
10. Investment Programs for Rich and Poor --
11. When to Switch from Stocks to Bonds --
12. How to Select an Honest Broker --
13. How to Detect a Security Charlatan --
14. Bucket Shops --
and How to Keep Out of Them --
15. High Finance --
and the Public Good --
16. Has the Day of Opportunities Passed? --
17. A Formula for Effective Thrift --
18. Secrets of the Financial Page.
Series Title: Wiley investment classics.
Responsibility: Merryle Stanley Rukeyser.
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"Books of investment advice have been around forever, or at least for as long as the general public has been playing the markets - which, to most people's minds, is practically forever. So it will come as a surprise to many encountering The Common Sense of Money and Investments for the first time that this classic, published in 1924, was one of the first of its kind. Perhaps even more surprising is how remarkably well it has stood the test of time. There have been monumental changes in the financial markets over the past seven decades, yet the essentials remain the same: people are still people, with all their foibles, and capital still obeys its ineluctable principles.

And you will find as you read through this book that its common sense advice on everything from investor psychology to picking stocks rings as true today as it did three-quarters of a century ago."--Jacket.

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