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Heads I win, tails I win : why smart investors fail and how to tilt the odds in your favor

Author: Spencer Jakab
Publisher: New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since leaving his job as a ... stock analyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers--and his family, friends, and colleagues--make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better"--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Jakab
ISBN: 0399563202 9780399563201
OCLC Number: 921865003
Description: vi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Lake Moneybegone --
Timing isn't Everything --
Turning Lemons into Lemonade --
Who wants to be a Billionaire? --
Actually, Timing is Everything --
The Celebrity Cephalopod --
Seers and Seer Suckers --
Where are the Customers' Yachts? --
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose --
Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Investors --
But wait, there's more --
Far from the Maddening Crowd --
The Hungarian Grandma Indicator (Or why you may need an Advisor) --
Leaving Lake Moneybegone.
Responsibility: Spencer Jakab.

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"Since leaving his job as a ... stock analyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers--and his family, friends, and colleagues--make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better"--Dust jacket flap.

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