Results 1 – 9 of 9 Discover Book Depository’s huge selection of Fred-Schwed books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 19 million titles. Writing with a rare mixture of wry cynicism and bonhomie reminiscent of Mark Twain and H. L. Mencken, Fred Schwed, Jr., skewers everyone including himself in. 4 quotes from Fred Schwed Jr.: ‘Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be.

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Quote by Fred Schwed Jr.: “Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful”

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What Schwed has done is capture fully-in deceptively clean language-the lunacy at the heart of the investment business. Time fells the favored; the fallen rise.

Lombard Street Walter Bagehot. A very easy and pleasurable reading, highly recommended to everyone BEFORE starting investing their money ; as for a former insider of schwsd financial industry, the book proved to be really entertaining for me, with a good portion of irony and satire. When it’s bust buy the stocks from the people who are dying to sell the stock by selling bonds even at loss and stocks may go down further don’t pay attention and wait until the peak of 1.

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Bogle Investment Classics Boxed Set: Constantly funny in an intellectual and dry wit. Mar 02, Mat rated it liked it.

Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?: Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street

The Best Books of Every now and then, it happens that some poor financially illiterate soul gets suckered into the tred of speculation. Are you an author? Even if you don’t have a deep interest in investing or personal finance this book is a must read because all people are or ought to be investing.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Be the first to ask a question about Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? May 04, Rolling Ideas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Schwed covers some important ground in what may be one of the most important books ever written about Schweed Street; the craziness of financial predictions, the desperate nature of stock brokers today known as “financial advisorsthe psychotic tendencies of the investing public, and capitalism – that old hag.


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Subscribe to our Shcwed newsletter Enter email Subscribe. So you’ve got a good broker making you lots of money? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Both from the customers and the people within the industry itself. It is especially funny to see that almost all of this folly, 73 years later, is still all around us with the addition of some other new ones.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In fact the more nascent or open to learning the better because this book is a great foundation for how investing should be understood and executed. It is a pretty short book, and so shall also this review be.

In principle it’s easy to do it it’s psychological. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Trivia About Where Are the Cus Brimming with amusing anecdotes and stories, this often hilarious cautionary tale is fully illustrated. Back cover copy “Once I picked it up I did not put it down until I finished.