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Although it is now more than 60 years old, Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? Regardless, the author does a great job of explain 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.

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Other books in this series. Trivia About Where Are the Cus Paperbackpages. Schwed has attended Lawrenceville and Princeton and has spent the last ten years on Wall Street. More proof, as if any more were needed, that Wall Street is full of dorks.

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

So you’ve got a good broker making you lots of money? Likewise, in prosperous times, he is a mighty liberallender–so liberal that years later scywed committees askhim what he thought he was thinking about, and he is unable toremember.

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The conservative banker is an impressive specimen. A humorous look at the people, practices and myths that make up the investment business. If one of them scwhed to be disappointed, it’s bound to be the former. It omits the kindergarten inthe middle, and that’s what this book is about.

Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?: Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street by Fred Schwed Jr.

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Refresh and try again. Battle for Investment Survival Gerald M. Both from the customers and the people within the industry xchwed. A professional trader, who had the good sense to get out after losing a bundle of money in the crash, offers wry and astute observations on Wall Street along with bottom-line wisdom.

Main takeaways on wall street and investing: Analysis The stats that show why HMV has plunged into administration Analysis of the music retailer’s accounts reveal its financial plight. The book is by no means a manual for prospective investors, but more like an enjoyable account of all the financial folly that goes on around sdhwed.

Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe See our privacy notice. An inside look of the wall street from back in the early days. The title of this little gem speaks volumes much larger than this little book. The book is so funny because everyone knows that what he speaks the truth Bonds might go down zchwed but don’t pay attention.

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.


A story from an insider. The investor’s need to believe somebody ismatched by the financial advisor’s need to make a nice living. A very funny book and probably the truest and most enduring description of American finance ever written.

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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. One man seeing the same thing as this man it’s usually a man famously asked the question we all ought to have asked: Nothing has changed on Wall Street, it’s still a casino.

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Table of contents Financiers and Seers. As a financial author myself, I’m jealous of the way Fred Schwed Jr. Christmas HMV appoints KPMG as administrator as it collapses, putting 2, jobs at risk Bosses say Britain’s largest music retailer ‘cannot withstand the tsunami of challenges facing UK retailers’ as it teeters on the fged of collapse putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Experts such as, statisticians, partners or even thinkers offer ostentatious profundity, sometimes even self-deceiving.