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Wealth, War and Wisdom

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ISBN: 9780470223079    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 358        Language: English
An intriguing look at how past market wisdom can help you survive and thrive during uncertain times In Wealth, War & Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points...Read more
An intriguing look at how past market wisdom can help you survive and thrive during uncertain times In Wealth, War & Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance, and shows how these lessons can help the twenty-first-century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy. Through these pages, Biggs skillfully discusses the performance of equities in both victorious and defeated countries, examines how individuals preserved their wealth despite the ongoing battles, and explores whether or not public equities were able to increase in value and serve as a wealth preserver. Biggs also looks at how other assets, including real estate and gold, fared during this dynamic and devastating period, and offers valuable insights on preserving one's wealth for future generations. With clear, concise prose, Biggs Reveals how the investment insights of truly trying times can be profitably applied to modern day investment endeavors Follows the performance of global markets against the backdrop of World War II Offers many relevant lessons-about life, politics, financial markets, wealth, and survival-that can help you thrive in the face of adversity Wealth, War & Wisdom contains essential insights that will help you navigate modern financial markets during the uncertain times that will increasingly define this new century.
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About the author: Barton Biggs
Barton Biggs spent thirty years at Morgan Stanley. In that time, he formed the firm's number one- ranked research department, built up its investment management... Read more
Barton Biggs spent thirty years at Morgan Stanley. In that time, he formed the firm's number one- ranked research department, built up its investment management business, and served as chairman of the investment management firm. At various times during this period, he was ranked as the number-one U.S. investment strategist by the Institutional Investor magazine poll and then, from 1996 to 2003, as the number-one global strategist. He was also a member of the five-man executive committee that ran the firm until its merger with Dean Witter in 1996. In 2003, Biggs left Morgan Stanley and, with two other colleagues, formed Traxis Partners. Traxis now has well over a billion dollars under its management. Biggs's previous book, Hedgehogging , was also published by Wiley and is an international success.
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Review:
'Wealth, War & Wisdom' fills a void...Biggs has read widely and thought deeply." ( bloomberg.com ) "air of scholarly detachment and his lucid prose make [the book] worthy as both an economic primer...Read more
'Wealth, War & Wisdom' fills a void...Biggs has read widely and thought deeply." ( bloomberg.com ) "air of scholarly detachment and his lucid prose make [the book] worthy as both an economic primer and history seminar." ( Trader Monthly , March 2008) "...completely relevant, indeed essential, to predicting the way modern financial markets and the economy will act during uncertain times..." ( HereIsTheCity.com , Sat 8th March) "His clear and lively writing style and his deep knowledge of markets and investments will entertain...as well as educate". ( Yahoo Finance, Tuesday 15th April 2008) "must-read book". CNBC Squawk Box Wednesday 4 June 2008 Journal interview with the author. EFinancialNews.com Tuesday 3 June 2008 "Very comprehensive...All of his recommendations are backed up with extensive research and presented in an easy-to-understand manner." Stockerblog.Blogspot.com Saturday 31 May 2008 "...contains fascinating insights and should be valuable to all those who are struggling to put the present financial crisis into perspective." (Spear's WMS, January 2009)
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