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Panic-Proof Investing

Lessons in Profitable Investing from a Market Wizard

By Thomas F. Basso

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Format: Paperback / softback, 151 pages, 15th Edition
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United States, 18 October 1994
" concise, easy-to-read, and filled with solid advice. An evening spent reading Panic-Proof Investing could prove to be one of the best investments the novice investor can make." - Jack Schwager author, The New Market Wizards Featured in Jack Schwager's bestselling The New Market Wizards, Tom Basso is one of the most popular and most quoted professional traders in the world. In a book rich with wit, wisdom, and a wealth of practical advice, Tom Basso, a.k.a. "Mr. Serenity," tells you how to center yourself for smart, balanced investment choices. Taking aim at internal roadblocks to success, Tom clearly shows why the sine qua non of being a successful investor is to "know thyself." Writing in a jargon-free, down-to-earth style, he prepares you for the investment process with tips on how to stay focused; how to avoid and cope with common frustrations; and how to avoid psychological pitfalls that lead to poor decision-making and disappointing returns. * Witty, familiar, easy-to-read, and peppered with lively cartoons and illustrations* Packed with real-life case studies and telling parables in which you'll recognize your own and your friends' experiences* Features a handy "Panic-Proof Investor Checklist" that sums up the most important points covered in the book

Table of Contents

The Frustrated Investor. Three Areas of Investing Success. Your Perceptions Are Different from Others'. Who's to Blame?. Keep Your Money from the Person Managing It!. Give Yourself Balanced Scenarios. If It Isn't Broken, Don't Fix It!. The Art of Monitoring an Investment. Chasing the Hot Track Record. Is This a Good Deal or What?. Beware of the 10-Year Track Record. Diversify to Your Comfort Level. How Is Everyone Compensated?. Avoid Information Overload. Make a Decision, Then Act!. Staying the Course--The Toughest Decision. To Succeed, Lose the Ego. The Markets Are Not Random, and Other Personal Thoughts. Panic-Proof Investor Questions/Checklist. Suggested Reading.

About the Author

THOMAS F. BASSO is President of Trendstat Capital Management, Inc., which manages over $65 million for 300 clients worldwide. He has been a registered investment advisor since 1980 and a registered commodities advisor since 1984.

EAN: 9780471030249
ISBN: 0471030244
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions: 22.91 x 15.6 x 1.09 centimeters (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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