The Money Game

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Open Road Media, May 26, 2015 - 253 pages
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“The best book there is about the stock market”—timeless investing basics by the host of the Emmy Award–winning show Adam Smith’s Money World (The New York Times Book Review).

This essential book takes readers to the Street to learn about the intricacies of money and how the stock market impacts every area of our lives. According to the author, the key to making wise, lucrative investments is knowing ourselves. In witty, easily accessible language, he shares pithy insights about the role of intuition and the psychology of guilt, arguing that there is no substitute for information. Smith’s Irregular Rules shatter common myths and misconceptions, revealing why nothing works all the time and illustrating how greed and fear fuel the market.
 
Readers will learn about the safest types of investing, the key to following market trends, and how to capitalize growth, gleaning tips on stock movers, winners and losers, and much more. Peppered with entertaining and prescient anecdotes, The Money Game analyzes who makes the really big money and explores the meaning of our desire to become rich. From selling short and buying long to Wall Street’s crowd mentality, from what constitutes a random walk to why timing is everything, this is the definitive portrait of the Street, then and now.
 

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Preface
Why Did the Master Say Game?
Money in the Market?
A Cuddling Comsat
Can Footprints Predict the Future?
What the Hell Is a Random Walk?
The Cult of Performance
Lunch at Scarsdale Fats
CAN IT ALL COMB TUMBLING DOWN?
My Friend the Gnome of Zurich Says a Major Money Crisis Is On Its
The Purposive Investor
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Adam Smith (1930–2014) is the pseudonym of George Goodman, a writer and editor best known for his Emmy Award–winning PBS program Adam Smith’s Money World. After graduating from Harvard College, he studied political economy as a Rhodes scholar at the University of Oxford. Goodman made his name as a journalist presenting financial and economic concepts to mainstream audiences and was a bestselling author of numerous books, including The Money Game, Supermoney, and Powers of Mind. He was also a screenwriter, as well as a cofounder of New York magazine and Institutional Investor.

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