The Investing Revolutionaries: How the World's Greatest Investors Take on Wall Street and Win in…

Hardcover | April 24, 2009

byJames N. Whiddon, Nikki Knotts

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Over the past five years, James Whiddon hasinterviewed some of the world’s brightest, best, andmost influential men and women in finance on hispopular radio show, The Investing Revolution.While the topics under discussion have rangedwidely, the show’s mission has remained constant:Reveal the truth about how Wall Street has riggedthe game so that it always wins—at everyone else’sexpense—and offer investors an alternative toWall Street to help them participate directly in freemarket capitalism and achieve astonishing longtermgains.

In The Investing Revolutionaries, Whiddon distillsall of that financial genius into a witty, wise elixirguaranteed to cure what ails your aching portfolio.Indispensable reading for professional and retailinvestors who want to free themselves from thetyranny of the Wall Street status quo, it deliversthe insights of a host of luminaries, including JohnBogle, Michael Mauboussin, Mohamed El-Erian,Richard Thaler, and Jeremy Siegel. Each financialpowerhouse featured in the book weighs in on theslick marketing ploys, statistical sleights of hand,and psychological button-pushing the denizens ofLower Manhattan routinely employ to separate youfrom your money. They also offer priceless tips onsuch topics as

  • The advantages of passive versus activeportfolio management (how to achievestellar gains through superdiversification)
  • Global investing (is China really a goodinvestment?)
  • Avoiding common behavioral traps (runningwith the herd will get you gored)

    Forget about stock picking and market timing. Sayfarewell to mutual fund gurus and the hyperbolicclaims of the technical wizards. Investors of theworld, you have nothing to lose but your chains. Andnow The Investing Revolutionaries provides you withthe key.

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Over the past five years, James Whiddon hasinterviewed some of the world’s brightest, best, andmost influential men and women in finance on hispopular radio show, The Investing Revolution.While the topics under discussion have rangedwidely, the show’s mission has remained constant:Reveal the truth about how Wall Street has riggedthe ga...

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You can keep playing Wall Street’s game—or you can make your own rules“Whiddon has done it again! He has added to the Short-List-of-Really-Good-Books-on-Investing.An easy read, [this book] introduces us to the real heroes of investing. The InvestingRevolutionaries belongs on your investing bookshelf with Bernstein, Bogle, Solin, and To...

James N. Whiddon is founder and CEO of JWA Financial Group, Inc., and a popular host of a syndicated talk radio show. He has been named repeatedly one of the fastest growing Aggie Business Leaders and one of Dallas’s Best Financial Planners, and his firm has been named a “Wealth Master” by Bloomberg Wealth Manager fiv...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 1.06 inPublished:April 24, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071623949

ISBN - 13:9780071623940

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Table of Contents

John Bogle, The Revolutionary
Bob Litan on Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism and Emerging Markets
A Nobel Perspective: Capitalism Looking for Direction with Edmund Phelps
Bursting the Bubble Mentality with Daniel Gross
Bob Samuelson and the Recession Fire DrillSell Low, Cry High
Investing Differentiators with Weston Wellington
Section III: Investing Behaviors
The Paradox of Barry Schwartz: Why Less Is More
Jason Zweig Explains the Brain: How Do We Decide?
Dr. Peter DeMarzo and the Herd Mentality of InvestingMichael Mauboussin Asks, Are You the Ant or the Grasshopper?
Peter Bernstein Explains Why Losses Hurt So Much Opportunity Lost - The Fear Tax
Richard Thaler's Deal or No Deal
Kenneth French on The Simple Arithmetic of Active Management
John Stossel's Clear Look at the Issues
The D.U.M.B. Funds
Edward Prescott on Tax Rates and Economic Growth
What About China? Guest: Kenneth Lieberthal
The Oil Problem as seen by William J Pike
Marvin Zonis on the Global Political Economy
Why Stocks Are Safer Than Bonds Nick Murray
Economic Forecasting - Cash Only with guest Geroge Walper, Jr
Eugene Fama, Efficient Economist
Jeremy Siegel and the Pessimists' Favorite Investment
Jane Bryant Quinn's Bad Investments Rule of Thumb
The Million Dollar Myth
The Big Problem with Index Funds and ETF's according to Gene Fama, Jr