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Big Investment Lie What Your Financial Advisor Doesn't Want You to Know

ISBN-10: 1576754073
ISBN-13: 9781576754078
Edition: 2007
Authors: Michael Edesess
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Description: This expos? of regularized falsehood reveals the unfortunate truth behind the financial advisory industry ? that professional investors cannot, and never have been able to, beat market averages. Written by a well-credentialed insider, this book  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298

This expos? of regularized falsehood reveals the unfortunate truth behind the financial advisory industry ? that professional investors cannot, and never have been able to, beat market averages. Written by a well-credentialed insider, this book additionally provides detailed insights into where people should really invest their money.

Preface
Introduction: Excuse Me, Is This the "Real" World?
How Much You Pay
The Beardstown Ladies versus the Professionals
The Extraordinarily High Cost of Investment Advice
The Outer Limits: Hedge Fund Fees
Taxes Down the Drain
Why Do We Give Golden Crumbs to Rich People?
How Little You Get
Why Investment Professionals Can't Predict Markets
The Abject Failure of Professional Advisors and Managers
The Market Can Turn on a Dime
The Claims of Money Managers: "Smoking Our Brand Prevents Cancer"
Idle, Greedy Hands and Too Much Data Do the Devil's Work
The Simple Rules of Nobel Prize Winners
There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Investment Genius or the Thousandth Coin?
How You Are Sold
Effective Pitches to Sell the Big Lie
How Investors Delude Themselves
How Hedge Funds Operate and Are Sold
How Consultants and Money Managers Sell to Institutional Investors
Derivatives: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Modern Slippery Slope of Business Ethics
Conclusion: The Ten New Commandments for Smart Investing
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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