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Jonathan Burton relays the advice of nine top investors - Harry Markowitz, Paul Samuelson, Jeremy Siegel, John C. Bogle, Joseph Lakonishok, Richard Thaler, Gary Brinston, Peter Bernstein and William Sharpe. The author focuses on different aspects of investing - stock-market risk and reward, indexing, value versus growth investing, investor psychology, international investor strategies and risk tolerance. Burton concludes Investment Titans with observations about common themes - diversifying, investing now and staying invested. This solid book avoids repetition by focusing on different investment issues for different investors. getAbstract won’t give you stock tips, but we do offer book tips - this is a recommended buy for all readers interested in investment strategies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to make smart investments according to nine top investors from Wall Street;
  • Why you should diversify; and
  • Why risk ultimately drives your investment choices.

About the Author

Jonathan Burton is a prolific and well-known financial journalist. Investment Titans grew from his "Leaders in Finance" series, which he wrote for Asset Management. He co-authored the best-selling Electronic Day Traders’ Secrets and has contributed to to The New York Times, Bloomberg Personal Finance, The Economis and The Christian Science Monitor.



Nine Investment Titans
Nine investment titans offer their advice on how to make the best investments while weighing risk and reward. In these extensive interviews, they agree that all investors must assess, realistically and honestly, how well they tolerate risk. Unlike your portfolio’...

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