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Rating

8 Overall

9 Applicability

7 Innovation

8 Style


Recommendation

Martin Zweig is one of the smartest and most successful stock pickers ever to walk down Wall Street, and he’s not ashamed to admit it. This book tells you more than you ever knew you wanted to know about him personally before getting down to the brass tacks of his investment methodology, but then he delivers one of the best guides to investing ever written. You don’t even have to trade stock actively to benefit from his lucid explanation of how the market works. getAbstract.com recommends this book for anyone with savings or investments, and especially for active stock investors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you should look at market extremes as warning signs;
  • Why the hope that losing stocks may turn around is an exercise in futility; and
  • Why discipline, flexibility and patience are the keys to playing the stock market.
 

About the Author

Martin Zweig is chairman of The Zweig Fund and The Zweig Total Return Fund, and publisher of the Zweig Forecast.

 

Summary

The Risk of a Bear Market
Because the market has been rising steadily (with one or two brief setbacks) during the 1980’s and 1990’s, a buy-and-hold strategy has worked well. But in the long run, stock prices must come into line with overall economic growth. There is now a high risk of ...

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