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Out of the box and onto Wall Street [electronic resource] : unorthodox insights on investments and the economy /
Mark J. Grant.
imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2011.
description
xxi, 426 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781118018101 (hardback)
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Book
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imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2011.
isbn
9781118018101 (hardback)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes index.
abstract
"Out of the Box is part memoir and part investment strategy guide. Throughout his career, author Mark Grant has often taken a contrarian view. Rather than working on Wall Street or at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he's spent his time elsewhere on Main Street. He's very critical of all the "noise" in the markets which he feels leads investors to make poor choices in their holdings. He offers important rules perserving capital and making long-term profits."--
catalogue key
11931940
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Excerpts
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All markets, it seems to me, are the subjects of two masters: greed and fear. Everything else we discuss and get lost in analyzing are subsets of these two taskmasters . - Mark Grant It would be hard to overstate the extent to which the credit meltdown has been a major game changer in the bond markets. Bonds have never been so attractive to money managers and investors of every ilk. As necessity is the mother of invention, a variety of new or rediscovered uses of bonds and related financial products have emerged recently to help satisfy the screaming demand for safe long- and short-term alternatives to stocks. For some years now, finance and investment professionals in nearly fifty countries have eagerly awaited each issue of Mark Grants Out of the Box commentary, to benefit from his often contrarian, yet uncannily accurate, market forecasts. A professional with thirty-five years in the "great game"-most of it spent in unconventional, "Main Street" venues rather than Wall Street or the Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Mark isnt shy about airing his criticism of the herd mentality and all the "noise" in the markets, which, he believes, invariably leads investors to make disastrous choices. In Out of the Box and onto Wall Street , Mark cuts through the hype and hysteria to arm you with thirteen enduring rules for protecting your hard-won capital and earning consistent long-term profits, in both fair weather and foul. As he has so compellingly through his popular commentary Out of the Box , he offers his observations on the current and future states of the world economy and the investment markets. Part memoir, part strategy guide, Out of the Box and onto Wall Street provides professional managers and individual investors detailed analyses of market trends, along with Mark Grants invaluable insights into everything from the inner workings of the world economy to little-known strategies used by the most successful investors to common mistakes that even the most experienced investors can make. And all of it delivered with Marks trademark wit and eclecticism. Packed with practical insights, predictions, and indispensable rules of the road-along with a generous dose of good-natured humor- Out of the Box and onto Wall Street is sure to become a treasured resource in every investors working library.
Flap Copy
All markets, it seems to me, are the subjects of two masters: greed and fear. Everything else we discuss and get lost in analyzing are subsets of these two taskmasters. -Mark Grant It would be hard to overstate the extent to which the credit meltdown has been a major game changer in the bond markets. Bonds have never been so attractive to money managers and investors of every ilk. As necessity is the mother of invention, a variety of new or rediscovered uses of bonds and related financial products have emerged recently to help satisfy the screaming demand for safe long- and short-term alternatives to stocks. For some years now, finance and investment professionals in nearly fifty countries have eagerly awaited each issue of Mark Grants Out of the Box commentary, to benefit from his often contrarian, yet uncannily accurate, market forecasts. A professional with thirty-five years in the "great game"-most of it spent in unconventional, "Main Street" venues rather than Wall Street or the Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Mark isnt shy about airing his criticism of the herd mentality and all the "noise" in the markets, which, he believes, invariably leads investors to make disastrous choices. In Out of the Box and onto Wall Street, Mark cuts through the hype and hysteria to arm you with thirteen enduring rules for protecting your hard-won capital and earning consistent long-term profits, in both fair weather and foul. As he has so compellingly through his popular commentary Out of the Box, he offers his observations on the current and future states of the world economy and the investment markets. Part memoir, part strategy guide, Out of the Box and onto Wall Street provides professional managers and individual investors detailed analyses of market trends, along with Mark Grants invaluable insights into everything from the inner workings of the world economy to little-known strategies used by the most successful investors to common mistakes that even the most experienced investors can make. And all of it delivered with Marks trademark wit and eclecticism. Packed with practical insights, predictions, and indispensable rules of the road-along with a generous dose of good-natured humor-Out of the Box and onto Wall Street is sure to become a treasured resource in every investors working library.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Mark Grant writes with conviction, panache, and an internal radar focus used on the critical issues of evolving investment markets. I read his daily commentary and this book is just as compelling." - Bill Gross, Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO
"Mark Grant writes with conviction, panache, and an internal radar focus used on the critical issues of evolving investment markets. I read his daily commentary and this book is just as compelling." Bill Gross, Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO
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Summaries
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Praise for Out of the Box and Onto Wall Street "Mark Grant writes with conviction, panache, and an internal radar focus used on the critical issues of evolving investment markets. I read his daily commentary and this book is just as compelling."-Bill Gross, Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO "Mark Grant is among the most astute observers of the financial scene. His daily musings are read by a 'who's who' of Wall Street pros. This fascinating compilation of his writings as the financial crisis unfolded provide an invaluable guide to practicing Grant's rule number one: preservation of capital. Mark Grant has over thirty years' experience navigating and playing the great game of investing. He has not only survived in all kinds of markets, he has prospered. These writings, mostly written from his boat Wishes Granted , show why: they are astute, timely, funny, and wise. Buy a copy and become a better investor."-Bill Miller, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Legg Mason "No one else combines Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings , Dr. Seuss, and the Marquis de Sade with Henry Paulson, Alan Greenspan, and the European debt crisis like Mark Grant. He's a true wizard with true words of wisdom for anyone who wants to understand our crazy, mixed-up financial world. Grant's You Know You Work on Wall Street When . . . is pure genius, and amazingly, it's all true."-Pimm Fox, journalist and host of Taking Stock on Bloomberg TV and Radio "I have been privileged to know the wizard's apprentice for many years. Always thought-provoking and sometimes prescient, his observations and wisdom not only entertain, but often provide an alternative view of reality. Popular insights may be incorrect and even the wizard is not infallible, but I feel compelled to begin my day with his musings." -Andrew L. Heiskell, Executive Vice President, Mutual of America Capital Management
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title is part memoir and part investment strategy guide. Throughout his career, author Mark Grant has often taken a contrarian view. Rather that working on Wall Street or at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he's spent his time elsewhere on Main Street.
Long Description
"Mark Grant is among the most astute observers of the financial scene. His daily musings are read by a whos who of Wall Street pros. This fascinating compilation of his writings as the financial crisis unfolded provide an invaluable guide to practicing Grants rule number one: preservation of capital. Mark Grant has over thirty years experience navigating and playing the great game of investing. He has not only survived in all kinds of markets, he has prospered. These writings, mostly written from his boat Wishes Granted, show why: they are astute, timely, funny, and wise. Buy a copy and become a better investor."-Bill Miller, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Legg Mason "No one else combines Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, Dr. Seuss, and the Marquis de Sade with Henry Paulson, Alan Greenspan, and the European debt crisis like Mark Grant. Hes a true wizard with true words of wisdom for anyone who wants to understand our crazy, mixed-up financial world. Grants You Know You Work on Wall Street When . . . is pure genius, and amazingly, its all true."-Pimm Fox, journalist and host of Taking Stock on Bloomberg TV and Radio "I have been privileged to know the wizards apprentice for many years. Always thought-provoking and sometimes prescient, his observations and wisdom not only entertain, but often provide an alternative view of reality. Popular insights may be incorrect and even the wizard is not infallible, but I feel compelled to begin my day with his musings." -Andrew L. Heiskell, Executive Vice President, Mutual of America Capital Management
Long Description
Praise for Out of the Box and Onto Wall Street "Mark Grant writes with conviction, panache, and an internal radar focus used on the critical issues of evolving investment markets. I read his daily commentary and this book is just as compelling."-Bill Gross, Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO "Mark Grant is among the most astute observers of the financial scene. His daily musings are read by a whos who of Wall Street pros. This fascinating compilation of his writings as the financial crisis unfolded provide an invaluable guide to practicing Grants rule number one: preservation of capital. Mark Grant has over thirty years experience navigating and playing the great game of investing. He has not only survived in all kinds of markets, he has prospered. These writings, mostly written from his boat Wishes Granted , show why: they are astute, timely, funny, and wise. Buy a copy and become a better investor."-Bill Miller, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Legg Mason "No one else combines Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings , Dr. Seuss, and the Marquis de Sade with Henry Paulson, Alan Greenspan, and the European debt crisis like Mark Grant. Hes a true wizard with true words of wisdom for anyone who wants to understand our crazy, mixed-up financial world. Grants You Know You Work on Wall Street When . . . is pure genius, and amazingly, its all true."-Pimm Fox, journalist and host of Taking Stock on Bloomberg TV and Radio "I have been privileged to know the wizards apprentice for many years. Always thought-provoking and sometimes prescient, his observations and wisdom not only entertain, but often provide an alternative view of reality. Popular insights may be incorrect and even the wizard is not infallible, but I feel compelled to begin my day with his musings." -Andrew L. Heiskell, Executive Vice President, Mutual of America Capital Management
Main Description
A guide to thinking outside the Wall Street box Part memoir, part investment strategy guide, Out of the Box and onto Wall Street presents a revolutionary, alternative look at the world of finance. Revealing the essential rules for preserving capital and making long-term profits, the book provides timely observations on the current and future state of the world economy and investment markets, which are sure to be of interest to anyone considering alternative and time proven ways of making money. Written by Mark J. Grant, Managing Director of Corporate Syndicate and Structured Products for Southwest Securities, Inc Provides observations on the current and future state of the world economy and investment markets Offers detailed analysis of investment trends, common investor mistakes, and the simple investment strategies that most people are unaware of Designed for professional managers but also applicable for use by individual investors wanting a better understanding of the economy and how to pick smart investments for their own portfolio This is a must-read for anyone who wants to think about investing outside the Wall Street box.
Main Description
Out of the Box is part memoir and part investment strategy guide. Throughout his career, author Mark Grant has often taken a contrarian view. Rather than working on Wall Street or at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he's spent his time elsewhere on Main Street. He's very critical of all the "noise" in the markets which he feels leads investors to make poor choices in their holdings. He offers important rules perserving capital and making long-term profits.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Wizard Calls the Ball
The Implosion of the Housing Agencies
Get Back to Where You Once Belonged: August 11, 2008
The Cost of Not Honoring Obligations: August 19, 2008
The Agencies & Uncertainty: August 25, 2008
The GSE Agencies as an Opportunity: August 27, 2008
What is Given Can Be Taken: September 8, 2008
We Have Been Grievously Mislead: September 9, 2008
One Moment Please! September 10, 2008
Freddie Mac & The Fairy Tale: March 12, 2009
The Call on the Ten Year Treasury
There Is No Blushing in Brussels: June 30, 2010
Spasms of Fear: July 15, 2010
One of These Days: August 01, 2010
The Legacy Influences: August 19, 2010
Highway to the Danger Zone: August 20, 2010
"The First Class Indicator": September 07, 2010
The Importance of the Euro
Dolphins/Pelicans-Things That Matter: March 4, 2009
Manna From Heaven: April 17, 2009
Greek Downgrades-The Fallout: February 25, 2010
It Is Not All Greek To Me: March 24, 2010
Self Determination Becomes An Issue: May 14, 2010
If You Know How to Work It: July 28, 2010
With an Eye on Europe Once Again: August 12, 2010
Turmoil in greece
The Greek Tragedy Becomes Farce: January 13, 2010
Greece on the Skids: January 29, 2010
The Shut Down in Greece: February 11, 2010
Greek Austerity & Other Fairytales: February 12, 2010
The Fifth Labor of Hercules: February 22, 2010
Why Greece Matters: March 21, 2010
Greece for Dummies: March 23, 2010
AFHSTE TA ITAIXINI?IA NA APXISOYN: April 9, 2010
The Crisis in Europe
Learning to Dance Until It Moves
CPI Linked securities
The Wisdom of Buying Senior Debt to Preferred Stock
AIG Debt
Fixed-to Float Bonds
GrantÆs Gambit
Market Issues
Bear Stearns & Lehman Brothers
The American Credit Crisis
The Bailout
Politics
The Great Game
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