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The Inner Game of Investing: Access the Power of Your Investment Personality

ISBN: 978-0-471-31479-0
198 pages
April 1999
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Unlike other investment books that dole out one brand of advice to a potentially diverse readership, this unique book guides you to your own best personal strategy by showing you what types of stocks fit your individual style. Written in a witty and engaging style by securities analyst and long-time financial columnist Derrick Niederman, The Inner Game of Investing reveals the Seven Stock Market Personalities: The Bargain Hunter, The Visionary, The Contrarian, The Sentimentalist, The Skeptic, The Trader, and The Adventurist. You will be amazed to see how your own psychological attributes and predispositions interact with the market and how they may be blinding you to both habitual mistakes and golden opportunities.

Niederman's invaluable insights extend into other aspects of investing, including widely held, but often misguided beliefs about the irrationality and efficiency of the market, the psychological nuances of dealing with market professionals, and the general psychology of analyzing stocks.

The Inner Game of Investing shines a light into areas of your personal investment process. This is one book that could change the way you invest and raise your stock market skills to a level you never thought possible.
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Introduction.

The Bargain Hunter.

The Visionary.

The Contrarian.

The Sentimentalist.

The Skeptic.

The Trader.

The Adventurist.

The Psychology of Analyzing Stocks.

Dealing with Others.

Investing in Real Life.

Index.
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DERRICK NIEDERMAN is a mathematician turned securities analyst and financial writer. His credits include a PhD in mathematics from MIT and articles in a wide variety of financial publications, most recently as a contributing editor at Worth magazine. He is the author of This Is Not Your Father s Stockpicking Book: Profiting from the Hidden Investment Clues Found in Everyday Life. As a gamesman, Niederman is a former national squash champion and a life master in duplicate bridge.
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"How-to-invest books normally put me to sleep, but Derrick Niederman comes at the subject with such freshness and wit that I got hooked--and stayed that way right straight through." --Carol J. Loomis, Board of Editors, Fortune Magazine

"Put down the Wall Street Journal and look in the mirror, says Niederman. The key to successful investing isn't knowing the p/e ratio of General Motors. It's knowing yourself. This is fascinating stuff."--John Rothchild, author of The Bear Book and A Fool and His Money
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