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High-Flying Adventures in the Stock Market

High-Flying Adventures in the Stock Market

Molly Baker

ISBN: 978-0-471-35936-4 April 2000 288 Pages


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"A wonderful read-Baker takes you through a year in the life of a fund manager-it's so well conceived and written that you'll think you were there too. Individual investors who manage their own money should put this book in their 'portfolio.' Informative, educational, great fun."-Larry Waterhouse Jr., Chairman, TD Waterhouse Investor Services, Inc.

"Most Americans know mutual funds only by their performance numbers. In High-Flying Adventures in the Stock Market, Molly Baker takes us inside the fund industry to give us a compelling and intimate look at the human drama of running a fund."-Douglas K. Sease, Editor, Wall Street Journal Books

"Baker uses the eye for detail she acquired as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal to explain the high-pressure world of the money manager in laymen's terms. For those seeking a readable, inside account of the '90s historic stock market boom, this is a book to add to the portfolio."-Dana Milbank, staff writer, The Washington Post

"Baker has provided an unusual perspective into the world of mutual fund management. She is a real reporter who is skilled in her understanding of what she describes and lively in her choice of episodes. The book is fun as well as informative."-Peter L. Bernstein, President, Peter L. Bernstein, Inc. author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

"A fantastic voyage through the mutual fund universe. Every investor should read this book."-Andrew Metrick, Assistant Professor of FinanceThe Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Don't You Just Love It?

Dollar Days.

Shorter Than the Life Span of a Stick of Gum.

Where's the Pony?

Hurricane Season.

Fevers of Unknown Origin.

This Used to Be Fun.

Do You Have a Band-Aid?

The Hangover Is Commensurate with the Party.

All I Want for Christmas Is a Dot-Com IPO.

You Can Make One Mistake, or You Can Make Two Mistakes.

Star Light, Star Bright.

"This is a fascinating insight. All the characters are real." (Chartered Secretary, January 2001)