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Panic-Proof Investing: Lessons in Profitable Investing from a Market Wizard

Panic-Proof Investing: Lessons in Profitable Investing from a Market Wizard

Thomas F. Basso

ISBN: 978-0-471-03024-9 November 1994 151 Pages


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"...concise, easy-to-read, and filled with solid advice. An eveningspent reading Panic-Proof Investing could prove to be one of thebest investments the novice investor can make."
--Jack Schwager, author, The New Market Wizards

Featured in Jack Schwager's bestselling The New MarketWizards, Tom Basso is one of the most popular and most quotedprofessional traders in the world. In a book rich with wit, wisdom,and a wealth of practical advice, Tom Basso, a.k.a. "Mr. Serenity,"tells you how to center yourself for smart, balanced investmentchoices. Taking aim at internal roadblocks to success, Tom clearlyshows why the sine qua non of being a successful investor is to"know thyself." Writing in a jargon-free, down-to-earth style, heprepares you for the investment process with tips on how to stayfocused; how to avoid and cope with common frustrations; and how toavoid psychological pitfalls that lead to poor decision-making anddisappointing returns.
* Witty, familiar, easy-to-read, and peppered with livelycartoons and illustrations
* Packed with real-life case studies and telling parables inwhich you'll recognize your own and your friends' experiences
* Features a handy "Panic-Proof Investor Checklist" that sums upthe most important points covered in the book
The Frustrated Investor.

Three Areas of Investing Success.

Your Perceptions Are Different from Others'.

Who's to Blame?.

Keep Your Money from the Person Managing It!.

Give Yourself Balanced Scenarios.

If It Isn't Broken, Don't Fix It!.

The Art of Monitoring an Investment.

Chasing the Hot Track Record.

Is This a Good Deal or What?.

Beware of the 10-Year Track Record.

Diversify to Your Comfort Level.

How Is Everyone Compensated?.

Avoid Information Overload.

Make a Decision, Then Act!.

Staying the Course--The Toughest Decision.

To Succeed, Lose the Ego.

The Markets Are Not Random, and Other Personal Thoughts.

Panic-Proof Investor Questions/Checklist.

Suggested Reading.