Financial markets have an impressive history of gains and progress for prudent and judicious investors. But these advances are often interrupted by powerful and sudden setbacks or forward lurches. What is it about investment psychology, and the structure of financial markets, that causes this? How should we react to short term gyrations that can excite or frighten? And what is the role of government regulation in stabilizing financial markets?
Secrets of the Great Investors Series is a collection of audio presentations that explain, in understandable language, the strategies and principles that have produced great wealth. History’s greatest investors used powerful investing philosophies to produce superior results, and we can learn from their successes and mistakes.
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As the world becomes more economically and culturally integrated, there are vast opportunities for growth—especially as less prosperous countries seize the opportunities of capitalism and the market economy. Hear the success stories and pitfalls, the strategies and secrets, of the world’s great international investors.
The institutions and big players of Wall Street shape your financial world in a profound way; many act on behalf of millions of people as they invest pension funds, retirement plans, or other group assets. Investment bankers play a key role for companies that sell stock; stock brokers offer an array of services to fit a number of investor needs.... Read more »
Most investors do not get involved in speculation or commodities, but speculators play a vital function in financial markets by absorbing and managing risk. Technical traders practically ignore business results within specific companies, instead focusing on broad market indicators such as price trends, trading volume, and rate of change in major... Read more »
Any good financial plan must address how to preserve what you earn. Though tax law and inheritance laws constantly change, this presentation will give you a clear “big picture” on the basic pitfalls and opportunities in this potentially complicated (yet vital) area of financial planning.
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Public confidence in financial markets depends on the perception that they are fair and just, not distorted or manipulated to the advantage of particular traders. This is the story of those who have sought illicit advantages, and how markets and investors can protect themselves against the dark side of human nature.
Benjamin Graham developed “value investing,” a style adopted by Warren Buffett, one of history’s most successful investors; it is based on “fundamental analysis,” which quantitatively compares a company’s stock price to various measures of financial strength and promise. “Growth investing” is a fundamentally different style that seeks to... Read more »
Jean Paul Getty and John Templeton are great examples of “bargain hunters” or “contrarians,” who seek to find promising stocks that are out of favor or fashion—and therefore undervalued. Slightly different are those who study cycles and waves to determine regular and (hopefully) predictable patterns of favor and disfavor in the market.
What do professional money managers offer to the individual investor, and to what degree can they be expected to outperform the market? Investors increasingly choose mutual funds, themselves run by money managers, as a preferred way to invest in securities. How should an investor come to terms with the dizzying number of choices available, and... Read more »
In America’s financial nerve center, fortunes are made, and sometimes lost. J.P. Morgan, Jay Gould, Hetty Green, Jim Brady, Jesse Livermore, Bernard Baruch, Joseph Kennedy, and many others have made “the street” what it is today. Learn about the techniques, principles, and innovations that have shaped the market, and sharpen your ability to... Read more »
Saving, budgeting, and investing are keys to creating wealth—but there are many different philosophies about how to approach this essential task. The “investment philosophers” offer systematic beliefs about investing that often parallel other systems of human conduct (e.g. Taoism, the hunter-warrior, etc.). The financial economists (e.g. Fisher,... Read more »
Financial markets have an impressive history of gains and progress for prudent and judicious investors. But these advances are often interrupted by powerful and sudden setbacks or forward lurches. What is it about investment psychology, and the structure of financial markets, that causes this? How should we react to short term gyrations that can... Read more »
For centuries, gold has been considered a safe haven: it is tangible, unlike an account balance, and its value is relatively stable, especially as a hedge against inflation. To what degree should investors seek security in gold, or in other kinds of hard money? In the second part of this presentation we discuss the financial writers and gurus... Read more »
Investments in tangible assets offer a unique set of opportunities and problems, often related to limited supply (so that price becomes especially sensitive to changes in demand). Learn about the techniques of investors who have succeeded (and failed) with this special class of investments.
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