CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Ken Fisher is founder and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent money
management firm managing over $35 billion (as of Dec. 31/09) for individuals
and institutions. And, Fisher has written the monthly "Portfolio Strategy"
column for Forbes magazine for the last twenty-five years—since 1984—making
him, so far, the fourth longest-running columnist in the magazine’s history.
During this time, he’s seen everything from the stock market crash of 1987 and
the great bull markets of the 1980s and 1990s to the Tech bubble of 2000 and
the global market meltdown of 2008.
Now, with The Making of a Market Guru, you’ll gain an insightful look at
Fisher’s prolific career over the years and discover the high-profile market
calls he’s made so far in these monthly columns. At times engaging and timely,
at others revealing and informative, this book is a sweeping look at a recent
and eventful slice of stock market history. You’ll read about what’s changed,
but you’ll be more amazed by what hasn’t. And you’ll see investing wisdom that
still applies, now and for the foreseeable future, from a quarter-century of
Fisher’s concise and witty market wisdom.
Preceding Fisher’s columns for each year are a few pages of commentary—putting
them in historic context, pointing out areas that are still salient, and others
where Fisher’s perspective has changed over the years—highlighting key points
that deserve extra attention.
Chapter by chapter, this book offers practical investment advice from a
leading market voice, while: Looking at Fisher’s market analysis over the years
and providing an industry insider’s view of major, and not-so-major, market
events Examining how Fisher called three of the last four bear markets Showing
that what many commonly think impacts markets doesn’t—and some very surprising
things that do impact markets that few are aware of. And much more
The more things change, the more they stay the same—at least when it comes to
investing. And seeing history through the eyes of a market guru can help
improve your overall investment endeavors today. If you take the time to read
this unique, historic compilation, you’ll be taking your first steps to
understanding how to become your own market guru.