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Writing with a rare mixture wchwed wry cynicism and bonhomie reminiscent of Mark Twain and H. Mencken, Fred Schwed, Jr. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. About the only thing that’s changed on Wall Street is that computers have replaced pencils and graph paper.
Otherwise, the basics are the same.
Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street
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Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?: Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street
What Schwed has done is capture fully–in deceptively cleanlanguage–the lunacy at the heart of the achwed. Writing with a rare mixture of wry cynicism and bonhomiereminiscent of Mark Twain and H.
Only the nameshave been changed to protect the innocent. About the only thing that’s changed on Wall Street is thatcomputers have replaced pencils and graph paper.
Otherwise, thebasics are the same.
The investor’s need to believe somebody ismatched by the financial advisor’s need to make a nice living. Ifone of them has to be disappointed, it’s bound to be theformer. It omits the kindergarten inthe middle, and that’s what this book is about.
Written by Fred Schwed, Jr. Writingwith a rare mixture of wry cynicism and bonhomie reminiscent scnwed Twain and H. Mencken, Schwed skewers everyone includinghimself in his vivid depictions of the bankers, brokers, traders, investors, analysts, and hapless customers.
Just listen to his take on the conservative schwer The conservative banker is an impressive specimen. In times ofstress, when everybody needs money, he strives to avoid lending, but usually makes an exception to the United States schwde. Likewise, in prosperous times, he is a mighty liberallender–so liberal that years later unfriendly committees askhim what he thought he was thinking about, and he is unable toremember.
It is the popular feeling on Wall Street that chart readers arepretty occult professionals but that somehow most of them arebroke.
Table of contents Financiers and Seers. Investment Trusts–Promises and Performance.
Puts, Calls, Straddles, and Gabble. Investment–Many Questions and a Few Answers. Reform–Some Yeas and Nays.
Business books: Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? (Fred Schwed) – Business Insider
Review quote “wonderful book” Evening Standard, 24 August show more. Some years later, Schwed published a children’s book titled Wacky, the Small Boy. Wacky became a bestseller, and Schwed went on to draw further on his experience in writing Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? His publisher said of him, “Mr. Schwed has attended Lawrenceville and Princeton and has spent the last ten years on Wall Street.
As a result, he knows everything there is to know about children. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.