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The Only Three Questions That Count

"The Only Three Questions That Count" is the first book to show you how to think about investing for yourself and develop innovative ways to understand and profit from the markets. The only way to consistently beat the markets is by knowing something others don't know. This book will show you how to do just that by using three simple questions. You'll see why CNBC's "Mad Money" host and money manager James J. Cramer says, 'I believe that reading his book may be the single best thing you could do this year to make yourself a better investor'. In "The Only Three Questions That Count", Ken Fisher challenges the conventional wisdoms of investing, overturns glib theories with hard facts, and blows up complacent beliefs about money and the markets. Ultimately, he says, the key to successful investing is daring to challenge yourself and whatever you believe to be true.Packed with more than 100 visuals, usable tools, and a glossary, "The Only Three Questions That Count" is an entertaining and educational experience in the markets unlike any other, giving you an opportunity to reap the huge rewards that only the markets can offer.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Foreword. Preface. Who Am I to Tell You Something That Counts? Idiots and Professionals: Oh, but I Repeat Myself. Because Mr. Crafty, It's Not a Craft. It's All Latin to Me-Starting to Think like a Scientist. The Only Three Questions That Count. 1 Question One: What Do You Believe That Is Actually False? If You Knew It Was Wrong, You Wouldn't Believe It. The Mythological Correlation. Always Look at It Differently. When You Are Really, Really Wrong. 2 Question Two: What Can You Fathom That Others Find Unfathomable? Fathoming the Unfathomable. Ignore the Rock in the Bushes. Discounting the Media Machine and Advanced Fad Avoidance. The Shocking Truth about Yield Curves. What the Yield Curve Is Trying to Tell You. The Presidential Term Cycle. 3 Question Three: What the Heck Is My Brain Doing to Blindside Me Now? It's Not Your Fault-Blame Evolution. Cracking the Stone Age Code-Pride and Regret. The Great Humiliator's Favorite Tricks. Get Your Head Out of the Cave. 4 Capital Markets Technology. Building and Putting Capital Markets Technology into Practice. It's Good while It Lasts. Forecast with Accuracy, Not like a Professional. Better Living through Global Benchmarking. 5 When There's No There, There! Johns Hopkins, My Grampa, Life Lessons, and Pulling a Gertrude. In the Center Ring-Oil versus Stocks. Sell in May because the January Effect Will Dampen Your Santa Claus Rally Unless There Is a Witching Effect. 6 No, It's Just the Opposite. When You Are Wrong-Really, Really, Really Wrong. Multiplier Effects and the Heroin-Addicted Apple iPod Borrower. Let's Trade This Deficit for That One. The New Gold Standard. 7 Shocking but True. Supply and Demand ... and That's It. Weak Dollar, Strong Dollar-What Does It Matter? 8 The Great Humiliator and Your Stone-Age Brain. That Predictable Market. Anatomy of a Bubble. Some Basic Bear Rules. What Causes a Bear Market? 9 Putting It All Together. Stick with Your Strategy and Stick It to Him. Four Rules That Count. Finally! How to Pick Stocks That Only Win. When the Heck Do You Sell? Conclusion. Transformationalism. Appendix A: U.S. Equity Total Returns 1830 to 1925. Appendix B: S&P 500 Composite Returns. Appendix C: Simulated Technology Returns. Appendix D: Nasdaq Composite Returns. Appendix E: U.K. Stock Market Total Returns. Appendix F: U.K. Stock Market (FTSE All-Share) Total Returns. Appendix G: Germany Stock Market Returns. Appendix H: Germany Stock Market (DAX) Total Returns. Appendix I: Japan Stock Market Total Returns. Appendix J: Japan Stock Market (TOPIX) Total Returns. Appendix K: Fisher Investments Global Total Return Performance. Appendix L: Ten-Year History of the Forbes Report Card. Appendix M: The United Deficits: Data. Notes. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

Ken Fisher is best known for his prestigious "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, where his twenty-four year tenure of high-profile calls makes him the fourth longest-running columnist in Forbes' 90-year history. Ken is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments-an independent, global money management firm with over $45 billion under management-and has appeared in most major American finance or business periodicals. He is also the author of the new investment book, The Ten Roads to Riches , from Wiley. Jennifer Chou is a Research Analyst of global capital markets and macroeconomics at Fisher Investments. She graduated from the University of California with a BS in finance. Lara Hoffmans is a Research Analyst at Fisher Investments. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in theatre.

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