PART I: STOCK RETURNS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE Chapter 1. The Case for Equity Historical Facts and Media Fiction Chapter 2. The Great Financial Crisis of 2008 Its Origins, Impact, and Legacy Chapter 3. The Markets, the Economy, and Government Policyin the Wake of the Crisis Chapter 4. The Entitlement Crisis Will the Age Wave Drown the Stock Market? PART II: ThE VERdiCT OF hiSTORy Chapter 5. Stock and Bond Returns Since 1802 Chapter 6. Risk, Return, and Portfolio Allocation Why Stocks Are Less Risky Than Bonds in the Long Run Chapter 7. Stock indexes Proxies for the Market Chapter 8. The S&P 500 index More Than a Half Century of U.S. Corporate History Chapter 9. The impact of Taxes on Stock and Bond Returns Stocks Have the Edge Chapter 10. Sources of Shareholder Value Earnings and Dividends Chapter 11. Yardsticks to Value the Stock Market Chapter 12. Outperforming the Market The Importance of Size, Dividend Yields,and Price/Earnings Ratios Chapter 13. Global investing Part III: hOW ThE ECONOMiC ENViRONMENT iMPACTS STOCKS Chapter 14. Gold, Monetary Policy, and inflation Chapter 15. Stocks and the Business Cycle Chapter 16. When World Events impact Financial Markets Chapter 17. Stocks, Bonds, and the Flow of Economic data PART IV: STOCK FLUCTUATiONS iN ThE ShORT RUN Chapter 18. Exchange-Traded Funds, Stock Index Futures, and Options Chapter 19. Market Volatility Chapter 20. Technical Analysis and investing with the Trend Chapter 21. Calendar Anomalies Chapter 22. Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of investing PART V: BUiLdiNG WEALTh ThROUGh STOCKS Chapter 23. Fund Performance, indexing, and Beating the Market Chapter 24. Structuring a Portfolio for Long-Term Growth Notes
Jeremy J. Siegel is a professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Siegel received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. and taught for four years at the University of Chicago before joining the Wharton faculty in 1976. He has written and lectured extensively about the economy and financial markets, monetary policy and interest rates, and stock and bond returns. Along with heading the macroeconomics module of the Morgan Bank Finance Program in New York, he is the academic director of the U.S. Securities Industry Institute and is on the Advisory Board of the Asian Securities Industry Association. Professor Siegel is courted by nearly every Wall Street firm as a consultant and lecturer and has appeared on CNBC, PBS, Wall Street Week, and NPR.
"[A] heavily researched book that cites historic and contemporary sources to support [its] thesis, but it is accessible to the average person." Chicago Tribune 20140109