With the value of the dollar sinking, bond yields drying up, giant investment banks collapsing, and stock markets crumbling, how can you ensure that your money will stay safe? By becoming better acquainted with the markets, the "professionals" who populate the field of finance, and most importantly, yourself.While this may sound like simple advice, author Jason Zweig - the investing and personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal - knows how difficult this endeavor can be.
The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting.
"Too much fun for such dismal topics!"
"The Dying Business of Picking Stocks" is from the October 17, 2016 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Anne Tergesen and Jason Zweig and narrated by Alexander Quincy.