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What I learned losing a million dollars

Author: Paul, Jim ; Moynihan, BrendanPublisher: Infrared Press, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 172 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780963579492Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Book Asia Campus
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Print HG4521 .P38 2007
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Available 900200485
Book Europe Campus
Main Collection
Print HG4521 .P38 2007
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Includes bibliographical references


What I Learned Losing a Million dollars Contents Foreword Preface Introduction xi xiii xv PART I Reminiscences of a Trader 1 From Hunger Goose Nickels No Little League 2 To the Real World Frat Life Is Gin a Drink or a Card Game? Very Little Class A Glimpse of the Future(s) Out of School You're in the Army Now The Brain Watchers and the Butterfly 3 Wood That I Would Trade Chicago Learning the Trading Floor Life in the Fast Lane Zenith 4 Spectacular Speculator Timber Tumbles The Arabian Horse Fiasco Soybean Oil Spreads Road to Riches The Death Knell Phone Call Soybean Oil Gets Slippery Vertigo Nadir 5 6 6 11 11 13 15 18 18 20 26 33 35 37 37 39 41 41 42 44 45 50 52 55 58 5 The Quest How Do the Pros Make Money? Advice and Dissent Averaging a Loss Top and Bottom Picking Spreading Up Losses PART II Lessons Learned 6 The Psychological Dynamics of Loss External vs. Internal Loss How External Losses Become Internal Losses The Five Stages of Internal Loss: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance The Five Stages of Loss and the Market Participant Discrete Events vs. Continuous Processes 7 The Psychological Fallacies of Risk Inherent Risk Created Risk: Investing, Trading, Speculating, Betting, Gambling Behavioral Characteristics Determine the Activity A Dangerous Combination Psychological Fallacies Profit Motive or Prophet Motive? 8 The Psychological Crowd Emotions and the Crowd Conventional Views of the Crowd What is a Crowd? Characteristics of a Crowd Two Psychological Crowd Models Delusion Model: Expectant Attention, Suggestion, Contagion, Acceptance Illusion Model: Affirmation, Repetition, Prestige, Contagion Emotions Hope /Fear Paradox Mania and Panic: Where Hope and Fear Meet the Crowd 61 61 62 63 63 64 65 73 75 76 77 80 81 85 88 88 91 93 94 98 101 103 103 105 106 109 109 110 110 111 112 Part III Tying It All Together 9 Rules, Tools and Fools Tying it All Together Dealing with the Uncertainty of the Future Decision-Making The Plan 11 Herbs and Spices A Plan vs. Loss, Risk and the Crowd A Plan and Objectivity Conclusion Postscript Appendix Notes Bibliography 147 155 165 167 171 117 118 119 121 126 126 131 136

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