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Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse by Jeff Macke, Joshua M. Brown

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CHAPTER 12

THE WANDERER

A CONVERSATION WITH JAMES ALTUCHER

A gifted student as a child and a financial success by age 30, James Altucher ran headlong into the problems that tend to plague such financial versions of child prodigies. It’s the manner in which he rebuilt himself and how he continues to tell the story that sets Altucher apart in punditry circles.

Plenty of people love Altucher and follow his JamesAltucher.com blog religiously. The appeal of his advice is the same thing that enrages critics. Altucher simultaneously stayed within the belly of the financial beast while openly rebelling against the “brainwashing American religion” foisted on the semi-witting public 10,000 ad impressions at a time 24/7/365.

Not surprisingly, these observations ...

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