Introduction

“We’ve got a long, long way to go before this secular bear market is over1

Barry Ziskin, portfolio manager Z-Seven Fund

“For those properly prepared in advance, a bear market in stocks is not a calamity but an opportunity.”

John Templeton, investor, philanthropist, mutual fund pioneer, and billionaire

My Early Beginnings in the Stock Market

In 1957, when I was 13, my interest in stock market investing was permanently set in motion. My grandmother, Dora Tuchman, gave me one share of PanAm Airways as a birthday gift. I had no idea at that time that I would be fascinated by the stock market for the rest of my life, have a 40-year banking and financial career, and have the opportunity to author three ...

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