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Money Makers: The Stock Market Secrets of Britain's Top Professional Investment Managers by Jonathan Davis

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Introduction to the 2013 Edition

When asked his opinion about what the stock market would do next, the banker J.P. Morgan replied, briefly but pointedly: “It will fluctuate.” Ben Graham, the leading stock market authority of his day, searching for an appropriate theme for his last and probably his greatest book, The Intelligent Investor, turned to Virgil’s epic poem Aeneid for the inscription: Per varios casus, per tot discrimina rereum tendimus. This he translated as: ‘Through chances various, through all vicissitudes, we make our way.’

Since 1997, when the first edition of Money Makers was written, events have amply justified the wisdom of these two great investors in affirming the essential changeability of the stock market. The fifteen ...

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