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The Bucks Stop Here by Jim Parton

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Chapter 4

At the end of the week it was amazing how tired I’d get, given how little I had actually exerted myself. All stockbrokers believe they do a hard, stressful job and therefore justify the pay they earn. There is no doubt that a certain amount of discipline is required, to get in at 7.45 and survive until 5.30, and read the FT, which would be the world’s dullest newspaper if the Wall Street Journal were not duller. But it doesn’t take long to read the three articles a day in it which are relevant to you. I doubt that more than two per cent of brokers or fund managers ever read the editorial. Meanwhile it costs more than any of the other broadsheets. The Daily Telegraph sports section alone gives better value for money.

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