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The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails by Steven M. Sears

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Contents

Chapter 1: Risk

A Nation of Stock Market Junkies

Calm Words for Wild Times

Chapter 2: Greed

The Hardest Decision

The Iron Man

Atlas Doesn’t Shrug

The Warrior Philosopher

Like Monkeys at the Zoo

A Context

The Danger of Warren Buffett

The Value of Errors

Chapter 3: Fear

The Theory of Contrary Opinion

Exile on Wall Street

The Media Is the Message

Media Misreads Google

Paulson’s Gamble

Buffett’s Goldman Trade

Fading the News

Chapter 4: The Anatomy of Information

The Doors of Perception

Anatomy of Information

The Future Is Now

Show Business

Words Are Weapons

Trust, but Verify

Chapter 5: Chaos

Money Never Sleeps

Perversities

The Black Swan’s Calling Card

Map of the Market

Don’t Get Skewed

Apathy and Fear Are Your Friend

Fear Not Black Swans

Is MPT MIA or KIA?

800 Years of Crisis

Fear Gray Swans

Chapter 6: Diogenes’ Lantern

Performance Is Relative

Death by a Thousand Fees

Stockbroker Pay

Hidden Fees

Beware of New Products

An Uncomfortable Conversation

A Funny Aside

Suitability Requirement

Fiduciary Standard

Shakespeare’s Rule

Appeals to Common Sense

Trust but Verify

Active versus Passive Fund Management

Chapter 7: Cycles

The Year in Stocks

Mysterious Repetitions

Flash Mobs

History’s Hiccups

The Economy in Slow Motion

The Guts of ISM

Numerical Nuances

Says Who? Says Goldman Sachs

Action

Chapter 8: Behavior

One Brain: Two Minds

Maps and Models

This Is Your Brain Visualizing Money

Compulsive Gambler

B. F. Skinner Goes to Wall Street

The Casino Culture

Your Own Private Stock Market ...

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