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In Wealth, War & Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance, and shows how these lessons can help the twenty-first century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy.
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Wealth, War and Wisdom by Barton Biggs

An intriguing look at how past market wisdom can help you survive and thrive during uncertain times

In Wealth, War & Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance, and shows how these lessons can help the twenty-first-century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy.

Through these pages, Biggs skillfully discusses the performance of equities in both victorious and defeated countries, examines how individuals preserved their wealth despite the ongoing battles, and explores whether or not public equities were able to increase in value and serve as a wealth preserver. Biggs also looks at how other assets, including real estate and gold, fared during this dynamic and devastating period, and offers valuable insights on preserving one's wealth for future generations. With clear, concise prose, Biggs

  • Reveals how the investment insights of truly trying times can be profitably applied to modern day investment endeavors
  • Follows the performance of global markets against the backdrop of World War II
  • Offers many relevant lessons-about life, politics, financial markets, wealth, and survival-that can help you thrive in the face of adversity

Wealth, War & Wisdom contains essential insights that will help you navigate modern financial markets during the uncertain times that will increasingly define this new century.

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"'Wealth, War & Wisdom' fills a void...Biggs has read widely and thought deeply." ( bloomberg.com)

air of scholarly detachment and his lucid prose make [the book] worthy as both an economic primer and history seminar. (Trader Monthly, March 2008)

...completely relevant, indeed essential, to predicting the way modern financial markets and the economy will act during uncertain times (HereIsTheCity.com, Sat 8th March)

His clear and lively writing style and his deep knowledge of markets and investments will entertain as well as educate . (Yahoo Finance, Tuesday 15th April 2008)

must-read book . CNBC Squawk Box Wednesday 4 June 2008

Journal interview with the author. EFinancialNews.com Tuesday 3 June 2008

Very comprehensive All of his recommendations are backed up with extensive research and presented in an easy-to-understand manner. Stockerblog.Blogspot.com Saturday 31 May 2008

"...contains fascinating insights and should be valuable to all those who are struggling to put the present financial crisis into perspective." (Spear's WMS, January 2009)

About Barton Biggs


Barton Biggs spent thirty years at Morgan Stanley. In that time, he formed the firm s number one- ranked research department, built up its investment management business, and served as chairman of the investment management firm. At various times during this period, he was ranked as the number-one U.S. investment strategist by the Institutional Investor magazine poll and then, from 1996 to 2003, as the number-one global strategist. He was also a member of the five-man executive committee that ran the firm until its merger with Dean Witter in 1996. In 2003, Biggs left Morgan Stanley and, with two other colleagues, formed Traxis Partners. Traxis now has well over a billion dollars under its management. Biggs s previous book, Hedgehogging, was also published by Wiley and is an international success.

Table of Contents


Foreword v

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Listen to the Market Crowd 7

Chapter 2 A World Darkened by Fear: An Overview of Soviet, German, and Japanese Aggression from 1929 1945 19

Chapter 3 Stock Markets Struggle: From the Great Depression to the Start of WWII 35

Chapter 4 1940: The Most Splendid, Most Deadly Year : The Time of England s Greatest Peril 55

Chapter 5 Besieged and Alone: England in 1941 91

Chapter 6 Operation Barbarossa: Germany Attacks Russia 109

Chapter 7 Miracles at the Coral Sea and Midway: Japan and America 131

Chapter 8 Stock Markets Understood: Nobody Else Did 153

Chapter 9 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Ride Again 173

Chapter 10 France Declines Financially, Economically, and Socially 187

Chapter 11 Gone with the Wind: Preserving Wealth in Italy and Germany 203

Chapter 12 Stalingrad: The Battle of the Century 231

Chapter 13 Defeats and Then Victories in Asia and North Africa 251

Chapter 14 The Test in Korea: The Last Battle of WWII 275

Chapter 15 Preserving Wealth in a Time of Cholera 303

Chapter 16 Barbarians at the Gate 321

Notes 335

Bibliography 347

Index 353

Additional information

CIN000426838
Wealth, War and Wisdom by Barton Biggs
Barton Biggs
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2008-01-29
368
0470223073
9780470223079
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