Investment for Appreciation: Forecasting Movements in Security Prices

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Angas, the author of this 1936 bestseller, was a British major dubbed "the flamboyant toast of Wall Street" of the 1930s and 1940s. Though he included two chapters on technical market analysis, he advocated probability-based rules on market movements, the normal business cycle, long-run strategy, short- term tactics, and typical market behavior rather than dogmatically following mathematically worked out cycles. Lacks references. The publisher of the original edition is not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The mysteries of investment can be mastered with access to the right information. Success in the markets can be achieved by careful scientific analysis and effective trading techniques. True greatness, however, relies on elevating experience to a higher level of performance. Investment for Appreciation supplies the expert knowledge with an additional ingredient: flair. For investors, this book encourages the development of that killer instinct which will raise trading from a science to an art.

Investment for Appreciation provides a clear picture of the mechanism and components of successful investment with strong emphasis on the instinctive quality of financial flair.

The most successful investors are characterized by clearly expressed "personality" in amrket activity. In this book, the role of instinct and imagination is emphasized and nurtured alongside sound economic knowledge of the technical factors which drive the markets.

Angas' book brings both science and personality to the pursuit of successful investment.About the Series

Selected and edited by experienced US trader and renowned investment book expert Donald Mack, the Investment Greats series offers a glimpse into the psychology of the world's greatest investment minds, bringing together some of the classic investment literature of the past 100 years in a newly presented, modern format. For years these books have been hidden from all except a select few but once again their secrets can be appreciated and absorbed by all. The Investment Greats series demonstrates the enduring power and quality of the art of investment.

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MAJOR LAWRENCE LEE BAZLEY ANGAS was born in 1893 and served in the British Army during the Great War for which he received the Military Cross and Croix de la Guerre. After 1918, he entered the world of banking, finance and stockbroking in the London Stock Exchange. In the 1920s, he went to Wall Street to continue his career where he soon became recognized as a market guru. Ultimately settling in America; he eventually focused his attentions on the management of individual portfolios.

He wrote three books on finance including Investment (1930). Problems of Foreign Exchange (1935) and Investment for Appreciation (1936).

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