The Art of Speculation, Original Classic Edition

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Speculation is no simple business....Indeed, speculation requires broader knowledge, closer attention, sounder judgment than the average business. Published in 1930, on the heels of America s greatest depression, Phillip L. Carret s classic is a perceptive and complete examination of speculation and its vital role in our economy. Carret, a Wall Street legend and founder of one of the first mutual funds, was one of the greatest minds tackling the intricacies of business, finance, and speculation. With clarity and precision, he presents the history of the profession, the relationship between speculation and business, and the fundamentals bonds, securities, derivatives, and stocks, as well as the more complex areas of analysis, margins, and arbitrage. Not one detail is overlooked. In the final chapter, Carret distills the essence of his wisdom into 10 Commandments for Speculators. There is brilliance in their simplicity in fact, it is clear why Warren Buffett once called Carret one of the greatest investors of all time. Even now it is hard to imagine success without a commitment to these rules. The Marketplace Books Classics Series With titles ranging from the hallmark Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill to The ABC of Stock Speculation by S. A. Nelson, our original and unabridged series hopes to illuminate the steadfast values and advice for investment and trading that have remained unchanged over 70 years. It is our hope that careful and open-minded examination of these books will show that financial wisdom is something that transcends time. We have made the conscious choice to publish these classic works in their full and original state in an accessible paperback format. We encourage you to read slowly, bookmark pages, make notes, and immerse yourself in these books original essences. We think you will be amazed at how little the core advice for trading the markets has changed and how valuable this advice will be for your investing life today.

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First published in 1930, The Art of Speculation by Philip Carret has long been praised for its perceptive examination of the various ways that speculation impacts the worlds of both business and financial trading. Now, almost seven decades later, a newly updated edition proves as instructive as ever on this and related investment topics such as short selling, government regulation, options, and arbitrage. Chapters on reading a balance sheet and an income statement remain classics.

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"The Art of Speculation is laden with insights and studies that are as fresh today as newly cut grass . . . a joy to read. The topics covered were timeless in 1931 . . . and written in 24-carat prose." --from the Foreword by Victor Niederhoffer

A classic in every sense of the word, The Art of Speculation has been heralded by investors, both past and present, as a true standout in the field. Written by Philip Carret --a Wall Street legend long considered a leading thinker in basic value investing --this timeless work is as vital a part of finance literature today as it was when it first appeared almost seventy years ago.

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"Philip Carret has been practicing the art of investing longer than anyone. In the current frothy stock market environment it is helpful to read his insights into the Great Crash of 1929 to see if there are useful parallels. Beginning investors will find The Art of Speculation instructive and students of the market will learn much about what investing was like seven decades ago before computers, derivatives, junk bonds, discount brokers, and hedge funds. His Twelve Commandments for Speculators is good advice for us all." --Byron R. Wien, Managing Director/U.S. Investment Strategist Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.

"A genuine rarity: the intricacies of investing illuminated by clear writing and timeless insight. The chapters on how to read a balance sheet and income statement are classics. No investor should even consider dabbling in the frantic IPO market of today without having read them first." --Christopher M. Byron Esquire

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