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Diary of a Hedgehog: Biggs' Final Words on the Markets

Book Description

Barton Biggs was a Wall Street legend, trusted by investors around the globe. Now, in his last book, Biggs offers savvy insights into the innermost workings of the markets—today and for the years to come. Packed with keen insights, global experiences, and opinionated stances on investing, Diary of a Hedgehog: Biggs' Final Words on the Markets explores the ongoing downward economic spiral and where it's headed, to help readers keep their money safe and secure.

Offering a unique look at the current state of the markets, why they continue to be depressed, and where we can go from here, Diary of a Hedgehog: Biggs' Final Words on the Markets is the ultimate guide to how investors—and the general public—should be handling their finances.

  • The last book from investment legend Barton Biggs

  • Offers investors and business readers of all levels of experience new insights into the current economic crisis

  • Presents news ideas for readers looking to make the most of their money in the face of ongoing market turbulence

Insightful and creative, Diary of a Hedgehog: Biggs' Final Words on the Markets is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand what's up with the market, where it's headed, and how to respond.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. Mid-2010
    1. FDR’s Fiscal Policy Redux
    2. Staying Close to the Shore
    3. Stay Long but Watch the Ticks
    4. This Is No Time to Get Wobbly, George!
    5. Make No Mistake: More QE Is Big Stuff
    6. The Best and the Brightest Are Still Licking Their Wounds
    7. Nobody Can See His Own Backswing
    8. Fire and Ice
    9. Miss at Least One Meeting a Day
    10. Stick to Your Guns
    11. Stage Two of a Cyclical Bull Market
    12. The First Word in Analyst Is Anal
  8. 2011
    1. Be Long Term but Watch the Ticks
    2. Shake Well Before Using
    3. Fancy Dinner and Candlelight
    4. Stevie Cohen Tells a Good Story
    5. The Canary in the Coal Mine?
    6. Still Hanging in There
    7. The Market Is a Discounting Mechanism
    8. The Madness of Crowds
    9. Earthquakes and Equities
    10. The Riddle of Japan
    11. Start Buying the Dips
    12. Babbling Away
    13. Swensen and Yale
    14. The “Atlantic Crisis”
    15. Turn Off Your Bloomberg and Tune Out the Babel
    16. The New Face of China
    17. Harvesting the “Grapes of Our Own Wrath”
    18. No More Water, the Fire Next Time
    19. The Valley of Death
    20. Lest We Forget
    21. “If You’re Going through Hell, Keep Going!”
    22. Begin Thinking about Buying
    23. Agnostic Optimist
    24. My Bet Is that the Rally Is Still a Work in Process
    25. The Truth Will Set You Free but Chardonnay Isn’t Bad Either
    26. Investing in a World Lit Only by Fire
    27. Private Equity
    28. Another Tsunami
  9. 2012
    1. A Tough Call
    2. No Bull
    3. The Elderly Kid Goes to a Tech Conference
    4. Positive Change at the Margin Continues
    5. Simpson Bowles Forever
    6. Shake Well Before Using
    7. This Business Is Getting More Complicated
  10. Conclusion