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The Only Three Questions That Still Count: Investing By Knowing What Others Don't, 2nd Edition

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Ken Fisher explains what the competition doesn't know

From investment expert and long-time Forbes columnist Ken Fisher comes the Second Edition of The Only Three Questions That Count. Most investors know the only way to consistently beat the markets is by knowing things others don't. But how can investors consistently find unique information in an increasingly interconnected world?

In this book, Ken Fisher shows investors how they can find more usable information and improve their investing success rate—by answering just three questions.

Packed with more than 100 visuals and practical advice, The Only Three Questions That Count is an entertaining and educational guide to the markets. But it also provides a useable framework investors can use now and for the rest of their investing careers.

  • CNBC's Mad Money host and money manager James J. Cramer says the book "may be the single best thing you could do this year to make yourself a better investor"

  • Steve Forbes says, "Investors will find this brilliant book an eye-opening, capital-gains producing experience"

The key to improving investing results is daring to challenge yourself and whatever you believe to be true, and Ken Fisher explains how in his own inimitable style.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Chapter 1: Question One: What Do you Believe That is Actually False?
    1. If you Knew it was Wrong, you Wouldn’t Believe it
    2. The Mythological Correlation
    3. Always Look at it Differently
    4. When you Are Really, Really Wrong
  8. Chapter 2: Question Two: What Can you Fathom that Others Find Unfathomable?
    1. Fathoming the Unfathomable
    2. Ignore the Rock in the Bushes
    3. Discounting the Media Machine and Advanced Fad Avoidance
    4. The Shocking Truth About Yield Curves
    5. What the Yield Curve is Trying to Tell you
    6. The Presidential Term Cycle
  9. Chapter 3: Question Three: What the Heck is My Brain Doing to Blindside Me Now?
    1. It’s Not Your Fault—Blame Evolution
    2. Cracking the Stone Age Code—Pride and Regret
    3. The Great Humiliator’s Favorite Tricks
    4. Get Your Head Out of the Cave
  10. Chapter 4: Capital Markets Technology
    1. Building and Putting Capital Markets Technology Into Practice
    2. It’s Good While it Lasts
    3. Forecast with Accuracy, Not Like a Professional
    4. Better Living Through Global Benchmarking
  11. Chapter 5: When There’s No There, There!
    1. Johns Hopkins, My Grampa, Life Lessons and Pulling a Gertrude
    2. In the Center Ring—Oil Versus Stocks
    3. Sell in May Because the January Effect Will Dampen Your Santa Claus Rally Unless There is a Witching Effect
  12. Chapter 6: No, It’s Just the Opposite
    1. When you Are Wrong—Really, Really, Really Wrong
    2. Multiplier Effects and the Heroin-Addicted iPod Borrower
    3. Let’s Trade This Deficit for that One
    4. The New Gold Standard
  13. Chapter 7: Shocking But True
    1. Supply and Demand . . . and That’s it
    2. Weak Dollar, Strong Dollar—What Does it Matter?
  14. Chapter 8: The Great Humiliator and Your Stone Age Brain
    1. That Predictable Market
    2. Anatomy of a Bubble
    3. Some Basic Bear Rules
    4. What Causes a Bear Market?
  15. Chapter 9: Putting it All Together
    1. Stick With Your Strategy and Stick it to Him
    2. Four Rules that Count
    3. Finally! How to Pick Stocks that Only Win
    4. When the Heck Do you Sell?
  16. Conclusion
  17. Appendix A
  18. Appendix B
  19. Appendix C
  20. Appendix D
  21. Appendix E
  22. Appendix F
  23. Appendix G
  24. Appendix H
  25. Appendix I
  26. About the Authors
  27. Index