Rohan More More itibaren Belangi, Jharkhand, Hindistan
Harika bir okuma. Bazen trajik, ama yine de harika bir hikaye. Bu yazardan daha fazlasını bekleyemem. Bir sonrakinin Mayıs ayı sonunda biteceğini duydum.
The Only Three Questions that Count, by Ken Fisher - 2 and ½ stars; a book on stock market investing. Generally, its greatest strength is as a "myth buster". The book started out extremely entertaining for the subject matter; consider the following quote from page 31: ‘If you don’t know the origin of the word politics, let me enlighten you. The word politics comes from the Greek poli meaning "many" and tics meaning "small blood-sucking creatures." Unless a poli-tic stands up and announces, "I routinely lie, cheat, and steal to help my career and care nothing about you, whoever you are", you should take anything he says with a grain of salt.’ Too bad the author precipitously lost his sense of humor in the last third of the book, transforming a joy of a read into a task. The author managed to convert me on my opinions of the significance of overall market P/E ratios, and on my opinions of asset allocation between stocks, bonds, and cash. He failed to convince me that you can spot a bear market in the making, and he failed to convince me that you can spot when to switch between value versus growth. I just wish the book had stayed more entertaining, like the part which contained a very nice aside about the true monetary allegory meaning of the book version of The Wizard of Oz; "oz" was actually meant to refer to an ounce of gold, and the book was meant to take sides in the debate on whether to back the dollar with silver versus gold - in the book, Dorothy’s shoes were silver, not red.