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Big Mistakes
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Big Mistakes
The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments
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A Must-Read for Any Investor Looking to Maximize Their Chances of Success

Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments explores the ways in which the biggest names have failed, and reveals the lessons learned that shaped more successful strategies going forward. Investing can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and the investors detailed here show just how low it can go; stories from Warren Buffet, Bill Ackman, Chris Sacca, Jack Bogle, Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes, and many more illustrate the simple but overlooked concept that investing is really hard, whether you're managing a few thousand dollars or a few billion, failures and losses are part of the game. Much more than just anecdotal diversion, these stories set the basis for the book's critical focus: learning from mistakes. These investors all recovered from their missteps, and moved forward armed with a wealth of knowledge than can only come from experience. Lessons learned through failure carry a weight that no textbook can convey, and in the case of these legendary investors, informed a set of skills and strategy that propelled them to the top.

Research-heavy and grounded in realism, this book is a must-read for any investor looking to maximize their chances of success.

  • Learn the most common ways even successful investors fail
  • Learn from the mistakes of the greats to avoid losing ground
  • Anticipate challenges and obstacles, and develop an advance plan
  • Exercise caution when warranted, and only take the smart risks
  • While learning from your mistakes is always a valuable experience, learning from the mistakes of others gives you the benefit of wisdom without the consequences of experience. Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments provides an incomparable, invaluable resource for investors of all stripes.

    A Must-Read for Any Investor Looking to Maximize Their Chances of Success

    Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments explores the ways in which the biggest names have failed, and reveals the lessons learned that shaped more successful strategies going forward. Investing can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and the investors detailed here show just how low it can go; stories from Warren Buffet, Bill Ackman, Chris Sacca, Jack Bogle, Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes, and many more illustrate the simple but overlooked concept that investing is really hard, whether you're managing a few thousand dollars or a few billion, failures and losses are part of the game. Much more than just anecdotal diversion, these stories set the basis for the book's critical focus: learning from mistakes. These investors all recovered from their missteps, and moved forward armed with a wealth of knowledge than can only come from experience. Lessons learned through failure carry a weight that no textbook can convey, and in the case of these legendary investors, informed a set of skills and strategy that propelled them to the top.

    Research-heavy and grounded in realism, this book is a must-read for any investor looking to maximize their chances of success.

  • Learn the most common ways even successful investors fail
  • Learn from the mistakes of the greats to avoid losing ground
  • Anticipate challenges and obstacles, and develop an advance plan
  • Exercise caution when warranted, and only take the smart risks
  • While learning from your mistakes is always a valuable experience, learning from the mistakes of others gives you the benefit of wisdom without the consequences of experience. Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments provides an incomparable, invaluable resource for investors of all stripes.

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    About the Author-
    • MICHAEL BATNICK is the director of Research at Ritholtz Wealth Management. He develops and implements risk management and portfolio strategies for clients and leads internal research efforts. He educates people on investing at The Irrelevant Investor blog and co-produces the weekly podcast, Animal Spirits.

    Table of Contents-
    • Preface

      Acknowledgments

      Chapter 1
      Benjamin Graham

      There Are No Iron-Clad Laws

      Chapter 2
      Jesse Livermore

      Manage Your Risk

      Chapter 3
      Mark Twain

      Don’t Get Attached

      Chapter 4
      John Meriwether

      Genius’s Limits

      Chapter 5
      Jack Bogle

      Find What Works for You

      Chapter 6
      Michael Steinhardt

      Stay in Your Lane

      Chapter 7
      Jerry Tsai

      You’re Not As Smart As You Think

      Chapter 8
      Warren Buffett

      Beware of Overconfidence

      Chapter 9
      Bill Ackman

      Get Off Your Soapbox

      Chapter 10
      Stanley Druckenmiller

      Hard Lessons Can Be Necessary

      Chapter 11
      Sequoia

      The Risks of Concentrated Investing

      Chapter 12
      John Maynard Keynes

      The Most Addictive Game

      Chapter 13
      John Paulson

      You Only Need to Win Once

      Chapter 14
      Charlie Munger

      Handling Big Losses

      Chapter 15
      Chris Sacca

      Dealing With Regret

      Chapter 16
      Michael Batnick

      Looking In the Mirror

      About the Author

      Index

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