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Wall Street and Witchcraft

An investigation into extreme and unusual investment techniques

By Max Gunther

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Wall Street and Witchcraft

An investigation into extreme and unusual investment techniques

By Max Gunther

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Or, how to beat the Street with a broomstick…

Since that first tulip was traded on that madly speculative exchange in 17th-century Amsterdam, some very special individuals – plungers not in the Merrill Lynch tradition – have been picking winners and harvesting huge profits with uncanny success. How?

They play the market in ways that seem weird to the rest of us – but they win! There are those who feel vibrations, play by the stars, read tarot cards, rely on extrasensory perception, dream dreams, play by numbers. Crazy? Maybe. Yet every single one of them is rich. You’ll meet them all in this peek at the occult side of the street.

If you want to play the game their way, there’s an appendix to teach you their specialised techniques; with astrology, tarot cards, witchcraft, magic squares, and other uncanny devices.

Each method is carefully explained by the author, a veteran writer of unimpeachable reputation who researched this book with the objectivity of a scientist and who vouches for the accuracy of the results described in it.

About the author

On that original tulip exchange in Amsterdam, one of Max Gunther's ancestors bought a hundred dollars' worth of bulbs in 1632 and paid a witch to insure the investment's success. By 1636 (so the story goes), Gunther's ancestor's bulbs were worth $150,000. So much for pedigree.

Max Gunther was born in England and emigrated to the US when he was 11. He attended schools in New Jersey and received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army in 1950-51 and was a staff member of Business Week from 1951 to 1955. He then served as a contributing editor of Time for two years. His articles were published in several magazines and he wrote several books, including The Luck Factor (9781906659493), How to Get Lucky (9781906659981), The Zurich Axioms (9781897597491), Wall Street and Witchcraft (9780857191670), The Very, Very Rich and How They Got That Way (9781906659998) and Instant Millionaires (9780857190000).

Media coverage

From UK Analyst:

Investing is a funny profession. Unlike in most other industries, you can know absolutely nothing about finance but still do better than those whose make their day to day livings out of it. A proverbial monkey with a pin and a copy of the Financial Times could potentially make more money on the markets than… Read more »

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From uk-analyst.com:

“Max Gunther demonstrates his natural writing ability and his flair for telling a story…You will certainly be entertained by this book.”- UK Analyst15th June 2011

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From mywonderfullifecoach.co.uk:

“A fascinating book. Well-written in an easy-going conversationalist journalism style, Gunther gets you interested in the first paragraphs and never really lets you go.”- Lisa McSherry, Face North13th June 2011

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Contents

1. The Man Who Was Never Wrong
2. Winners and Losers and Why
3. The Ancients
4. The Feelers
5. By the Stars
6. Useful Ghosts
7. By the Dark of the Moon
8. By the Cards
9. The Dreamers
10. Devices
11. By the Numbers
12. A Synthesis of Predictions
13. Where Now, Sweet Aspirant?

Appendix: Lessons on Winning Weirdly
Occult Market Lesson I: Winning Weirdly with Feeler Techniques
Occult Market Lesson II: Winning Weirdly with Astrology
Occult Market Lesson III: Winning Weirdly with Tarot Cards
Occult Market Lesson IV: Winning Weirdly with Witchcraft



Published: 14/02/2011
Edition: Reprint
Pages: 182
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9780857190017
ebook - ISBN 9780857191670
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