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A Brief History of Panics in the United States
A Bubble that Broke the World
A Century of Prices
The ABC of Money, Including The Gospel of Wealth and The Way to Wealth
The ABC of Stock Speculation
The Art of Speculation
The Art of Wall Street Investing
Beating the Stock Market
Because People Matter
The Business of Trading in Stocks
Competitive Business, Caring Business
Dare to Care
Economy
The Facts About Speculation
Financial Crises and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
Foolish Finance
Frenzied Finance: The Crime of Amalgamated
The Game in Wall Street and How to Play It Successfully
Global Trends 2015
Global Trends 2025
How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds
If You Must Speculate, Learn the Rules
Indian Currency and Finance
Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War
The Law
Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market
Men and Mysteries of Wall Street
Money and the Mechanism of Exchange
Noble Enterprise: The Commonsense Guide to Uplifting People and Profits
One-Way Pockets: The Book of Books on Wall Street Speculation
Other People's Money and How Bankers Use It
The Pecora Investigation: Stock Exchange Practices and the Causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash
The Pitfalls of Speculation
Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and Subprime Scandal
The Plunderers
The Psychology of Speculation
The Psychology of the Stock Market
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
The Secret of Wealth
Speculation: Its Sound Principles and Rules for Its Practice
Small Change: How Fifty Dollars Can Change the World
The Stock Market Barometer
Ten Years of Wall Street
Tidal Swings of the Stock Market
Up from Wall Street: The Responsible Investment
Wall Street: Its Mysteries Revealed, Its Secrets Exposed
Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse
Wall Street in History
Wall Street Speculation: Its Tricks and Its Tragedies
The Art of Speculation

The Art of Speculation
By Philip L. Carret
$37.99 hardcover; $12.99 paperback

This classic guide to the nuts and bolts of speculating in the market, assembled from a series of articles for Barron's, is still one of the best primers available for beginners ... and an excellent brush-up lesson for old hands. In clear-eyed, down-to-earth language, Carret discusses:

* what is speculation?
* why the investor must speculate
* how stocks resemble real estate
* trading on margin
* over-the-counter trading
* how to find a reliable broker
* the disadvantages of options
* the secret of the "sure-thing speculation"
* forecasting market swings
* understanding a bull market
* how to read a balance sheet
and much, much more.

PHILIP L. CARRET is a Wall Street legend, the founder of one of the first mutual funds - the Pioneer Fund, which debuted in 1928 - and a fount of knowledge and experience whose investing wisdom is acclaimed to this day.