The Psychology of Money: An Investment Manager's Guide to Beating the Market

The Psychology of Money: An Investment Manager's Guide to Beating the Market

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By (author) Jim Ware

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 28mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 16 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0471390747
  • ISBN 13: 9780471390749

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Discover the Ideal Investment Strategy for Yourself and Your Clients "To enhance investment results and boost creativity, Jim Ware replaces the maxim know your investments with know yourself. And he gives us specific testing tools to do the job."-Dean LeBaron, Founder, Batterymarch Financial Management, Chairman, Virtualquest.company, and investment author and commentator "Many investment firms fail, even though they are run by intelligent, qualified professionals, because they lack creativity. This book can rescue you. Jim Ware explains how to organize your business to encourage creative thinking. In five years, your customers will be working with an advisor who read this book, so make sure you are the one who did."-Ralph Wanger, President, Acorn Investment Trust, CFA and author of A Zebra in Lion Country: Ralph Wanger's Guide to Investment Survival "Jim Ware has a great knack for understanding people and successful investing. This unusual combination of skills creates a rare find: useful insights to improve investment performance through helping people work together better. Jim's wit and humor make this a fun read as well!" -Dee Even, Senior Investment Officer, Allstate Insurance Company, Property & Casualty "The Psychology of Money represents a major step toward development of a portfolio theory that recognizes human dynamics and differences among people. Jim's content is solid, and his presentation is engaging. This book ought to be on every practitioner's bookshelf."-Kenneth O. Doyle, University of Minnesota, Author, The Social Meanings of Money and Property: In Search of a Talisman "Finally, an insightful look at the human side of investing. A step-by-step guide to enhancing management performance to increase returns."- Abbie Smith, PhD, Professor of Accounting.University of Chicago Business School

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JIM WARE is a chartered financial analyst who has been a research analyst and portfolio manager for Allstate Insurance Company. He has also delivered speeches on the connection between creativity and business for audiences around the world, including the Association for Investment Management and Research. A dynamic speaker, he incorporates his knowledge of Jungian psychology into his substantial business background. He has a degree in philosophy and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.

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"This book should be read by everyone!" (Mimi Lord, Morningstar Senior Editor)

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Discover the Ideal Investment Strategy for Yourself and Your Clients"To enhance investment results and boost creativity, Jim Ware replaces the maxim know your investments with know yourself. And he gives us specific testing tools to do the job." --Dean LeBaron, Founder, Batterymarch Financial Management, Chairman, Virtualquest.company, and investment author and commentator"Many investment firms fail, even though they are run by intelligent, qualified professionals, because they lack creativity. This book can rescue you. Jim Ware explains how to organize your business to encourage creative thinking. In five years, your customers will be working with an advisor who read this book, so make sure you are the one who did." Ralph Wanger, President, Acorn Investment Trust, CFA and author of "A Zebra in Lion Country: Ralph Wanger's Guide to Investment Survival""Jim Ware has a great knack for understanding people and successful investing. This unusual combination of skills creates a rare find: useful insights to improve investment performance through helping people work together better. Jim's wit and humor make this a fun read as well!" --Dee Even, Senior Investment Officer, Allstate Insurance Company, Property & Casualty""The Psychology of Money" represents a major step toward development of a portfolio theory that recognizes human dynamics and differences among people. Jim's content is solid, and his presentation is engaging. This book ought to be on every practitioner's bookshelf." --Kenneth O. Doyle, University of Minnesota, Author, "The Social Meanings of Money" and "Property: In Search of a Talisman""Finally, an insightful look at the human side of investing. A step-by-step guide to enhancing management performance to increase returns." --Abbie Smith, PhD, Professor of Accounting.University of Chicago Business School

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In a diverse investing climate, investors are always searching forthe winning strategy. And with today's volatile markets andincreasingly savvy individual investors and clients, there isexceptional pressure on professional money managers to be morecreative than ever before. Unfortunately, despite the wealth ofinformation on techniques and strategies, there has been littleinnovative guidance for finance professionals--until now. In "The Psychology of Money," financial analyst Jim Wareapproaches this crucial topic from a new angle, drawing on both thetools offered by Jungian psychology and his own substantialbusiness experience to present an alternative to trendystrategizing. This eye-opening book reveals how determiningone's "investment personality type" can provide a fullerunderstanding of how to best approach and react to the intricaciesof the market-and, ultimately, profit from them.Using the Myers-Briggs Typology, a psychological test based onJungian theory, Ware explains the basic investment personalitytypes and how to use them to identify optimum investing styles. Healso provides an intriguing and illuminating examination of thetraits of master investors. Professionals will not only learn whattheir own style should be but understand the value of combiningintuition with logic, and of creative collaboration among variouspersonality types to earn the highest returns for theirclients.

Table of contents

THE INVESTOR: PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAITS OF THE MASTERS. Investment Masters: The Quintet. The Eight Great Traits. Secrets of the Masters: Complexity. Self-Diagnosis. Strengthening One's Abilities: Drop and Give Me 50. The Ideal Investment Personality. The Typical Investment Personality. THE INVESTMENT TEAM: COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES. Teamwork Today? Golden Gloves or Golden Rules? Tools for Investment Teams. Case History: Collaboration for a Money Management Team. Temperaments and Teams: Implications for the Markets. Temperament and Client Service. THE CREATIVE INVESTMENT TEAM: TOOLS FOR ENHANCING CREATIVITY. Brainstorming for the Masses. The Creative Investor: Taming the Critics. Creating a Safe Place. Guidelines for Safety. "A" Is for Assume Nothing. "C" Is for Change Gears. "R" Is for Risking Discomfort. "O" Is for Omit Either/Or Thinking. "B" Is for Borrow from Other Disciplines. "A" Is for Ask for Help. "T" Is for Tools and Techniques. Getting Personal. THE INTUITIVE INVESTOR: WHOLE-BRAINED INVESTING. Quantum Investing. Waves and/or Particles. The Case for Intuition. Operating on All Cylinders. Index.