Take on the Street

Take on the Street : How to Fight for Your Financial Future

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In Take on the Street, Arthur Levitt--Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission for eight years under President Clinton--provides the best kind of insider information: the kind that can help honest, small investors protect themselves from the deliberately confusing ways of Wall Street. At a time when investor confidence in Wall Street and corporate America is at an historic low, when many are seriously questioning whether or not they should continue to invest, Levitt offers the benefits of his own experience, both on Wall Street and as its chief regulator. His straight talk about the ways of stockbrokers (they are salesmen, plain and simple), corporate financial statements (the truth is often hidden), mutual fund managers (remember who they really work for), and other aspects of the business will help to arm everyone with the tools they need to protect--and enhance--their financial future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 133.1 x 204.72 x 20.57mm | 272.16g
  • Vintage Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint, Subsequent
  • 0375714022
  • 9780375714023
  • 119,087

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In Take on the Street, Arthur Levitt--Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission for eight years under President Clinton--provides the best kind of insider information: the kind that can help honest, small investors protect themselves from the deliberately confusing ways of Wall Street.
At a time when investor confidence in Wall Street and corporate America is at an historic low, when many are seriously questioning whether or not they should continue to invest, Levitt offers the benefits of his own experience, both on Wall Street and as its chief regulator. His straight talk about the ways of stockbrokers (they are salesmen, plain and simple), corporate financial statements (the truth is often hidden), mutual fund managers (remember who they really work for), and other aspects of the business will help to arm everyone with the tools they need to protect--and enhance--their financial future.
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"A first-rate financial primer." --The New York Times Book Review "A how-to for investors who want to participate in the public equity markets without getting fleeced." --USA Today "Levitt offers a rich menu of warnings to the individual human beings out there who--directly or indirectly--own America's publicly held coprorations." --The Wall Street Journal "Buy this book, because you will want to read it more than once.... Clear and informative; the analysis of investor alternatives is jargon-free and penetrating. And Arthur Levitt makes Wall Street live." -Barron's
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About Arthur Levitt

First appointed in 1993, Arthur Levitt was the longest-serving SEC chairman. He was also chairman of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the American Stock Exchange. He lives in Connecticut.
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138 ratings
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4 30% (42)
3 36% (50)
2 11% (15)
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