Summary

Train your brain to be a real contrarian and outsmart the crowd
Beat the Crowd is the real contrarian's guide to investing, with comprehensive explanations of how a true contrarian investor thinks and acts - and why it works more often than not. Best-selling author Ken Fisher breaks down the myths and cuts through the noise to present a clear, unvarnished view of timeless market realities. He also points out the ways in which a contrarian approach to investing will outsmart the herd. In true Ken Fisher style, the book explains why the crowd often goes astray - and how you can stay on track.
Contrarians understand how headlines really affect the market and which noise and fads they should tune out. Beat the Crowd is a primer to the contrarian strategy, teaching readers simple tricks to think differently and get it right more often than not.


Discover the limits of forecasting and how far ahead you should look
Learn why political controversy matters less the louder it gets
Resurrect long-forgotten, timeless tricks and truths in markets
Find out how the contrarian approach makes you right more often than wrong
A successful investment strategy requires information, preparation, a little bit of brainpower, and a larger bit of luck. Pursuit of the mythical perfect strategy frequently lands folks in a cacophony of talking heads and 24-hour noise, but Beat the Crowd cuts through the mental clutter and collects the pristine pieces of actual value into a tactical approach based on going against the grain.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Fisher Investments; Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Asim K. on 19-11-17

sadly one of the worst investin book i ever read

no clue what Ken Fisher is talking about or how one can beat the crowd by reading this book, there is nothing to learn except listen to past references explained in most complicated and worst possible way... the only white elephant in the room is this book... i am Ken Fisher fan, you can learn so much more from his interviews because he talks straight and direct in his interviews but this book is just disappointing from start to the end...

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1 out of 5 stars
By Cora Keegan on 10-09-15

El Stinko - Avoid this book

Have you listened to any of Brian Holsopple’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The announcer did a great job.

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I call this a feel bad book. It offers no actionable advice only a lot of regurgitation of cliche admonishing the reader to not follow the crowd and not be an all out contrarian. It flips back and forth saying the market is full of surprises but is not a random walk. It even spends a whole chapter naming many better books you should have bought.

The one tool it introduces is LEI saying it is the only tool you need but admits it did nothing for investors before the biggest market correction of our lifetime the crash of 2008. But he says they fixed that it would have worked in its new form. Worthless! In the past Ken used to tout a concept called PSR but stopped talking about that when it was clear it never did work.

Ken also cherry picks some articles he wrote in Forbes, where he was right and reads them in a "how smart am I manor". but this book has conveniently forgotten his many wrong bits advice in Forbes.

Ken Fisher is a hanger-on hack whose father Phillip Fisher was a great author of books on walls street. Looks like another child of greatness trying to sell a few books to pay the rent.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Saad H on 28-12-15

Must read for real contrarianism

Beside the real objective contrarianism, the book has many general informative guidelines for investors. Moreover, the authors recommended many splendid books that all investors should read as well.

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