How to Smell a Rat : The Five Signs of Financial Fraud

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-27
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Trusted financial expert and bestselling author Fisher helps readers avoid would-be embezzlers by explaining the questions investors should ask when assessing a money manager, and revealing how to spot potential red flags.

Author Biography

Ken Fisher is best known for his prestigious ?Portfolio Strategy? column in Forbes magazine, where his twenty-five-year tenure of high-profile calls makes him the fourth longest-running columnist in Forbes? 90-plus-year history. Ken is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent global money management firm. He is on Investment Advisor magazine?s prestigious IA-25 list of the industry?s most influential people; is the award-winning author of numerous scholarly articles; and has published five previous books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Only Three Questions That Count and The Ten Roads to Riches?both of which are published by Wiley. Ken has been published, interviewed, and/or appeared in most major American, British, and German finance or business periodicals. He has a weekly column in Focus Money, Germany?s leading weekly finance magazine.

Lara Hoffmans graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in theatre. She is a content manager at Fisher Investments and contributing editor of MarketMinder.com. She also coauthored with Ken Fisher the bestsellers The Only Three Questions That Count and The Ten Roads to Riches.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Good Fences Make Good Neighborsp. 11
Too Good to Be True Usually Isp. 39
Don't Be Blinded by Flashy Tacticsp. 63
Exclusivity, Marble, and Other Things That Don't Matterp. 87
Due Diligence Is Your Job, No One Else'sp. 111
A Financial Fraud-Free Futurep. 137
Asset Allocation-Risk & Rewardp. 153
Same But Different-Accounting Fraudp. 157
Minds That Made the Marketp. 161
Notesp. 195
Indexp. 203
About the Authorsp. 209
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