The Money Game

By Adam Smith,

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Book description

“The best book there is about the stock market”—timeless investing basics by the host of the Emmy Award–winning show Adam Smith’s Money World (The New York Times Book Review).

This essential book takes readers to the Street to learn about the intricacies of money and how the stock market impacts…

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2 authors picked The Money Game as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book by "Adam Smith" (a tongue-in-cheek pseudonym) is a witty, irreverent dive into Wall Street's chaotic world. I was continuously laughing and learning both times I read this book.

It exposes the madness and irrationality of the financial decision-making of many market participants while debunking common myths and "get rich quick" schemes. I was left with a much deeper understanding of the actual game that is being played below the surface.

It was one of the first books that explained to me how "winning" doesn't always mean making the most money. It made me a much more aware investor.…

No one wrote about money better than Jerry Goodman (under the pseudonym Adam Smith), whom you know from PBS’s long-running weekly Adam Smith’s Money World. When I read The Money Game, the crazy Go-Go years of the late 1960s were just ending. Now, with Jerry having gone on to that great Securities Repository in the Sky, his book would be a fun way for you to absorb that whole era in just a few hours.

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