Saturday, January 11, 2014

Recommended Books by Dr. Marc Faber

Top six investment books recommended by Dr. Marc Faber,

The Economics of Inflation, by Constantino Bresciani Turroni, Bocconi 1931 (says Faber: "This book explains the impact of hyperinflation on real estate prices, wages, stock prices, etc and why hyperinflation does create life-time buying opportunities. This is the best book ever written about the mechanics of inflation and the problems and opportunities in hyperinflationary times.")

Works of Jules Vernes, by Jules Vernes (says Faber: "Jules Vernes did not just extrapolate past trends into the future, but made bold predictions, considered at the time to be fantasies of a lunatic. Yet, all his predictions were realized and, therefore, I consider Jules Vernes to be the greatest forecaster of all times.")

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, Harper 1994 (says Faber: "It is a remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: The quest to fulfill one's own destiny. The shepherd's boy Santiago joins the ranks of Candid and Marco Polo by taking the reader on a adventures journey full of hardship, which he overcomes with perseverance and the conviction that in order to fulfill one's dream nothing is an obstacle. The book will make you understand more about yourself and the world of business and investments.")

A History of Interest Rates, by Sidney Homer, New Jersey 1977 (says Faber: "This book was edited by Henry Kaufman and is the bible of credit markets. Online traders will not find any "hot tips" in this monumental work, but the student of financial markets will use it as a reference for putting current trends into a historical perspective.")

Booms and Depressions, by Irving Fisher, Binghampton 1932 (says Faber: "In this book Fisher explains the causes of the stock market boom of the late 1920s and why the boom came to an abrupt end. Fisher's account of the events around the 1929 crash is particularly relevant to the present as there are so many similarities to the present economic environment.")

The Stock Market Crash and After, by Irving Fisher, New York 1930 (says Faber: "Written in November 1929, this book captures the mood of the time extremely well. The book's last sentence is particularly noteworthy: "For the immediate future, at least, the outlook is bright." A few months later this century's greatest depression got underway.")

Marc Faber is an international investor known for his uncanny predictions of the stock market and futures markets around the world.Dr. Doom also trades currencies and commodity futures like Gold and Oil.

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Dr. Marc Faber author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report is a world class Investor, Doctor Faber 's typically controversial and contrarian views have earned him the label of Dr. Doom. Doctor Doom also trades currencies and commodity futures like Gold Natural Gas and Crude Oil.Even his harshest critics must admit that he's been unerringly correct in his market forecasts over the past three decades . Marc Faber is a Swiss investor.He was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in Economics magna cum laude. Between 1970 and 1978, Dr Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong. Since 1973, he has lived in Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd. In June 1990, he set up his own business, which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager. Faber is publisher of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report newsletter and is the director of Marc Faber Ltd which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager.

Dr Faber studied economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in economics. He publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, which highlights unusual investment opportunities, and is the author of several books, including Tomorrow’s Gold – Asia’s Age of Discovery which was first published in 2002 and highlights future investment opportunities around the world. Tomorrow’s Gold was for several weeks on Amazon’s bestseller list and has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Thai and German. A regular speaker at various investment seminars, Dr Faber is well known for his contrarian investment approach. He is also associated with a variety of funds.