Jason Zweig

The Devil's Financial Dictionary and The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig

Talk: The Devil's Financial Dictionary and The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig will discuss his latest book, The Devil's Financial Dictionary, and how he went about distilling everything he had learned in almost three decades as an investing journalist into definitions of Wall Street terms that are only a few words long. Markets are driven much more by psychology and history than by economics. Zweig was guided largely by a saying of his father's: "It's remarkable how much you have to learn in order to realize how little you need to know."

Jason Zweig

Jason Zweig became a personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal in 2008. He was a senior writer for Money and a guest columnist for Time and CNN. Zweig was for many years a trustee of the Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. He serves on the editorial boards of Financial History magazine and The Journal of Behavioral Finance.

The Devil's Financial Dictionary

The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposity of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand.

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