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By Joshua M. Brown, Jeff Macke

The right way to SEPARATE the scoop FROM THE NOISE: WHAT each INVESTOR must recognize

There is not any scarcity of monetary suggestion nowadays. From cocky cable pundits to nattering information columnists to off-grid on-line bloggers, there are extra so-called specialists than ever before—and the noise may be downright deafening.

This no-bull, bottom-line consultant from "The Reformed Broker" Josh Brown and Yahoo Finance's Jeff Macke might help you chop during the cacophony and utilize today's media information. It's an eye-opening crash path in isolating monetary proof from fiction—featuring interviews with a number of the world's such a lot influential traders, together with:

JIM CRAMER (Mad Money) takes you backstage of his polarizing television program—and talks approximately his conflict with Jon Stewart at the day-by-day Show.

HENRY BLODGET (Business Insider) stocks anecdotes approximately tangling with Eliot Spitzer, protecting the Martha Stewart trial, and launching his company Insider website as a "marked man."

BEN STEIN (Win Ben Stein's Money) unearths how he rather feels approximately Bernanke, Bogle, Buffett, and bailouts.

KAREN FINERMAN (CNBC's Fast Money) exposes the hype at the back of the headlines—and the "show biz" calls for on tv information pundits.

HERB GREENBERG (TheStreet.com) explains why traders have to keep on with social media, the place the "real" information is disseminated.

BARRY RITHOLTZ (Bailout Nation) finds his mystery for "watching" monetary TV.

You'll additionally locate necessary insights from the unique father of economic television, Jim Rogers, and from James Altucher, the main shockingly sincere commentator within the historical past of the medium. And you'll get a front-row seat for the processing and packaging of the scoop and examine every thing you must learn about the speaking heads who form each one day's narrative.

Up-close. In-depth. All-true. Clash of the monetary Pundits is the single advisor that might switch how you examine markets and making an investment forever.

PRAISE FOR JOSH BROWN'S BACKSTAGE WALL STREET: "Much like Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker captured the essence of Eighties institutional Wall highway, Brown's Backstage Wall Street re-creates the boiler room retail brokerage tradition of the Nineties and early 2000s in shiny color." — FORBES

"Joshua Brown could be the funniest author on finance this present day, yet Backstage Wall Street can make you cry greater than snigger. The buffoons, manipulators, and incompetents Brown parades ahead of us are the stewards of our retirement accounts." — BARRON'S

"Run don't stroll to learn Brown's chronicles of deception [perpetrated through] these superb fogeys on Wall road, who approximately bankrupted the world's economic system a couple of brief years ago." — DOUGLAS A. KASS, Seabreeze companions administration, Inc.

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I hope you don’t either. You know the SEC went to visit Bernie Madoff six times in 12 years and came out every time saying everything is okay. You know, the SEC has cracked very few cases, big cases. They find some minor guys all the time. MACKE: And they make a huge deal out of it. I mean, they make an enormous, enormous deal out of it, as though they’ve put an end to Wall Street fraud. ROGERS: The SEC’s like everybody else. They’re trying to promote themselves, trying to keep their jobs, trying to get bigger budgets, etc.

So when I write about that, that’s not just a call about whether or not the stock price offered in the management buyout is a good price. It is a cry against a moral injustice, which is management trading on inside information, not disclosing relevant facts. Management buyouts are just general fraud. So that is a moral preachment. When I was writing 37 38 CL ASH OF THE FIN A NCI A L PUNDITS about the Drexel Burnham Lambert junk bond scandal, that was not just a warning to people that the stocks and Drexel were all going to go into bankruptcy, which they pretty much did.

I told her my stuff, and she brought me up to date on hers. The time went fast. 51 52 CL ASH OF THE FIN A NCI A L PUNDITS MACKE: So, let’s start at the very start of your punditry career in 2007. You hadn’t done a lot of hits before you came on full-time, right? FINERMAN: Zero. No TV experience. MACKE: And so all of a sudden you’re there, and the producers did you the great favor of just putting you there and saying, “Hi, this is Karen. ” FINERMAN: Yeah, and I had no TV experience or desire or anything.

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