Anyone wanting the inside scoop on how investing really works could do a whole lot worse than to read the forthcoming book by my former colleague Spencer Jakab. He’s an editor at the Wall Street Journal, but more importantly he was once a top-rated Wall Street stock analyst.
The book, Heads I Win, Tails I Win, which is scheduled to be published next week, might better have been labeled ’Confessions of a Wall Street Stockpicker.’ But knowing Jakab as I do, that really isn’t his style because such a title hints at unbridled debauchery. That’s not the image he projects, either personally or in his writing.
The book gives a deep and realistic insight into how investing really works. I too worked in research on Wall Street, and what he says reflects how things actually work, or don’t work.
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Constable is an economics/financial markets commentator. Currently, he writes the monthly “In Translation” column for The Wall Street Journal, and a weekly investments column for U.S. News & World Report. He also contributes regularly to Barron’s, TheStreet, Fortune, Forbes.com and other publications.
Prior to becoming a full-time economics journalist/commentator Constable worked in a variety of strategy/advisor roles for major corporations.
His first book, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter, won an economics category award in the 2012 Small Business Book Awards at Small Business Trends. It has been translated into multiple languages. He authored the Rudolf Wolff mini-guides to the London Metal Exchange, and the Real Money Guide to Investing in Gold.