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How America made a fortune and lost it's shirt : CBS MarketWatch, stories behind the numbers
Gelsi, Steve.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, [2002]

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127 pages ; 25 cm
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Includes index.
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Fifty-four percent of American households have a stake in the stock market. Most Americans did well in the stock market boom of the mid to late '90s, and some of them got rich. How do they view investing today? CBS MarketWatch senior reporter Steve Gelsi found out: "Even though there were losses, the individual investor still has a lot of clout on Wall Street." Scanning chat rooms and message boards, meeting with investment clubs across the nation, and canvassing the country for individual success stories, Gelsi gives us a grass-roots look at American investing today. "The wisdom is out there, and it's not necessarily resting with the pundits on Wall Sheet." Book jacket.

Author Notes

Steve Gelsi, a senior reporter with CBS MarketWatch, joined the company in 1998 after 12 years as an Internet journalist and daily newspaper reporter. He serves as a TV and Internet correspondent covering Wall Street and individual investors from New York City
Thom Calandra is editor-in-chief of CBS MarketWatch and founding editor of FTMarketWatch. Formerly with Bloomberg News in London, USA Today Online in Washington, and the San Francisco Examiner, he is the founding editor of CBS MarketWatch,, DBC News, and Financial Times MarketWatch in London

Table of Contents

1 Losing Our Shirtsp. 1
2 Making a Fortunep. 13
3 Savvy Southern Women Scorep. 29
4 The Pros Get Shattered but Fight Backp. 45
5 Day Traders Hit the Brakesp. 59
6 African Americans Invest in Communityp. 77
7 Stock-Picking Kids Tout the Basicsp. 93
8 The Future at Internet Speed, for Better or Worsep. 107
Indexp. 123