By Paul Mumford
"A splendidly eccentric and fascinating perception into the brain of an exceptionally comprehensive investor." -- MoneyWeek
Paul Mumford is a famous stock-picker with over 50 years’ event within the markets - first as a inventory dealer after which as a celeb fund supervisor. within the inventory Picker, Mumford takes a deeply own glance again at his time making an investment: exploring not just the secrets and techniques of his profitable method of the markets and the way to discover nice stocks yet reminiscing in regards to the alterations that experience taken position within the making an investment international because the early 1960s.
This booklet isn't really an making an investment how-to: as a substitute it's a monetary heritage directly from the horse’s mouth. whereas there's a lot for traders to profit from, it really is an additionally evocative window right into a vanished urban of inventory jobbers, messenger boys, luncheon vouchers and ledger-keepers - let alone monetary crises, booms and busts, and the lifestyles and loss of life of businesses nice and small.
Mumford additionally covers how his personal own lifestyles has motivated his stock-picking technique: from working his personal bookmaking company as a schoolboy to an ill-fated try at oil portray at evening institution (not to say the colourful track scene of the past due 1950s).
The inventory Picker is an enthralling and readable autobiography that draws no punches - excellent for any investor drawn to what has made a number one fund supervisor tick, or who easily desires to spend it slow nostalgically on reflection at how the making an investment and wider global has replaced over the years.