Shut Up and Keep Talking
Lessons on Life and Investing from the Floor of the New York Stock Exchange
by Bob Pisani
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Pub Date 18 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 04 Jan 2023
Bob Pisani is Senior Markets Correspondent for CNBC and has spent the past 25 years on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
He has been on the front line of finance for all the major events of the last quarter century, including the Asian Financial Crisis, the dot-com bubble and collapse, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and the Great Financial Crisis.
What was it like to witness these events firsthand, at the center of the financial world?
In Shut Up and Keep Talking, Bob tells a series of captivating stories that reveal what he has learned about life and investing.
These include encounters with a host of stars, world leaders and CEOs, including Fidel Castro, Robert Downey Jr., Walter Cronkite, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Jack Ma, Joey Ramone, and many more.
Along the way, Bob describes how the investment world has changed, from brokers shouting on the floor of the NYSE to fully electronic trading, from investment sages and superstars picking stocks for exorbitant fees to the phenomenal rise of low-cost index funds that are saving investors millions, and from the belief that investors make rational decisions to the new age of behavioral finance, which recognizes the often-irrational nature of human decision making and seeks to understand its role in the stock market.
Bob also considers what really moves stocks up and down and tackles the big questions: why is stock picking so hard, and why is the future so unknowable?
Don’t miss this highly entertaining and revealing account of how financial markets have changed, and how they really work, from someone who was there.
“I could tell right away when I met Bob Pisani as a guest on CNBC over 30 years ago that he was one of the sharpest observers of the markets. And that’s still true today! Shut Up and Keep Talking gives a fascinating look into the history of trading, Bob’s personal investing tips and great stories about the unique people he met on the NYSE floor. It’s investing made fun!” —Barbara Corcoran, Founder of The Corcoran Group and Shark on Shark Tank
“Bob Pisani has seen it all, said it all, and met them all. Shut Up and Keep Talking is his fun, breezy and irreverent look inside the famed New York Stock Exchange. Bob’s book is a joy to read, and you walk away with insights on managing your own money from the titans of Wall Street. Whether you want a leisurely stroll through the Street’s past three decades, or an in-depth meeting of the people behind the scenes and away from the camera, Bob is your best guide.” —Ric Edelman, Ranked the #1 Financial Advisor in the nation three times by Barron’s; bestselling author, The Truth About Your Future
“Every investor will benefit from this engaging survey of what works on Wall Street, along with an irreverent and humorous rendering of the mistakes that can ruin any investment plan.”—Burton G. Malkiel, #1 bestselling author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street