Stock Market Trivia

Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
156 Pages
Reviewed on 09/22/2015
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Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite

Fred Fuld III’s Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street is a simply great book of trivia focused on the stock market. Ranging from topics like what the storied ‘bulls’ and ‘bears’ truly are, to which billionaire appeared on a soap opera, to the first female stockbroker, and then to what a Ponzi scheme actually is, the facts and information are wide-ranging, fun and interesting. Author Fuld has obviously done his research and provided his readers with excellent factoids that will keep them interested from start to finish.

I so enjoyed this book! Stock Market Trivia kept me turning the pages from start to finish. I learned something from every single section that author Fred Fuld III provided, and it’s written in such an entertaining fashion that I am sure many of the things I learned will stick with me. For a person who considers themselves a bit of a ‘trivia junkie,’ this book was a perfect read. I was interested in reading a work specifically about the stock market, as this is something I’ve not seen before. Any reader who enjoys trivia, history, or who has an interest in the stock market and its history would love Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street. I recommend this book, and will certainly keep my eye out for the next offering by author Fred Fuld III. If it’s anything like Stock Market Trivia, it will definitely be one to snap up!

Jack Magnus

Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street is a non-fiction business/finance book written by Fred Fuld III. The author is a financial historian, author and collector of financial service collectibles, and he worked at one time as a stockbroker. While the author cautions that his book is not geared towards people interesting in getting into investments in the stock market, he does include much information that could be considered to be an introductory crash course. Stocks and bonds have been around for much longer than most people realize, and Fuld goes into the history of trading, including a picture of a financial cuneiform, and he continues with his financial history tour up to the present day, describing milestones and exceptional occurrences along the way. The second part of Stock Market Trivia contains a glossary of financial terms complete with definitions and derivations. He also includes a list of sources.

Fred Fuld III’s non-fiction business and finance book, Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street, caught my eye as I’ve often wondered if I could somehow parlay my interest in numbers and mathematics into a successful foray in the stock market. While acknowledging the author’s disclaimer about his work being used as an investment strategy guide, I did find that I finished his book knowing a lot more about the stock market than I had going in. I found the historical data Fuld presents to be fascinating and thoroughly enjoyed the wacky and off-beat gems he shares with his readers. And, along with the humor and trivia, I began to accumulate a modicum of insight into the vagaries of investing and a healthy appreciation for the pitfalls that await the unwary, the reckless, and the all-too-trusting. Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street is entertaining and informative; chock-full of tidbits of information that you’ll want to ponder, chuckle about and share. It’s highly recommended.

Micaela Alpert

Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street by Fred Fuld III is a wonderfully informative book about the Stock Market and its stocks and investors. It doesn't give you information about what stocks to buy, and when to buy them, but it gives more information about the stocks that there are, and there's a little trivia in the book as well which makes it a fun and interesting read. There are cool, fun, and informative facts in this book about the Stock Market, rather than the Stock Market's investors and stocks. You should get this book if you want to learn more about the Stock Market and the stocks in the Stock Market.

This was a very interesting and informative read for me. I really enjoyed reading Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street by Fred Fuld III. I learned a lot of new facts about the Stock Market. I recommend this book to adults who want to learn more about the Stock Market, or for beginners just learning how to use the Stock Market. It's a great thing to keep in your back pocket just in case you ever need to reference this book to Wall Street or the Stock Market. Not all of it is about the Stock Market, which I enjoyed, but a lot of it was about handling and dealing with money. A very informative, fun, and interesting book that I would definitely recommend reading!

Gisela Dixon

Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street by Fred Fuld III is a fun, interesting read about the stock market, history, and stocks in general. Stocks and stock markets are words that usually everyone has heard of, but few know everything there is to know about it and the ins and outs of it, so to speak. This is a book written by one such person, who obviously knows the industry pretty thoroughly and inside out. That being said, this is mainly a trivia or general information book that contains many fun facts, and the origins and history of some of the terms, etc., with no technical advice or information. Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street is divided into chapters, each with a heading that tells us about what’s explained in the chapter itself. There is also a trivia quiz at the end along with the most commonly used terms, idioms, and terminologies and their meaning.

I found Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street by Fred Fuld III to be a fun, entertaining, and enjoyable read. The book is just the right length, and Fred Fuld III keeps it interesting throughout with the historical context and a few photographs as well. Being a novice in this field, I was surprised at how much there is to learn even from trivia or fun facts. The writing style is fluid and engaging, and makes this just a fun read. Overall, this is a book I would recommend to anyone.

Faridah Nassozi

There is so much we do not know about the stock market, and I am not just referring to the knowledge of how to make money. The stock market has a rich history and several terms and references that many find bizarre. As much as we can comfortably trade without this knowledge, we often wonder where it all begun, its evolution, the key facts in its history, and how the weird terms came about. In his book titled Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street, Fred Fuld III provides a rich source of reference to answer these questions with a detailed data bank of the history of the stock market and its other intriguing facts.

Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street by Fred Fuld III would be a valuable read for those already familiar with the stock market but who desire to understand its history and the weird terms commonly used in the financial and investment community, and for those seeking to understand these terms before entering the market. The book can also be used for reference and guidance as one reads about the stock market or as a rich source for Wall Street trivia questions. If you have been curious about the history of the stock market, the use of bizarre terms like pink sheets, alligator spread, barbell, bear, bull, butterfly, boiler room, dead cat bounce etc and other equally intriguing facts, then you will definitely find Fred Fuld III's Stock Market Trivia a truly worthy read. Although brief, easy and fun to read, the book without a doubt stands out as the work of an expert on the subject