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The story revolves around the life of Oskar Matzerath, as narrated by himself when confined in a mental hospital during the years 1952–1954. Born in 1924 in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk , Poland), with an adult's capacity for thought and perception, he decides never to grow up when he hears his father declare that he would become a grocer. Gifted with a piercing shriek that can shatter glass or be used as a weapon, Oskar declares himself to be one of those "clairaudient infants", whose "spiritual development is complete at birth and only needs to affirm itself". He retains the stature of a child while living through the beginning of World War II , several love affairs, and the world of postwar Europe . Through all this, a toy tin drum, the first of which he received as a present on his third birthday, followed by many replacement drums each time he wears one out from over-vigorous drumming, remains his treasured possession; he is willing to commit violence to retain it. Oskar considers himself to have two "presumptive fathers"—his mother's husband Alfred Matzerath, a member of the Nazi Party , and her cousin and lover Jan Bronski, a Danzig Pole who is executed for defending the Polish Post Office in Danzig during the German invasion of Poland . Oskar's mother having died, Alfred marries Maria, a woman who is secretly Oskar's first mistress . After marrying Alfred, Maria gives birth to Kurt, whom Oskar thereafter refers to as his son. But Oskar is disappointed to find that the baby persists in growing up, and will not join him in ceasing to grow at the age of three.
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By Joel Greenblatt
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When it comes to investing in the stock market, investors have plenty of options: 1. They can do it themselves. Trillions of dollars are invested this way. (Of course, the only problem here is that most people have no idea how to analyze and choose individual stocks. Well, not really the only problem. Most investors have no idea how to construct a stock portfolio, most have no idea when to buy and sell, and most have no idea how much to invest in the first place.) 2. They can give it to professionals to invest. Trillions of dollars are invested this way. (Unfortunately most professionals actually underperform the market averages over time. In fact,it may be even harder to pick good professional managers than it is to pick good individual stocks.) 3. They can invest in traditional index funds. Trillions of dollars are also invested this way.(The problem is that investing this way is seriously flawed--and almost a guarantee of subpar investment returns over time.) 4. They can read The Big Secret for the Small Investor and do something else. Not much is invested this way. Yet... Let top hedge fund manager, Columbia business school professor, former Fortune 500 chairman and New York Times bestselling author, Joel Greenblatt, take you on a journey that will reveal the Big Secret for both individual and professional investors. Based on path-breaking new research, find out how anyone can beat the market, the index funds and the experts by following a new approach that relies on the principles of value investing, common sense and quantitative discipline. Along the way, learn where "value" comes from, how markets work, and what really happens on Wall Street. By journey's end, small investors (and even not-so-small investors) will have found their way to some excellent new investment choices. When it comes to investing in the stock market, investors have plenty of options: 1. They can do it themselves. Trillions of dollars are invested this way. (Of course, the only problem here is that most people have no idea how to analyze and choose individual stocks. Well, not really the only problem. Most investors have no idea how to construct a stock portfolio, most have no idea when to buy and sell, and most have no idea how much to invest in the first place.) 2. They can give money to professionals to invest. Trillions of dollars are invested this way. (Unfortunately, most professionals actually underperform the market averages over time. In fact, it may be even harder to pick good professional managers than it is to pick good individual stocks.) 3. They can invest in traditional index funds. Trillions of dollars are also invested this way. (The problem is that investing this way is seriously flawed–and almost a guarantee of subpar investment returns over time.) 4. They can read The Big Secret for the Small Investor and do something else. Not much is invested this way.
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Today's complex world of options provides you with an abundance of option strategies. But how do you know which ones are right for you? According to Marc Allaire, well-known author and options expert, you have to determine the methods that suit your trading or investment style best. With the right strategies on hand, you will be able to maximize your returns in no time. Join Allaire as he introduces you to a variety of powerful option techniques that you can put into use immediately. This hands-on presentation includes: § bull and bear spreads – an alternative to naked long options § the benefits and pitfalls of calendar spreads § writing equity puts § leveraging stock purchase, and much more. Ideal for the intermediate trader or investor, this cutting-edge video session takes you beyond the basics of options. Broaden your financial horizon and take your options knowledge to a higher level. In the end, optimal returns will no longer be wishful thinking. Watch your profits skyrocket as you start mastering these outstanding strategies!    
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