Laughing at Wall Street

Laughing at Wall Street

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Review Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing



Author Chris Camillo’s “Laughing at Wall Street” shares a personal story of exactly what the book’s subtitle says – “How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook)” and features inside tips and tricks in order to so yourself. While Chris himself admits that he isn’t a broker, or financial analyst, or even a hedge fund manager, “Laughing at Wall Street” documents his story as he uses whatever he had readily at the time in order to see his $20,000 turn into $2,000,000 in just over a 3-year period.

An engaging, and personal perspective on the life of Camillo’s success, readers get to the part with invaluable knowledge that it is still possible to see better returns on their investments without getting too technical or complex in the world of finance. 

About the Author

Chris Camillo is one of the world’s top-performing amateur investors. Most recently, a market research executive, his jobs over the years have included washing and selling cars, delivering pizza, and folding clothes at The Gap. He lives in Texas with his family.

Table of Contents

  • Preface 
  • Introduction
    1. Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo 
      • Investments of a Twelve-year-old
    2. If It’s Broken, Fix It
    3. Nobody Knows Anything
      • Zoning Out the Financial “Experts” and “Professionals”
    4. Other People’s Money
      • Trading a Life of Financial Mediocrity for Financial Prosperity
    5. See It, Believe It!
      • How to View Your World Through Investor’s Glasses
    6. Zero Financial Literacy Required
      • Investigate Due Diligence for the Math and Finance Impaired
    7. You Know Something They Don’t
      • Outsmarting Wall Street’s Brightest
    8. You Have People, Too!
      • Monetizing Your Virtual Network
    9. Fake It Till You Make It!
      • Monetizing Your Virtual Network
    10. Life with Investor’s Glasses
    11. Success Stories
  • Appendix: An Invitation to Wall Street’s Underworld
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes