John Wasik on "Keynes's Way to Wealth"

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

You'll find little disagreement that John Maynard Keynes was one of the most influential economists of the 20th century whose legacy continues to shape how policymakers view the global economy and markets. What few students of Keynes know, however, is that he was also a daring, steel-nerved investor, who built a multi-million-dollar fortune in the stock market, while acting as a virtually unpaid counselor to world leaders like Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Though typically thought of solely as an economist, Keynes was a rabid speculator, major commodities trader, and, ultimately, one of the greatest investors of all time. In Keynes's Way to Wealth, John F. Wasik describes Keynes’s investment strategies and explains how contemporary investors can learn from, and imitate, his success.

John F. Wasik is an award-winning author of 13 books. He has covered investing and personal finance for more than 25 years, won 19 awards for his work and currently writes an investing column for and a blog for His work also appears in The New York Times.