Jacques F. Vallee
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Financial Alchemy


[Other Publications]

The Heart of the Internet
Au Coeur d'Internet
Electronic Meetings
Computer Message Systems
The Network Revolution
British edition of The Network Revolution
German edition of The Network Revolution
Swedish edition of the Network Revolution
Les Enjeux du Millenaire
The Four Elements of Financial Alchemy
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The Four Elements of Financial Alchemy

A New Formula for Personal Prosperity

Can be consulted on Google Books.

Published by TenSpeed Press, Berkeley California, Feb 2001
195 pages, illustrated, indexed.


From the editor:

In the ancient tradition of alchemy, practitioners of the secret arts spent years searching for the philosopher's stone - that elusive substance reputed to turn base metals into gold. In today's booming economy, inexperienced investors are wagering their IRAs on IPOs, hoping a magical blend of stock options and Internet day trading will transform their modest savings into golden portfolios.

Without a clear understanding of investing basics or a practical plan for the future, many starry-eyed investors end up sacrificing their nest eggs to failed ventures, complicated tax penalties, and hidden service charges (...) Jacques Vallee uses the elements of ancient alchemy - Earth, Water, Air and Fire - as a framework for creation a prosperous financial strategy that integrates age-old principles with modern technology, financial wisdom and personal values.

Reader Comments:

The Four Elements of Financial Alchemy is a unique and comprehensive introduction to the field of personal financial planning. Lucid and insightful - it should be required reading for all first-time investors.

Stephens F. Millard
co-founder of five NASDAQ-traded companies
Advisory board member at:
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
The Kellogg School, Northwestern University