Laughing at Wall Street (Hardcover)

How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook

By Chris Camillo

St. Martin's Press, 9780312657857, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2011



$20,000 to $2 million in only three years— the greatest stock-picker you never heard of tells you how you can do it too

Chris Camillo is not a stockbroker, financial analyst, or hedge fund manager. He is an ordinary person with a knack for identifying trends and discovering great investments hidden in everyday life. In early 2007, he invested $20,000 in the stock market, and in three years it grew to just over $2 million.

With Laughing at Wall Street, you’ll see:
•How Facebook friends helped a young parent invest in the wildly successful children’s show, Chuggington—and saw her stock values climb 50%
•How an everyday trip to 7-Eleven alerted a teenager to short Snapple stock—and tripled his money in seven days
•How $1000 invested consecutively in Uggs, True Religion jeans, and Crocs over five years grew to $750,000
•How Michelle Obama caused J. Crew’s stock to soar 186%, and Wall Street only caught up four months later!

Engaging, narratively-driven, and without complicated financial analysis, Camillo’s stock picking methodology proves that you do not need large sums of money or fancy market data to become a successful investor.

About the Author

CHRIS CAMILLO is one of 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.

Praise For Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook

“You don’t need Wall Street to be a successful investor. In fact, Chris Camillo’s inspirational approach to creating wealth shows that you know more than the suits on Wall Street —and that knowledge can make you millions.” --T. Harv Eker, Author of #1 NY Times Bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind "Chris Camillo shows the power that self-directed investors today have to transcend the advice of Wall Street gurus."--Perry Blacher, CEO of Covestor-the world's largest portfolio verification service “In Laughing at Wall Street, Chris Camillo's personal story, engaging anecdotes, and practical common sense explanations show the novice and amateur investor what works and what doesn't. I'm intrigued. And inspired.”  --Erin Chase, Author of The $5 Dollar Dinner Mom Cookbook "Chris Camillo's Laughing at Wall Street is a fun, practical guide for the novice investor on how to use tools at their disposal such as social media and observation of everyday shopping patterns to become a successful investor. Readers can benefit from Camillo's personal experiences of investing success to create their own winning portfolios!" -- Jordan E. Goodman, personal finance expert and author of Fast Profits in Hard Times “It’s time to beat the “Street” like Chris did.  If that intrigues, excites and inspires you, read his compelling book!” --Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul “Laughing At Wall Street is a terrific way to create a financially fit future” --Denise Austin, America's Favorite Fitness Expert and bestselling author of Pilates for Every Body and Fit and Fabulous After 40