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Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

Two recent headlines encapsulate the current financial wreck—the mortgage crisis that has ensnared the markets across the globe and may threaten the economy of the entire world: OVER THEIR HEADS: Small Investors, Too, Get Nailed by Arcane Trades —The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2007 INVESTORS MULL HOW TO GET OUT OF HEDGE FUNDS: Market Turmoil Highlights Notoriously Tricky Rules for Redeeming Shares. —The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2007 The words “over their heads” and “tricky” caught my attention. Investors are being hosed these days by Wall Street sharpies that have come up with highly complex, tricky and incomprehensible schemes that are over everyone’s head—including those that dreamed them

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