Make Better Decisions and Raise Your Investing to a New Level
Author: Colin Nicholson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Achieve a new level of investing and trading success bydefeating your worst enemy—yourself Successful trading relies on three vital skills: marketanalysis, money management, and decision-making. The first two arestraightforward skills anyone can learn, but the third is much moredifficult. Your ability to make the right decisions isn't based onhard facts, but psychological realities like your own temperament,your own biases, and the biases of other traders. In essence, youcan only master the stock market when you master yourself first,and that starts with making the right decisions habitually.Think Like the Great Investors is organised into fourdistinct parts that show you how to understand your owntemperament, the psychology of the market as a whole, your ownbiases and decision-making errors, and how to practically applyyour understanding of these factors into your decision-makingsystem. Written by highly respected investment teacher, speaker, andwriter Colin Nicholson Ideal for both inexperienced traders who want to lower theirrisk as well as experienced traders who lack that one final piecein the trader's skillset For anyone looking for that final piece of the investing puzzle,the answer is right here. With Think Like the GreatInvestors, you'll leap beyond the final hurdle tosuper-successful investing . . . yourself.
'Whether a complete novice, or a professional portfolio manager, this book will give you access to the mindset and techniques of the most successful investors of our time and more importantly, it will help you avoid mistakes. The Great Investors will have a permanent place on my desk.' Mark Sheridan, Executive Director, Nomura International PLC Leading investors such as Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Sir John Templeton, George Soros and Anthony Bolton are known throughout the world. How did these people come to be so successful? Which strategies have they used to make their fortunes? And what can you learn from their techniques? In The Great Investors, Glen Arnold succinctly and accurately describes the investment philosophies of the world’s greatest investors. He explains why they are the best, gives details of their tactics for accumulating wealth, captures the key elements that led to their market-beating successes and teaches you key lessons that you can apply to your own investing strategies. From the foreword: ‘There are some very special people who seem to possess an exceptional talent for acquiring wealth. I want to explore not just the past triumphs of these masters, but also the key factors they look for as well as the personality traits that allow them to control emotion and think rationally about where to place funds. How does a master of investment hone skills through bitter experience and triumph to develop their approach to accumulating wealth?’ Glen Arnold The Great Investors is the story of a number of remarkable men: John Templeton, George Soros, Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Philip Fisher, Peter Lynch, Anthony Bolton and John Neff. Whether you’re new to investing, have had success in the markets, or you’re a professional investor or fund manger, you’ll benefit from reading about their proven, and successful, trading philosophies. The Great Investorswill show you how to: · Be a business analyst rather than a security analyst · Do your homework and develop a broad social, economic and political awareness · Control emotion so as not to get swept away by the market · Be consistent in your approach, even when you have bad years · See the wood for the trees and not over complicate your portfolio · Learn from your investing · Be self reliant, stand aside from the crowd and follow your own logic · Take reasonable risk
Billionaires think differently than most people. If you took away all of Donald Trump's money, he would be right back to where he is today because of the way he thinks. Scot Anderson shares that if you learn to think like a billionaire, then you can become one. Scot takes you on the journey he took in changing the way he thinks. He went from getting by to having millions of dollars and on his way to getting billions. Scot teaches you how to think differently about money, investing, jobs, risks, problems, preparation, and time. As you begin to think like a billionaire, your life has no choice but to produce it.
I was thinking of writing this book for a long time. Basically this book will educate and empower people to take better financial decisions to manage finance well. I know how it feels to be a loser without money when everybody is giving you free advice, and how it feels like a "WINNER." Anyway everybody should have finance knowledge and should not be scared of investing, at last - what matters most is you master money or money masters you. So, mastering money is the biggest problem people have right now and all issues revolve around it. You can do all the beautiful things with money, (how kindhearted you can be but without money your services will be limited to your physical presence). Dear always remember: Warren Buffett rules on investing Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. If you believe in your investment and have done proper homework before purchasing, you will definitely end up with great profits and you will not be afraid of market falls... There are total 11 chapters which explain us that how to control emotions, while investing in stock market, this book also focuses on building long term wealth and specifically how to identify stocks. In this book, you will find examples from my own life and how I discovered my true passion. People generally get fearful with short term up/down of stock market which should definitely be avoided. In gratitude chapter, I have emphasized on power of sharing and what wonders, it can do. I highly recommend to purchase this book and follow the advice, strategy I have mentioned.
Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain the basic principles of the stock market and business in an investing guide that will enlighten and entertain anyone who is high-school age or older. Many investors, including some with substantial portfolios, have only the sketchiest idea of how the stock market works. The reason, say Lynch and Rothchild, is that the basics of investing—the fundamentals of our economic system and what they have to do with the stock market—aren’t taught in school. At a time when individuals have to make important decisions about saving for college and 401(k) retirement funds, this failure to provide a basic education in investing can have tragic consequences. For those who know what to look for, investment opportunities are everywhere. The average high-school student is familiar with Nike, Reebok, McDonald’s, the Gap, and the Body Shop. Nearly every teenager in America drinks Coke or Pepsi, but only a very few own shares in either company or even understand how to buy them. Every student studies American history, but few realize that our country was settled by European colonists financed by public companies in England and Holland—and the basic principles behind public companies haven’t changed in more than three hundred years. In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor.
Bedrock investing principles for profiting in today’s shaky markets If you wanted to create the next earth-shattering consumer product, Steve Jobs would be an ideal role model to follow. If you planned to become a great golfer, you might look to Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus. So, if your goals were to outperform other investors and achieve your life’s financial goals, what should you do? Think, act and invest like the best investor out there: Warren Buffett. While you can’t invest exactly like he does, Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett provides a solid, sensible investing approach based on Buffett’s advice regarding investment strategies. When it comes to investing, Director of Research for the BAM Alliance and CBS News blogger Larry Swedroe has pretty much seen it all—and he’s come to the conclusion that simple is better, that adopting basic investing principles always increases an investor’s chance of success and that Buffett is the perfect model for such investing. In Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett, Swedroe provides the foundational knowledge you need to: Develop a financial plan to help you make rational decisions on a consistent basis Determine the level of risk that’s right for you and allocate your assets accordingly Create a strong portfolio that will weather any economic storm Manage your portfolio—rebalance periodically to maintain proper risk levels The beauty of the Buffett approach is its profound simplicity: follow the basics, keep your cool, and have a sense of humor. The market volatility of recent years has ushered in armies of economists, forecasters and other so-called experts whose job it is to explain how everything works. Somehow, they have managed to muddy the waters even more. The truth is, investing is easier than you think—even in today’s economy. “Complex problems can have simple solutions,” Swedroe writes. Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett helps you go back to the basics—so you can leap in front of the investing pack. Praise for Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: “You could not spend a more profitable hour than reading Larry Swedroe’s wise and lucid investment guide.” —Burton Malkiel, author, A Random Walk Down Wall Street “If you've been wondering why you've had such a hard time investing well, Playing the Winner's Game will diagnose your ills and treat them in just ninety short, delightful pages.” —William Bernstein, author, A Splendid Exchange and The Investor’s Manifesto “Follow the investment strategy advocated by Larry Swedroe, and free yourself to spend your time on life's treasures—like your family and friends!” —William Reichenstein, professor, Baylor University “As someone who teaches a college investments course, I would not have thought it possible to do what Swedroe has done in such a short concise book.” —Edward R. Wolfe, professor of finance, Western Kentucky University “It's amazing. Larry Swedroe managed to pen a magnificent book not only chock full of actionable advice, but one that's fun to read. Get a copy and treat yourself to a better financial future.” —Harold Evensky, president, Evensky & Katz “Larry Swedroe is the undisputed expert in helping investors manage portfolios the smart way. His new book, Playing the Winner’s Game, combines all facets of wealth management in an inspiring and powerful manner.” —Bill Schultheis, author, The New Coffeehouse Investor
Incorporate economic moat analysis for profitable investing Why Moats Matter is a comprehensive guide to findinggreat companies with economic moats, or competitive advantages.This book explains the investment approach used by Morningstar,Inc., and includes a free trial to Morningstar's Research. Economic moats—or sustainable competitiveadvantages—protect companies from competitors. Legendaryinvestor Warren Buffett devised the economic moat concept.Morningstar has made it the foundation of a successfulstock-investing philosophy. Morningstar views investing in the most fundamental sense: ForMorningstar, investing is about holding shares in great businessesfor long periods of time. How can investors tell a great businessfrom a poor one? A great business can fend off competition and earnhigh returns on capital for many years to come. The key to findingthese great companies is identifying economic moats that stem fromat least one of five sources of competitive advantage—costadvantage, intangible assets, switching costs, efficient scale, andnetwork effect. Each source is explored in depth throughout thisbook. Even better than finding a great business is finding one at agreat price. The stock market affords virtually unlimitedopportunities to track prices and buy or sell securities at anyhour of the day or night. But looking past that noise andunderstanding the value of a business's underlying cash flows isthe key to successful long-term investing. When investors focus ona company's fundamental value relative to its stock price, and notwhere the stock price sits today versus a month ago, a day ago, orfive minutes ago, investors start to think like owners, nottraders. And thinking like an owner will makes readers betterinvestors. The book provides a fundamental framework for successfullong-term investing. The book helps investors answer two keyquestions: How can investors identify a great business, and whenshould investors buy that business to maximize return? Using fundamental moat and valuation analysis has led tosuperior risk-adjusted returns and made Morningstar analysts someof the industry's top stock-pickers. In this book, Morningstarshares the ins and outs of its moat-driven investment philosophy,which readers can use to identify great stock picks for their ownportfolios.
Inside the Plot to Unleash a Super Crash on the Global Economy
Author: Michael E. Lewitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
An updated examination of what's weakening the U.S. economy, and how to fix it The Committee to Destroy the World: Inside the Plot to Unleash a Super Crash on the Global Economy is a passionate and informed analysis of the struggling global economy. In this masterfully conceived and executed work, Michael Lewitt, one of Wall Street's most respected market strategists and money managers, updates his groundbreaking examination of the causes of the 2008 crisis and argues that economic and geopolitical conditions are even more unstable today. His analysis arrives in time for the impending economic and geopolitical debates of the 2016 election season. Lewitt explains in detail how debt has now overrun the world's capacity, how federal policies of the past few decades have created a downward vortex sapping growth and vitality from the American economy, and how greed and corruption are preventing reform. The financial crisis created tens of trillions of debt, leaving investors to pay a huge price for these policy failures: The highest asset inflation we've seen in our lifetimes, although the government claims there isn't enough inflation More than $2 trillion of stock buybacks funded with low cost debt that are artificially inflating stock prices The Federal Reserve and other global central banks becoming the largest buyers of government debt in order to suppress interest rates An M&A boom resulting from companies needing to find growth outside of their core businesses While the financial media misses the story, Lewitt pulls no punches explaining how all of these trends are leading to the brink of another crisis. Lewitt lays out a survival plan for the average investor to protect their assets when the debt bubble bursts. The first edition of this book expressed hope that policymakers would not let the financial crisis go to waste. This book urges investors to learn from the crushed hope and take action before the next crisis.
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10 Crunch Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Company
Author: Robert Leach
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Many investors ignore company accounts because they think they are too difficult. But, as the great investor Peter Lynch said "Investing without looking at the numbers is like playing bridge without looking at the cards." The mission of this book is to explain to ordinary investors, with no accounting knowledge, what to look for in a set of accounts and how to interpret what you find - so that you have an accurate 'health check' on a company in ten simple steps. Robert Leach considers the entire subject from an investor's point of view, by asking - and then answering - the questions which matter most. He also looks at the techniques which companies sometimes use to flatter their accounts, and shows how accounts for companies in different sectors have to be looked at differently. The 10 Crunch questions: 1. Is the company growing? 2. Are costs under control? 3. Does it make a profit? 4. How much cash does it have? 5. Is its market value supported by assets? 6. Is it using debt wisely? 7. Are there any hidden nasties? 8. Is management good enough? 9. Can I expect a reliable income? 10. Are there any threats to my interests?
How to invest like Warren Buffett with any size account… Fact: YOU DO NOT need a PhD from Harvard in economy or even a Bachelor’s degree to make money in the stock market. Ordinary people can get lifechanging returns, if you just apply a few key principles. Principle #1: It’s better to buy a great company at a good price, than it is to buy a good company at a great price. Principle #2: It’s better to invest in companies you understand, than it is to risk money in so-called “boom industries” you don’t have a good grasp of Principle #3: Minimizing losses, not maximizing profits – will give you the best long-term results It’s these three principles which made investors like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio billions of dollars. And you can use the same ones to transform your own life. Here’s just a fraction of what you’ll discover inside: The biggest mistake investors make in high-growth markets… make it and you could lose your entire investment… but we’ll show you how to avoid it every time The best investing websites for beginners Why novice or new investors should never buy IPOs How to identify bubbles in the stock market. Do this and you’ll avoid big losses, even during recession periods The ultimate foolproof starter portfolio (these fundamental stocks have been around for decades, and will continue to be around for another 100 years) Why you should never listen to stock tips from friends and family (and what to do instead) How to invest in US stocks from your smartphone… with zero commission! What to do if you have no clue about the long-term prospects of individual companies (this is a time-saving alternative) How to invest in real estate without the hassles of buying a house Why you don’t need to be a math whiz to profit from stocks… if you have this personality trait Set and forget strategies to profit in any market You don’t need a huge sum of money to begin investing either. Using the consistent investment philosophy inside, you can get started with as little as $500! This is NOT get rich quick book – this is fundamental guide with long term strategies to profit in the stock market, written in plain, easy to understand English. To become a millionaire, you need to start thinking like one first. You can think of this book as The Intelligent Investor for the 21st Century. So if you want to discover how you can get long-term profits in the stock market… without risking all your money… then scroll up and click “add to cart”
Offers a guide to investing that goes against current conventional wisdom by advocating buying and holding stocks in solid companies with a history of steady profitability for an extended period of time.
America's most trusted real estate investing mentor and coach, Phil Pustejovsky, shows you step by step, how to be a real estate investor, regardless of how much money you have, your credit rating or your experience level. This book was created for anyone looking for a simple to read, easy to follow guide on real estate investment in today's market.
"This is a first-rate book by a first-rate group of scholars. It provides a clear distillation of some very powerful new concepts and integrates [them] into a practical general management framework that will help managers meet the challenges of the 21st century." -W. Carl Kester James R. Williston Professor of Business Management Harvard Business School. "The Portable MBA is an outstanding resource. Every prospective MBA student should read it to jump-start their course work; every practicing manager, even those with MBAs, would also profit greatly from time spent with this excellent book." -Dennis E. Logue, Steven Roth Professor of Management The Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College. "An excellent launching pad for anybody interested in an overview of the state of business administration in the 1990s . . . an indispensable guide for the beginner and seasoned manager alike." -L. L. Marlantes, President and CEO The Rockefeller Group. "The Portable MBA will appeal to those who recognize that the tired old rules of business no longer apply in today's rapidly changing global environment. This book offers students and business professionals an up-to-date approach that integrates all the key functional areas of the business enterprise." -John D. Finnerty, PhD, Partner, Coopers & Lybrand LLP Professor of Finance, Fordham University. "[The Portable MBA] offers an interdisciplinary, succinct, and practical approach to tools, concepts, and emerging trends facing executives who compete in the global economy." -Barry D. Leskin National Head of Human Resources Ernst&Young, London. The Portable MBA, Third Edition offers you an opportunity to learn the cutting-edge business theory and practice now being taught at today's top MBA programs. Written by faculty members of the prestigious Darden School at the University of Virginia, and structured around that school's world-renowned general management program, this completely new edition reflects the most important current trends in MBA education, namely cross-functional management, leading from the middle, alliance management, and an understanding of global trade and investing. Like its predecessors, The Portable MBA, Third Edition delves into all the core material covered in the first year of a typical MBA program: marketing, economics, business ethics, technology, strategy, and human resources management to select a few. But here the authors take an integrated approach, highlighting concepts that cross functional lines and responsibility and provide an enterprise-wide perspective. In addition, numerous case studies, vignettes, and first-person accounts from managers and executives at leading companies create a richer understanding of business transformation. Finally, this updated version contains capstone material that highlights the challenges facing the twenty-first-century manager building customer value, creating new paradigms for managing in periods of turbulence, and managing technology. In the grand tradition of the internationally bestselling Portable MBA Series, The Portable MBA, Third Edition brings the insight and wisdom of some of the world's top business educators to the comfort of your favorite reading chair.
This insightful guide gives the nuts and bolts of investing, protecting oneself from risks, and increasing ones chances of reaching financial goals. Readers can evaluate and integrate specific steps in investing that are examined in this blueprint, including setting goals, determining risk factors, making a financial profile, being able to speak investment language, understanding investment options, diversifying investments, playing online investment games and joining investing clubs, thinking about retirement today, paying taxes, and staying informed by having awareness about the changes in the economy and its financial markets. Teens come to understand their inner investor and know their financial options after reading this essential resource. Fascinating fact boxes and additional elements called Myths and Facts and 10 Great Questions to Ask a Financial Adviser give readers at-a-glance details.
Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails
Author: Steven M. Sears
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A new approach to investing based on how Wall Street insiders approach the market The Indomitable Investor deconstructs the stock market as the public has come to know it and reconstitutes it from the inside out from the perspective of the fortunate few who dominate Wall Street. By revealing how top investors and traders think and act Steven Sears shows the stock market to be an undulating ocean of money, with seasoned investors reading the waves others cannot. Teaching readers to think about the market in radically different ways, The Indomitable Investor shows how to improve returns—and, just as importantly, avoid losses—with disciplines deployed by people who almost always do exactly the opposite of what Wall Street says to do. Laying bare great fallacies, the book explains that non-professional investors wrongly think the stock market is a place to make money, which is what Wall Street wants them to try to do. The Indomitable Investor says otherwise and shows how Wall Street's best investors have a completely different focus. Explains the critical ideas and insights of top traders and investors in language anyone can understand and implement Packed with material rarely shared off Wall Street that is used every day by professional investors Introduces the 17 most important words on Wall Street Teaches critical skills, including: How to increase returns by focusing on risk, not potential profits; how to use the stock market's historical patterns to optimize investment decisions; understanding key relationships between stocks and the economy that predict what will happen to stocks and the broader market; how to increase mutual fund returns with an easy adjustment that redirects the bulk of profits to you—not mutual fund companies, and how to analyze information like seasoned investors to move beyond "statement of the obvious" news reports that turn ordinary investors into Dumb Money Accessible to readers of all backgrounds, including those with a limited understanding of investing, The Indomitable Investor will change how investors view the stock market, Wall Street, and themselves.