The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor.... Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Intelligent Investor: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045899/bk_acx0_045899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about sovereign debt with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Sovereign debt is the debt of a country or government. This debt is usually comprised of bonds issued by the government. Sovereign debt can be contrasted with government debt. Government debt is when bonds are issued in a nation’s own currency. Therefore, this debt is mostly created within a country’s own economic boundaries. Sovereign debt, however, is created from bonds issued in foreign currencies or through loans from international financial institutions. The total of debts owed to both domestic and foreign lenders is known as national debt. National debt issued to both domestic and foreign parties is typically issued via bonds. A bond is basically an IOU. The investor will lend money to the government and the government will, at some point, repay the investor. The bond states the specific date that it will mature, that is, when it will be repaid, and the rate of interest the bond will accrue. Bonds, while different in many ways, are similar to stocks in that they are able to be traded. Bonds tend to be issued only by large corporate bodies or governments, due to the risk of the issuer not being able to repay the bond once it matures. iMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.iMinds unique fast-learning modules as seen in the Financial Times, Wired, Vogue, Robb Report, Sky News, LA Times, Mashable and many others.. the future of general knowledge acquisition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sophie Knapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000224/bk_imnd_000224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You might be wondering why anyone would invest in bonds today. Interest rates are near record lows and it seems crazy to invest in them, but then real estate, stocks, and alternate investments all have their own risks. Or maybe you think that bonds are only for rich, old people. But did you know that you can invest in bonds for as little as $25? Did you know that the U.S. bond market is by far the largest financial market in the world, much larger than the stock market? Look out the window of any American town and you'll see a world built on bonds. If you have a mortgage, the bank that issued it was able to keep issuing mortgages because of bond backing and financing. If you went to a public school it was funded by municipal bonds. The roads and bridges we drive on were funded with bonds, and the businesses that we work in finance themselves in part with bonds. Stock market prices are very dependent on rates on Treasury bonds. Bonds are everywhere. Bonds will be a key part of your retirement, even if you don't think you have any, so everyone should have some knowledge of what they are and how they work. The Itty Bitty Bond Book will give you the information you need to understand the basics of how you as an investor can buy savings bonds as well as corporate, municipal and Treasury bonds to hold to maturity as part of a sound financial plan for your future. Bond funds, CDs, and Bond ETFs are also discussed along with the advantages and disadvantages of investing in funds vs. individual bonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Van Deventer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011907/bk_acx0_011907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you new to Investing? Learning how to grow your money by making smart investments can open doors to financial freedom and provide stability in later life - but how are you supposed to get started, especially in this economy? Is it truly safe to invest, and what about your non-financial resources such as time and energy? Investing is not just about money. In The First Time Investor, Bruce Walker reveals smart investment moves that you can make whether you're a 20-something millennial or a professional who is nearing retirement. It's not just a book about managing your finances - The First Time Investor is a blueprint for proactive people who want to make the most of their health, emotional well-being, and personal relationships. In this book, you will discover: The meaning of key financial terms, such as "bond", "index fund", and "diversification" How to invest when you only have a small amount of money Why investing in your physical health is as important as investing in stocks How to prosper financially, wisely grow your money, and live well Filled with scenarios, practical information, and motivational advice, Bruce Walker will help you choose money-savvy investment strategies that will greatly improve your quality of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Sitzberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067300/bk_acx0_067300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of all the opportunities to invest and make money, bond investing is likely one of the most neglected. Stocks are the get-rich investment, hyped by Wall Street and favored by investors. Commodities are widely used to hedge risk and to gamble on price changes. Even real estate is more widely held for its cash flow and other benefits. According to research by fund manager Vanguard, the average investor holds just 15 percent of their portfolio in bonds. Since older investors typically hold much more of their investments in fixed-income, it's safe to assume that many younger investors are neglecting bond investment all together. What you might not realize is that bonds are critical to reaching your financial goals. No other investment provides the kind of safety and security you'll get from bonds, and few other investments provide the kind of cash flow you'll get from these fixed-income opportunities. In fact, manage your bonds right and you might not need much more to meet your financial goals. You'll get stable returns for decades and won't have to worry about constant crashes in the stock market. You'll get nearly guaranteed cash flows to pay for expenses and the retirement you deserve. Putting a portfolio of bonds together that will meet your goals can be surprisingly easy if you know where to start. Understand bond basics and how to avoid the mistakes that cost other investors money, and you'll find an investment that's easier to manage than any other while moving you closer to financial freedom. This book will do exactly that, help you put together a step-by-step investing strategy in bonds to understand how much of your portfolio to invest and how to do it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Hogue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053270/bk_acx0_053270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times, USA Today, & Wall Street Journal best-selling author J.A. Redmerski, comes a dangerous and boundary pushing new crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers. Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. Ultimately, Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness - or retribution - for his brother's betrayal. The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti. No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job. But this time the risks will be much greater, as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti's mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed. But Niklas isn't the only one who must play a role - Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas' slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover. On one hand, Niklas couldn't be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas - not Izabel - who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral. Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels, Kate Reinders, Susannah Jones, Nelson Hobbs, Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027283/bk_adbl_027283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wall Street thinks we’re subversive and even dangerous. Dangerous to their schemes, maybe. The dirty truth about income property is that it actually works in real life. Stocks? Bonds? Mutual funds? Who are they kidding? How many people know (not including insiders) who created wealth that way? Such options are for those who only want to pretend they’re getting ahead. For the rest, keep reading. Would you like to peek behind the curtain of real-estate investing and learn exactly how to make it work for you? This audiobook provides a set of innovative, tried and true strategies that can deliver real returns based on what makes people rich in America (and around the world) today. If your dream of a better financial life is one of the millions that litter the sidewalks of Wall Street and other stock exchanges, either dead or on life support, take a deep breath and relax. Stocks and other non-direct traded assets are a losing game for most people. The typical scenario is, you make a little, lose a little, and spin your wheels for decades. Ever wonder why it’s like that? Years ago, multi-millionaire investor and educator Jason Hartman realized that the corporate crooks running the stock and bond investing game will always see to it that THEY win. That means, unless you’re one of THEM, you will not win. Hartman’s answer is within this book. What is the average investor to do? First, understand and accept that Wall Street is not an option. Put that out of your head. It’s that simple. Now what? How is a person to create the kind of life-changing wealth they crave like an ache deep in their bones? That’s where Creating Wealth comes in. In this straight-to-the-gut educational blitz, you’ll see you don’t need a college degree to replicate Mr. Hartman’s sizzling success with income property. It’s all in here. Everything you need to kick-start your own real-estate portfolio. Learn how to: Benefit from the current financial crisis 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Hartman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/json/000006/bk_json_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.