Are you investing with the help of financial advisers, money managers, or bankers? Are you thinking about investing, but you don't know where to start and who to trust in the financial jungle out there? Are you a busy professional who hates financial mumbo-jumbo and doesn't have time for investing? Are you scared to invest because it seems too overwhelming and complex? The bad news is that most financial advisers, investing gurus, and other financial "experts" are out there to legally steal your invested money. That is why a typical investor loses more than one million dollars in his/her investing career. The good news is that you can smile now because finally there is a simple solution. Robert Rolih will share with you the details and secret subtleties that will enable you to fire your financial adviser, take control of your money and investments, and outperform the pros - while spending only a few hours per year. By listening to The Million Dollar Decision, you'll finally discover how to make sure your invested money works for you...and not for the financial industry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Masters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086564/bk_acx0_086564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rising business star shares brilliant insights and shortcuts to help you thrive as an entrepreneur - even if you don't have any money to start.You don't need to be university educated, have money, be creative, or even have an idea to get rich. You just need to be willing to break the rules.How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital will teach you how to be a modern opportunist - investor, entrepreneur or side hustler - by breaking these four golden rules of the old guard: Focus on one skill: wrong. Don't cultivate one great skill to get ahead. In today's business world, success goes to the multitaskers.Be unique: wrong. The way to get rich is not by launching a new idea but by aggressively copying others and then adding your own twist. Focus on one goal: wrong. Focus instead on creating a system to produce the outcome you want, not just once but over and over again. Appeal to the masses: wrong. The masses are broke ($4k average net worth in America?). Let others cut a trail through the jungle so you can peacefully walk in and capitalise on their hard work.By rejecting these defunct rules and following Nathan Latka's unconventional path, you can copy other people's ideas shamelessly, bootstrap a start-up with almost no funding, invest in small local businesses for huge payoffs and reap all the benefits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Latka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002142/bk_hodd_002142_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You don't need to be university educated, have money, be creative, or even have an idea to get rich. You just need to be willing to break the rules.How to be a Capitalist Without Any Capital will teach you how to be a modern opportunist - investor, entrepreneur, or side hustler - by breaking these four golden rules of the old guard:1. Focus on one skill: Wrong. Don't cultivate one great skill to get ahead. In today's business world, success goes to the multitaskers.2. Be unique: Wrong. The way to get rich is not by launching a new idea but by aggressively copying others and then adding your own twist.3. Focus on one goal: Wrong. Focus instead on creating a system to produce the outcome you want, not just once, but over and over again.4. Appeal to the masses: Wrong. The masses are broke ($4k average net worth in America?). Let others cut a trail through the jungle so you can peacefully walk in and capitalize on their hard work.By rejecting these defunct rules and following Nathan Latka's unconventional path, you can copy other people's ideas shamelessly, bootstrap a start-up with almost no funding, invest in small local businesses for huge payoffs, and reap all the benefits.
Make RATIONAL decisions in the IRRATIONAL world of investing 'Readers will find within these pages new truths that will help transform their thinking. This is more relevant than the latest strategies, trading systems, or technical chart formations.' --William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange 'Koppel offers pioneering insights, backed by substantial research, that help explain how psychology influences financial decisions and drives markets. Investing and the Irrational Mind is a must-read for both the professional and nonprofessional investor.' --Robin Mesch, President, Mesch Capital Management 'If there is truth to the Yiddish proverb that 'man plans and God laughs,' read Investing and the Irrational Mind to gain an essential understanding of what to do with your stocks and bonds when God is cracking up. As the sages advised, 'All the rest is commentary.'' --Yra Harris, CME Group member, President of Praxis Trading, and author of the daily investment blog Notes from the Underground ' Investing and the Irrational Mind explains the psychological barriers to making good investment decisions--and more importantly how to overcome them. Koppel shows the dangers of our own habit-driven behavior, biases, and heuristics and how they lead us to violate our own investment axioms.' --Alexander Abell, Director, BlackRock, Inc. 'Investing is fraught with uncertainty, which gives rise to psychological issues that investors ignore at their peril. Bob Koppel has written a fascinating, entertaining, and comprehensive examination of this multifaceted area of inquiry. If you invest for a living, or even if you're just a student of the psychology of self, you will find beneficial insights in the pages of this book.' --A. Thomas Shanks, President and CEO, Hawksbill Capital Management About the Book Most investors are driven by greed and panicked by fear, which is why so many lose so much during market upheavals. It's also why so few gain so much. What separates the winners from the losers? People who remain calm, focused, and analytical during market ups and downs always come out on top--and snatch the losses of those who panic. Investing and the Irrational Mind gives you the tools for overcoming the self-destructive impulses that stand between you and profit. Behavioral finance expert Robert Koppel reveals why your brain sends certain negative messages during the investing process. Applying the latest advances in neuroeconomics and insights from top traders, he provides a program for building the habits used by the world's most successful investors. Investing and the Irrational Mind teaches you how to: Identify negative, self-defeating patterns of thought Tailor your goals according to your particular investing psychology Develop a framework for overcoming irrational thoughts in investment decisions Use one of your most powerful investing tools--intuition The investing world operates by the law of the jungle, with a new surprise lurking around every corner. How often have you abandoned a perfectly sound investing strategy because you panicked? 'Success requires focused concentration that permits an unbiased perception of the market,' writes Koppel. 'All we can ever control is ourselves, but that is more than enough.' Armed with 30 years of experience as an analyst and fund manager, Koppel helps you develop a focused, disciplined, confident, and profitable approach to investing using the best tool at your disposal: your brain. Filled with surprising insights into human behavior and rock-solid financial advice, Investing and the Irrational Mind helps you draw consistent profits in an inconsistent investing world.
Top executives support The Valuation of Information Technology 'This is the first book which I have seen that places corporate decision-making on a logical and quantitative basis. Decisions which have traditionally been done by the 'seat of the pants' are subjected to the same rigorous analysis as is routine in the hard sciences. I think this book strikes off in a completely new direction and deserves to be read by anyone contemplating a career in business.' -Dr. Mel Schwartz, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1988 and Professor Emeritus, Stanford and Columbia Universities 'An insightful, rewarding evaluation of information technology-with the aim being the creation of shareholder value. Chris Gardner's detailed work shows how powerfully constructive and destructive the forces of innovation can be. Mastering information technology is the key to twenty-first-century commercial success. This book is a driver toward that mastery.' -Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool (Fool.com) 'Finally, a clear set of tools for those of us who are trying to find a path through a jungle of complexity. Chris Gardner has clearly and crisply provided a road map of rationality to help direct our path through a chaotic world of accelerating change.' -Peter Sprague, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Wave Systems, and former Chairman of National Semiconductor 'The Valuation of Information Technology provides a practical, step-by-step approach for analyzing the attractiveness of an information technology system.. Highly recommended.' -Derek R. Reisfield, Vice Chairman, Luminant Worldwide, and formerly President, CBS New Media, Chairman, Marketwatch.com, and Member of the Board, Sportsline USA 'Information and technology are transforming commerce and challenging traditional valuation methods. The Valuation of Information Technology builds a bridge between familiar valuation, grounded on customer value, revenue, cost, and earnings contributions all on the one side, and the returns available in the new information technology context on the other. With these tools, added to thoughtful application and judgment, you will be a wiser leader investor, and consumer.' -Stephen B. Bonner, President and CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America 'Chris Gardner's book comes at the right time for many businesses which can no longer afford the guessing or the hip-shooting that has been the solution algorithm in many companies. He points out the systemic thinking that is possible and the discipline that is required to tackle the issues in a sound, responsible, and competitively superior way.' -Dr. Rainer Famulla, Partner, Andersen Consulting 'The Valuation of Information Technology tackles the tough problem of defining the value of new technologies company shareholders using integrated analytical techniques. The methodologies presented in the book are essential to any successful new business development. I highly recommend it.' -Dr. Khasha Mohammadi, President, e-Networks, and formerly of Bell Labs 'Clearly we have entered an era where many organizations are making 'bet the company' investment decisions in information technology and the Internet. Unfortunately, many of these investments are made on an emotional basis alone. The Valuation of Information Technology provides a significant advance in our ability for making these decisions on a more thoughtful, analytic basis.' -Frank Ostroff, Author of The Horizontal Organization 'For the first time, The Valuation of Information Technology marries corporate finance with technology marketing to create a technology decision guide focused on what matters most-shareholder value.' -Jim Szafranski, Marketing Manager, Tut Systems
The explosive growth and low cost of online trading has created a new class of investor who can now make a living buying and selling stocks over the Internet in a way that was once reserved for Wall Street's most powerful brokerage firms and investment banks. While technology has made entering the 'major leagues' easy, staying in is not. Before taking to the fast-paced, high-risk playing field, it's absolutely essential that you have a firm grasp of the rules and a solid game plan. Day Trade Online is the play book novice competitors need to become strong contenders. Written by seasoned practitioner Christopher Farrell, it is a one-stop, step-by-step overview of how to make a successful living, whether full- or part-time, trading via the Internet. Day trading can be quite lucrative, but only if you know what you are doing. As Farrell points out: 'Trading for a living is hard. Trading for a living over the Internet is even harder. There are many challenges and obstacles that confront you. Venturing into this jungle unprepared is a recipe for disaster.' This straightforward guide provides the head start and heads up necessary to thrive as an Internet day trader, covering everything from the dangers and pitfalls of trading online to an in-depth analysis of which trading techniques work and which don't. Day Trade Online presents inside information on the strategies of top trading firms, including the most secretive, misunderstood, and profitable function on Wall Street: exploiting the bid-ask spread. Along with complete details on this rarely revealed methodology, you'll learn about: The tools needed to get started in online trading. Trading on the NYSE and NASDAQ. Which stocks to trade - and which to avoid. Beating the specialists and the market makers at their own game. The dangers and pitfalls of online brokers. Most importantly, you will learn to look at ten different stocks and pinpoint which one to trade, when, at what price, and why. With the right know-how, you will then be able to apply this knowledge to every single stock that you screen. Written for the day trader, by a day trader, this is indispensable reading for anyone looking to join an increasingly popular - and profitable - arena. 'I see the ads on television. Open an account and your first trade is free. Trade as many shares as you'd like for one flat fee. Free real-time quotes. Free market research. Trade stocks. Trade options. With the click of a mouse. It's that easy. Anyone can do it . . . I think back on my time on Wall Street. Does the little guy really have a chance?' - from Day Trade Online. Yes. You do have a chance - a tremendous opportunity to day trade online. But only if you are prepared. Only if you know what you are getting into. In Day Trade Online, a successful online day trader walks you through the ins and outs of day trading online, and provides you with everything you need to get started and be successful. This step-by-step guide will show you: How to choose and use online brokers. How to set up an online account. What equipment you will need and what it will cost. How much capital you need. What stocks to trade, when to trade them, when to stay out of the game. How to trade on margin - safely and profitably. The day trader's secret weapon - a strategy for your trades. Be prepared. Get Day Trade Online for the tools, tips, and strategies you need to thrive as an Internet day trader. Don't make your first trade without it!
Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller! You don't need to be Ivy League educated, have money, be creative, or even have an idea to get rich. You just need to be willing to break the rules. At nineteen, I founded a software company with $119 in my bank account. Five years later, it was valued at $10.5 million. I don't consider myself exceptionally brilliant. I just realized something few people know: You don't need lots of money or an original idea to get really rich. Now, I make more than $100,000 in passive income every month, while also running my own private equity firm and hosting The Top Entrepreneurs podcast, which has more than 10 million downloads. This book will show you how I went from college dropout to member of the New Rich. And I'm holding nothing back. You'll see my tax returns, my profit and loss statements, my email negotiations when buying and selling companies. It's time to forget your grandfather's advice. I'll teach you how to be a modern opportunist--investor, entrepreneur, or side hustler--by breaking these four golden rules of the old guard: 1.Focus on one skill: Wrong. Don't cultivate one great skill to get ahead. In today's business world, success goes to the multitaskers. 2.Be unique: Wrong. The way to get rich is not by launching a new idea but by aggressively copying others and then adding your own twist. 3.Focus on one goal: Wrong. Focus instead on creating a system to produce the outcome you want, not just once, but over and over again. 4.Appeal to the masses: Wrong. The masses are broke ($4k average net worth in America?). Let others cut a trail through the jungle so you can peacefully walk in and capitalize on their hard work. By rejecting these defunct rules and following my unconventional path, you can copy other people's ideas shamelessly, bootstrap a start-up with almost no funding, invest in small local businesses for huge payoffs, and reap all the benefits.
Dan Reingold believed in the 'Street.' But in this controversial, highly personal memoir written with 'Fast Company' senior writer Jennifer Reingold, the author describes how his enthusiasm gave way to disgust as he learned how deeply corrupted his industry had become. 'Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst' is a sobering exposé of Wall Street: a jungle of greed and ego, a place brimming with conflicts and inside information, and a business absurdly out of touch with the Main Street it claims to serve. In the tradition of 'Liar's Poker' and 'Den of Thieves,' 'Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst' is a no-holds-barred insider's account that will open the eyes of every investor.
The only book investors need to reap the rewards and avoid the treacheries of the investing cyber jungle. When it comes to personal investing, the Internet has changed all the rules. The sophisticated tools and access to information once enjoyed only by financial professionals and the most well-heeled of investors are now easily available to anyone with a computer and a modem. But online investing can be a treacherous cyber jungle. Who better than the reporters and editors of The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, the online version of The Wall Street Journal, the world's most authoritative source of business and financial information, to provide you with the best and most complete coverage of everything you need to know about online investing? This is a book any investor can use, whether you're just starting a portfolio or have years of experience in the markets. Online Investing provides basic, must-know information on stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. It then shows how to take advantage of the vast power of the Internet to become a savvy and successful investor. The coverage includes: * How to trade stocks online (and a rundown on the biggest, most popular online trading firms) * How to use the Internet to research and take part in initial public offerings (IPOs) * The online resources for choosing the best mutual fundsHow to navigate the complicated world of bonds, futures, and options * Tools of the trade. A guide to the wealth of information and resources available on the Net: from stock quotes and news stories to Wall Street research reports, corporate documents, investment primers, and sophisticated spreadsheets * How to find a message board for your investing needs and interpret the information you find * How to spot scams and deceptions * Recourse: What to do if you lose money, have a dispute with your broker, or are scammed * Electronic banking: How to use the Web to get the best deals on credit cards, mortgages, and insurance