As recently as a generation or two ago, the lack of financial ability wasn´t a handicap for the average person. But in today´s world - where most of us have been forced to manage our own investment and retirement portfolios - it has become essential to understand the finer points of our financial life. While the meltdown of 2008 - 2009 has compounded the complexity of the investment landscape, timeless investment principles can help you navigate even the toughest investment terrain. That´s why best-selling author William Bernstein - a grassroots hero to independent investors - has written The Investor´s Manifesto. Approaching the problems of investing and saving from the perspective of someone who has had to figure it out for himself, Bernstein knows firsthand how difficult these endeavors can be - especially for those with little professional experience in this arena. Now, with the current market maelstrom as a backdrop, he skillfully describes what it takes to plan for a lifetime of investing, discussing stocks and bonds as well as the relationship between risk and return. Potentially generous returns are available to the brave, the disciplined, and the liquid. If you follow the advice found here and keep your head while others lose theirs, then you will have a fighting chance of avoiding the financial pitfalls in front of you and profiting over the long-term. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000334/bk_gdan_000334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No matter what age you are... no matter what your income is... no matter what your expenses are today or are going to be in the years to come... no matter what you have or haven´t done so far to prepare for those expenses... you can still create the kind of personal financial prosperity and security other people have. And you can do it without the hardship, effort, or sacrifice you may think it will take. Thousands of ´´late-start investors´´ in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, even 70s, have started late but finished wealthy, just by applying themselves and following a few amazingly simple principles - the same principles you´ll discover in The Late-Start Investor: The Better-Late-Than-Never Prosperity Plan. In this timely program, you´ll learn everything you need to know and do to get to that place of financial security and growth you´re dreaming of. In The Late-Start Investor you´ll discover how to: Cash in on the hidden gold mines in your 401(k) and other retirement plans. Start late but finish wealthy in the stock market - even in today´s volatile economic climate! Keep the most of what you earn at tax time by taking advantage of little-known secrets. Lose the ´´have to have´´ mentality, get clear on what you really want and need for the rest of your life and what you need to do to achieve it, and then establish the steps that will get you there. Manage your cash month to month without creating a budget, so that your past is paid up, your present is taken care of, and your future is well-funded. Preserve your wealth and protect yourself from inflation, with an investment strategy whose power most people never realize. Pay for your children´s education and still be creating prosperity - even if you´re starting at zero. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the aud... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Wasik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000179/bk_ntgl_000179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Investor´s Manifesto:Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between William J. Bernstein
Protect your wealth in an age of turbulent business cycles. From Brian and Alan Beaulieu - the CEO and president of ITR Economics (ITR) - comes Prosperity in the Age of Decline, the must-have resource for thriving in uncertain economic times. ITR has mastered long-term economic trend forecasting, with an astounding 94.7 percent accuracy rate over the course of six and a half decades. Prosperity in the Age of Decline draws on the authors´ proven expertise to provide business leaders and investors with accurate forecasts of how the economy will perform under forthcoming economic conditions. This important resource gives investors the information and strategies they need to make informed decisions and proactively plan in order to thrive before, during, and after the upcoming economic downturn. The book reveals how individual investors and business leaders can avoid common pitfalls while capitalizing on targeted economic trends in order to create a solid economic future. Prosperity in the Age of Decline includes the critical information that investors need to determine the direction of the economy and offers advice for following both leading and lesser indicators that gives a complete and unassailable view of what lies ahead so investors can take action with conviction. Using Prosperity in the Age of Decline as a well-researched guide, investors will know where the economy is headed and have an understanding of how their investments will be affected in order to substantially reduce uncertainty and significantly increase their competitive advantage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001706/bk_gdan_001706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 is an informative introduction to one of the most turbulent events in our history. On October 29, 1929, more than 16 million stock shares were sold at the New York Stock Exchange, and by the end of November, investors had lost more than $100 billion in assets. With the crash, the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties came to a close, and a dark era of financial dispair dawned in the United States. The Stock Market Crash of 1929: The End of Prosperity is a revealing look at the events that helped usher in one of the grimmest periods in American history. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000085/bk_redw_000085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A detailed guide to financial-market performance during financial crises. With the financial markets seemingly careening from one crisis to another, it´s vital for today´s investors and traders to have a historical perspective on market performance during times of great turmoil. In this audiobook Tim Knight provides an exhaustive analysis of financial market behavior prior, during, and following tumultuous events since 1600. Making copious use of charts and basic technical analysis, Knight demonstrates how external shocks tend to create extreme reactions in the financial markets and how these predictable reactions provide opportunities for investors and traders to profit. Knight traverses five centuries of financial market history, from Tulipmania in the 1600s to the contemporary sovereign debt crisis. He looks at each event from the prism of the financial markets, examining the market climate prior to the event, during the event, and following the event. Draws essential lessons from history, providing investors and traders with guidelines to better navigate markets in today´s tumultuous times Offers valuable insights on understanding and anticipating market responses to shocks and crises Companion website with a Q&A section contains charts from key moments in past financial crises and asks listeners to choose whether to go long, go short, or step aside If you´re looking for a better way to make it today´s dynamic markets, look no further than this timely book. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Knight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019563/bk_adbl_019563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The extended bubble in the credit, housing, and financial markets created 25 years of artificial prosperity and wealth. The bubble has burst, and much of that inflated wealth is gone. The government has attempted to pump air back into the bubble in a financial experiment of unprecedented magnitude. The goal is to get markets up, save banks and corporations, and reduce unemployment. This has created another artificial world and will have unintended consequences - both bullish and bearish. One thing is certain, financial turbulence will be greatly increased. In The Great Reflation, author Tony Boeckh, a 40-year market veteran, helps you understand this new world of money and how it will play out for investments and business. Divided into three comprehensive parts - ´´Financial Instability´´, ´´The Markets: Preparing for the New Investment Environment´´, and ´´The Future: Is a Return to Lasting Stability Possible?´´ - The Great Reflation will help you come to grips with our volatile new world and acquire a framework for understanding and controlling risk as well as preserving and enhancing wealth. This audiobook: Arms you with practical insights that will allow you to evaluate different investment options and manage your money more effectively Explores the implications of the end of the private debt cycle, the rise of the government debt cycle, the new age of private thrift, and the threats to the U.S. dollar and global financial system Reveals proper portfolio diversifications strategies as well as how you can profit from the Great Reflation And much more! The Great Reflation provides investors with the knowledge, insights, background, and tools for both building and protecting wealth, and allows you to find financial opportunities in the economic challenges that lie ahead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000443/bk_gdan_000443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you’re in retirement, just getting ready to retire, or five, 10, or 40 years out, this book can help you invest smarter over your whole life and, yes, plan better for retirement. Harmful mythology abounds about retirement investing. Many retirees or soon-to-be retirees have heard a plethora of advice. Take 100 (or 120) and subtract your age to get your equity allocation, put the rest in bonds or cash. Buy only bonds. Buy only high dividend stocks. Or some combination! Buy equity-indexed annuities or some ´´guaranteed” income product. All examples of a potentially harmful myth many folks believe to be smart, strategic moves. Investors believe preparing for retirement requires a radically different set of tools or a dizzying array of products. Navigating the world of retirement products and services can be a full-time job. But investing for retirement is, in practice, not much (if at all) different from investing. In Your Retirement Plan, Ken Fisher gives listeners a workable strategy to either develop their own retirement investing plan or work more successfully with a professional to increase the likelihood of achieving long-term goals while avoiding common pitfalls. The book includes easy-to-follow steps, including: How to think, correctly, about your investing time horizon How to better figure how much income you need How to determine if a portfolio can provide that income How to figure how much to save each year to achieve retirement goals What pitfalls to avoid And more.... In this retirement planning guide that´s not just for retirees, Fisher offers listeners the tools and confidence they need to better plan for the future.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Getzels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010230/bk_adbl_010230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make money work for you! Learn the 30 best lessons to kickstart your investing journey! It is not a secret that the wealthiest people in the world leverage their money to produce additional streams of income. It is not possible, in fact, to produce prosperity without making your money work for you. However, how can a beginner start investing? This is the main question the book tries to answer. Often times, people save money but when it comes to investing it, they do not know how to proceed, especially at the early stages, when the capital is not so big. It is important to follow specific rules and strategies that have been proved over time. This is why the book offers an atypical approach from other titles. After a general overview of the standard terms and concepts, the book offers the right mindset to acquire and the strategies to apply in 30 valuable lessons. Furthermore, the manual provides the listener with a list of the 15 most common mistakes beginners make when starting to invest, along with practical ways to avoid them. Thanks to this innovative approach, the listener will be able to ´´get his hands dirty´´ from the start and acquire the necessary knowledge to make conscious decisions. During the course of the book, the listener will learn about: The difference between saving and investing The five most common excuses that broke people make to avoid learning about money The 15 most popular mistakes made by beginners and how to avoid them 30 premium rules for investing in the right way from the start (with advice from some of the richest people on the planet) Different type of investments The criteria to select the perfect stock to invest in It is important to note that the audiobook does not offer ´´get rich quick solutions´´. Easy money does not exist, especially at the early stages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph M. Clarke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114517/bk_acx0_114517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´We all know we have seen the end of an era, and now we have courtside seats to watch the Endgame unfold. We are watching the end of Act I: The Debt Supercycle. Now we will get to see how Act II: The Endgame plays out.´´—John Mauldin & Jonathan Tepper (Chapter 1) Hundreds of books have been written about the financial crisis that engulfed the world after Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. But what if the bigger financial crisis is ahead of us, not behind us? As John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper deftly illustrate in this controversial audio book, the crisis was more than a half-century in the making. The Great Financial Crisis, however, was merely Act I. Act II has now begun. The massive household deleveraging and historic shift of private debt onto government balance sheets now underway all over the world represents the end of a 60-year global Debt Supercycle. We have now entered the Endgame, a time when bankruptcies and defaults (disguised as ´´restructuring´´) will not be of households and companies but of governments. The stakes are now higher. The coming crises will offer policymakers few good choices and many bad ones. It will require extraordinary clarity and courage from leaders, courage that so far is largely completely lacking. Yet, despite the authors´ dark forecast, the message in Endgame is not all gloom and doom. The book lays out positive steps governments can take to weather the worst of the stormy days ahead, minimize the inevitable pain and discomfort most of us can expect to experience, and chart a bold new course to sustained economic growth and prosperity. It also offers investors an abundance of useful analysis and expert advice on how to protect their assets during the worst of it and prosper from the many new opportunities that will emerge globally as they present themselves. In Part 2, the authors take listeners on a country-by-country tour—including the United States, UK, European countries, and Japan—clearly expl... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000573/bk_gdan_000573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.