Professional Investor Rules:Top investors reveal the secrets of their success Jonathan Davis
Investing is simple, but never easy. We carry a lot of investment baggage, including hot tips from friends and the financial media, as well as complicated financial recommendations from Wall Street ´´experts´´. Yet the biggest obstacle we face is the tendency to outsmart ourselves. In order to overcome this obstacle, you need to follow straightforward strategies that will consistently push your portfolio ahead of the pack by an additional three to four percent annually. These are strategies that work in up markets and especially in times of market crisis and panic. Most importantly, these strategies are basic enough for even a kid to understand. Follow the story of Kevin Roth—an eight-year-old who was schooled in simple approaches to sound investing by his father, a seasoned financial planner—and discover how simple it can be to become a successful investor. Learn how to create a portfolio with the widest diversification and lowest costs; one that can move up your financial freedom by a decade and dramatically increase your spending rate during retirement. Hear about fresh new approaches to investing. Listen as they debunk the financial myths and legends that many of us accept as true and show you what it really takes to build long-term wealth with less risk. You´ll also learn how not to confuse the unlikely with the impossible. Whether you´re young or young-at-heart, the straight-talking advice found here will help you: Design a portfolio composed of a few basic building blocks that can be ´´tweaked´´ to fit your personal needs Go beyond indexing, which owns the entire market, and actually beat the market Reengineer your portfolio to stop needlessly paying taxes Increase your return, regardless of which direction the market goes, by picking the ´´low-hanging fruit´´ we all have in our portfolios. Engaging and insightful, How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street take 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000370/bk_gdan_000370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything the independent investor needs to know to effectively invest in gold. With today´s increasing economic uncertainties, a strong investment strategy is to put a portion of your net worth in gold. However, given investors´ overall lack of knowledge about gold as an investment, as wealth insurance, or as a store of value, many are hesitant to enter this arena. That´s why Jim Gibbons has created The Golden Rule. This book answers many questions, including: How do you purchase gold and in what form? Why gold now? When should you buy? And, most importantly, from whom? Throughout the book, Gibbons puts gold in perspective and shows you why it belongs in every investor´s portfolio. Provides practical gold investment insights from New York Times best sellers Peter Schiff, William Bonner, Doug Casey, Addison Wiggin, and James Turk as well as from leading experts in this field including: Congressman Ron Paul, Rick Rule, Adrian Day, and many others Demystifies gold by putting it in the context of 21st century economic realities. Highlights a variety of ways to invest in gold-from mining stocks to buying gold coins and bullion. With the financial markets more erratic than ever, gold appeals to investors looking for a safe haven for their assets. With The Golden Rule as your guide, you´ll quickly learn how to make the best decisions possible with regards to this precious commodity. 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: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001980/bk_acx0_001980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Benj Gallander has among the highest short- and long-term returns in North America. Author of the bestselling The Uncommon Investor and The Uncommon Entrepreneur, co-editor of Contra the Heard Investment Letter, and investment columnist for national newspapers and magazines, Gallander´s approach to the stock market has the investment world buzzing. Standing fast to his decidedly contrarian position, Gallander does not believe in buying and holding stock in perpetuity, and he thinks that stop losses are idiotic, like playing cards with an open hand. Instead, Gallander has redefined conventional norms of the risk-reward relationship: he rarely buys a stock that does not have a chance at a minimum 100 percent return, and he remains unconcerned with the daily pulse of trading. And all he has to show for his contrarian position is a ten-year annualized return of 15.4 percent with a staggering 64.8 in the meltdown of 2001 and an outstanding 43 percent return in 2002. The Contrarian Investor´s Thirteen focuses on the basics of Gallander´s controversial methodology, philosophy and the rules around which he has structured his investment approach. His goal is simple, to show people how to improve their financial returns by themselves, reducing their dependence on costly brokers and advisors.
Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru´s ´´ground rules´´ for investing - guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today. In the 14 years between his time in New York with value-investing guru Benjamin Graham and his start as chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett managed Buffett Partnership Limited, his first professional investing partnership. Over the course of that time - a period in which he experienced an unprecedented record of success - Buffett wrote semiannual letters to his small but growing group of partners, sharing his thoughts, approaches, and reflections. Compiled for the first time, and with Buffett´s permission, the letters spotlight his contrarian diversification strategy, his almost religious celebration of compounding interest, his preference for conservative rather than conventional decision making, and his goal and tactics for bettering market results by at least 10 percent annually. Demonstrating Buffett´s intellectual rigor, they provide a framework to the craft of investing that had not existed before: Buffett built upon the quantitative contributions made by his famous teacher, Benjamin Graham, demonstrating how they could be applied and improved. Jeremy Miller reveals how these letters offer us a rare look into Buffett´s mind and offer accessible lessons in control and discipline - effective in bull and bear markets alike and in all types of investing climates - that are the bedrock of his success. Warren Buffett´s Ground Rules paints a portrait of the sage as a young investor during a time when he developed the long-term value-oriented strategy that helped him build the foundation of his wealth - rules for success every investor needs today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005164/bk_harp_005164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Retirees are scared. They do not know what to do with their investments. It does not have to stay that way. I´m going to reveal an entirely new approach to investing that can give retirees a renewed confidence that all is not lost, that there is a better approach I can give them, that they need the assurances in order to feel comfortable and confident - maybe for the first time ever. How can we do that? It begins by giving you an insiders´ understanding of the Wall Street System. Make no mistake, this is still very much a system where the buyer needs to be aware and that´s what I´m going to do - make you ´´aware´´. But I do not stop there - these chapters are going to reveal an approach to investing based on modeling that is the traits used by some of the most successful investors. What is so exciting, though, is that a lot of people here are just like you - people who have successfully applied to their own these traits situation with tremendous results. That´s why I am so excited to share them with you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey D. Voudrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001742/bk_acx0_001742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Veteran venture capitalist Randy Komisar and finance executive Jantoon Reigersman share no-nonsense, counterintuitive guidelines to help anyone build a successful startup. Over the course of their careers, Randy Komisar and Jantoon Reigersman continue to see startups crash and burn because they forget the timeless lessons of entrepreneurship. But, as Komisar and Reigersman show, you can beat the odds if you quickly learn what insiders know about what it takes to build a healthy foundation for a thriving venture. In Straight Talk for Startups they walk budding entrepreneurs through 100 essential rules - from pitching your idea to selecting investors to managing your board to deciding how and when to achieve liquidity. Culled from their own decades of experience, as well as the experiences of their many successful colleagues and friends, the rules are organized under broad topics, from ´´Mastering the Fundamentals´´ and ´´Selecting the Right Investors,´´ to ´´The Ideal Fundraise,´´ ´´Building and Managing Effective Boards,´´ and ´´Achieving Liquidity.´´ Vital rules you’ll find in Straight Talk for Startups include: The best ideas originate from founders who are users Create two business plans: an execution plan and an aspirational plan Net income is an option, but cash flow is a fact Don’t accept money from strangers Personal wealth doesn’t equal good investing Small boards are better than big ones Add independent board members for expertise and objectivity Too many unanimous board decisions are a sign of trouble Choose an acquirer, don’t wait to be chosen Learn the rules by heart so you know when to break them Filled with helpful real-life examples and specific, actionable advice, Straight Talk for Startups is the ideal audiobook for anyone running, working for, or thinking about creating 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Komisar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007499/bk_harp_007499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book presents a systematic study of the history, theory and policy of investor citizenship and residence programmes. It explores how states develop new rules of joining their community in response to globalisation and highlights the tension between citizenship policies aimed at migrant integration and those, such as the sale of passports, which create ´long-distance citizens´. Individual chapters offer insights in the historical relationship between citizenship, money and property; discuss arguments that support and counter the practice of the sale of citizenship; and examine the interests and strategies of the different actors-states, companies, individuals-that constitute the ´supply´ and ´demand´ sides of the burgeoning citizenship industry. The book provides a global overview of the market for investor citizenship as well as a separate policy analysis of the sale of citizenship and residence in the European Union.
The Invested Investor:The new rules for start-ups, scale-ups and angel investing The Invested Investor Peter Cowley