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Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio

Language

English

Pages

593

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淪ignificant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <br /> <b>Ray Dalio, one of the world鈥檚 most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he鈥檚 developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business鈥攁nd which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.</b><br /><br />In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to <i>Fortune</i> magazine. Dalio himself has been named to <i>Time </i>magazine鈥檚 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater鈥檚 exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as 鈥渁n idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.鈥?It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio鈥攚ho grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood鈥攖hat he believes are the reason behind his success.<br /> <br /> In <i>Principles, </i>Dalio shares what he鈥檚 learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book鈥檚 hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of 鈥渞adical truth鈥?and 鈥渞adical transparency,鈥?include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating 鈥渂aseball cards鈥?for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, <i>Principles</i> also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they鈥檙e seeking to achieve.<br /> <br />Here, from a man who has been called both 鈥渢he Steve Jobs of investing鈥?and 鈥渢he philosopher king of the financial universe鈥?(<i>CIO </i>magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you鈥檒l find in the conventional business press.
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*</strong></p><p><strong>You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America鈥檚 favorite finance coach.</strong></p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There鈥檚 one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that鈥檚 with聽<em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you鈥檝e heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you鈥檙e tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this鈥攊t鈥檚 the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it鈥檚 based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With聽<em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition,聽</em>you鈥檒l be聽able to:聽</p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt鈥攎eaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p>聽</p><p>Includes new, expanded 鈥淒ave Rants鈥?sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p><p>聽</p><p>Dive deeper into Dave鈥檚 game plan with <em>The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition</em>. <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition </em>is also available in Spanish, transformaci貿n total de su dinero.</p>
The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed
by , Jason Zweig

Language

English

Pages

640

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of 鈥渧alue investing鈥濃€攚hich shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies鈥攈as made <em>The Intelligent Investor</em> the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.</p><p>Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham鈥檚 strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham鈥檚 original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today鈥檚 market, draws parallels between Graham鈥檚 examples and today鈥檚 financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham鈥檚 principles.</p><p>Vital and indispensable, <em>The Intelligent Investor</em> is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.</p>
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guaran...
by John C. Bogle

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<p><b>The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives </b></p> <p><i>The Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i>聽is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund 聽pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500.</p> <p>While the stock market has tumbled and then soared since the first edition of <i>Little Book of Common Sense</i> was published in April 2007, Bogle鈥檚 investment principles have endured and served investors well.聽 This tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and new information but maintains the same long-term perspective as in its predecessor.聽</p> <p>Bogle has also added two new chapters designed to provide further guidance to investors:聽 one on asset allocation, the other on retirement investing.</p> <p>A portfolio focused on index funds is the only investment that effectively guarantees聽your fair share of stock market returns. This strategy is favored by Warren Buffett, who said this about Bogle: 鈥淚f a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle. For decades, Jack has urged investors to invest in ultra-low-cost index funds. . . . Today, however, he has the satisfaction of knowing that he helped millions of investors realize far better returns on their savings than they otherwise would have earned. He is a hero to them and to me.鈥?lt;/p> <p>Bogle shows you how to make index investing work for you and help you achieve your financial goals, and finds support from some of the world's best financial minds: not only Warren Buffett, but Benjamin Graham, Paul Samuelson, Burton Malkiel, Yale鈥檚 David Swensen, Cliff Asness of AQR, and many others.</p> <p>This new edition of聽<i>The</i> <i>Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i>聽offers you the same solid strategy as its predecessor for building your financial future.</p> <ul> <li>Build a broadly diversified, low-cost portfolio without the risks of individual stocks, manager selection, or sector rotation.</li> <li>Forget the fads and marketing hype, and focus on what works in the real world.</li> <li>Understand that stock returns are generated by three sources (dividend yield, earnings growth, and change in market valuation) in order to establish rational expectations for stock returns over the coming decade.</li> <li>Recognize that in the long run, business reality 聽trumps market expectations.</li> <li>Learn how to harness the magic of compounding returns while avoiding the tyranny of compounding costs.</li> </ul> <p>While index investing allows you to sit back and let the market do the work for you, too many investors trade frantically, turning a winner鈥檚 game into a loser鈥檚 game. <i>The Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i>聽is a solid guidebook to your financial future.</p>
The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independenc...
by JL Collins

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

June 16, 2016

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鈥淚n the dark, bewildering, trap-infested jungle of misinformation and opaque riddles that is the world of investment, JL Collins is the fatherly wizard on the side of the path, offering a simple map, warm words of encouragement and the tools to forge your way through with confidence. You'll never find a wiser advisor with a bigger heart.鈥?-- Malachi Rempen: Filmmaker, cartoonist, author and self-described ruffian<br /><br />This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things鈥攎ostly about money and investing鈥攕he was not yet quite ready to hear.<br /><br />Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we鈥檝e created, understanding it is critical.<br /><br />鈥淏ut Dad,鈥?she once said, 鈥淚 know money is important. I just don鈥檛 want to spend my life thinking about it.鈥?This was eye-opening. I love this stuff. But most people have better things to do with their precious time. Bridges to build, diseases to cure, treaties to negotiate, mountains to climb, technologies to create, children to teach, businesses to run.<br /><br />Unfortunately, benign neglect of things financial leaves you open to the charlatans of the financial world. The people who make investing endlessly complex, because if it can be made complex it becomes more profitable for them, more expensive for us, and we are forced into their waiting arms.<br /><br />Here鈥檚 an important truth: Complex investments exist only to profit those who create and sell them. Not only are they more costly to the investor, they are less effective.<br /><br />The simple approach I created for her and present now to you, is not only easy to understand and implement, it is more powerful than any other.<br /><br />Together we鈥檒l explore:<br /><br /><li>Debt: Why you must avoid it and what to do if you have it.</li><br /><li>The importance of having F-you Money.</li><br /><li>How to think about money, and the unique way understanding this is key to building your wealth.</li><br /><li>Where traditional investing advice goes wrong and what actually works.</li><br /><li>What the stock market really is and how it really works.</li><br /><li>Why the stock market always goes up and why most people still lose money investing in it.</li><br /><li>How to invest in a raging bull, or bear, market.</li><br /><li>Specific investments to implement these strategies.</li><br /><li>The Wealth Building and Wealth Preservation phases of your investing life and why they are not always tied to your age.</li><br /><li>How your asset allocation is tied to those phases and how to choose it.</li><br /><li>How to simplify the sometimes confusing world of 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts.</li><br /><li>TRFs (Target Retirement Funds), HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions).</li><br /><li>What investment firm to use and why the one I recommend is so far superior to the competition.</li><br /><li>Why you should be very cautious when engaging an investment advisor and whether you need to at all.</li><br /><li>Why and how you can be conned, and how to avoid becoming prey.</li><br /><li>Why I don鈥檛 recommend dollar cost averaging.</li><br /><li>What financial independence looks like and how to have your money support you.</li><br /><li>What the 4% rule is and how to use it to safely spend your wealth.</li><br /><li>The truth behind Social Security.</li><br /><li>A Case Study on how this all can be implemented in real life.</li><br /><br />Don鈥檛 let any of this intimidate you. Those that have gone before you say:<br /><br />鈥溾€?in his patented no-frills and often humorous style, JL makes it both approachable and simple. And powerful.鈥?lt;br />鈥溾€ffective message told in a visual, funny style.鈥?lt;br />鈥溾€ refreshingly unique and approachable take on investing.鈥?lt;br />鈥淛L Collins has the gift of making boring financial concepts funny and interesting.鈥?lt;br />鈥淚nstead of esoteric equations about measuring a stock's alpha and comparing it to its beta, he lights up the campfire and starts telling stories.鈥?lt;br /><br />Enjoy the read, and the journey!
The Millionaire Next Door (Millionaire Set Book 2)
by , William D. Danko

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

November 30, 2010

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<b>How do the rich get rich? An updated edition of the 鈥渞emarkable鈥?<i>New York Times</i> bestseller, based on two decades of research (<i>The Washington Post</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> Most of the truly wealthy in the United States don鈥檛 live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue. They live next door.<br /> 聽<br /> America鈥檚 wealthy seldom get that way through an inheritance or an advanced degree. They bargain-shop for used cars, raise children who don鈥檛 realize how rich their families are, and reject a lifestyle of flashy exhibitionism and competitive spending. In fact, the glamorous people many of us think of as 鈥渞ich鈥?are actually a tiny minority of America鈥檚 truly wealthy citizens鈥攁nd behave quite differently than the majority.<br /> 聽<br /> At the time of its first publication, <i>The Millionaire Next Door</i> was a groundbreaking examination of America鈥檚 rich鈥攅xposing for the first time the seven common qualities that appear over and over among this exclusive demographic. This edition includes a new foreword by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley鈥攗pdating the original content in the context of the financial crash and the twenty-first century.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭heir surprising results reveal fundamental qualities of this group that are diametrically opposed to today鈥檚 earn-and-consume culture.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Library Journal</i><br /> 聽
A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Succ...
by Burton G. Malkiel

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English

Pages

430

Publication Date

January 01, 2019

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<p><strong>With the prevailing wisdom changing on an almost daily basis, Burton G. Malkiel鈥檚 reassuring and vastly informative volume remains the best investment guide money can buy.</strong></p><br /><p>In a time of increasing inequality, when high-frequency traders and hedge-fund managers seem to tower over the average investor, Burton G. Malkiel鈥檚 classic and gimmick-free investment guide is now more necessary than ever. Rather than tricks, what you鈥檒l find here is a time-tested and thoroughly research-based strategy for your portfolio. Whether you鈥檙e considering your first 401k contribution or contemplating retirement, this fully-updated edition of <em>A Random Walk Down Wall Street</em> should be the first book on your reading list.</p><br /><p>In <em>A Random Walk Down Wall Street</em> you鈥檒l learn the basic terminology of "the Street" and how to navigate it with the help of a user-friendly, long-range investment strategy that really works. Drawing on his own varied experience as an economist, financial adviser, and successful investor, Malkiel shows why an individual who buys over time and holds a low-cost, internationally diversified index of securities is still likely to exceed the performance of portfolios carefully picked by professionals using sophisticated analytical techniques. In this new edition, Malkiel provides a brand-new section on the recent bubble in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, as well as valuable new material on 鈥渢ax-loss harvesting鈥濃€攖he crown jewel of tax management. He also presents a critical analysis of two recently popular investment-management techniques: factor investing and risk parity.</p><br /><p>On top of all this, the book鈥檚 classic lifecycle guide to investing, which tailors strategies to investors of any age, will help you plan confidently for the future. You鈥檒l learn how to analyze the potential returns, not only for basic stocks and bonds but for the full range of investment opportunities鈥攆rom money market accounts and real estate investment trusts to insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets like gold and collectibles. Individual investors of every level of experience and risk tolerance will find throughout the book the critical facts and step-by-step guidance they need to protect and grow their hard-earned dollars.</p>
One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make M...
by Peter Lynch

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 28, 2012

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More than one million copies have been sold of this seminal book on investing in which legendary mutual-fund manager Peter Lynch explains the advantages that average investors have over professionals and how they can use these advantages to achieve financial success.<br /><br />America鈥檚 most successful money manager tells how average investors can beat the pros by using what they know. According to Lynch, investment opportunities are everywhere. From the supermarket to the workplace, we encounter products and services all day long. By paying attention to the best ones, we can find companies in which to invest before the professional analysts discover them. When investors get in early, they can find the 鈥渢enbaggers,鈥?the stocks that appreciate tenfold from the initial investment. A few tenbaggers will turn an average stock portfolio into a star performer.<br /> <br />Lynch offers easy-to-follow advice for sorting out the long shots from the no-shots by reviewing a company鈥檚 financial statements and knowing which numbers <i>really </i>count. He offers guidelines for investing in cyclical, turnaround, and fast-growing companies.<br /> <br />As long as you invest for the long term, Lynch says, your portfolio can reward you. This timeless advice has made <i>One Up on Wall Street </i>a #1 bestseller and a classic book of investment know-how.
How to Day Trade for a Living: Tools, Tactics, Money Management, ...
by Andrew Aziz

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English

Pages

282

Publication Date

July 21, 2015

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<p></p><br /><p>Very few careers can offer you the freedom, flexibility and income that day trading does. As a day trader, you can live and work anywhere in the world. You can decide when to work and when not to work. You only answer to yourself. That is the life of the successful day trader. Many people aspire to it, but very few succeed.<br /></p><br /><p>In the book, I describe the fundamentals of day trading, explain how day trading is different from other styles of trading and investment, and elaborate on important trading strategies that many traders use every day. I've kept the book short so you can actually finish reading it and not get bored by the middle.<br /></p><br /><p>For beginner traders, this book gives you an understanding of where to start, how to start, what to expect from day trading, and how to develop your strategy. Simply reading this book, however, will not make you a profitable trader. Profit in trading does not come with reading a book or two or browsing online. It comes with practice, the right tools and software and appropriate ongoing education.<br /></p><br /><p>Intermediate traders may benefit from the book's extensive overview of some of the classic strategies that the majority of retail traders regularly use with proven success. If you think you are beyond the stage of a novice trader, then you may want to jump ahead and start reading from Chapter 7 for an overview of the most important day trading strategies:<br /></p><br /><p>Day trading is not gambling or a hobby. You must approach trading very, very seriously. As such, I wake up early, go for a run, take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and fire up my trading station before the markets open in New York. I am awake. I am alert. I am motivated when I sit down and start working on the list of stocks I will watch that day. This morning routine has tremendously helped my mental preparation for coming into the market. Whatever your routine is, starting the morning in a similar fashion will pay invaluable dividends.<br /></p><br /><ol><br /><li>ABCD Pattern Trading</li><br /><li>Bull Flag Momentum Trading</li><br /><li>Top Reversal Trading</li><br /><li>Bottom Reversal Trading</li><br /><li>Moving Average Trend Trading</li><br /><li>VWAP Trading</li><br /><li>Support and Resistance Trading</li><br /></ol><br /><p>For each strategy, I explain:<br /></p><br /><ol><br /><li>How to find the Stock in Play for trade</li><br /><li>What indicators I am using on my charts</li><br /><li>When I enter the trade</li><br /><li>When I exit the trade (profit taking)</li><br /><li>What is my stop loss</li><br /></ol><br /><p>Day trading is not gambling. It鈥檚 not an online poker game. To be successful at day trading you need the right tools and you need to be motivated, to work hard, and to persevere. That鈥檚 <em>How to Day Trade for a Living</em>.<br /></p>
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fa...
by , Peter Elkind

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

November 26, 2013

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There were dozens of books about Watergate, but only <b>All the President's Men</b> gave readers the full story, with all the drama and nuance and exclusive reporting. And thirty years later, if you're going to read only one book on Watergate, that's still the one. Today, Enron is the biggest business story of our time, and <b>Fortune</b> senior writers Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind are the new Woodward and Bernstein.<p>Remarkably, it was just two years ago that Enron was thought to epitomize a great New Economy company, with its skyrocketing profits and share price. But that was before <b>Fortune</b> published an article by McLean that asked a seemingly innocent question: How exactly does Enron make money? From that point on, Enron's house of cards began to crumble. Now, McLean and Elkind have investigated much deeper, to offer the definitive book about the Enron scandal and the fascinating people behind it.</p><p>Meticulously researched and character driven, <b>Smartest Guys in the Room</b> takes the reader deep into Enron's past鈥攁nd behind the closed doors of private meetings. Drawing on a wide range of unique sources, the book follows Enron's rise from obscurity to the top of the business world to its disastrous demise. It reveals as never before major characters such as Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andy Fastow, as well as lesser known players like Cliff Baxter and Rebecca Mark. <b>Smartest Guys in the Room</b> is a story of greed, arrogance, and deceit鈥攁 microcosm of all that is wrong with American business today. Above all, it's a fascinating human drama that will prove to be the authoritative account of the Enron scandal.</p>

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