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The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
by Diana B. Henriques

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English

Pages

466

Publication Date

April 26, 2011

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<p><b>The inside story of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, with surprising and shocking new details from Madoff himself.</b></p><p>Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history?</p><p>These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion through a fraud that lasted for decades. Many have speculated about what might have happened or what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story -- until now.</p><p>In <i>The Wizard of Lies</i>, Diana B. Henriques of <i>The New York Times</i> -- who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke -- has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story.</p><p>A true-life financial thriller, <i>The Wizard of Lies</i> contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall -- the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shuttered charities -- and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street.</p>
The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independenc...
by JL Collins

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

June 16, 2016

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“In 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.” -- 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—mostly about money and investing—she 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’ve created, understanding it is critical.<br /><br />“But Dad,” she once said, “I know money is important. I just don’t want to spend my life thinking about it.” 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’s 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’ll 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’t 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’t let any of this intimidate you. Those that have gone before you say:<br /><br />“….in his patented no-frills and often humorous style, JL makes it both approachable and simple. And powerful.”<br />“…effective message told in a visual, funny style.”<br />“…a refreshingly unique and approachable take on investing.”<br />“JL Collins has the gift of making boring financial concepts funny and interesting.”<br />“Instead of esoteric equations about measuring a stock's alpha and comparing it to its beta, he lights up the campfire and starts telling stories.”<br /><br />Enjoy the read, and the journey!
The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Inves...
by Howard Marks

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English

Pages

196

Publication Date

May 01, 2011

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<p>"This is that rarity, a useful book."--Warren Buffett</p><p>Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor.</p><p>Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, <i>The Most Important Thing</i> explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Utilizing passages from his memos to illustrate his ideas, Marks teaches by example, detailing the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Brilliantly applying insight to today's volatile markets, Marks offers a volume that is part memoir, part creed, with a number of broad takeaways. </p><p>Marks expounds on such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Frankly and honestly assessing his own decisions--and occasional missteps--he provides valuable lessons for critical thinking, risk assessment, and investment strategy. Encouraging investors to be "contrarian," Marks wisely judges market cycles and achieves returns through aggressive yet measured action. Which element is the most essential? Successful investing requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects, and each of Marks's subjects proves to be <i>the most important thing</i>.</p>
The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thou...
by , Paul Johnson

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English

Pages

245

Publication Date

January 15, 2013

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<p>Howard Marks's <i>The Most Important Thing</i> distilled the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, made his time-tested philosophy available to general readers. In this edition, Marks's wisdom is joined by the comments, insights, and counterpoints of four renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher C. Davis (Davis Funds), Joel Greenblatt (Gotham Capital), Paul Johnson (Nicusa Capital), and Seth A. Klarman (Baupost Group). </p><p>These experts lend insight into such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Marks also adds his own annotations, expanding on his book's original themes and issues. A new chapter addresses the importance of reasonable expectations, and a foreword by Bruce C. Greenwald, called "a guru to Wall Street's gurus" by the <i>New York Times</i>, speaks on value investing, productivity, and the economics of information.</p><p>***</p><p>Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor.</p><p>Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, <i>The Most Important Thing</i> explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Utilizing passages from his memos to illustrate his ideas, Marks teaches by example, detailing the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Brilliantly applying insight to today's volatile markets, Marks offers a volume that is part memoir, part creed, with a number of broad takeaways.</p><p>Marks expounds on such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Frankly and honestly assessing his own decisions--and occasional missteps--he provides valuable lessons for critical thinking, risk assessment, and investment strategy. Encouraging investors to be "contrarian," Marks wisely judges market cycles and achieves returns through aggressive yet measured action. Which element is the most essential? Successful investing requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects, and each of Marks's subjects proves to be the most important thing.</p><p>"This is that rarity, a useful book."--Warren Buffett</p>
The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio: How a Simple P...
by Taylor Larimore

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

June 01, 2018

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<p><b>Twenty benefits from the three-fund total market index portfolio.</b><b> </b></p> <p><i>The Bogleheads’ Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio</i> describes the most popular portfolio on the Bogleheads forum. This all-indexed portfolio contains over 15,000 worldwide securities, in just three easily-managed funds, that has outperformed the vast majority of both professional and amateur investors.</p> <p>If you are a new investor, or an experienced investor who wants to simplify and improve your portfolio, <i>The Bogleheads’ Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio</i> is a short, easy-to-read guide to show you how.</p>
Swing Trading with Options: How to Trade Big Trends for Big Profi...
by Ivaylo Ivanov

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English

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Publication Date

September 16, 2018

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It’s not a secret that many enter the options world because they are undercapitalized and want to get rich quickly. No one wants to get rich slowly by averaging 8% a year. The only way to get rich by making 8% a year is if you are already rich.<br /><br />Options trading can be very challenging. Developing traders are attracted by the leverage options offer, and professionals love the ability to manage risk in a more precise way. Options are not the magic solution to any problem under the sun. They will magnify your trading weaknesses. If you are a lousy, impatient trader, options will help you lose your money quicker. If you know how to pick stocks, size your positions properly, and time your market exposure, options can help you boost your returns significantly.<br /><br />In this book, you will learn:<br /><br />•How to use momentum to find stocks that can go up 30% to 100% in 3 to 6 months. When to enter and when to exit those stocks. Which options strategies to choose to ride those powerful trends and potentially achieve 500% to 2000% returns.<br /><br />•Why options can be a superior risk management tool and how to use them to enhance your returns in momentum stocks.<br /><br />•How to size your option positions so you don’t blow up your account.<br /><br />•How to use weekly options for swing trading. When to use options for swing trades and how much to risk. When to buy them and when to sell them.<br /><br />•How to handle the mental side of trading and become consistently profitable. <br /><br />•How to manage your overall market exposure and create a plan you can actually follow.<br /><br />This is an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand guide filled with practical examples, market wisdom, and hundreds of annotated stocks and options charts. There are no complicated and sophisticated options strategies. Everything is as simple as possible. I hope you will enjoy it and find it extremely useful and maybe, even eye-opening. <br />If you read and liked one of my previous books, you will absolutely enjoy this one. With that in mind, I like to keep expectations reasonable:<br /><br />If you expect complex multi-leg non-directional options strategies and a magic recipe, this book is not for you. Don’t waste your money. More importantly, don’t waste your time. <br /><br />But if you want to learn how to consistently pick stocks with great upside or downside potential, how to express your bullishness or bearishness via simple call or put options, what type of options to buy - what duration, what strike, when to buy them and when to sell them, how to manage risk and achieve superior returns, then this practical guidance might be what you have been looking for. <br />
The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide To Personal Finance And...
by James M Dahle

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English

Pages

161

Publication Date

February 10, 2014

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<p>     Written by a practicing emergency physician, The White Coat Investor is a high-yield manual that specifically deals with the financial issues facing medical students, residents, physicians, dentists, and similar high-income professionals. Doctors are highly-educated and extensively trained at making difficult diagnoses and performing life saving procedures. However, they receive little to no training in business, personal finance, investing, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and asset protection.</p><br /><p>     This book fills in the gaps and will teach you to use your high income to escape from your student loans, provide for your family, build wealth, and stop getting ripped off by unscrupulous financial professionals. Straight talk and clear explanations allow the book to be easily digested by a novice to the subject matter yet the book also contains advanced concepts specific to physicians you won’t find in other financial books.</p><br /><h2><strong>This book will teach you how to:</strong></h2><br /><p> </p><br /><ul><br /><li>Graduate from medical school with as little debt as possible</li><br /><li>Escape from student loans within two to five years of residency graduation</li><br /><li>Purchase the right types and amounts of insurance</li><br /><li>Decide when to buy a house and how much to spend on it</li><br /><li>Learn to invest in a sensible, low-cost and effective manner with or without the assistance of an advisor</li><br /><li>Avoid investments which are designed to be sold, not bought</li><br /><li>Select advisors who give great service and advice at a fair price</li><br /><li>Become a millionaire within five to ten years of residency graduation</li><br /><li>Use a “Backdoor Roth IRA” and “Stealth IRA” to boost your retirement funds and decrease your taxes</li><br /><li>Protect your hard-won assets from professional and personal lawsuits</li><br /><li>Avoid estate taxes, avoid probate, and ensure your children and your money go where you want when you die</li><br /><li>Minimize your tax burden, keeping more of your hard-earned money</li><br /><li>Decide between an employee job and an independent contractor job</li><br /><li>Choose between sole proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, S Corporation, and C Corporation</li><br /></ul><br /><h3><strong>Take a look at the first pages of the book by clicking on the Look Inside feature</strong></h3><br /><p> </p><br /><h2><strong>Praise For The White Coat Investor</strong></h2><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“Much of my financial planning practice is helping doctors to correct mistakes that reading this book would have avoided in the first place.” – <strong>Allan S. Roth, MBA, CPA, CFP®</strong>, Author of <em>How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street</em></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“Jim Dahle has done a lot of thinking about the peculiar financial problems facing physicians, and you, lucky reader, are about to reap the bounty of both his experience and his research.” – <strong>William J. Bernstein, MD</strong>, Author of <em>The Investor’s Manifesto</em> and seven other investing books</p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“This book should be in every career counselor’s office and delivered with every medical degree.” – <strong>Rick Van Ness</strong>, <em>Author of Common Sense Investing</em></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“The White Coat Investor provides an expert consult for your finances. I now feel confident I can be a millionaire at 40 without feeling like a jerk.” – <strong>Joe Jones, DO</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“Jim Dahle has done for physician financial illiteracy what penicillin did for neurosyphilis." – <strong>Dennis Bethel, MD</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>"An excellent practical personal finance guide for physicians in training and in practice from a non biased source we can actually trust." – <strong>Greg E Wilde, M.D</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><h3><strong>Scroll up, click the buy button, and get started today!</strong></h3>
Investing QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Su...
by Ted D. Snow CFP MBA

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English

Pages

205

Publication Date

September 08, 2018

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<h2> The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Investing in the Stock Market </h2><br /><b><i>The ONLY investing book that is written by a CFP® practitioner with 30+ years of investment experience helping others to invest wisely to achieve all of their financial goals in life.</b></i><br /><br /><b>#1 NEW RELEASE IN STOCK MARKET INVESTING</b><br /><br />Ted D. Snow, CFP®, MBA has a knack for making complex ideas clear while endowing his readers with a wealth of powerful new knowledge. Whether you are a newcomer to investing or a veteran looking for a fresh perspective, you will enjoy the unique and practical vision for investing success offered in the <i> Investing QuickStart Guide. </i> <br /><br />Bringing the wisdom of 30+ years in the finance industry to bear--much to the benefit of novice learners and experienced investors alike--Snow provides readers with the complete picture on stocks, bonds, treasuries, ETFs, mutual funds, indexes, REITS and several other investment securities. Snow’s intrepid but practical asset-allocation investment philosophy is masterfully communicated and highly appropriate for market newcomers.  <br /><br />The key insights of Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch, Burton Malkiel, and James Altucher all play important roles in this seminal investment resource. But unlike most of today’s books on investing, the <i>Investing QuickStart Guide</i> is as simple as it is comprehensive. You will learn the market from end-to end, while also enjoying Snow’s fascinating personal stories and insights from the front lines of the finance industry.  <br /><br />If you are interested in learning about the stock market but uncertain of where or how to begin, then this book is your ticket into the club and may hold the keys of abundance that could dramatically transform your financial future.  <br /> <br /><h2>You'll Learn:</h2><ul><li>Everything You Need to Know Before You Make Your First Trade!</li><li>How To Take Advantage Of Opportunities In The Market Without Relying On Guesswork!</li><li>How to Evaluate and Compare Stocks and Other Securities!</li><li>How Disciplined Approaches to Investing Can Lead to Early Retirement and Financial Freedom!</li><li>How National And Global Economic And Geopolitical Factors Can Influence Investment Prospects!</li></ul><br /><b><i>This book has been reviewed by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).</b></i><br /><br />*<u><b>FREE INVESTING DIGITAL RESOURCES</b></u>: Each purchase comes with lifetime access to the ClydeBank Media Investing Digital Asset Vault which contains tons of online resources to help you become a better investor such as workbooks, cheat sheets, reference guides, chapter summaries and more! Follow the instructions in the book to receive your free investing digital resources*<br /><br />*<u><b>GIVING BACK</u></b>: ClydeBank Media proudly supports the non-profit AdoptAClassroom whose mission is to advance equity in K-12 education by supplementing dwindling school funding for vital classroom materials and resources.*<br /><h2>Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" Icon On The Right Side, Right Now!</h2><br /><br />ClydeBank Media LLC 2018<br />All Rights Reserved
Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
by Michael Lewis

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

March 15, 2010

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<p><strong>The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.</strong></p><br />Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. <em>Liar’s Poker</em> is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.
The Power of Zero, Revised and Updated: How to Get to the 0% Tax ...
by David McKnight

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>OVER 140,000 COPIES IN PRINT, WITH A NEW CHAPTER ON THE 2018 TAX CUTS.<br /><br /><b>There's a massive freight train bearing down on the average American investor, and it's coming in the form of higher taxes. </b></b><br /><br />The United States Government has made trillions of dollars in unfunded promises for programs like Social Security and Medicare--and the only way to deliver on these promises is to raise taxes. Some experts have even suggested that tax rates will need to double, just to keep our country solvent. Unfortunately, if you're like most Americans, you've saved the majority of your retirement assets in tax-deferred vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs. If tax rates go up, how much of your hard-earned money will you really get to keep? <br /><br />In THE POWER OF ZERO, McKnight provides a concise, step-by-step roadmap on how to get to the 0% tax bracket by the time you retire, effectively eliminating tax rate risk from your retirement picture. Now, in this expanded edition, McKnight has updated the book with a new chapter on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, showing readers how to navigate the new tax law in its first year of being in effect, and how they can extend the life of their retirement savings by taking advantage of it now. <br /><br />The day of reckoning is fast approaching. Are you ready to do what it takes to experience the power of zero?

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