Recommended Reading

Reflections from The Great Depression

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Economy, Recommended Reading

depressuibI just finished Ben Roth’s: The Great Depression: A Diary.  The book was written by Benjamin Roth, who was a lawyer in Youngstown, Ohio during the Great Depression.  His diary entries span the period from 1929 to 1942.  What was amazing to me about this book is that his characterization of the economics and politics of that time period is eerily similar to today’s environment.   Excessive leverage was utilized to purchase homes and stocks ,which led to a bubble in prices of both asset classes leading to the crash.  Unemployment persisted for years and people clamored for “change,” ushering in Roosevelt which led to the institution of large social programs and unionization of America.  Small businesses were especially vulnerable to the governmental regulations and lack of liquidity in the marketplace.

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The Investment Answer

Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in Recommended Reading

by Daniel C. Goldie and Gordon S. Murray

Jargon-free and written for all investors–experienced, beginner, and everyone in between–The Investment Answer distills the process into just five decisions–five straightforward choices that can lead to safe and sound ways to manage your money.

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The Investor’s Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in Recommended Reading

by William J Bernstein

The Investor's Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in BetweenA timeless approach to investing to help you invest for a lifetime of uncertain events.

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The ETF Book

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in Recommended Reading

by Richard A. Ferri

The ETF BookA good comprehensive discussion of the basics of ETFs and how you can use them in your investment portfolio.

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Your Money and Your Brain

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in Recommended Reading

by Jason Zweig

Your Money and Your BrainLearn how our emotions affect our behavior with respect to investment decisions.

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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in Recommended Reading

by Dan Ariely

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our DecisionsDescribes how our emotions affect our economic behavior and how, if we manage these emotions, we can avoid common investment mistakes.

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