Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market [EPUB]
04 May 2016, 11:32
2005 | EPUB | 4.99MB
The key to successful investing today is knowing where the markets and economy are going, not where they have been, and focusing on absolute returns––real profits in your pocket. You, the contemporary investor, instinctively know that the markets of today––and the forces that drive them––are quite different than those of past decades. Your intuition tells you that if you are to be successful in the future, you must adjust your investment strategy to reflect the new economic realities. But what strategies? What adjustments? Where can you turn for reality-based answers?
In the positive and forward-thinking Bull’s Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market, financial expert John Mauldin makes a powerful case regarding the future direction of the markets and what you must do to be successful in them. Mauldin lays a solid foundation for his argument by examining six major (and very different) ways to look at the stock market as well as the numerous ways Wall Street tries to entice unknowing investors to keep buying overvalued products. Marshalling a huge array of facts and sources, Mauldin looks at these and other issues, including the effects of value, risk, market psychology, and demographics on your potential investments. He details a new approach to investing that will allow you to successfully adjust to the new reality of investing.
In a straightforward and easy-to-understand style, Mauldin helps you understand why traditional stock portfolios shouldn’t be your primary investment vehicle in the coming years, and how absolute return vehicles, such as hedge funds (Chapters 20—22), specific types of bonds, and certain types of value-oriented stocks (Chapters 16—18), and investments can help you control risk, while carefully and methodically growing your investments over the next decade.
Helping you think outside of the Wall Street box, Bull’s Eye Investing focuses on finding value and controlling risk, while working with trends (which Mauldin forecasts for you) rather than against them. It will show you why investors must focus on absolute returns instead of relative returns, as well as how research and homework will be rewarded––rather than blind trust in an ever-spiraling market.
Good markets are followed by bad markets, which are again followed by good markets. While no one can predict exactly when these markets will begin or end, there’s a pretty good chance that this cycle will continue to repeat itself. As an investor, success hinges on your understanding of these ever-changing economic and investment cycles––and your response to them. Bull’s Eye Investing can help you make the most of these trends, by showing you how to target your investments toward where the markets will be, not where they have been.
Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading [EPUB]
02 May 2016, 14:27
2013 | EPUB | 25.4MB
While the stock market has had its fair share of ups and downs in recent years, investors and traders have still continued to find profitable opportunities. Getting Started in Stock Investing & Trading, Illustrated Edition will prepare you to do the same. Filled with a wide array of ideas, strategies, and market realities, this reliable resource will help you determine which investing and trading ideas may work best for you and put you in a better position to honestly identify your appropriate risk tolerance level.
Engaging and informative, Getting Started in Stock Investing & Trading, Illustrated Edition truly lives up to its name by bringing the key concepts of this topic to life through attractive illustrations, charts, and graphs. Along the way, it carefully weaves these visual components with definitions, examples, key points, and links to websites that will further expand your knowledge base. Divided into two comprehensive parts, Getting Started in Stock Investing & Trading, Illustrated Edition:
- Discusses how to develop an investing program to build your portfolio based on the principles of Fundamental Analysis in Part I and focuses on specific trading skills and techniques based on the principles of Technical Analysis in Part II
- Includes new chapters that describe the nature of stock investing and trading, discusses dividend strategies, and explores signals and confirmation of price movement
- Features illustrated comic strip panels at the conclusion of each chapter, which highlight major points and provide an entertaining, but informative running narrative throughout the book
- Reveals how investors and traders can earn profits regardless of the current state of the market by building a flexible and defensive portfolio.
There is no "quick fix" to becoming a better investor or "secret formula" to gaining a trading edge. Paid services, the Internet, and financial planners may all offer you an abundance of market insights, but in the end, it comes down to each individual learning for themselves what works and what doesn't. Getting Started in Stock Investing & Trading, Illustrated Edition can help you achieve this goal.
Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals [EPUB]
17 April 2016, 17:08
2004 | EPUB | 4.36MB
Strategies for creating real estate wealth by star ting small--and always making the right moves
Nationally known real estate expert John Schaub learned his craft in the best way possible--on the job, and through every kind of market. Over three decades, he learned to bank consistent profits as he built an impressive real estate mini-empire. Building Wealth One House at a Time reveals how virtually anyone can accumulate one million dollars worth of houses debtfree and earn a steady cash flow for life.
Unique in that it focuses on buying houses in good-quality neighborhoods, Schaub's nine-step program includes:
- Renting to long-term tenants, with financial incentives to pay on time
- Avoiding the temptation of bigger deals, which invariably include bigger problems
- A 10-year plan to pay off debt and own houses free and clear