Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tilt the Odds in Your Favor [EPUB]
03 December 2016, 10:57
2016 | EPUB | 0.7MB
INVESTING IS ONE OF THE FEW AREAS IN LIFE WHERE EVEN VERY SMART PEOPLE LET HOPE TRIUMPH OVER EXPERIENCE
According to Wall Street Journal investing columnist Spencer Jakab, most of us have no idea how much money we’re leaving on the table—or that the average saver doesn’t come anywhere close to earning the “average” returns touted in those glossy brochures. We’re handicapped not only by psychological biases and a fear of missing out, but by an industry with multimillion-dollar marketing budgets and an eye on its own bottom line, not yours.
Unless you’re very handy, you probably don’t know how to fix your own car or give a family member a decent haircut. But most Americans are expected to be part-time fund managers. With a steady, livable pension check becoming a rarity, we’ve been entrusted with our own finances and, for the most part, failed miserably.
Since leaving his job as a top-rated stock analyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers—and his family, friends, and colleagues—make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better.
Blending entertaining stories with some surprising research, Jakab explains
- How a typical saver could have a retirement nest egg twice as large by being cheap and lazy.
- Why investors who put their savings with a high-performing mutual fund manager end up worse off than if they’d picked one who has struggled.
- The best way to cash in on your hunch that a recession is looming.
- How people who check their brokerage accounts frequently end up falling behind the market.
- Who isn’t nearly as good at investing as the media would have you think.
He also explains why you should never trust a World Cup–predicting octopus, why you shouldn’t invest in companies with an X or a Z in their names, and what to do if a time traveler offers you economic news from the future.
Whatever your level of expertise, Heads I Win, Tails I Win can help you vastly improve your odds of investment success.
Small Stocks, Big Money: Interviews With Microcap Superstars [EPUB]
02 December 2016, 23:07
2015 | EPUB | 2.3MB
Small companies come with big risk, but potentially life-changing reward
Small Stocks, Big Money provides first-hand perspective and insider information on the fast world of microcap investing. In a series of interviews with the superstars of small stocks, you'll learn how to discover the right companies and develop a solid investment strategy with a potentially big payoff. Each chapter includes a short bio of the investor in question, and provides key insight into the lessons learned from the investments that made them millions—or in some cases, hundreds of millions. You'll learn each investor's top stock picks, and how they originally chose the investments that became their gold mines. Whether you're a professional investor or a novice, this book is a unique and valuable source of information for anyone interested in the volatile world of small stocks and big money.
The smaller the company, the bigger the risk—and the bigger the potential payoff. These interviews show you how to avoid or mitigate those risks, and how to choose the stocks with the best potential from the perspective of those who have done it very, very successfully.
- Learn the nuances of microcap investing
- Read the stories of the pros who have made millions
- Gain expert insight from top microcap investors
- Avoid the potential pitfalls and reap the big rewards
Taking a risk on a small company can lead to tremendous gains when they become an industry giant. The trick is in choosing the company that is likely to follow that trajectory, and allocating your investment appropriately to protect yourself in case of disaster. Small Stocks, Big Money gives you a head start by teaching you what the pros wish they knew then.
Buying, Selling, and Valuing Financial Practices: The FP Transitions M&A Guide [EPUB]
01 December 2016, 09:14
2016 | EPUB | 2.44MB
The Authoritative M&A Guide for Financial Advisors
Buying, Selling, & Valuing Financial Practices shows you how to complete a sale or acquisition of a financial advisory practice and have both the buyer and seller walk away with the best possible terms. From the first pages of this unique book, buyers and sellers and merger partners will find detailed information that separately addresses each of their needs, issues and concerns.
From bestselling author and industry influencer David Grau Sr. JD, this masterful guide takes you from the important basics of valuation to the finer points of deal structuring, due diligence, and legal matters, with a depth of coverage and strategic guidance that puts you in another league when you enter the M&A space. Complete with valuable tools, worksheets, and checklists on a companion website, no other resource enables you to:
- Master the concepts of value and valuation and take this issue “off the table” early in the negotiation process
- Utilize advanced deal structuring techniques including seller and bank financing strategies
- Understand how to acquire a book, practice or business based on how it was built, and what it is capable of delivering in the years to come
- Navigate the complexities of this highly-regulated profession to achieve consistently great results whether buying, selling, or merging
Buying, Selling, & Valuing Financial Practices will ensure that you manage your M&A transaction properly and professionally, aided with the most powerful set of tools available anywhere in the industry, all designed to create a transaction where everyone wins—buyer, seller, and clients.