June 2005Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably In The World's Best Market
Investor Skills Training: Managing Emotions And Risk In The Market
Preparing For The Worst: Incorporating Downside Risk In Stock Market Investments
Security Analysis: The Classic 1951 Edition
Stock Investing Made Simple
Winning With The Dow's Losers: Beat The Market With Underdog Stocks
Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably In The World's Best Market (250 pages, $29.95 hardcover, 2004, ISBN 1-4000-6337-X) by Jim Rogers, published by Random House.
The next bull market is here, not in stocks or bonds, but in commodities. The commodities bull market began in 1998 and Rogers thinks it will last for at least 15 years. The fund he started in 1998 is up more than 165% and is one of the best-performing index funds in the world. Rogers' strategies are simple and straightforward. He offers the lowdown on the most lucrative markets for today and tomorrow. Once you recognize the cyclical and historical trading patterns he outlines here, you'll be on your way.Random House, www.atrandom.comBACK TO LIST
Investor Skills Training: Managing Emotions And Risk In The Market (199 pages, $24.95 hardcover, 2004, ISBN 0-934380-97-X) by Rob A. Ronin, published by Traders Press.
Investing in the stock market presents almost unlimited opportunities for smart people to make foolish mistakes. This book provides a tutorial explaining how to manage risk and emotions when buying stocks and mutual funds. Often it takes a sizable loss of money or opportunity before investors realize that they have overestimated their investing abilities. This guide outlines a program that helps the reader uncover his or her unique investor identity, acquire screening skills to differentiate strong stocks and mutual funds from weak ones, and realistically estimate the time and energy that is required for managing a personal portfolio.Traders Press, Inc., PO Box 6206, Greenville, SC 29606, 800 927-8222, www.traderspress.comBACK TO LIST
Preparing For The Worst: Incorporating Downside Risk In Stock Market Investments (286 pages, $79.95 hardcover, 2005, ISBN 0-471-23442-7) by Hrishikesh D. Vinod and Derrick P. Reagle, published by John Wiley & Sons.
When dealing with the topic of risk analysis, most investment books treat downside and upside risk equally. This book focuses entirely on the downside risk and explains how to incorporate it into investment decisions. Vinod and Reagle demonstrate various techniques for calculating downside risk. They present the latest ideas in the field from the ground up, making the discussion accessible to mathematicians and statisticians interested in applications in finance, as well as to finance professionals who may not have a mathematical background. It is a valuable resource for those wishing to explore the critical issues of finance, portfolio management, and securities pricing.Wiley Book Order Department, 800 225-5945, 732 469-4400, ext. 2497, www.wiley.comBACK TO LIST
Security Analysis: The Classic 1951 Edition (770 pages, $65 hardcover, 2005, ISBN 0-07-144820-9) by Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, published by John Wiley & Sons.
No other investment book in history has had either the immediate impact or the long-term relevance and value of this book's first edition in 1934. By 1951, more than a decade after the 1940 second edition, the authors had seen business and investment markets from the Depression to the heights of recovery, and observed investor behavior during both the calm of peacetime and the chaos of World War II. The focus of the book remains its timeless guidance and advice -- that careful analysis of balance sheets is the primary road to investment success, with all other considerations little more than distractions. This long-out-of-print work will reacquaint you with the foundations of value investing, more relevant than ever in these tumultuous 21st-century markets.Wiley Book Order Department, 800 225-5945, 732 469-4400, ext. 2497, www.wiley.comBACK TO LIST
Stock Investing Made Simple (197 pages, $19.95 softcover, 2004, ISBN 1-58773-257-2) written and published by Weiss Ratings, Inc.
This new, hands-on, easy-to-read book takes you on a guided tour of the stock market jungle. With how-to information on stock investing tailored for the beginning to intermediate investor, this guide gives you all of the tips and tools needed to get you started right away. It is packed with examples, useful worksheets, and simple explanations of investing terms. Understand the stock basics and learn about diversifying your portfolio. Find out how to identify quality stocks and how to select a good broker. Martin Weiss, Ph.D., chairman of Weiss Ratings, Inc., has built a national reputation as one of this country's leading consumer advocates.Weiss Ratings, Inc., www.WeissRatings.comBACK TO LIST
Winning With The Dow's Losers: Beat The Market With Underdog Stocks (287 pages, $14.95 softcover, 2005, ISBN 0-06-057658-8) by Charles B. Carlson, published by HarperBusiness.
Investors with any size of portfolio or any level of investment knowledge can apply this worst-to-first strategy to generate impressive wealth over the long term. By following this simple, time-tested strategy, investors can invest in high-quality stocks at beaten-down prices and watch them rebound year after year. Stock market funds come and go, while investors who chase them usually enrich only their stockbrokers, and not themselves. Now you can regularly pick winning stocks and make money for yourself. The strategy is simple but counterintuitive, and often beats the Dow in making money in the stock market.HarperBusiness, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., www.harpercollins.comBACK TO LIST
Channel Buster (129 pages, $28.95 softcover, 2004, ISBN 0971785279) by Clif Droke, published by Publishing Concepts.
Droke explains a profitable and reliable technical analysis chart pattern he calls the channel buster. This pattern shows up with some regularity in the charts of actively traded stocks and commodities -- once you know how to identify it. This book teaches you how to trade with confidence and be rewarded with profits. Find out what the channel buster is and how it could work for you.Publishing Concepts, www.clifdroke.comBACK TO LIST
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