New Arrivals · Investments

January 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

You need a budget : the proven system for breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, getting out of debt, and living the life you want

January 16, 2018
Mecham, Jesse, 1980- author.
207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
A new way to look at your money -- Rule one. Giver every dollar a job -- Rule two. Embrace your true expenses -- Rule three. Roll with the punches -- Rule four. Age your money -- Budgeting as a couple -- Slaying debt, whatever your situation -- Teaching your kids to budget -- When you feel like quitting -- You've got this.
A guide based on the fact that a well-planned budget can help to prioritize financial goals, reduce stress through strategic cash flow allocations, and meet the challenges of unplanned expenses.

Bitcoin for dummies : a Wiley brand

January 11, 2018
Prypto, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
xi, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Bitcoin For Dummies is the fast, easy way to start trading crypto currency, with clear explanations and expert advice for breaking into this exciting new market. Understanding the mechanisms and risk behind Bitcoin can be a challenge, but this book breaks it down into easy-to-understand language to give you a solid grasp of just where your money is going. You'll learn the details of Bitcoin trading, how to set up your Bitcoin wallet, and everything you need to get started right away. An in-depth discussion on security shows you how to protect yourself against some of the riskier aspects of this open-source platform, helping you reduce your risks in the market and use Bitcoin safely and effectively. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks, with transaction management and issuing of Bitcoins carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin allows easy mobile payments, fast international payments, low- or no-fee transactions, multi-signature capabilities, and more, but the nuances of the market can be difficult to grasp. This informative guide lays it all out in plain English, so you can strengthen your understanding and get started now.

Trading for dummies

January 11, 2018
Epstein, Lita, author.
xvi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Previous edition (3rd, 2014) written by Michael Griffis and Lita Epstein.
Includes index.
Part 1: Getting started with trading. The ups and downs of trading stocks ; Exploring markets and stock exchanges ; Going for broke(r) : discovering brokerage options ; Putting your key business tool to work : the computer -- Part 2: Reading the fundamentals : fundamental analysis. Fundamentals 101 : observing market behavior ; Digging into fundamental analysis -- Listening to analyst calls -- Part 3: Reading the charts : technical analysis. Seeing is believing : an introduction to technical analysis ; Reading bar charts is easy (really) ; Following trends to boost your probability of success ; Calculating indicators and oscillators -- Part 4: Developing strategies for when to buy and sell stocks. Money management techniques : building a more robust portfolio ; Combining fundamental and technical analyses for optimum strategy ; Minimizing trading risks using exchange-traded funds -- Executing your trades ; Developing your own powerful trading system -- Part 5: Risk-taker's paradise. The basics of swing trading ; The basics of day trading ; Doing it by derivatives ; Going foreign (forex) -- Part 6: The part of tens. More than ten huge trading mistakes ; Ten trading survival techniques.
Trade your way to a profitable portfolio. Savvy traders make money in both up and down markets--and now you can, too! Taking the stress out of the stock market, this no-nonsense guide helps investors at all levels take their portfolio to exciting new heights. You'll benefit from sample stock charts, position trading tips and techniques, fresh ways to analyze trends and indicators, and all the latest information on trading stocks wisely in any type of market. Hands down, this trading book has it all!

The 100 best stocks to buy in ...

January 5, 2018
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., c2012-
v. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 2013-<2018> by Peter Sander and Scott Bobo.

Credit repair.

December 13, 2017
Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo Press,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2011> by Robin Leonard ; <2017>- by attorneys Amy Loftsgordon & Cara O'Neill.
Vol. for 2000 includes 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.) containing all the forms that appear in the book ; <2002-2011> contain 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.) containing all the forms that appear in the book.

Dollars and sense : how we misthink money and how to spend smarter

December 11, 2017
Ariely, Dan, author.
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. What is money? -- Don't bet on it -- Opportunity knocks -- A value proposition -- Part II. How we assess value in ways that have little to do with value -- We forget that everything is relative -- We compartmentalize -- We avoid pain -- We trust ourselves -- We overvalue what we have -- We worry about fairness and effort -- We believe in the magic of language and rituals -- We overvalue expectations -- We lose control -- We overemphasize money -- Part III. Now what? Building on the shoulders of flawed thinking -- Put your money where your mind is -- Free advice -- Control yourself -- It's us against them -- Stop and think.
Shares anecdotal insight into the illogical influences behind poor financial decisions and how to outmaneuver them, covering topics ranging from credit-card debt and household budgeting to holiday spending and real estate sales.

The capitalist code : it can save your life (and make you very rich!)

December 6, 2017
Stein, Benjamin, 1944- author.
West Palm Beach : Humanix Books, [2017]
vi, 173 pages ; 19 cm
It's never too early for the truth -- How I learned to stop worrying and love capitalism -- The pre-Dad class -- A glory of life -- The belly of the capitalist pig -- Conclusion -- Final note.
Explains how the average American can make the system of stock market capitalism work for them to build financial security, refuting the notion that the system is rigged against them.

The little book of common sense investing : the only way to guarantee your fair share of stock market returns

December 4, 2017
Bogle, John C., author.
xxxi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
A parable -- Rational exuberance -- Cast your lot with business -- How most investors turn a winner's game into a loser's game -- Focus on the lowest-cost funds -- Dividends are the investor's (best?) friend -- The grand illusion -- Taxes are costs, too -- When the good times no longer roll -- Selecting long-term winners -- "Reversion to the mean" -- Seeking advice to select funds? -- Profit from the majesty of simplicity and parsimony -- Bond funds -- The exchange-traded fund (ETF) -- Index funds that promise to beat the market -- What would Benjamin Graham have thought about indexing? -- Asset allocation I : stocks and bonds -- Asset allocation II -- Investment advice that meets the test of time.
"The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500. While the stock market has tumbled and then soared since the first edition of Little Book of Common Sense was published in April 2007, Bogle's investment principles have endured and served investors well. This tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and new information but maintains the same long-term perspective as in its predecessor. Bogle has also added two new chapters designed to provide further guidance to investors: one on asset allocation, the other on retirement investing"--Dust jacket.

How much can I spend in retirement? : a guide to investment-based retirement income strategies

November 28, 2017
Pfau, Wade Donald, 1977- author.
xiii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Overview of retirement income planning -- Sustainable spending rates with fixed returns and known longevity -- Spending from volatile investments and sequence-of-returns risk -- Managing sequence risk by spending conservatively -- The impact of changing Bengen's assumptions -- Managing sequence risk with variable spending strategies -- Managing sequence risk with bonds -- Theory meets practice: developing a sustainable spending strategy -- Value of good financial decision-making in retirement.

The essays of Warren Buffett : lessons for corporate America

October 19, 2017
Buffett, Warren, author.
313 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published as part of the Cardozo Law Review's special issue on The Essays of Warren Buffett Symposium in 1995. This title originally published in 2001.
"Celebrating 50 years of Berkshire Hathaway. Celebrating 20 years of Buffett's essays"--Front cover
Prologue : Owner-related business principles -- I. Corporate governance. Full and fair disclosure -- Boards and managers -- The anxieties of business change -- Social compacts -- An owner-based approach to corporate charity -- A principled approach to executive pay -- Risk, reputation and oversight corporate culture -- II. Finance and investing. Farms, real estate and stock -- Mr. Market -- Arbitrage -- Debunking standard dogma -- "Value" investing : a redundancy -- Intelligent investing -- Cigar butts and the institutional imperative -- Life and debt -- III. Investment alternatives. Surveying the field -- Junk bonds and the dagger thesis -- Zero-coupon bonds and ski masks -- Preferred stock -- Derivatives -- Foreign currencies and equities -- Home ownership : practice and policy -- IV. Common stock. The bane of trading : transaction costs -- Attracting the right sort of investor -- Dividend policy and share repurchases -- Stock splits and the invisible foot -- Shareholder strategies -- Berkshire's recapitalization -- Berkshire's dividend policy -- V. Mergers and acquisitions. Bad motives and high prices -- Sensible share repurchases versus greenmail -- Leveraged buyouts -- Sound acquisition policies -- On selling one's business -- The buyer of choice -- VI. Valuation and accounting. Aesop and inefficient Bush theory -- Intrinsic value, book value, and market price -- Look-through earnings -- Economic versus accounting goodwill -- Owner earnings and the cash flow fallacy -- Option valuation -- VII. Accounting shenanigans. Satire -- Standard setting -- Stock options -- "Restructuring" changes -- Pension estimates and retiree benefits -- Realization events -- VIII. Taxation. Distribution of the corporate tax burden -- Taxation and investment philosophy -- IX. Berkshire at fifty and beyond. Conglomerates and succession -- Munger on "The Berkshire System" -- Methuselah's estate.
The author's annual letters to the stockholders of Berkshire Hathaway are edited to present the main themes regarding business, investing, price, value, corporate governance, and other important topics.

Dual momentum investing : an innovative strategy for higher returns with lower risk

October 18, 2017
Antonacci, Gary.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
xv, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
World's first index fund -- What goes up ... stays up -- Modern portfolio theory principles and practices -- Rational and not-so-rational explanations of momentum -- Asset selection: the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Smart Beta and other urban legends -- Measuring and managing risk -- Global equities momentum -- Mo' better momentum -- Final thoughts.
Antonacci details his momentum investing method that combines U.S. stock, non-U.S. stock, and aggregate bond indices, in a formula proven to dramatically increase profits while lowering risk. He reveals how momentum investors could have achieved long-run returns nearly twice as high as the stock market over the past 40 years, while avoiding or minimizing bear market losses-- and he provides the information and insight investors need to achieve such success going forward.

A first-class catastrophe : the road to Black Monday, the worst day in Wall Street history

October 4, 2017
Henriques, Diana B., author.
xviii, 393 pages ; 25 cm
Part one: Vanishing borders. Silver Thursday ; Bright ideas ; Chicago vs. New York ; Shifting gears ; A deal in D.C. ; Stock futures, bond failures -- Part two: Titans and wizards. A plague from Oklahoma ; Bulls and banks ; Chicago rising ; Arbitrage and accommodation ; Banks on the brink -- Part three: Contagion. Mergers and mutations ; Berkeley rising, banks falling ; Witching hours ; Rational markets? ; Pandora's portfolios ; January omens, July alarms -- Part four: Reckoning. The worst weeks ever ; 508 points ; Juggling hand grenades ; Placing blame, dodging reality.
"The definitive account of the crash of 1987, a cautionary tale of how the U.S. financial system nearly collapsed. Monday, October 19, 1987, was by far the worst day in Wall Street history. The market fell 22.6 percent--almost twice as bad as the worst day of 1929--equal to a loss of nearly 5,000 points today. But Black Monday was more than just a one-day market crash; it was seven years in the making and threatened the entire U.S. financial system. For thirty years, investors, bankers, and regulators have failed to heed the lessons of Black Monday. But with uncanny precision, all the key fault lines of the devastating crisis of 2008--breakneck automation, poorly understood financial products fueled by vast amounts of borrowed money, fragmented regulation, gigantic herdlike investors--were first exposed as hazards in 1987"--Jacket.

Stock market rules : 50 of the most widely held investment axioms explained, examined, and exposed

September 1, 2017
Sheimo, Michael D., 1944-
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2013]
xix, 391 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Research -- Analysis -- Strategy -- Trading -- Good ideas -- Caution -- Surprises.
"Reveals the unwritten rules on which Wall Street investors have long relied to help you draw outsized profits even in volatile markets. Stock Market Rules, Fourth Edition, analyzes 50 maxims to show you which ones work, which ones used to work but don't anymore, and which ones are, and always have been, dangerously wrong"--Page 4 of cover.

Adaptive markets : financial evolution at the speed of thought

August 31, 2017
Lo, Andrew W. (Andrew Wen-Chuan), author.
x, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), charts (some color) ; 24 cm
Are we all 'homo economicus' now? -- If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? -- If you're so rich, why aren't you smart? -- The power of narrative -- The evolution revolution -- The adaptive markets hypothesis -- The Galapagos Islands of finance -- Adaptive markets in action -- Fear, greed, and financial crisis -- Finance behaving badly -- Fixing finance -- To boldly go where no financier has gone before.
"Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are ration and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe - and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics, and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework, the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis, in which rationality and irrationality coexist. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, "Adaptive Markets" shows that the theory of marked efficiency isn't wrong but merely incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo's new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought - a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation."--Inside flap.

Debating religious liberty and discrimination

August 25, 2017
Corvino, John, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
viii, 343 pages ; 21 cm
Virtually everyone supports religious liberty, and virtually everyone opposes discrimination. But how do we handle the hard questions that arise when exercises of religious liberty seem to discriminate unjustly? How do we promote the common good while respecting conscience in a diverse society?

Big money thinks small : biases, blind spots, and smarter investing

August 16, 2017
Tillinghast, Joel, author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Sleight of mind -- It's a mad, mad world -- Silly human tricks : decision biases -- Gamblers, speculators, and investors -- Types of money minds -- Blind spots -- Spotting toxic ingredients -- It's the simple life tor me -- Thinking small -- Bulls in the china shop -- Honest, capable fiduciaries -- Dare to be great! or, distinctive character -- Bang for the buck -- Do the bad guys wear black hats? -- Shipping bricks and other accounting riddles -- Live long and prosper -- Figure the terminal value is zero -- Oil slicks and gushers -- Tech stocks and science fiction -- How much debt is too much? -- What's it worth? -- Discounting future returns -- Which earnings number? -- The art of judging value -- Double bubble trouble -- Two paradigms -- Index.

The best investment writing : selected writing from leading investors and authors. Volume 1

August 16, 2017
Petersfield, Hampshire : Harriman House, 2017.
vii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Investment strategies & edges. A portrait of the investing columnist as a (very) young man / Jason Zweig -- What you should remember about the markets / Gary Antonacci -- Sustainable sources of competitive advantage / Morgan Housel -- Who's being naïve, kay? / Ben Hunt -- Five "must ask" due diligence questions before making any investment / Todd Tresidder -- Alpha or assets / Patrick O'Shaughnessy -- 50% returns coming for commodities and emerging markets? / Meb Faber ; Market conditions, risks & returns. Estimating future stock returns / David Merkel -- Predicting stock market returns using Shiller-CAPE and PB / Norbert Keimling -- Risk parity and the four faces of risk / Adam Butler -- The biggest challenge for hedge funds in 2017 / Stan Altshuller -- Bond market knows what fed should do / Tom McClellan -- The interest rate issue / Jared Dillian -- India / Raoul Pal -- The frightening global rise of agnotology / Barry Ritholtz -- Bull market charges on regardless of a growing revolt / Ken Fisher ; Pricing & valuation: From micro to macro. Price-to-book's growing blind spot / Chris Meredith -- Superman and stocks: It's not the cape (CAPE), it's the kryptonite (Cash flow)! / Aswath Damodaran -- The greatest bubble of all-time? / Ben Carlson -- How illiquid are bond ETFs really? / Dave Nadig -- Everyone is a closet technician / Josh Brown ; The behavioral side of investing. Even God would get fired as an active investor / Wesley R. Gray -- Outperforming by underperforming / Corey Hoffstein & Justin Sibears -- The confounding bias for investment complexity / Jason Hsu & John West -- Would you bail on Warren Buffett? Investors make that mistake all the time / John Reese -- Thinking can hurt your investments / Larry Swedroe -- How to avoid the problem of short-termism / Cullen Roche ; Personal finance & wealth-building. Reflect, pause and focus / Jonathan Clements -- The four phases of saving and investing for retirement / Michael Kitces -- The passive investor test / Charlie Bilello -- 20 rules of personal finance / Ben Carlson -- Life on the edge / John Mauldin.

Mortgage management for dummies

August 11, 2017
Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
Hoboken, NJ : For Dummies, a Wiley Brand, [2017]
xvi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Borrowing through a mortgage is a huge decision and being debt free is the ultimate gift you can give to yourself, and your family. Managing Your Mortgage For Dummies helps you understand your options and how to secure the best and lowest cost mortgage for your situation. The book helps you polish your credit report and score, and choose the right borrowing option for your home as well as other real estate you might own. And whether you select a 15 or 30 year mortgage, Managing Your Mortgage For Dummies will help you understand your options for paying it off much faster and potentially saving tremendously. This new title will provide tips and action steps to take to pay-off your mortgage sooner than you planned.

One up on Wall Street : how to use what you already know to make money in the market

August 8, 2017
Lynch, Peter (Peter S.)
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000.
304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"A Fireside book."
Introduction to the Millennium edition -- Prologue: a note from Ireland -- Introduction: The advantages of dumb money -- pt. 1. Preparing to invest -- pt. 2. Picking winners -- pt. 3. The long-term view -- Epilogue: Caught with my pants up -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
The manager of a top investment fund discusses how individuals can make a killing in the market through research and investment techniques that confound conventional market wisdom.

Angel : how to invest in technology startups -- timeless advice from an angel investor who turned $100,000 into $100,000,000

July 21, 2017
Calacanis, Jason, 1970- author.
xi, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Someone else was supposed to write this book -- The Brooklyn grinder -- What is angel investing? -- Is angel investing for you? -- Do you need to be in Silicon Valley to be a great angel investor? -- What's so special about Silicon Valley? -- Startup funding rounds explained -- How to be an angel investor with little or no money -- The pros and cons of advising -- Going straight from college to angel investing -- How to hack angel investing: syndicates -- Month one: your first ten syndicate deals -- Month two: thirty days of angel and founder meetings -- My best and worst pitch meetings -- What to do before a pitch meeting -- What to do during a pitch meeting -- How to pick a billion-dollar founder -- The four founder questions -- Going deeper -- Founder or fraud? -- Evaluating the deal -- Why angels should write deal memos -- The perfect way to decline a deal -- Due diligence checklist -- Your first yes -- How founders should treat their angels -- There is nothing more important than monthly updates -- Your disastrous second year as an angel investor -- Keep your head up -- Exits: great companies are bought, not sold -- Finding your groove -- Where does your angel story end?
"One of Silicon Valley's most successful angel investors shares his rules for investing in startups. There are two ways to make money in startups: create something valuable--or invest in the people that are creating valuable things. Over the past twenty-five years, Jason Calacanis has made a fortune investing in creators, spotting and helping build and fund a number of successful technology startups--investments that have earned him tens of millions of dollars. Now, in this enlightening guide that is sure to become the bible for twenty-first century investors, Calacanis takes potential angels step-by-step through his proven method of creating massive wealth: startups. As Calacanis makes clear, you can get rich--even if you came from humble beginnings (his dad was a bartender, his mom a nurse), didn't go to the right schools, and weren't a top student. The trick is learning how angel investors think. Calacanis takes you inside the minds of these successful moneymen, helping you understand how they prioritize and make the decisions that have resulted in phenomenal profits. He guides you step by step through the process, revealing how leading investors evaluate new ventures, calculating the risks and rewards, and explains how the best startups leverage relationships with angel investors for the best results. Whether you're an aspiring investor or a budding entrepreneur, Angel will inspire and educate you on all the ins of outs. Buckle up for a wild ride into the world of angel investing!"-- Provided by publisher.

The wisdom of finance : discovering humanity in the world of risk and return

July 21, 2017
Desai, Mihir A. (Mihir Arvind), 1968- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017].
xiii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction: Finance and the good life -- The wheel of fortune -- Risky business -- On value -- Becoming a producer -- No romance without finance -- Living the dream -- Failing forward -- Why everyone hates finance.
The Harvard Business School professor draws upon literature, film, philosophy, and history to argue that, at the core of finance and financial practices, there is a place for principles, ethics, and humanity.

Why the rich are getting richer : what is financial education...really?

July 20, 2017
Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947- author.
vii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why the rich are getting richer -- What should I do with my money? -- Why savers are losers -- Why taxes make the rich richer...legally -- Why mistakes make the rich richer -- Why crashes make the rich richer -- Why debt makes the rich richer -- A tale of two teachers -- What financial education is not -- Are you financially illiterate? -- What is real financial education? -- Why the rich play monopoly -- Phantom income: income of the rich -- I quadrant: masters of money -- Do you have a Plan B? -- How to end poverty: students teaching students -- No fun economics -- How a Porsche can make you richer -- Final words.

American financial directory.

June 28, 2017
Norcross, Ga. : McFadden Business Publications,
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies: <Jan./June 2004-July/Dec. 2005> Skokie Il. : Thomson Financial Publishing ; Jan./June 2006-<2012> Accuity and SourceMedia, Inc. <2013-Jan./June 2017>- Accuity Solutions, part of BankersAccuity.

Set for life : dominate life, money and the American dream

June 28, 2017
Trench, Scott, author.
239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction. Three stages of wealth creation -- The first $25,000 is the hardest. Building the first $25,000 through frugality ; How to live an efficient lifestyle ; What to do with money as you save it -- From $25,000 to $100,000 through housing and income generation. Turning your largest expense into an income producing asset ; The financial impact of housing decisions ; How to make more money ; Scaling a scalable career -- Moving from $100,000 to financial freedom. An exploration of financial freedom ; An introduction to investing for early financial freedom ; Investing in the stock market ; Real estate investing ; Tracking your progress ; Habits and their impact on financial freedom -- Conclusion.
If you want to be financially free, you need to develop fiscal confidence; you need to build and follow a plan that allows you to live the life of your dreams. Trench provides a three-step guide that gives readers the fiscal confidence they need to achieve early financial freedom.

CFP certification exam practice question workbook.

June 23, 2017
[Dublin, Ohio] : Coventry House Publishing
volumes ; 26 cm
Volumes for <2015-2017> by Matthew Brandeburg, CFP.
"1,000 comprehensive practice questions."
"The CFP certification exam practice question workbook provides 1,000 comprehensive practice questions to prepare for the demanding 6-hour CFP Certification Exam. Master exam topics with intensive practice in the essential areas you'll find on the test. All questions are test-level difficulty and focused solely on helping you pass. Whether you're challenging the exam for the first time or trying again after an unsuccessful attempt, you will learn the skills needed to master the exam."--Page {4] of cover.

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