New Arrivals · Investments

October 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

One nation under gold : how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries

June 12, 2017
Ledbetter, James, author.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
xvii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
El Dorado comes true -- A crash, a clash, and a "crime" -- The dangers of the yellow brick road -- FDR bids good-bye to gold -- The arsenal of gold -- Out of balance -- Operation Goldfinger -- Dueling apocalypses -- This time for real -- Legal at last -- Goldbugs in power -- God, gold, and guns.

How money got free : Bitcoin and the fight for the future of finance

May 26, 2017
Eha, Brian Patrick, author.
486 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue: Money and liberty -- Making money -- Virtual crack -- The gray hat -- Blood and vein -- A meeting in Ibiza -- Regulation blues -- Bitcoin never sleeps -- The billionaire who wasn't -- Innovation and its discontents -- Meltdown -- The internet of money -- Death and taxes -- The plea deal -- Vindication -- Hearts and minds -- Epilogue: discipline and anarchy.
"In the space of a few years, Bitcoin has gone from an idea ignored or maligned by almost everyone to an asset with a market cap of more than $12 billion. Venture capital firms, Goldman Sachs, the New York Stock Exchange, and billionaires such as Richard Branson and Peter Thiel have invested more than $1 billion in companies built on this groundbreaking technology. Bill Gates has even declared it 'better than currency'. But can its early promise endure? Or will the next evolution of money be neutered as it goes mainstream? The pioneers of Bitcoin were twenty-first-century outlaws -- cryptographers, hackers, Free Staters, ex-cons and drug dealers, teenage futurists and self-taught entrepreneurs -- armed with a renegade ideology and a grudge against big government and big banks. Now those same institutions are threatening to co-opt or curtail the impact of digital currency. But the pioneers, some of whom have become millionaires themselves, aren't going down without a fight. Sweeping and provocative, How Money Got Free reveals how this disruptive technology is shaping the debate around competing ideas of money and liberty, and what that means for our future."--Jacket flap.


May 17, 2017
Laurence, Tiana author
xii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with blockchain -- Developing your knowledge -- Powerful blockchain platforms -- Industry impacts -- The part of tens.

Heads up money

May 11, 2017
Weeks, Marcus, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
160 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A world of money -- What do economists do? -- Show me the money -- What's it worth? -- Does money make the world go round? -- Can money buy happiness? -- What's in my pocket? -- Directory of economists.
An engaging introduction to economics from world markets to personal finance.

Broke millennial : stop scraping by and get your financial life together

May 10, 2017
Lowry, Erin, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2017]
275 pages ; 21 cm
Money isn't the worst! Seriously. -- Is money a Tinder date or marriage material? -- Do you have a gold star in personal finance? -- Dealing with the dreaded b-word -- Picking the right financial products (aka the chapter in which this book pays for itself) -- Credit reports and scores: the report card for life -- Wait, I shouldn't just pay the minimum due on my credit card? -- Yikes, I already have consumer debt. What now? -- Student loans: how to handle them without having a full-on panic attack -- I've got debt, so why should I care about saving? (Pay yourself first) -- I can't afford to split this dinner bill evenly! -- Getting financially naked with your partner -- Paying rent to your 'rents: overcoming the emotional and financial battles of living at home after college -- How to negotiate salary (or anything else) by learning to ask for what you want -- Investing: no, it isn't gambling! -- Retirement: can it ever happen for me? -- I'm not rich enough to hire a financial planner -- But my broker said I can afford this much house -- Now that you're a financial badass, keep it up!
"Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck and Get Your Financial Life Together (#GYFLT)! If you're a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it's easy to get freaked out by finances. But you're not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It's time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn't just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded "B" word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL, including: - Understanding your relationship with moolah: do you treat it like a Tinder date or marriage material? - Managing student loans without having a full-on panic attack - What to do when you're out with your crew and can't afford to split the bill evenly - How to get "financially naked" with your partner and find out his or her "number" (debt number, of course) ... and much more. Packed with refreshingly simple advice and hilarious true stories, Broke Millennial is the essential roadmap every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master. So what are you waiting for? Let's #GYFLT!"-- Provided by publisher.

Going public : my adventures inside the SEC and how to prevent the next devastating crisis

May 9, 2017
Champ, Norm, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017]
xi, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Fish out of water -- Taking myself public -- Punching the cushion -- Postcrash triage in the SEC emergency room -- No one mentioned the wax museum -- Breaking the buck almost breaks my back -- Edgar and friends -- The Volcker rule and me -- Report card -- Preventing the next crisis.
An insider’s look at the SEC and the changes needed to strengthen the U.S. financial system.

Wealth can't wait : avoid the 7 wealth traps, implement the 7 business pillars, and complete a life audit today!

May 3, 2017
Osborn, David, author.
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2017]
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Aging with a plan : how a little thought today can vastly improve your tomorrow

April 24, 2017
Hoffman, Sharona.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
xix, 196 pages ; 25 cm
Money matters : retirement expenses, savings, and fiscal decision-making -- The benefits of community living -- Help with money, care, and home management -- Essential legal planning -- Driving while elderly -- Care coordination : treating the patient, not diseases -- Long-term care -- Exit strategies : maintaining control at the end of life.
"Using an interdisciplinary approach, Aging win a plan...develops recommendations for building sustainable social, legal, medical, and financial support systems that can promote a good quality of life throughout the aging process" --Inside jacket.

You are a badass at making money : master the mindset of wealth

April 21, 2017
Sincero, Jen, 1965- author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
xii, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Allowance -- Why you ain't rollin' in the cheddah. Yet. -- A tiny but mighty chapter about universal intelligence -- Show me the money -- Best practices for busting yourself -- The hollering of your heart -- Your mental moneymaker -- Faith and gratitudinal gold -- Decisive action: the choice of champions -- Movin' on up -- And now, a word from my accountant... -- Your inner wealth -- Tenacity -- Change loves company.
Shares step-by-step guidelines for overcoming blocks, moving past fear, and making real-world money, revealing how personal perceptions and bank accounts reflect obstructive beliefs that can be rendered lucrative through strategic concept changes.

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