New Arrivals · Investments

July 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Money : how the destruction of the dollar threatens the global economy--and what we can do about it

July 16, 2014
Forbes, Steve, 1947-
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
xvii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
How we got here -- What is money? -- Money and trade: a deficit in understanding -- Money versus wealth: why inflation is not a good thing -- Money and morality: how debasing money debases society -- The gold standard: how to rescue the twenty-first century global economy -- Surviving in the meantime: protecting your assets from unstable money -- Looking ahead.
"Illustrates that sound money is an essential foundation for a free and prosperous society and that the Federal Reserve's current policies are a greater threat to the economic future of the U.S. than government deficit spending"--Provided by publisher.

Other people's houses : how decades of bailouts, captive regulators, and toxic bankers made home mortgages a thrilling business

July 15, 2014
Taub, Jennifer.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
viii, 406 pages ; 25 cm
Explores the origins of the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s and draws parallels with the financial crisis of 2008, arguing that the failure to regulate banks combined with the laxness of regulators contributed to the crises and are problems that still persist today.

Weiss Ratings' guide to banks and thrifts.

July 8, 2014
Palm Beach Gardens, FL : Weiss Ratings, Inc.,
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2010-Summer 2014> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of financial institutions ratings and analysis."

Global dimensions of unconventional monetary policy : a symposium sponsored by The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole, Wyo., Aug. 22-24, 2013.

July 3, 2014
©2014
xxxvii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Foreword / Esther L. George -- Introduction / Troy Davig -- The routes into and out of the zero lower bound / Robert E. Hall -- Commentary / Hyun song Shin -- General discussion: The ins and outs of LSAPS / Arvind Krishnamurthy, Annette Vissing-Jorgensen -- Commentary / Anil K. Kashyap -- General discussion: Monetary policy options and tools / Agustin Carstens -- The unconventional Chinese monetary policy in the global context / David Daokui Li -- Convergence and divergence in government bond markets: implications for monetary policy / Frank R. Smets -- General discussion -- Luncheon address: The global calculus of unconventional monetary policies / Christine Lagarde -- Luncheon discussion: Global liquidity: public and private -- / Jean-Pierre Landau -- Commentary / Claudio Borio -- General discussion: Dilemma not trilemma: the global financial cycle and monetary policy independence / Hélène Rey -- Commentary / Terrence J. Checki -- General discussion: Global aspects of unconventional monetary policies / Charles R. Bean -- Japan's unconventional monetary policy and initiatives toward ensuring stability of the global financial system / Haruhiko Kuroda -- Global dimensions of unconventional monetary policy: an eme perspective / Luiz A. Pereira Da Silva -- General discussion.

Soldier of finance : take charge of your money and invest in your future

July 1, 2014
Rose, Jeff (Business writer)
New York : AMACOM, [2013]
xiv, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction. The soldier's handbook ; The purpose of Soldier of finance -- Discovery phase: what is your why? Why are you here? ; Time to enlist and take an oath -- Initial training phase (weeks 1-5). Week 1: The army physical: measure your debt ; Week 2: Roster number: your credit score for life ; Week 3: Land mines: your credit report ; Week 4: The low crawl: credit repair ; Week 5: Land navigation certification: identify your goals -- Campaign phase (weeks 6-12). Week 6: Accomplishing goals: from chaos to precision ; Week 7: Destroying the enemy: paying off debt ; Week 8: Sensitive items report: tactical budgeting ; Week 9: FRAGO: the savings accounts survival guide ; Week 10: Manuals and orders: getting started in investing ; Week 11: From boots to Humvees: beginning investment vehicles ; Week 12: Five-ton trucks and MRAPS: long-distance investment vehicles -- Consolidation phase (weeks 13-14). Week 13: Basic housing allowance: mortgage basics ; Week 14: Your body armor: you need insurance -- Conclusion.
A no-nonsense, military-style training manual to overcoming financial obstacles and building lasting wealth. Rose divides the book into 14 modules, each section covering an essential element of financial success. From targeting and eliminating debt, to investing for the long term, he shows you everything you need to face down your finances and bring order and prosperity to your life.

The international living guide to retiring overseas on a budget : how to live well on $25,000 a year

June 30, 2014
Haskins, Suzan.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
xiv, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part one. Contemplating an exciting move. Can you afford to retire where you live? ; Can you really live (well) overseas on $25,000 a year? ; What's your deal breaker? ; The most common (and avoidable) mistakes expats make ; Health care: myth vs. reality ; The challenges of language and culture -- Part two. Making the move: it's a big world...where should YOU go?. Belize: no shirt, no shoes, no problem (and it's all in English!) ; Costa Rica: your easiest choice ; Ecuador: something for everyone ; Mexico: the top foreign destination for U.S. and Canadian retirees ; Nicaragua: ready for prime time ; Panama: the world's best retirement program (and much more) ; Uruguay: more first world than the United States? ; Europe: all the ingredients for the good life ; Southeast Asia: exotic and affordable ; Boots on the ground: zeroing in on the community that's right for you ; You found your paradise. Now what? Should you rent or buy? And how to know when half-way isn't the wrong way ; Once you know where you're going: put your plan in action -- Part three. Once you get there: adjusting to your new life. Changes in latitudes, changes in attitude: maintaining the bridge between your past and present lives ; When the hammock gets boring... what to do after you retire and move overseas ; Moving on: this is not a one-way highway.
"Achieve your dream of retiring abroad while on a budgetThe International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget provides a detailed guide to one of the least-known but most effective retirement strategies in today's chaotic economic environment: retiring abroad. The premise is simple: Enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling retirement than you could possibly afford in the U.S. or Canada by finding the right overseas retirement haven. The book reveals those affordable havens and the strategies for successfully making the move that could save your retirement. Aimed at retirees and near-retirees in the U.S. and Canada, this book's strategies apply just as well to younger people and people with families who are looking for ways to improve their quality of life while at the same time lowering their cost of living. It includes solutions for the challenges of continuing to work and earn money abroad, too.As long-time contributors to the acknowledged leader in the field, International Living, authors Suzan Haskins and Dan Precher have at their disposal more than thirty years of International Living experience and expertise in the topic. They've been writing about living overseas for more than 12 years and have created their own broad and deep body of work, including regular blogs on the topic for Huffington Post and AARP. The authors include information and strategies that can be successfully applied by anyone regardless of their political or economic opinions. For anyone who wants a happier, healthier, more affordable life, The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget shows you how to enjoy the romance and excitement of living abroad on an affordable budget"-- Provided by publisher.

You can retire sooner than you think : the 5 money secrets of the happiest retirees

June 25, 2014
Moss, Wes.
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2014].
xxvi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

American financial directory.

June 24, 2014
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-July/Dec. 2014>- Accuity Solutions, part of BankersAccuity.

War and gold : a 500-year history of empires, adventures, and debt

June 24, 2014
Kwarteng, Kwasi.
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, [2014].
424 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Gold : the establishment of order, c. 1500-1914. Sweat of the sun ; Rival nations : England and France ; Revolutions ; Pillars of order ; Great republic ; London 1914 -- War : the consequences of Armageddon, 1914-1915. guns and shells ; victors and vanquished ; World crisis ; Bretton Woods -- The new dollar order, 1945-1973. Pax Americana ; Weary titans ; Japan Incorporated ; Imperial retreat -- Paper : the end of gold, 1973- . The impact of oil ; Thatcher and Reagan ; The creation of the Euro -- The rise of China ; Delusions of debt ; Crises and 'bailouts' -- Appendix. Value of gold stock to world GDP.
"The world was wild for gold. After discovering the Americas, and under pressure to defend their vast dominion, the Habsburgs of Spain promoted gold and silver exploration in the New World with ruthless urgency. But, the great influx of wealth brought home by plundering conquistadors couldn' t compensate for the Spanish government' s extraordinary military spending, which would eventually bankrupt the country multiple times over and lead to the demise of the great empire. Gold became synonymous with financial dependability, and following the devastating chaos of World War I, the gold standard came to express the order of the free market system. Warfare in pursuit of wealth required borrowing - a quickly compulsive dependency for many governments. And when people lost confidence in the promissory notes and paper currencies issued during wartime, governments again turned to gold. In this captivating historical study, Kwarteng exposes a pattern of war-waging and financial debt - bedmates like April and taxes that go back hundreds of years, from the French Revolution to the emergence of modern-day China. His evidence is as rich and colorful as it is sweeping. And it starts and ends with gold."--book jacket.

In bed with Wall Street : the conspiracy crippling our global economy

June 24, 2014
Doyle, Larry, 1960-
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
xii, 225 pages ; 25 cm
Pillow talk -- The money trail -- Cops on the take -- Out in the cold -- Kangaroo court -- Incest -- Immunity -- Fake security -- Code of silence -- Pogo sticks -- Too big to regulate -- Changing the sheets.
The Wall Street meltdown in 2008 brought the country to its knees and spawned nationwide protests against the lack of regulation and oversight in the financial industry. But the average American still fails to fully grasp what was--and still is--happening: that the inmates run the asylum. Larry Doyle exposes how financial executives, politicians, and even the regulators charged with overseeing the banks have conspired for personal gains while deceiving largely unprotected investors, consumers, and American taxpayers. He details the shocking corruption of the SEC, FINRA, and other "financial police," painting them as meter maids who assess nominal fines and look the other way at even the most egregious abuses. Most importantly, he unveils the revolving door of Wall Street, where countless regulators (and plenty of legislators) are former or future employees of the very firms they're tasked with overseeing. Recent bombshells--such as multi-billion dollar trading losses at JP Morgan Chase, the manipulation of interest rates via the LIBOR scandal, and money laundering with North American drug cartels and rogue nations such as Iran--are symptomatic of this corrosive culture, which has decimated consumer and investor confidence. As the big banks fight tooth and nail to avoid real reforms, this book is a timely, important, and shocking look at a hopelessly compromised system, still defenseless against the next great crash.--From publisher description.

The secret club that runs the world : inside the fraternity of commodity traders

June 20, 2014
Kelly, Kate, 1975-
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2014].
xvii, 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Nestled deep in the towers of banking and finance are the commodities traders who spend their days gambling with oil, gold, and corn contracts. They're highly-educated world travelers with a penchant for risk, and they're here to bet big on the future of the raw materials that make our economies hum. They're very wealthy, barely regulated, and can be a force for tremendous good--or ill. Now Kate Kelly, the bestselling author of Street Fighters, shines light not just on the commodities market, but also on some of its key figures. Her characters include Pierre Andurand, a hedge-fund manager who generated the winningest annual performance ever for an oil trader in 2008, and Ivan Glasenberg, whose secretive Swiss commodities giant, Glencore, has been thrown into the spotlight. Kelly paints a dramatic narrative of immense power in the hands of a few, and the so-far hapless efforts by the Obama Administration to rein in the cowboys"-- Provided by publisher.

Clash of the financial pundits : how the media influences your investment decisions for better or worse

June 20, 2014
Brown, Joshua M.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
x, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Even the most savvy, knowledgeable investors are overwhelmed by the 24/7/365 financial news cycle that bombards us from virtually every media platform. Known for his no-nonsense exposure of how Wall Street really works, Josh Brown, along with Yahoo's Breakout host Jeff Macke, demonstrates how the news is processed and packaged from the pundits on the screen to the producers running the show. Written for investment pros and everyday joes, The News and the Noise [sic] is an insider's how-to guide for discerning what matters from what's show biz" -- from publisher's web site.

All the presidents' bankers : the hidden alliances that drive American power

June 16, 2014
Prins, Nomi.
New York : Nation Books, [2014]
xvii, 521 pages ; 25 cm
When the President needed the bankers -- The early 1910s : post-panic creature and party posturing -- The mid-1910s : bankers go to war -- The late 1910s : peace treaties and domestic politics -- The 1920s : political isolationism, financial internationalism -- 1929 : the room at 23 Wall, crash, and Big-Six take -- The early 1930s : tenuous times, tax-evading titans -- The mid- to late 1930s : policing Wall Street, World War II -- The early to mid-1940s : World War II, bankers, and war bucks -- The late 1940s : world reconstruction and private bankers -- The 1950s : Eisenhower's buds, Cold War, hot money -- The early 1960s : "go-go" youth, murders, and global finance -- The mid- to late 1960s : progressive policies and bankers' economy -- The early to mid-1970s : corruption, gold, oil, and bankruptcies -- The late 1970s : inflation, hostages, and bankers -- The early to mid-1980s : free-market rules, bankers compete -- The late 1980s : Third World staggers, S&Ls implode -- The early to mid-1990s : killer instinct, bank wars. and the rise of Goldman Sachs -- The late 1990s : currency crises and Glass-Steagall demise -- The 2000 : multiple crises, the new Big Six, and global catastrophe.
"All The Presidents' Bankers is a compelling narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of people. Nomi Prins offers an explosive account of how this came to be, and how the banks continue to influence the world economy and dominate government. Aligning the complex relationships between political and financial leaders since the early 1900s, Prins exposes the elite bankers that served as unelected leaders and confidants, acting as a shadow government concealed behind the US presidency from Wilson to Obama. With eye-opening correspondence culled from Presidential libraries across the country, against a timeline of two world wars and multiple market crashes, All The Presidents' Bankers traces the shocking consequences of a system in which there is no line between public office and private power"-- Provided by publisher.

How to win in commercial real estate investing : find, evaluate & purchase your first commercial property -- in 9 weeks or less

June 6, 2014
Coppola, R. Craig, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Rich Dad Library, an imprint of RDA Press, LLC, 2014.
vi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

Asian contagion : the causes and consequences of a financial crisis

June 6, 2014
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
xvi, 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Roots of the crisis / Karl D. Jackson -- Japan's key challenges for the 21st century / David Asher and Andrew Smithers -- Reflections of a market participant: Japanese and Asian financial institutions / Eugene R. Dattel -- China and the Asian financial contagion / Nicholas R. Lardy -- Domestic follies, investment crises: East Asian lessons for India / Surjit S. Bhalla -- Financial crisis in South Korea: anatomy and policy imperatives / Hak K. Pyo -- Thailand: from economic miracle to economic crisis / Richard F. Doner and Ansil Ramsay -- Indonesia's crisis and future prospects / Ross H. Mcleod -- Philippines as an unwitting participant in the Asian economic crisis / Manuel F. Montes -- Viet Nam: ordeals of transition / William Turley.
"In Asian Contagion: The Causes and Consequences of a Financial Crisis, Karl D. Jackson, director of the Southeast Asia Studies Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, has commissioned a group of leading experts on business and economic policymaking in Asia in an effort to provide the most up-to-date overview available on the Asian downturn. Each author considers one nation - Japan, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam - framed by an introductory chapter on the roots of the crisis and a conclusion discussing a cultural framework for looking at Asian financial institutions, today and in the uncertain time ahead."--BOOK JACKET.

Angel investing : the Gust guide to making money and having fun investing in startups

May 28, 2014
Rose, David S., 1957- author.
Hoboken : Wiley, [2014]
xx, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The seven sins of Wall Street : big banks, their Washington lackeys, and the next financial crisis

May 16, 2014
Ivry, Bob.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2014]
xxiii, 275 pages ; 25 cm
We all know that the financial crisis of 2008 came dangerously close to pushing the United States and the world into a depression rivaling that of the 1930s. But what is astonishing--and should make us not just afraid but very afraid--are the shenanigans of the biggest banks since the crisis. Bob Ivry passionately, eloquently, and convincingly details the operatic ineptitude of America's best-compensated executives and the ways the government kowtows to what it mistakenly imagines is their competence and success. Ivry shows that the only thing that has changed since the meltdown is how too-big-to-fail banks and their fellow travelers in Washington have nudged us ever closer to an even bigger economic calamity. Informed by deep reporting from New York, Washington, and the heartland, The Seven Sins of Wall Street, like no other book, shows how we're all affected by the financial industry's inhumanity. The transgressions of "Wall Street titans" and "masters of the universe" are paid for by real people. In fierce, plain English, Ivry indicts a financial industry that continues to work for the few at the expense of the rest of us. Problems that financiers deemed too complicated to be understood by ordinary folks are shown by Ivry to be financial legerdemain-a smokescreen of complexity and jargon that hide the bankers' nefarious activities. The Seven Sins of Wall Street is irreverent and timely, an infuriating black comedy. The Great Depression of the 1930s moved the American political system to real reform that kept the finance industry in check. With millions so deeply affected since the crisis of 2008, you'll finish this book asking yourself how it is that so many of the nation's leading financial institutions remain such exasperating problem children.

The money compass : where your money went and how to get it back

May 12, 2014
Grimaldi, Mark.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
xiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Accounting professor G. Stevenson Smith and money manager Mark Grimaldi offer a ... look at the links between macro-economic conditions and asset class allocation, including current investment opportunities for individual investors, [and examine] key related issues that investors have faced over the last five years, including the financial recession, the housing crash, collapsing government programs, long-term unemployment, crashing 401(k)s, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

TheStreet.com Ratings' guide to bond and money market mutual funds.

May 9, 2014
Jupiter, FL : TheStreet.com Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2013>- Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of investment ratings and analyses covering fixed income funds."

Money mania : booms, panics, and busts from Ancient Rome to the Great Meltdown

May 8, 2014
Swarup, Bob.
New York : Bloomsbury Press, [2014].
310 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
I. Déjà vu all over again -- Of men, money, and mania -- Deconstructing the Gruffalo: a Roman parable -- All things being unequal: redefining economics -- Ego and Euphoria: a Japanese interlude -- II. Man: the furnace within -- The road to Newnham: the bounds of rationality -- The Temple of Janus: time, memory, and uncertainty -- The greater fools: a personal interlude -- The madding crowd: crowds, confirmation, and confidence -- III. Money: the catalyst without -- Man, meet money: the bank run -- Life after debt: credit and currency -- All that glitters: tulipmania -- IV. Complexity: the alchemy of crisis -- A universal truth: an aside on paradigms -- Birds of a feather: the ecology of capitalism -- A tragedy of small decisions: the great depression -- V. Lifting the veil -- Greeks bearing gifts: a tragicomedy -- Alpha and Omega: two millennia of crises -- In the land of the blind: searching for answers.

The death of money : the coming collapse of the international monetary system

April 29, 2014
Rickards, James.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2014]
xi, 356 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Money and geopolitics. Prophesy ; The war god's face -- Money and markets. The ruin of markets ; China's new financial warlords ; The new German reich ; BELLs, BRICS, and beyond -- Money and wealth. Debt, deficits, and the dollar ; Central bank of the world ; Gold redux ; Crossroads ; Maelstrom -- Conclusion.
A sequel to the best-selling Currency Wars predicts a coming collapse of the monetary system while counseling investors on how to survive it, arguing that the dollar will be at the center of a crisis that will differentiate money from wealth.

Capital in the twenty-first century

April 28, 2014
Piketty, Thomas, 1971-
Cambridge Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
viii, 685 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle.
Income and capital. Income and output ; Growth: illusions and realities -- The Dynamics of the capital/income ratio. The metamorphoses of capital ; From old Europe to the new world ; The capital/income ratio over the long run ; The capital-labor split in the twenty-first century -- The structure of inequality. Inequality and concentration: preliminary bearings ; Two worlds ; Inequality of labor income ; Inequality of capital ownership ; Merit and inheritance in the long run ; Global inequality of wealth in the twenty-first century -- Regulating capital in the twenty-first century. A social state for the twenty-first century ; Rethinking the progressive income tax ; A global tax on capital ; The question of the public debt.
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In this wotk the author analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. He shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality, the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth, today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, the author says, and may do so again. This original work reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today.

Social insecurity : 401(k)s and the retirement crisis

April 25, 2014
Russell, James W., 1944-
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
xix, 201 pages ; 24 cm
Before the swindle -- A fix for what wasn't broken -- Army tanks and think tanks -- Targeting social security and public worker pensions -- How 401(k)s are supposed to work and why they don't -- A model unravels -- Turmoil in the land of steady habits -- What we can do.

Smart money smart kids : raising the next generation to win with money

April 18, 2014
Ramsey, Dave.
Brentwood, Tennessee : Lampo Press, The Lampo Group, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze teach parents how to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world.In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree"-- Provided by publisher.

Aftershock : protect yourself and profit in the next global financial meltdown

April 16, 2014
Wiedemer, David (John David), author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xx, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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