New Arrivals · Investments

September 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How the other half banks : exclusion, exploitation, and the threat to democracy

September 29, 2015
Baradaran, Mehrsa, 1978- author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
328 pages ; 25 cm
Governments and banks -- History of the social contract -- Banks with a soul -- How the other half borrows -- Unbanked and unwanted -- Changing the world without changing the rules -- Postal banking -- A public option in banking.
"The United States has two separate banking systems today -- one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. How the Other Half Banks contributes to the growing conversation on American inequality by highlighting one of its prime causes: unequal credit. Mehrsa Baradaran examines how a significant portion of the population, deserted by banks, is forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check-cashing services to cover emergency expenses and pay for necessities -- all thanks to deregulation that began in the 1970s and continues decades later. / In an age of corporate megabanks with trillions of dollars in assets, it is easy to forget that America's banking system was originally created as a public service. Banks have always relied on credit from the federal government, provided on favorable terms so that they could issue low-interest loans. But as banks grew in size and political influence, they shed their social contract with the American people, demanding to be treated as a private industry free from any public-serving responsibility. They abandoned less profitable, low-income customers in favor of wealthier clients and high-yield investments. Fringe lenders stepped in to fill the void. This two-tier banking system has become even more unequal since the 2008 financial crisis. /Baradaran proposes a solution: reenlisting the U.S. Post Office in its historic function of providing bank services. The post office played an important but largely forgotten role in the creation of American democracy, and it could be deployed again to level the field of financial opportunity." -- Book jacket.

A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing

December 29, 2015
Malkiel, Burton Gordon.
447 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Other people's money : the real business of finance

September 23, 2015
Kay, J. A. (John Anderson), author.
xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary market dealing in existing assets. Regulation has contributed more to the problems than the solutions"--Front dust jacket flap.
Prologue : The parable of the ox -- Introduction : Far too much of a good thing -- Part I. Financialisation. History ; Risk; Intermediation; Profits -- Part II. The functions of finance. Capital allocation ; The deposit channel ; The investment channel -- Part III. Regulation ; Economic policy ; Reform ; The future of finance -- Epilogue : The emperor's guard's new clothes.

Choose your retirement : find the right path to your new adventure

September 22, 2015
Birken, Emily Guy.
Avon, MA : Adams Media, [2015].
255 pages ; 22 cm.
"Uncover the truth about planning for retirement!From financial advisors and pundits on television to colleagues and family members, everyone has something to say about retirement. But how much of it is true? Whether you're looking to move into a senior living community or travel the world, Choose Your Retirement shows you how to realistically prepare for the future you desire. Inside, you will find expert advice for choosing the best retirement path for you and your family as well as information on common myths like: You will only need 80 percent of your current income in retirement Medicare will cover all your health-care needs Switching investments over to bonds is the safest retirement option Social Security will run out in 2033, leaving millions without their promised benefits Filled with hundreds of facts about retiring, Choose Your Retirement helps you set attainable financial goals and plan for the retirement--and life--you've always wanted"-- Provided by publisher.

Shaky ground : the strange saga of the U.S. mortgage giants

September 16, 2015
McLean, Bethany.
159 pages : map ; 19 cm

Winning the loser's game : timeless strategies for successful investing

September 14, 2015
Ellis, Charles D.
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2013]
xvii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The loser's game -- Beating the market -- Mr. market and mr. value -- The investor's dream team -- Investor risk -- Your unfair competitive advantage -- The paradox -- Time -- Returns -- Investment risks -- Building portfolios -- Why policy matters -- The winner's game -- Performance measurement -- Predicting the market roughly -- The individual investor -- Selecting funds -- Planning your play -- Disaster again -- Endgame -- Thoughts for the wealthy -- You are now good to go! -- Parting thoughts.
Presents investors with common-sense strategies to build big profits over the long run.

Japanese candlestick charting techniques : a contemporary guide to the ancient investment techniques of the Far East

September 14, 2015
Nison, Steve.
New York : New York Institute of Finance, ©2001.
xvi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Part 2 Convergence 181.

Pass the 7.

September 8, 2015
Portland, OR : First Books, c2007-
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2007-<2015> by Robert Walker.
Subtitle varies: "a training guide for the NASD series 7 exam" (2007); "a plain English explanation to help you pass the Series 7 exam" (2015).

Direct path to the CFA charter : savvy, proven strategies for passing your Chartered Financial Analyst exams

September 3, 2015
Bryant, Rachel (Financial analyst), author.
Evans, Georgia : Intellitwist, LLC, 2014.
xiv, 224 pages ; 22 cm
CFA program overview -- Does industry experience matter? -- The first secret to passing CFA exams -- The second secret to passing CFA exams -- What ethics is really all about -- A quiet, important statistic -- The 300-hour trap -- A study plan from start to finish -- Curriculum books or study notes? -- The power of flashcards -- Transforming knowledge into test performance -- A differentiating practice test strategy -- Study groups are overrated -- Read this when you want to quit -- Test day suggestions -- Putting it all together.

5@55 : the 5 essential legal documents you need by age 55

August 13, 2015
Grimaldi, Judith D., author.
Fresno, California : Quill Driver Books, [2015]
x, 139 pages : forms ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The importance of being prepared -- Document 1: the health care proxy -- Document 2: living will and end of life choices -- Document 3: the power of attorney -- Document 4: wills, trusts and other planning tools -- Digital estate planning : the digital diary. Ratings' guide to stock mutual funds.

August 12, 2015
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, c2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2013-Summer 2015> Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of investment ratings and analyses covering fixed income funds." Ratings' guide to bond and money market mutual funds.

August 12, 2015
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2013-Winter 2014/15> Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of investment ratings and analyses covering fixed income funds."

Debt : the first 5,000 years

August 12, 2015
Graeber, David.
542 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
On the experience of moral confusion -- The myth of barter -- Primordial debts -- Cruelty and redemption -- A brief treatise on the moral grounds of economic relations -- Games with sex and death -- Honor and degradation, or, on the foundations of contemporary civilization -- Credit versus bullion and the cycles of history -- The axial age (800 BC -- 600 AD) -- The Middle Ages (600AD -- 1450 AD) -- Age of the great capitalist empires (1450-1971) -- The beginning of something yet to be determined (1971 -- Present).
"Before there was money, there was debt. Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems--to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There's not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like guilt, sin, and redemption ) derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it"--Publisher's description.

Straight to hell : true tales of deviance, debauchery, and billion-dollar deals

August 11, 2015
LeFevre, John, author.
xii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Windows on the World -- A felonious mentality -- Ode to Liar's Poker -- The parental visit -- The handover -- I'll call you on your cell -- Networking -- Carpet or cock -- The Roadshow -- The Wild Wild East -- The lunch break -- The Warren Buffett of Shanghai -- Bluetooth -- The stakeout -- Princelings and dumplings -- The first day of school -- Because they are Muppets -- The minibar -- Conference call etiquette -- Letting the bad out -- A long day -- Making it rain.
"Over the past three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed has offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation--but that's only part of the story. Where @GSElevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, Straight to hell adds John LeFevre's own story--an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, London, and Hong Kong."

A money saving mindset : 40 ways to help you save

July 24, 2015
Polen, Derek L., author.
97 pages ; 22 cm.
The money saving journey -- The reason for 40 ways -- Shopping strategies -- Mindset makers -- Choices that save -- Promotions and programs -- Go start saving -- Money saving game plan -- My prayer for you.
This simple and effective guide gives you 40 ways to help you save hundreds to thousands of dollars. This book was written with the passion to help everyone who wants to keep more of their hard earned money. Also included as a bonus in this books is the Money Saving game Plan. This easy-to-use guide will help you succeed in saving and achieving your financial goals. This book will encourage you to create a "money saving mindset."

Bond guide.

July 23, 2015
New York : Standard and Poor's Corporation.
v. ; 15 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

The complete idiot's guide to personal finance in your 20s & 30s

June 24, 2015
Fisher, Sarah Young.
Indianapolis : Alpha Books, c2009.
xxi, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Addresses areas of key concern for readers in their twenties and thirties, covering such topics as 401(k) and retirement planning, effective budgeting that takes into account spiraling costs and growing families, and the latest Internet banking technologies.

American financial directory.

June 22, 2015
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. 2015>- Accuity Solutions, part of BankersAccuity.

My side of the street : why wolves, flash boys, quants, and masters of the universe don't represent the real Wall Street

June 16, 2015
Trennert, Jason DeSena.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 224 pages ; 22 cm
"On a sticky summer morning at the end of the Eighties, 19-year-old Jason DeSena Trennert--a bright, unconnected Georgetown undergrad with big dreams and an even bigger power tie--set out for Wall Street. Mustering the perceived panache of the bigwigs, he burst through the doors of America's oldest financial firms. He was roundly rejected. And entirely undeterred. Trennert accepted a position as a cold-caller and charged ahead with the blind zeal of inexperience, finding in the process a genuine affinity for the customs and history of his work. Clinging to his dream from humble beginnings in financial sector Siberia--Morgan Stanley's Brooklyn outpost--and enduring the villainization of a respectable profession across two boom-bust cycles, he opened his own boutique company, now one of the world's leading research firms. Part memoir, part love letter to an institution popularly viewed as a necessary (or as just plain) evil, My Side of the Street delivers the long-overdue defense of an industry critiqued by Michael Lewis and others, illuminating the ethical and decent majority who take the subway, worry about mortgages, and keep the entire enterprise on its feet. Introducing the general reader to captains of finance, famous on The Street but invisible to outsiders, Trennert lays on display the absurdity and unbridled joy of big business--a comic tale of unlikely success in America's most notorious industry"-- Provided by publisher.

Beat the crowd : how you can out-invest the herd by thinking differently

June 16, 2015
Fisher, Kenneth L., author.
xi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

The aspirational investor : taming the markets to achieve your life's goals

June 11, 2015
Chhabra, Ashvin B.
New York : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
xii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The investor's worst enemy -- The psychology of risk and reward -- The volatility of markets over a human lifetime -- Speculative bubbles and market manias -- How do people become (very) wealthy? -- How much (money) do I need? -- The wealth allocation framework -- Digging deeper -- Seven steps to implementation -- Owning the world -- Do not try this at home -- The aspirational society.
"The Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management explains why goals, not markets, should be the primary focus of your investment strategy--and offers a practical, innovative framework for making smarter choices about aligning your goals to your investment strategy,"

Digital gold : bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money

June 2, 2015
Popper, Nathaniel.
New York, NY : Harper, 2015.
xv, 398 pages ; 24 cm
"A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age.Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement.The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society's most basic institutions.An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement's colorful central characters, including a British anarchist, an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin's elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.Digital Gold includes 16 pages of black-and-white photos"-- Provided by publisher.

The one-page financial plan : a simple way to be smart about your money

May 22, 2015
Richards, Carl, 1972- author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2015.
viii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Discovery -- the most important money question -- Guess where you want to go -- Get really clear about your current location -- Spending and saving -- Budgeting as a tool for awareness -- Save as much as you reasonably can -- Investing -- Buy just enough insurance- today -- "The best investment I ever made": borrowing and spending wisely -- Invest like a scientist -- Strategies for avoiding the big mistake -- Hire a "real financial advisor" -- Behave, for a really long time.
Removes the complexity from investing by encouraging readers to identify deeply personal goals and to use a series of simple, focused steps to help set up and attain a workable, meaningful financial plan.

Smart money : how high-stakes financial innovation is reshaping our world-for the better

May 21, 2015
Palmer, Andrew, 1970- author.
New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
xviii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Lessons badly learned. Handmaid to history -- From breakthrough to meltdown -- The most dangerous asset in the world -- A force for good. Social-impact bonds and the shrinking of the state -- Live long and prosper -- Equity and the license to dream -- Peer-to-peer lending and the flaws of finance -- The edge: reaching the marginal borrower -- Tail risk: pricing the probability of mayhem.
"Six years after the financial crisis, bankers and other Wall Street types remain villains in the public mind. The standard critique says that they wrecked the economy and destroyed people's savings, and never adequately paid for their crimes. But as Economist editor Andrew Palmer reveals in Smart Money, this detested industry is not only capable of doing great good for society, but offers the most powerful means we have for solving some of our most intractable social problems. Drawing on interviews with leading financiers and a new breed of financial entrepreneurs, Palmer provides a sweeping account of the history, present, and future of financial innovation, arguing that we need it more today than ever before"-- Provided by publisher.

The Cabot growth investor.

May 21, 2015
Salem, MA : Cabot Heritage Corporation, [2015]-
v. ; 28 cm.

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