New Arrivals · Investments

April 14, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Smart is the new rich : money guide for millennials

April 13, 2015
Romans, Christine, 1971-
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons. Inc., 2015.
xvi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Time is on your side--smart money management for Millennials Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials is aninteractive, step-by-step guide to all things money. From credit, student debt, savings, investing, taxes, and mortgages, CNN's chiefbusiness correspondent Christine Romans shows this newest generation of earners how to build wealth. You'll learn the old-fashioned approach that leads to a healthier financial lifestyle, and open the door on a straightforward conversation about earning, saving, spending, growing, and protecting your money. You'll learn how to invest in the stock market or buy a home, even if you are still paying off student loan debt. Romans offers expert insight on the "New Normal," and why the rules of the credit bubble--the one you were raised in--no longer apply. Checklists and quizzes help solidify your understanding, and pave the way for you to start putting these new skills into action.For thirty years, the financial rules for life revolved around abundant credit at the ready. A quick look around makes it obvious that those rules no longer work, and Millennials just now coming of age and entering the workforce need a new plan to build a solid financial foundation and healthy money habits. This book puts you on the right track, with step-by-step help and expert guidance. Learn what you should ask yourself before spending any money Revisit some old money rules that are actually good habits See simple rules for managing student debt Learn how to talk about money with friends, dates, and parents Find out what makes a Millennial successful in the workforce The economy is out of recession and growing, but many young people feel left out of the recovery. It's why smart spending, saving, and debt management is so critical right now for them. A smart money plan is no longer a "nice to have" extra, it's mandatory. Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials is your guide on how to use time and some good money manners to build wealth"-- Provided by publisher.

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.

Hidden in plain sight : what really caused the world's worst financial crisis and why it could happen again

April 10, 2015
Wallison, Peter J.
New York : Encounter Books, [2015]
xviii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The difference between prime and nontraditional mortgages (NTMS) -- Red herrings : other explanations for the crisis -- The housing finance market before the affordable housing goals -- Government housing policies kick in -- The affordable housing goals and the decline in underwriting standards -- Force fed : the affordable housing goals, the gses, and the NTMS -- Going viral : competition spreads the gses' reduced underwriting standards to the wider market -- The great housing bubble -- Ignorance and bliss : what was known about the NTM market before the crisis -- How 32 million NTMS precipitated a financial crisis -- Fair value accounting and collateral damage -- Bad to worse : the government response -- Conclusion.
The 2008 financial crisis, like the Great Depression, was a world-historical event. What caused it will be debated for years, if not generations. The conventional narrative is that the financial crisis was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation of the financial system. That narrative produced the Dodd-Frank Act, the most comprehensive financial-system regulation since the New Deal. There is evidence, however, that the Dodd-Frank Act has slowed the recovery from the recession. If insufficient regulation caused the financial crisis, then the Dodd-Frank Act will never be modified or repealed; proponents will argue that doing so will cause another crisis.

The essays of Warren Buffett : lessons for corporate America

April 8, 2015
Buffett, Warren.
Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2013]
307 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
I. Corporate governance. Full and fair disclosure ; Boards and mangers ; The anxieties of business change ; Social compacts ; An owner-based approach to corporate charity ; A principled approach to executive pay ; Risk, reputation and oversight -- II. Finance and investing. 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 ; Zero-coupon bonds ; 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 trading activity ; Shareholder strategies ; Berkshire's recapitalization -- 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 ; Realization events -- VIII. Accounting policy. Mergers ; Segment data and consolidation ; Deferred taxes ; Retiree benefits -- IX. Tax matters. Distribution of the corporate tax burden ; Taxation and investment philosophy.
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.

Weiss Ratings' guide to banks and thrifts.

March 26, 2015
Palm Beach Gardens, FL : Weiss Ratings, Inc.,
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2010-Summer 2015> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of financial institutions ratings and analysis."

The value of debt in retirement : why everything you have been told is wrong

March 25, 2015
Anderson, Thomas J. (Certified investment management analyst)
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2015]
xxvii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Increase the odds you won't run out of money in retirement - using debt!Conventional wisdom is wrong - being debt free in retirement may actually increase your risk. The Value of Debt in Retirement teaches you how incorporating debt into your retirement strategy may increase your return, lower your taxes and actually lower your risk. You read that right. If handled correctly, debt--that thing we've all been taught to avoid--can play an integral role in your life, especially in retirement. New York Times Best Selling Author and nationally acclaimed financial expert Tom Anderson shows you how to use the time tested strategies of the best companies and the ultra rich to retire comfortably, minimize taxes, buy the things you have always wanted to have and do the things you have always wanted to do.Thought provoking and against the grain, Anderson explains why your risk tolerance doesn't matter, why being debt free may actually increase your risk and why rushing to pay off your mortgage may be a financial disaster. Full of shocking revelations and tricks high- net-worth individuals have used for years, The Value of Debt in Retirement opens the world to a new approach to wealth management in retirement, one that factors in both sides of the balance sheet as an integrated ecosystem.Real-world case studies illustrate how informed debt strategies can lead to a happier, healthier retirement. See how an individual with a net worth of more than $5 million can spend $20,000 per month - after taxes - and pay less than $5,000 per year in taxes, how it is possible to increase your rate of return by 50%, and how a lower risk portfolio with debt could increase the chances you do not run out of money.Specifically written to Baby Boomers, practical guides and checklists show how to use debt strategies to fund primary and secondary properties, refinance credit card debt, and finance hobbies, such as cars and boats and recreational vehicles. Additional guides show how you can help your children, help your parents and leave a bigger legacy for your heirs and favorite charities. Regardless of your net worth, The Value of Debt in Retirement provides tools to use to apply these concepts to your personal situation.There is no free lunch: the book delivers a balanced perspective focusing on the potential risks and benefits of the strategies discussed. A discussion on economic history highlights some of the shocks the economy may face and provides important warnings that you should factor into your retirement plan. Anderson not only shows that your life expectancy may be longer than you think, but also illustrates that many investors may be on track to average returns well under 4% for the next ten years - a potentially devastating combination. Irrespective of your beliefs about debt, The Value of Debt in Retirement proves risk is more important than return for retirees and provides suggestions on ways to minimize that risk.Not all debt is good and high levels of debt are bad. The Value of Debt in Retirement is about choosing the right debt, in the right amounts, at the right time. Perhaps most importantly, this book isn't for everybody. This book requires responsible actions. If you can't handle the responsibility associated with the ideas then this book then it isn't for you. If you need a rate of return under 3% from your investments then you may not need this book. But if you can handle the responsibility and if you need a return above 3%, this book may offer insights into the best (and potentially only) way to achieve your goals"-- Provided by publisher.

Rich bitch : a simple 12-step plan for getting your financial life together... finally

March 20, 2015
Lapin, Nicole, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2015]
xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Talking about money sucks -- but so does being broke. Financial journalist Nicole Lapin lays out a 12-step plan in which she shares her experiences -- mistakes and all -- of getting her own finances in order. She talks to you not like a lecturer but as your friend. And even though money is typically an "off-limits" conversation, nothing is off-limits here. Lapin rethinks every piece of financial "wisdom" you've ever heard and puts her own fresh, sassy spin on it. Sure, there are some hard-and-fast rules about finance, but when it comes to your money, the only person who can tell you how to spend it is you. Should you invest in a 401(k)? Maybe not. Should you splurge on that morning latte? Likely yes. Instead of focusing on nickel-and-diming yourself, Nicole's advice focuses on investing in yourself so you don't have to stress over the little things. But, in order to do that you have to be able to speak the language of money. The sooner you can join the conversation, the sooner you can live the life you want.

Invest with the Fed : maximizing portfolio performance by following Federal Reserve policy

March 16, 2015
Johnson, Robert, 1939-
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2015]
x, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Real estate investing for dummies

March 16, 2015
Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
xvi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Directory of obsolete securities.

March 10, 2015
New York : Financial Information, inc.,
v. ; 24 x 26-28 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Annual guide to stocks.

Heaven's bankers

March 4, 2015
Irfan, Harris, 1972- author.
New York : Overlook Press, 2015.
xx, 347 pages ; 24 cm
The quiet revolutionaries of Masjid Al-Samad -- The nature of money -- The gentler face of Londonistan -- The rocket scientists of Deutsche Bank and the billion-dollar scholar -- The skunk works specialists -- The doomsday fatwa -- Standardizing the industry : accelerating chaos or bringing order? -- The credit crisis and Islamic finance -- When sukuk go bad -- The regulator strikes back -- Arbitraging Islam : the great vampire squid arrives -- The future of Islamic finance.

The thin green line : the money secrets of the super wealthy

March 4, 2015
Sullivan, Paul J., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
viii, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Paul Sullivan shows how people can make better financial decisions, and come to terms with what money means to them. He lays out they can avoid the pitfalls around saving, spending and giving their money away, and think differently about wealth to lead more secure and less stressful lives. An essential complement to all of the financial advice available, this unique guide is a welcome antidote to the idea that wealth is a number on a bank statement.

Coined : the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us

March 2, 2015
Sehgal, Kabir.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
x, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The importance of money in our lives is readily apparent to everyone--rich, poor, and in between. However grudgingly, most of us accept the expression "Money makes the world go round" as a universal truth. We are all aware of the power of money--how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and serves as the yardstick of success in societies around the world. Yet because we take the daily reality of money so completely for granted, we seldom question how and why it has come to play such a central role in our lives. In Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us, author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, Coined probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology. Coined is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating and entertaining take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind. "-- Provided by publisher. Ratings' guide to stock mutual funds.

February 23, 2015
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, c2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2013-Winer 2014/15> 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.

February 23, 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."


February 23, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, [2015]
89 pages ; 23 cm.
An explanation of Bitcoin / Adam Serwer and Dana Liebelson -- Bitcoin points to the future of cryptocurrency / Molly Wood -- Bitcoin is insecure and overhyped / Jim Edwards -- Bitcoin is doomed because transactions are irreversible / Nicholas Weaver -- Bitcoin transactions are reversible / Eli Dourado -- Are Bitcoins making money laundering easier? / Katherine Mangu-Ward -- The Mt. Gox disaster has seriously damaged Bitcoin / Michael Lewis -- Bitcoin shrugs off Mt. Gox's death rattle / Andy Greenberg -- Bitcoin is built on and promotes privilege and inequality / Annie-Rose Strasser -- Bitcoin promotes equality and freedom / Meghan K. Lords -- Government eyes regulation of "Bitcoins" / Kavya Sukumar -- With or without government regulation, Bitcoin is pointless / Mark Gimein -- The United States should ban Bitcoin / Joe Manchin.

The 100 best stocks to buy in ...

February 13, 2015
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., c2012-
v. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 2013-<2015> by Peter Sander and Scott Bobo.

The opposite of spoiled : raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money

February 2, 2015
Lieber, Ron, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
xii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
"Lieber covers all the basics: the best ways to handle the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, savings, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, splurging, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition. But he also identifies a set of traits and virtues--like modesty, patience, generosity, and perspective--that parents hope their young adults will carry with them out into the world"-- Provided by publisher. Ratings' guide to common stocks.

January 29, 2015
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Winter 2014/15> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

Red notice : a true story of high finance, murder, and one man's fight for justice

January 28, 2015
Browder, Bill, 1964- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruption"

Irrational exuberance

January 28, 2015
Shiller, Robert J.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2015]
xxxiii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Bond guide.

January 27, 2015
New York : Standard and Poor's Corporation.
v. ; 15 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

The age of cryptocurrency : how Bitcoin and digital money are challenging the global economic order

January 26, 2015
Vigna, Paul.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
357 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
From Babylon to Bitcoin -- Genesis -- Community -- Roller coaster -- Building the blockchain -- The arms race -- Satoshi's mill -- The unbanked -- The everything blockchain -- Square peg meets round hole -- A new new economy.
"Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about Bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cybermoney is poised to launch a revolution, one that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash. But Bitcoin, the most famous of the cybermonies, carries a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation-state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change-- for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and you ignore it at your peril. Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency-- its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy. The digital currency world will look very different from the paper currency world; The Age of Cryptocurrency will teach you how to be ready"-- Provided by publisher.

Security owner's stock guide.

January 22, 2015
New York : Standard and Poor's Corp.
v. ; 14 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

The art of commercial real estate leasing : how to lease a commercial building and keep it leased

January 21, 2015
Coppola, R. Craig, author.
ix, 134 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"A rich dad library series book"--Cover.
The art of leasing -- What is leasing, and why is it important? -- Positioning your building -- Leasing is marketing -- Leasing is selling -- Negotiating the lease points -- Nineteen things to look for in a lease -- Ten things to look for in a good leasing agent -- Where to find a good leasing agent -- What it will take.
"Why wait another day? Make the most of your commercial property.A commercial building is just a building; but, it's an investment once it's leased with positive cash flow. Sounds easy? It's not. To invest and lease right you need the help of an expert who has spent his professional life as a commercial real estate broker and investor. You need the decades-long master of commercial real estate on your side. You need Craig Coppola. Before you make your next commercial real estate investment move, read this book. In it you'll find Craig's wisdom, insights and how-to's - the very techniques he uses to maximize his clients' and his own investments. Thinking of taking on leasing by yourself? This book will guide you. Considering hiring a broker to represent your properties? This book will make you a better buyer of those services. It's fast, easy, indispensable!"--Page [4] of cover.

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