New Arrivals · Investments

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Social Security income planning : the baby boomer's guide to maximize your retirement benefits

November 25, 2015
Orr, Mark J., author.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Fully updated for 2015, this is perhaps the most encompassing, yet easy-to-understand book on the vital and timely topic of Social Security retirement income planning. The book's sole purpose is to provide people who are about to retire with all of the information that they need to make the best Social Security benefit decisions based on their own financial circumstances and retirement goals."--Publisher's description.

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.

Stock investing for dummies

November 11, 2015
Mladjenovic, Paul J.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
xviii, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Previous ed.: 2009.
Includes index.
Introduction -- The essentials of stock investing -- Before you start buying -- Picking winners -- Investment strategies and tactics -- The part of tens.
"This practical guide gives you proven strategies for selecting and managing profitable investments in either a bear or bull market. Discover how to navigate the new economic landscape, and choose the right stocks for different situations."--Provided by publisher.

Security owner's stock guide.

November 2, 2015
New York : Standard and Poor's Corp.
v. ; 14 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve

October 28, 2015
Lowenstein, Roger, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part one: The road to Jekyl Island. The forbidden words ; Privileged banker, self-made senator ; Jitters on Wall Street ; Panic ; The crossing ; Progressivism ; Jekyl Island -- Part two: The legislative area. Into the crucible ; The great campaign ; Woodrow's miracle ; The Princeton depot ; The "slime of Bryanism" ; "The impossible has happened".
Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America's first steps onto the world financial stage. Ratings' guide to common stocks.

October 26, 2015
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Fall 2015> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

Thinking outside the money box : the best concepts for a worry-free retirement are off the beaten path

October 22, 2015
Lumia, Mark R., author.
144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Thinking outside the box is one of those catchphrases that started popping up in business conversations a few years ago. It is a colorful metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. To think outside the money box requires taking a fresh look at many of the financial challenges facing retirees in the 21st Century. Many investment strategies that worked in the decades of the 1980s and 1990s simply don't work today. And yet many, even in the financial advisory community, are still living in the past. In this book, you will find several specific examples of new-era strategies and concepts that solve the retirement challenges that are unique to baby boomers today. Thinking Outside the Box not only shines the spotlight of logic and rational thought on "mainstream" concepts that simply do not work anymore, but also provides the clear vision you need to see what does work and why."--Page [4] of cover.

Prince of darkness : the untold story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire

October 15, 2015
White, Shane, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
360 pages : portraits ; 25 cm.
Introduction: Invisible man -- Haiti, 1828 -- Moving to New York -- The great fire, 1835 -- Business -- Jim Crow New York -- Real estate -- Bankruptcy -- Starting over -- The trial -- Wall Street -- Living with Jim Crow -- Making money -- To the draft riots -- Epilogue: a lion in winter.
"A prominent historian brings to life the story of a man who defied every convention of his time by becoming Wall Street's first black millionaire in pre-Civil War New York, marrying a white woman, owning railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride and outsmarting his contemporaries,"--NoveList.

Poorcraft : the funnybook fundamentals of living well on less

October 15, 2015
Trotman, C. Spike.
[United States] : Iron Circus Comics, c2012.
158 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Poorcraft is the essential comic book guide to practical urban and suburban frugality! Whether you're new to independent living, a recent college graduate, or just downshifting to a simpler lifestyle, Poorcraft can help you with everything from finding a home to finding a hobby, dinner to debt relief, education to entertainment. It's time to cut your expenses! Or just make sure they never pile up.

Rich dad's prophecy : why the biggest stock market crash in history Is still coming --and how you can prepare yourself and profit from it!

October 14, 2015
Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947-
Scottsdale, AZ : Plata Pub., 2013.
xi, 303 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Originally released in 2002. The author states there are "no material changes to the content of this book for its re-release". (p. xi)
Originally published: New York : Warner Books, 2002.
Introduction -- Is the fairy tale over? A change in the law, a change in the future ; The law that changed the world ; Are you ready to face the real world? ; The nightmare begins ; What are your financial assumptions? ; Just because you invest does not mean you are an investor ; Everyone needs to become an investor ; The cause of the problem ; The perfect storm -- Building the ark. How do you build an ark? ; Taking control of the ark ; Control #1: control over yourself ; Control #2: control over your emotions ; How I built my ark ; Control #3: control over your excuses ; Control #4: Control over your vision ; Control #5: control over the rules ; Control #6: control over your advisors ; Control #7: control over your time ; Control #8: control over your destiny -- Conclusion. A prophet's hope is to be wrong.
Today millions of people depend on their 401(k) plans for their retirement income. Thanks to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) employees have been planning their own retirement finances, and benefiting from the stock market's historic steady climb. Yet when 401(k)s first became popular more than two decades ago, Robert Kiyosaki's rich dad predicted grave financial consequences for the unprepared. Now the storm clouds have gathered, and rich dad's prophecy has begun to come true. With companies in disarray and an ever volatile stock market, Robert Kiyosaki says that the worst is still to come. Rich Dad's Prophecy shows you how to prepare for the danger ahead and build a personal financial ark that will allow you to not only weather the storm, but profit from it.

Day trading for dummies

October 14, 2015
Logue, Ann C.
Hoboken, NJ : For Dummies, a Wiley Brand, [2014]
xiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Pt. 1. Getting started with day trading -- pt. 2. Exploring popular day-trading strategies -- pt. 3. Necessities and niceties for successful day trading -- pt. 4. The part of tens -- Appendix: Additional resources for day traders.
"Learn to: get started with an action plan; avoid day-trading pitfalls; position yourself for trading success"--Cover.

The courage to act : a memoir of a crisis and its aftermath

October 5, 2015
Bernanke, Ben, author.
xiv, 610 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve documents his rise from a Southern youth to Ivy League professorships prior to the 2007 housing bubble burst, detailing the dramatic efforts to salvage the U.S. economy that made him "Time" magazine's 2009 Person of the Year.

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.

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."

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