New Arrivals · Investments

September 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A currency of hope

September 17, 2014
©2014
xxxvi, 177 pages ; 23 cm.
Erratum tipped in inside front cover.
"We, the men and women of Debtors Anonymous, come together to solve our common problem of compulsive debting. We share our experience, strength, and hope with one another to arrest the disease of debting. We have found compulsive debting to be a painful, confusing, and destructive disorder. Compulsive debting takes many forms from incurring unsecured debt to compulsive shopping, from grandiose thinking to poverty/not enough mentality. All these forms of debting seriously affect our quality of life--financially, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically, and socially."--Foreword to the first edition.

The education of a value investor : my transformative quest for wealth, wisdom and enlightenment

September 10, 2014
Spier, Guy, author.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
214 pages ; 25 cm
"What happens when a young Wall Street investment banker spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a real value investor. In this fascinating inside story, Guy Spier details his career from Harvard MBA to hedge fund manager. But the path was not so straightforward. Spier reveals his transformation from a Gordon Gekko wannabe, driven by greed, to a sophisticated investor who enjoys success without selling his soul to the highest bidder. Spier's journey is similar to the thousands that flock to Wall Street every year with their shiny new diplomas, aiming to be King of Wall Street. Yet what Guy realized just in the nick of time was that the King really lived 1,500 miles away in Omaha, Nebraska. Spier determinedly set out to create a new career in his own way. Along the way he learned some powerful lessons which include: why the right mentors and partners are critical to long term success on Wall Street; why a topnotch education can sometimes get in the way of your success; that real learning doesn't begin until you are on your own; and how the best lessons from Warren Buffett have less to do with investing and more to do with being true to yourself. Spier also reveals some of his own winning investment strategies, detailing deals that were winners but also what he learned from deals that went south. Part memoir, part Wall Street advice, and part how-to, Guy Spier takes readers on a ride through Wall Street but more importantly provides those that want to take a different path with the insight, guidance, and inspiration they need to carve out their own definition of success"-- Provided by publisher.

The millionaire master plan : your personalized path to financial success

September 2, 2014
Hamilton, Roger James, author.
New York, NY : Business Plus, 2014
viii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The Millionaire Master Plan helps give individuals a sense of where they stand on the spectrum of personal wealth and, more importantly, how they can ascend to a higher level. Roger James Hamilton, an entrepreneur and investor, has designed nine steps -- from barely surviving on up to the highest level of ultimate wealth -- and he them out in color-coded manner from red (barely living paycheck-to-paycheck) to ultra-violet (where generating income is simply no longer a worry). Along the way, the reader first takes a quick test to determine where one is on the financial spectrum, and then Hamilton provides key insights and practical tips as to how one can progress to the next level.

The 5 mistakes every investor makes and how to avoid them : getting investing right

August 25, 2014
Mallouk, Peter, 1970-
©2014
xix, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Discusses investment techniques that improve performance over time, the importance of disciplined investment management, and the common mistakes made by professionals and every day investors.

Wildcat currency : how the virtual money revolution is transforming the economy

August 12, 2014
Castronova, Edward, author.
New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2014]
xxii, 265 pages ; 25 cm
Weirdly normal : virtual economies and virtual money -- Forms of money -- Is it legal? -- Is it money? -- Wealth, power, and happiness : the effects of counting money -- Currency and confidence -- How money will evolve -- Wildcat currency and the state.
"Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today's economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer points that can be traded in for a variety of goods and services, from airline miles to online store credit. Online game creators have devised new mediums of electronic exchange that turn virtual money into real money. Meanwhile, real money is increasingly going digital, where it competes with private currencies like Bitcoin. The virtual and the real economic worlds are intermingling more than ever before, raising the possibility that this new money might eventually replace the government-run system of dollars, euros, and yen. Edward Castronova is the leading researcher in this field, a founder of scholarly online game studies and an expert on the economies of virtual worlds. In this dynamic and essential work, he explores the current phenomenon of virtual currencies and what it will mean legally, politically, and economically in the future. In doing so, he provides a fascinating, often surprising discourse on the meaning of money itself-what it is, what we think it is, and how we relate to it on an emotional level"-- Provided by publisher.

The master trader : Birinyi's secrets to understanding the market

August 11, 2014
Birinyi, Laszlo, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2013]
xvi, 327 pages : illuistrations ; 24 cm
"Alongside Laszlo Birinyi's stories from his more than forty years of trading experience, [this] book provides guidance on critical trading and investment issues, including what the market will likely do if Spyders are up one percent in pre-trading, whether to buy or sell when a stock reports better that expected earnings and trade up to $5 to $50, the details behind group rotation and market cycles, [and] the seasonal factors in investing"--Amazon.com.

TheStreet.com Ratings' guide to stock mutual funds.

August 8, 2014
Jupiter, FL : TheStreet.com Ratings, c2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2013-Summer 2014> Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of investment ratings and analyses covering fixed income funds."

TheStreet.com Ratings' guide to common stocks.

August 4, 2014
Jupiter, FL : TheStreet.com Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Summer 2014> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

Before you start banking

July 31, 2014
Williams, Ronald, 1981- author.
©2013
26 pages ; 22 cm
"Before you decide to acknowledge any financial contract with your signature, read this book first! You should be equipped with the correct knowledge to know that you are making a wise decision. This short book will provide you with insightful knowledge about financial decision-making, how banks earn money, and credit. Making sure that you understand the importance of sound financial decision-making will enhance your life in so many ways. It will be highly beneficial to you if you can learn about how financial institutions operate before you make any decisions."--Page [4] of cover.

Bond guide.

July 25, 2014
New York : Standard and Poor's Corporation.
v. ; 15 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

Security owner's stock guide.

July 25, 2014
New York : Standard and Poor's Corp.
v. ; 14 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

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.

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