Some ideas for the bookworms on your holiday gift list… These are the books that I most enjoyed reading last year. As always, I hope you find something great to gift — and/or keep for your own perusal.
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13 Picks from the Recent Past”
“Summer” is over for many of us, sorry to say, and TMI has left our brains prone to being led astray over the past couple of months. If you’ve already read through the Summer Reading List prescribed in this post, here are some books that help us think in ways that make us less prone to errors — and/or hasty decisions — as we begin to wind down 2017.
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4 Books About How to Think Better”
Need a digital detox this Summer? These books require no cords, batteries. If it’s dark out, you just need a candle. Here’s a random bunch of good reads that have nothing to do with investing, markets, biz, money. Buying the print versions lets you banish gadgetry altogether.
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11 Non-Money-Related Summer Reads”
As we head into the long weekend, and Summer, it’s probably — no, definitely — a very good idea to reset and read something non-financial. I made this list mindful of weary investors’ wandering minds (redundant) and want to get this posted in time for you to go get ’em @ your favorite bookstore before your flight, drive; or maybe you’re just staycationing. In my humble opinion, here are some of the best books on the subject of creativity: Continue reading “Book Marks:
6 Ways to Take the Market off Your Mind”
There a million books out there on a variety of subjects that loosely inform investors on how to get what they want (or better yet, need). But, as promised, this list is a random selection of helpful insights from a non-investment/non-financial angle — a half-dozen ways to take your eyes off the charts ‘n tickers for a bit. Continue reading “Book Marks:
6 Non-$-Related Great Reads”
Books about business and the creative process have just as much wisdom to offer investors because they let you see what good companies do to become great, or what turns great ideas into profitable ventures. Chances are, if you see a company following any of the best practices prescribed below, they’re more than likely a good place to put your money and let it grow. Continue reading “Book Marks: 3 from the Other Side”
FULL DISCLOSURE: to be perfectly honest — or “transparent” to use a saturated term — we’re still buried with quarter/year/month-end! Tons of new stuff coming in 2017. I hope these selections & reviews will fill your Smart Cart™ in the meantime, pending our next Blogpost: Continue reading “Book Marks: 7 Good Reads”
Looking for a book you can stick your head into that lets you disappear from the in-laws during vacay? Or perhaps your New Year’s resolution includes “read more books”… Either way, consider these selections to help keep you going: Continue reading “Book Marks:
5 Good Reads to Ring in the New Year”
The holiday season and long nights of Winter are upon us. Whether gift-listing or curling up by the fire, here are some books to warm the brain in the months ahead: Continue reading “Book Marks:
4 Good Reads — and/or Holiday Gift Ideas”
“Financial markets lend themselves to initially self-reinforcing but eventually self-defeating processes.”
— George Soros
More and more investors are buying “factor”-based strategies, which invest using measures like valuation and low volatility. However, the most popular strategies are applying factors the wrong way. We believe that strategies should be built for alpha, not scale — but the asset management industry has gone in the opposite direction. Continue reading “Alpha or Assets?”