Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them

Author: Larry Swedroe
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071786836
Release Date: 2011-12-09
Genre: Business & Economics

CBS MoneyWatch columnist Larry Swedroe’s bedrock principles for investing success Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them helps anyone from the novice investor to the professional money manager become a more informed investor—and ignore the kind of pervasive “conventional wisdom” that so often leads to financial loss. Swedroe describes how behavioral mistakes and overconfidence can lead you to stray from proven investment principles, and he explains how to reverse these temptations and make the right investing decisions when it counts most. Larry Swedroe is Principal and Director of Research at Buckingham Asset Management. He writes the popular blog “Wise Investing” at CBS

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them

Author: Peter Mallouk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118929001
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Sheds light on the most common errors investors make and offers a user-friendly framework to bypass these mistakes by helping to avoid fighting the market, misunderstanding performance and letting one's emotions cloud the right decision.

Rational Investing in Irrational Times

Author: Larry E. Swedroe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312291302
Release Date: 2002-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers particular coverage of working in a cautious climate, highlighting three dozen costly mistakes while outlining the steps for building a globally diversified portfolio.

Investment Traps Exposed

Author: H. Kent Baker
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787147218
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Investment Traps Exposed helps investors and investment practitioners increase their awareness about the external and internal traps that they or their clients can encounter.

The Little Book of Market Myths

Author: Kenneth L. Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118445013
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Debunks commonly held investing myths and misconceptions, explaining why each belief or strategy is wrong and how damaging it can be to financial health.

Investing Success

Author: Lynnette Khalfani
ISBN: 1932450505
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This insightful new book by a former "Wall Street Journal" reporter for CNBC challenges investors to take a hard look in the mirror to ask themselves whether they've fallen victim to their own investing errors.

101 biggest mistakes managers make and how to avoid them

Author: Mary Albright
Publisher: Prentice Hall Pr
ISBN: PSU:000044928049
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Now there's a comprehensive, instant-answer guide to avoiding over 100 of the most common mistakes made by managers that no business course ever told you about - until now. This valuable career-enhancing guide details where the pitfalls lie, so you can avoid them more easily, as well as how to recover from a mistake quickly and prevent it from happening again. You'll discover how to avoid such management blunders as not having clear objectives, delegating the wrong jobs, being defensive to criticism, ignoring office politics, taking on risky projects with little payoff, solving performance problems with new technology, getting caught up in the rumor mill, letting other managers steal away your staff, and much more!

Heads I Win Tails I Win

Author: Spencer Jakab
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399563218
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Business & Economics

INVESTING IS ONE OF THE FEW AREAS IN LIFE WHERE EVEN VERY SMART PEOPLE LET HOPE TRIUMPH OVER EXPERIENCE According to Wall Street Journal investing colum­nist Spencer Jakab, most of us have no idea how much money we’re leaving on the table—or that the average saver doesn’t come anywhere close to earning the “average” returns touted in those glossy brochures. We’re handicapped not only by psychological biases and a fear of missing out, but by an industry with multimillion-dollar marketing budgets and an eye on its own bottom line, not yours. Unless you’re very handy, you probably don’t know how to fix your own car or give a family member a decent haircut. But most Americans are expected to be part-time fund managers. With a steady, livable pension check becoming a rarity, we’ve been entrusted with our own finances and, for the most part, failed miserably. Since leaving his job as a top-rated stock ana­lyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers—and his family, friends, and colleagues—make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better. Blending entertaining stories with some sur­prising research, Jakab explains ·How a typical saver could have a retirement nest egg twice as large by being cheap and lazy. ·Why investors who put their savings with a high-performing mutual fund manager end up worse off than if they’d picked one who has struggled. ·The best way to cash in on your hunch that a recession is looming. ·How people who check their brokerage accounts frequently end up falling behind the market. ·Who isn’t nearly as good at investing as the media would have you think. He also explains why you should never trust a World Cup–predicting octopus, why you shouldn’t invest in companies with an X or a Z in their names, and what to do if a time traveler offers you eco­nomic news from the future. Whatever your level of expertise, Heads I Win, Tails I Win can help you vastly improve your odds of investment success. From the Hardcover edition.

The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You ll Ever Need

Author: Larry E. Swedroe
Publisher: Truman Talley Books
ISBN: 1429909390
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Education

Larry Swedroe, the author of The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need, has collaborated with Joe H. Hempen to create an up-to-date book on how to invest in today's bond market that covers a range of issues pertinent to any bond investor today including: bond-speak, the risks of fixed income investing, mortgage-backed securities, and municipal bonds. The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You'll Ever Need is a no-nonsense handbook with all the information necessary to design and construct your fixed income portfolio. In this day and age of shaky stocks and economic unpredictability, The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You'll Ever Need is a crucial tool for any investor looking to safeguard their money.

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them

Author: Peter Mallouk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118929018
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Identify mistakes standing in the way of investment success With so much at stake in investing and wealth management, investors cannot afford to keep repeating actions that could have serious negative consequences for their financial goals. The Five Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them focuses on what investors do wrong so often so they can set themselves on the right path to success. In this comprehensive reference, readers learn to navigate the ever-changing variables and market dilemmas that often make investing a risky and daunting endeavor. Well-known and respected author Peter Mallouk shares useful investment techniques, discusses the importance of disciplined investment management, and pinpoints common, avoidable mistakes made by professional and everyday investors alike. Designed to provide a workable, sensible framework for investors, The Five Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them encourages investors to refrain from certain negative actions, such as fighting the market, misunderstanding performance, and letting one's biases and emotions get in the way of investing success. Details the major mistakes made by professional and everyday investors Highlights the strategies and mindset necessary for navigating ever-changing variables and market dilemmas Includes useful investment techniques and discusses the importance of discipline in investment management A reliable resource for investors who want to make more informed choices, this book steers readers away from past investment errors and guides them in the right direction.

The Wealth Solution

Author: Steven Atkinson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483505572
Release Date: 2013-08-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you uncertain how to manage your wealth? Concerned you won’t be prepared for retirement? Do you want to leave a lasting legacy for your heirs? Have you clearly defined your personal and financial goals? Chances are you’re finding it more challenging than ever these days to understand and manage your increasingly complex financial life. But the sooner you determine where you are now and where you want to be in the future, the sooner you can set out to build a plan that tackles the major issues that impact your life. The Wealth Solution will show you how to: • Overcome Key Investment Challenges • Demystify the Investment Planning Process • Create a Total Investor Profile • Select a True Wealth Manager — or Be Your Own. Whether you’re well on your way, or just beginning to think about organizing and optimizing your financial life, The Wealth Solution provides clear, comprehensive advice and guidance, specifically tailored to the unique needs of today’s investors.

Least Risk Investing

Author: Michael L. Gay, MBA
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475943573
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

While investing theories introduced decades ago have been repeatedly validated and have stood the test of time, our understanding of the financial markets has made huge advances in recent years. To benefit from these advances, however, most investors will need to unlearn much of what they think they know about investing. They will also need to learn to ignore most of the "wisdom" that spews from the hallowed halls of Wall Street, its salesmen posing as "advisors," and its agents in the media. Contrary to popular "wisdom," investing isn't about P/E ratios, or technical patterns, or momentum plays, or "5 star ratings," or the latest conflict in the Middle East. Investing is about probabilities and statistics: It's about maximizing the probability of meeting the goals you have set for the only life you have to live on this planet; it's about avoiding the (many) risks that have negative expected payoffs; and it's about exposing yourself only to those risks that have positive expected payoffs - and then, only to the extent that taking those risks buys you something of value (like a secure retirement, or a cabin in the woods). In investment management, there "IS" a right answer. There "IS" a best way to invest. There "IS" a proven methodology based on objective research which can vastly improve your odds of investment success. Most who take the time to review the research will significantly increase the probability of achieving their most valued financial goals, significantly decrease the level of risk in their portfolios and, ultimately, get more out of this grand experiment called life.

Kiplinger s Personal Finance

Release Date: 1992-08

The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.

Dear Investor What the Hell Are You Doing

Author: Ken Weber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Llc
ISBN: 1626341613
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Even Smart people do dumb things with their money. Are you one of them? Despite its irreverent title, Dear Investor, What the Hell Are You Doing? has a serious purpose--to help you identify and fix the common blunders you may be making with your money. Long-time investment advisor Ken Weber exposes the minefield of financial tricks and psychological traps that ensnare millions of investors--beginners and old pros alike--and shows you what you should be doing instead. Whether you're investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance, or other investment vehicles, this book gives you the facts you need to make smarter moves with your money. Ken Weber has had thousands of conversations with investors of every type, and this book stems directly from those real-world experiences. He's heard it all, and now he wants to stop you from stepping into the most common financial potholes.