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Book Review: Where Are The Customers' Yachts by Fred Schwed

Book Review: Where Are The Customers’ Yachts by Fred Schwed

By The Banker | Book Reviews, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Sometimes I procrastinate reading something really important to the point that I want to kick myself. Over the years I’ve seen Where Are The Customer’s Yachts? By Fred Schwed listed on numerous ‘Best Of’ lists of financial books, but only now got around to it in 2016? Ugh, no excuse for me. But don’t think [&hellip

Book Review: Stocks For The Long Run by Jeremy Siegel

Book Review: Stocks For The Long Run by Jeremy Siegel

By The Banker | Book Reviews, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance

Reading Jeremy Siegel’s classic on investing Stocks For The Long Run: A Guide To Selecting Markets For Long-Term Growth, I was reminded of three well-known investing aphorisms. “Take the long view.” (Also related: “Successful people have long time horizons. Unsuccessful people have short time horizons.”) “It almost certainly isn’t different this time”; and “Read books, [&hellip

Book Review: Behavioral Investment Counseling by Nick Murray

Book Review: Behavioral Investment Counseling by Nick Murray

By The Banker | Book Reviews, How Not To Invest, Investing

Murray is the author of one of my favorite investing books of all time, Simple Wealth Inevitable Wealth, and I’m reviewing this later book partly as an excuse to call attention to his earlier book, SWIW. But Behavioral Investment Counseling by Nick Murray stands on its own quite well. The book’s bedrock idea – captured [&hellip

Book Review: The Clash of Generations by Scott Burns and Laurence Kotlikoff

Book Review: The Clash of Generations by Scott Burns and Laurence Kotlikoff

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Taxes, Wall Street

Scott Burns and Laurence J. Kotlikoff wrote The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, and Our Economy, thought-provoking and highly readable financial policy book in 2012, featuring four “purple” policy proposals – “purple” meaning meant to appeal to both red and blue sides of the American political spectrum. In the context of a 2016 Presidential contest [&hellip

Book Review: The Wealth Dragon Way by John Lee and Vincent Wong

Book Review: The Wealth Dragon Way by John Lee and Vincent Wong

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Personal Finance

I have a 4-word review for The Wealth Dragon Way: The Why, The When, & The How To Become Infinitely Wealthy by John Lee and Vincent Wong. Nope. Nope nope nope. That sums up my view of this book. If that sounds redundant, well I’m sorry, but so is their book. We learn from the [&hellip