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Book Review: Capital by John Lanchester

Book Review: Capital by John Lanchester

By The Banker | Book Reviews

I’ve been searching in the past few years for the best book to explain the 2008 Crisis, but I have yet to find it. John Lanchester’s novel Capital presents the 2007 and 2008 pre-conditions for the crisis in London – soaring real estate values, extraordinary inequality, random good and bad fortune, injustice, and fundamental cultural [&hellip

Book Review - Make Your Kid A Millionaire by Kevin McKinley

Book Review – Make Your Kid A Millionaire by Kevin McKinley

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Personal Finance

Anyone who enjoys engaging in the fantasy “My kid could have a lot more money some day than I do!” should read Make Your Kid A Millionaire – 11 Easy Ways Anyone Can Secure A Child’s Financial Future, by Kevin McKinley. I know I engage in that fantasy, which is why I took pains, and [&hellip

Book Review: Investing Demystified by Lars Kroijer

Book Review: Investing Demystified by Lars Kroijer

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

Can we invest our own personal portfolio in a sophisticated way, to maximize our risk-adjusted returns, without incurring high costs or having to be financial experts ourselves? In his book Investing Demystified: How To Invest Without Speculation And Sleepless Nights, Lars Kroijer says yes. Kroijer was a hedge fund manager who argues forcefully against hedge [&hellip

Book Review: If Your Money Talked What Secrets Would It Tell by Gary Sirak

Book Review: If Your Money Talked What Secrets Would It Tell by Gary Sirak

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

Gary Sirak’s primary insight in his book If Your Money Talked What Secrets Would It Tell – an insight I happen to agree with – is that the psychology of money, our personal relationship with money – is usually our biggest personal finance problem. Financial insecurity often plagues the professional making half a million dollars [&hellip

Book Review: The Signal And The Noise by Nate Silver

Book Review: The Signal And The Noise by Nate Silver

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Wall Street

I took a mandatory course in high school[1] called “Theory of Knowledge,” meant to help us consider ‘How do we know things?” “How do we know things?” turns out to be one of those big philosophical questions – dating from the time of Plato & Aristotle – irritating all us for the last few millenia. [&hellip