Twenty leading money minds reveal how to prosper in today's volatile markets What strategies have made Wall Street's top investors so successful? What are their biggest mistakes and proudest accomplishments? How do they invest their own money? And what are the keys to finding the best stocks and bonds? This enlightening book features one-on-one interviews with 20 of the world's leading mutual fund managers representing a variety of different styles-from growth gurus, value masters, bond wizards, and international globetrotters to specialists in such market sectors as technology, healthcare, financial services, and real estate. All have demonstrated track records that consistently outperform the competition. These managers speak frankly about their strategies for beating the market in good times and bad, along with their predictions for the future and exclusive lists of favorite investments for the coming years. Kirk Kazanjian (Mountain View, CA) is an experienced investment and personal finance author. He has written more than 20 books, including Wizards of Wall Street and Value Investing with the Masters. Kazanjian is a former award-winning television news anchor and business reporter whose stories appeared on CNN and ABC stations across the country. In addition to running his own investment company, he was an executive at several leading financial firms, including American Century Investments. He is regularly interviewed by CNBC, CNNfn, and Bloomberg, and has been featured in numerous business and investment publications.
International turn-around gurus describe how to rescue a company from the brink of disaster Why, even in the best of economic times, do so many apparently healthy companies fail? The surprising answer offered by the authors of this breakthrough book is «denial,» or more specifically, the inability of top management to acknowledge that they've been backing a losing strategy and to take the necessary, often traumatizing, steps required to set their companies on the right course. Using cogent case studies and lessons learned from working with Fortune 500 executives who have survived tough turnarounds, Pate and Platt vividly describe what happens when good strategies go bad. Drawing upon their experiences at top firms, they develop proven real-world turnaround strategies, tools, and techniques and show readers how to put them to work in their companies.
Delve into gender lens investing and the reality of the female economy Women today are an unparalleled force in the global economy—as successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and family breadwinners. Yet gender-based violence, the absence of women's legal rights and the persistent wage gap stubbornly remain. This paradox creates an unprecedented and underexplored opportunity for investors. Gender Lens Investing, co-authored by Jackie VanderBrug, Managing Director and Joseph Quinlan, Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist, of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, is the first book of its kind to examine, in-depth the advantages of integrating gender into investment analysis. While other books speak to growing numbers and influence of women, Gender Lens Investing moves from economic trends to financial strategy. Learn why gender is material to economic prosperity and investment performance Explore ways to use a gender lens to assess products, companies and sectors. Delve into the forces of positive social change supported by a gender perspective on investment choices Examine profitable and gratifying gender lens investment strategies Women are one of the world's greatest underutilized assets, and applying a gender lens allows you to identify companies that recognize this, or uncover the risks of companies that neglect it. A gender lens adds value across the investment community, but the impact reaches far beyond the bounds of portfolios to the economy and society as a whole. Gender Lens Investing provides expert perspective and real-world practical insight for investors looking to drive returns and impact.
Chinese Consumers are Changing The World – Understand Them and Sell To Them China has transformed itself from a feudal economy in the 19th century, to Mao and Communism in the 20th century, to the largest consumer market in the world by the early 21st century. China's Super Consumers explores the extraordinary birth of consumerism in China and explains who these super consumers are. China's Super Consumers offers an in-depth explanation of what's inside the minds of Chinese consumers and explores what they buy, where they buy, how they buy, and most importantly why they buy. The book is filled with real-world stories of the foreign and domestic companies, leading brands, and top executives who have succeeded in selling to this burgeoning marketplace. This remarkable book also takes you inside the boardrooms of the people who understand Chinese consumers and have had success in the Chinese market. A hands-on resource for succeeding in the Chinese marketplace Filled with real-world stories of companies who have made an impact in China Discover what the Chinese consumer wants and how to deliver the goods Written by Savio Chan and Michael Zakkour, two leading experts on the Chinese market This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants a clear understanding of how China's Super Consumers are changing the world and how to sell to them.
Get the lowdown on adding dividend stocks to your investment portfolio Investing In Dividends For Dummies shares the fundamental information you need to know about one of the steadiest investments you can make: dividends. This approachable resource provides you with the details necessary to make confident, educated decisions regarding the dividends that you choose to add to your portfolio. Instead of guessing which investments will complement your current strategy, leverage the information offered by this easy-to-use text to determine how to best incorporate dividends into your investment tactics—and do so with confidence. The steady nature of dividends makes them appealing to investors for many reasons. Most notably, they're a great option if you're entering retirement and want a reliable source of income. Additionally, dividends are fantastic components of a well-rounded investment portfolio, as even the most aggressive of investors can benefit from more conservative investment tools in their overall strategy. Understanding what dividends are and how to use them is the first step to adding them to your portfolio. Explore how dividend stocks can fit into your current investment portfolio—and how they will impact your portfolio's performance Effectively research the companies offering dividends, and pinpoint the ones that best complement your current portfolio Gauge the risk, growth, and return offered by dividend opportunities Increase the amount of your investment portfolio that's dedicated to dividends, depending upon your financial goals and portfolio needs Investing In Dividends For Dummies is a fantastic resource if you're looking to find a mature and predictable way to invest your money!
The six core strategies to elevate any business-and how to implement them-made simple What do the world's most successful companies and organization have in common? And what can you actually take away and use from their examples? Distilling the best fundamental business strategies, trusted advisor and strategist John Spence helps you take a hard look at your business and together develop specific plans and action steps that will allow you to dramatically improve the success of your company. Delivered in Spence's approachable and straightforward manner, Awesomely Simple reveals the six key strategies that create a foundation for achieving business excellence: Vivid Vision, Best People, A Performance-Oriented Culture, Robust Communication, A Sense of Urgency, and Extreme Customer Focus. Filled with case studies and clear action items, includes easy-to-follow guidelines for implementing the strategies in any organization no matter its mission or size After concisely breaking down each strategy, Spence gives specific examples, tips, tools, discussion questions and exercises for how to execute them successfully A perfect resource for business leaders, Awesomely Simple will help you turn ideas into positive action and achieve lasting business success.
Find out where the new innovation hot spots are, what the next consumer waves will be, and where to catch them Asia's innovation hot spots are fast emerging as first-choice destinations for bright, young entrepreneurs. From Taiwan to Singapore, technology center hubs are forming to rival the original Silicon Valley. Startup Asia gives you a close-up view into the key growth trends shaping entrepreneurship in China and India, plus the new frontier market of Vietnam. Showing how entrepreneurs and investors can start up in Asia and go global, the book provides a first-hand, on-the-ground tour of the new technology centers that are gaining momentum all over Asia. Interviews with the most successful venture capitalists and entrepreneurs reveal their winning strategies and show how a new generation of entrepreneurs in China and India are no longer looking to the West for their cues—but are instead crafting their own local business models and success strategies. Shows entrepreneurs and investors how they can pursue their dreams of launching successful start-ups in Asia Reveals that many of the same venture investors that first funded young businesses in Silicon Valley moved into China, then India, and are now finding their way to Vietnam Addresses the risks of doing business in Asia's developing markets, including lack of intellectual property protection, political and regulatory shifts, bribery, and corruption From high-profile Forbes contributor Rebecca Fannin, Startup Asia is the essential guide for anyone looking to trek into this new frontier.
Essential research on the Chinese economy for investors and asset managers In this handy new e-book, bestselling author David M. Darst provides the latest information on investment opportunities in China's growing economy. Constraints of language and time zones, geographical distance, foreign currency transaction costs, and political and cultural factors can make it difficult to assess, value, and invest in China's economy. Portfolio Investment Opportunities in China gives investors the information they need to make intelligent choices, including coverage of Chinese history, politics, and culture—all with an eye towards helping investors pinpoint those businesses and industries that offer the best potential returns. Covers key factors western investors need to know about China, with specific focus on China’s economy, investment landscape, and financial potential Written by David M. Darst, CFA, the bestselling author of The Little Book That Saves Your Assets Covers key factors western investors need to know about China, with specific focus on China's economy, investment landscape, and financial potential
In Pursuit of Passionate Purpose, self-help guru Theresa Szczurek reveals that the real key to a successful and happy life is in knowing what it is that you truly desire and pursuing it with determination. Based on the everyday wisdom of eighty successful people from all walks of life, along with the practical strategies she used to pursue her own passion, Szczurek presents a proven, step-by-step plan for effectively pursuing whatever your passionate purpose is. By emulating the six strategies/characteristics that almost all truly successful people share, you?ll discover who you really are, what you really want from life, and how to achieve it.
How to find diverse investment opportunities in the emergent global economy This just-in-time book will help any investor find safe havens that will turn the economic downturn into a unique wealth-building experience. As long as stocks continue to post new highs and surprising lows, investors will need dynamic strategies to make a profit. Wealth Building Strategies in Energy, Metals, and Other Markets explains that money management and long-term trend identification are the keys to investing success. This groundbreaking book includes a proprietary investing system that targets the widest possible array of global indexes with low correlations. Examines what's next for the housing and energy markets Breaks down major topics such as banking, credit, inflation and deflation, and the mortgage bubble, and shows investors what to expect Offers a key to turning finances around and a path for continued successful investing The author–host of the popular Goldseek Radio show–includes frequently asked questions and offers expert investing advice.
A practical system for growing and protecting wealth in today's volatile markets Martin Truax and Ron Miller are financial professionals, who unlike others in this field, have made money in today's volatile market. While stock markets have been down fifty percent, they've managed to be up seventy percent. This book clearly explains the highly successful portfolio management system used by the authors to protect their clients' wealth as well as garner substantial gains-by participating in profitable market opportunities when they occur. Divided into several informative and engaging sections, The Evergreen Portfolio reveals how you can use hedges to protect the long portion of your portfolio when the market starts to go down. It covers the tactical and technical methodologies needed to protect and grow your assets at a time when many investors are getting wiped out. Discusses the keys to succeeding in today's market, including the best ways to invest in gold, diversify with foreign currency, and much more Contains insights from top minds in the market such as Mark Skousen and Bob Precther Offers an effective solution to the investment and retirement problems we all now face Written with the serious investor in mind, The Evergreen Portfolio reveals one of the best ways to protect and grow your money in a turbulent financial environment.
An invaluable primer to the world of investing Money Lessons from a Money Manager speaks directly to the individual who wants to manage their own investment portfolio just like a professional portfolio manager would. Written by portfolio manager William Thomason, this comprehensive guide provides professional investment advice on how to identify, research and ultimately purchase profitable investments. The book covers such subjects as fundamental analysis, understanding financial statements and financial ratios, when to buy and sell, portfolio construction and various investment strategies that readers can use to manage their own money just like a professional portfolio manager. Easy to read and informative, this book is a valuable resource for readers looking to take their first steps in the world of professional portfolio management for themselves.
The definitive guide to how institutional investors should approach the risks and opportunities associated with climate change Environmental Alpha provides institutional investors with the comprehensive framework they need to assess the risks and investment opportunities tied to climate change. Climate change will present institutional investors with some of the most important risks and opportunities they will face for generations to come. Climate change has the potential to affect many sectors in radically different degrees over time, and institutional investors need to have a thorough understanding of the multi-dimensional risks and opportunities that could influence nearly every investment in their portfolios. This volume is composed of contributions by leading experts in environmental investment, moving beyond the theoretical or academic nature of much of the current discussion on the topic to provide you with real-world insights into an emerging market. Examines the climate change-related drivers of returns (science, economics, policy, and technology) that make environmental alpha possible Explores fiduciary duty and climate change Contains in-depth explanations of each of the major categories of environmental investing and examines related environmental alpha opportunities Discusses practical implementation issues Presents real-world case studies and examples Climate change will be one of the most important investment themes of the next twenty years; the related environmental investment opportunities will provide institutional investors with some of the greatest «alpha» opportunities for years to come. This book will put you in a better position to assess and access these opportunities.
Investing in commercial real estate can provide excellent risk-return opportunities for both the large and small investor. Unlike equity securities, commercial real estate often generates a substantial and predictable cash flow over time–and the compounding effect of this cash flow can significantly enhance the performance of most investment portfolios. Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, The Real Estate Investment Handbook is an essential tool for current and aspiring commercial real estate investors looking to develop and evaluate commercial real estate properties. Throughout the book, experts G. Timothy Haight and Daniel D. Singer offer careful examinations of the various types of commercial real estate available, the measures within the markets used to evaluate their performance, and the intricacies of the markets in which they are traded. The discussions of breakeven analysis, present value, financial leverage, loan packaging, and practical real-life situations found in The Real Estate Investment Handbook will help you make better-informed decisions when investing in properties such as: * Apartments, condominiums, and time-shares * Single-family homes * Self-storage facilities * Office buildings * Industrial properties * Parking lots * Shopping centers * Hotels and motels Successful real estate investing is not just about net income or cash flow; it's about the fit between an investor and an investment. With The Real Estate Investment Handbook as your guide, you'll learn how to choose properties that make sense–and money–for you.
An eye-opening look at how investors can take control of their financial life Buy and Hold Is Dead provides actionable strategies and disciplines, which can be used to earn positive results in any market environment. Money managers rarely outperform the stock market over time, and this has become a sticking point for many people as our uneven economic landscape continues to unfold. This timely guide is designed around a step-by-step educational process in which traders and investors lean how they can protect their wealth and make money regardless of market direction. The goal of Buy and Hold Is Dead is twofold: to dispel old-school investment techniques and to show you how to maximize your returns without sacrificing time or lifestyle and without the use of a money manager. Identifies the duration of the current economic down cycle and warns of a Greater Depression Encourages readers to use proactive trading strategies that can protect their wealth and make them money in any market environment Discusses why investors cannot afford to rely on the selfish guidelines imposed by big brokers and money managers Losing less is never a winning strategy, and this book skillfully addresses why it should not be considered a positive result despite relative market performance.