New Arrivals · Investments

February 11, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The new confessions of an economic hit man

February 10, 2016
Perkins, John, 1945-
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2016]
xiv, 366 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: The new confessions -- Part I. 1963-1971 -- Dirty business -- An economic hit man is born -- "In for life" -- Indonesia : lessons for an EHM -- Saving a country from communism -- Selling my soul -- Part II. 1971-1975 -- My role as inquisitor -- Civilization on trial -- Opportunity of a lifetime -- Panama's president and hero -- Pirates in the Canal Zone -- Soldiers and prostitutes -- Conversations with the general -- Entering a new and sinister period in economic history -- The Saudi Arabian money-laundering affair -- Pimping, and financing Osama bin Laden -- Part III. 1975-1981 -- Panama Canal negotiations and Graham Greene -- Iran's king of kings -- Confessions of a tortured man -- The fall of a king -- Colombia : keystone of Latin America -- American republic versus global empire -- The deceptive résumé -- Ecuador's president battles big oil -- I quit -- Part IV. 1981-2004 -- Ecuador's presidential death -- Panama : another presidential death -- My energy company, Enron, and George W. Bush -- I take a bribe -- The United States invades Panama -- An EHM failure in Iraq -- September 11 and its aftermath for me, personally -- Venezuela : saved by Saddam -- Part V. 2004-today -- Conspiracy : was I poisoned? -- A jackal speaks : the Seychelles conspiracy -- Ecuador rebels -- Honduras : the CIA strikes -- Your friendly banker as EHM -- Vietnam : lessons in a prison -- Istanbul : tools of modern empire -- A coup against Fundacion Pachamama -- Another EHM banking scandal -- Who are today's economic hit men? -- Who are today's jackals? -- Lessons for China -- What you can do -- Things to do -- Documentation of EHM activity from 2004 to 2015 -- John Perkins personal history.
"Featuring 12 explosive new chapters, this new edition of the New York Times bestseller brings the story of Economic Hit Men up-to-date and, chillingly, home to the U. S.--but it also gives us hope and the tools to fight back"--Provided by publisher.

Juggling with knives : smart investing in the coming age of volatility

February 1, 2016
Jubak, Jim, author.
©2016.
vi, 375 pages ; 25 cm
Volatility in the decades ahead -- The volatility of everyday life -- Investing solutions for an age of volatility.
"In his new book, investment expert Jim Jubak explores the "new normal" of market volatility. With remarkable insights into the zeitgeist of financial markets and the economy, Jubak combines the big macro trends with the more mundane aspects of life to depict why volatility is here to stay, why things are not going to get any calmer soon, and how you can make investing decisions to profit off this new reality. He presents a unified picture that extends far beyond a narrow view of financial markets, exploring the consequences of using global central banks-the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan, the People's Bank of China, and the European Central Bank-as cash machines; the debt model of growth now used worldwide; and the demographics of aging and the coming war between the young and the old. He also looks at social trends including the anxiety of affluence, particularly the mismatch between the guaranteed cost of education and the uncertainty of future earnings; the real estate "barbell" and the consequences viewing a home as a financial asset and not simply a place to live; and energy, climate, water and food insecurity. Jubak's mission is to teach investors how to stay sane when people think the sky is falling. In showing what is causing all of this volatility, he provides practical solutions for how you can smartly respond, build a portfolio, and profit. "-- Provided by publisher.

The only game in town : central banks, instability, and avoiding the next collapse

January 29, 2016
El-Erian, Mohamed A., 1958- author.
New York : Random House, [2016].
xxi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The Why, How, And What Of This Book -- Context: The Rise, Collapse, And Resurrection Of Central Banking -- From The What To The So What -- The Desirable Way Forward -- From What Should Happen To What Is Likely To Happen -- The Keys To Navigating A Bimodal Distribution -- Bringing It All Together.
"Our current economic path is coming to an end. Where we go when we reach this inflection point - toward renewed growth and prosperity, or toward increased malaise and financial chaos - is not pre-destined. It is up to us; to our assessment of the situation and our actions, both as individuals and collectively. Now El-Erian, one of the most influential and highly regarded thinkers in the world, provides us with a diagnosis and roadmap to understanding where we are today, how and why our central banks have become the essential actors in the current global economy, but cannot remain so, and where we can - indeed, should and must - go from here as individual investors, households, economies, societies, and governments"-- Provided by publisher.

Personal finance for dummies.

January 27, 2016
San Mateo, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c1994-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1994-<2016> by Eric Tyson.

Real money answers for every woman : how to win the money game with or without a man

January 27, 2016
Washington, Patrice C., author.
New York, NY : Amistad, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
vi, 233 pages ; 21 cm
"First published on 2013 by Seek Wisdom Find Wealth"-- Title page verso.

The index card : why personal finance doesn't have to be complicated

January 25, 2016
Olen, Helaine, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio / Penguin, [2016]
245 pages ; 19 cm
Rule #1: Strive to save 10 to 20 percent of your income -- Rule #2: Pay your credit card balance in full every month (and how to deal with other forms of debt) -- Rule #3: Max out your 401(k) and other tax-advantaged savings accounts -- Rule #4: Never buy or sell individual stocks -- Rule #5: Buy inexpensive, well-diversified indexed mutual funds and exchange-traded funds -- Rule #6: Make your financial advisor commit to the fiduciary standard -- Rule #7: Buy a home when you are financially ready -- Rule #8: Insurance -- make sure you're protected -- Rule #9: Do what you can to support the social safety net -- Rule #10: Remember the index card.

Retire inspired : it's not an age, it's a financial number

January 21, 2016
Hogan, Chris E. (Chris Elizabeth), 1964- author.
©2016.
xxviii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
Redefining Retirement : The Past, the Present, and the Truth -- Dreaming in High Definition : Know Your R:IQ -- Budgeting : Be the Boss of Your Money -- Debt : Your Dreams Deferred -- Intentional Investing : a Great Retirement Is No Accident -- The Investing Menu : Understanding Your Options -- Your Behavior : The Best Friend and Worst Enemy of Your Retirement -- Use the Time You've Got : Retirement by the Decade -- Who Do You Trust? : Assembling Your Dream Team -- You're the CEO : Managing Your Family and Financial Business.
When you hear the word retirement, you probably don't imagine yourself scrambling to pay your bills in your golden years. But for too many Americans, that's the fate that awaits unless they take steps now to plan for the future. Whether you're twenty-five and starting your first job or fifty-five and watching the career clock start to wind down, today is the day to get serious about your retirement. In Retire Inspired, Chris Hogan teaches that retirement isn't an age; it's a financial number--an amount you need to live the life in retirement that you've always dreamed of. With clear investing concepts and strategies, Chris will educate and empower you to make your own investing decisions, set reasonable expectations for your spouse and family, and build a dream team of experts to get you there. You don't have to retire broke, stressed, and working long after you want to. You can retire inspired!

How to make your money last : the indispensable retirement guide

January 14, 2016
Quinn, Jane Bryant, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xv, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The joy and challenge of life after work -- Rightsize your life -- How to double your social security income (well, almost) -- Getting the most from your health insurance, before and after 65 -- Pensions are for stre-e-e-etching -- Should you buy yourself a pension? -- Powering your retirement savings plans -- The speed limit on retirement spending: still 4 percent? -- Investing for income: not what you think -- Home sweet income-producing home -- Living on your life insurance -- Just tell me what to do.
"Quinn shows you how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life. Today, people worry that they're going to run out of money in their older age. That won't happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets. The right moves will not only raise the amount you have to spend, they'll stretch out your money over many more years. You will also learn to look at your savings and investments in a new way."--Provided by publisher.

What your financial advisor isn't telling you : the 10 essential truths you need to know about your money

January 12, 2016
Davidson, Liz (Financial advisor)
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xx, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Keep your money where you make your money -- Paying off debt: your best investment -- Beware of bogus advisors -- Avoiding the worst investments: the best-performing mutual funds -- Taxes: why your investment statement is not entirely accurate -- Your life partner may be your worst financial enemy -- Become an automatic millionaire without an advisor's help -- How to find the right advisor for you -- Holistic wealth: the path to financial (and physical) health -- Follow the money trail to a better financial future -- Appendix: Financial independence day checklist.
A "personal finance book that translates financial jargon and enables readers to ask the tough questions to protect their money and their financial well-being."-- Provided by publisher.

American financial directory.

January 6, 2016
Norcross, Ga. : McFadden Business Publications,
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies: <Jan./June 2004-July/Dec. 2005> Skokie Il. : Thomson Financial Publishing ; Jan./June 2006-<2012> Accuity and SourceMedia, Inc. <2013-Jan/June 2016>- Accuity Solutions, part of BankersAccuity.

Trading beyond the matrix : the red pill for traders and investors

January 5, 2016
Tharp, Van K.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2013]
xxxii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface: understanding transformation / Van K. Tharp, PhD -- Section 1: Transformation of the trading game: understanding the basics / Van K. Tharp, PhD. I just made 130 percent-and that was just the beginning / David Witkin ; The automation of Tharp think / Laurens Bensdorp ; From commercial loan officer to financially free trader investor / Rick Freeman ; From army major to systems expert / Kenneth Long, DM ; Using Tharp think to go from full-time broker to full-time trader / Martin Horsey -- Adapting Tharp think to your trading / Van K. Tharp, PhD. -- Section 2: Psychological transformations to help you function at a superior level within the matrix / Van K. Tharp, PhD. Beliefs: The basis for the matrix / Van K. Tharp, PhD ; A journey through the stunning world of feelings and trapped emotions / Anonymous ; You are a crowd of conflicting parts inside / Van K. Tharp, PhD ; My inner guidance: A personal journey of miracles / Van K. Tharp, PhD ; My experiences using transformational meditation / Peter Wechter ; Creating your own world / Van K. Tharp, PhD. -- Section 3: Moving beyond the matrix by transforming your level of consciousness / Van K. Tharp, PhD. How I turbocharged my transformational journey / Kim Andersson ; From engineer to spiritual warrior: A trading journey ; A professional trader's journey beyond the matrix / Curtis Wee ; My journey to trading in the now / Thahn Nguyen ; Thoughts on raising your level of consciousness / Van K. Tharp, PhD ; Continuing the journey / Van K. Tharp, PhD.
"In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp is an internationally recognized expert at helping others become the best traders they can be. In Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders and Investors, Tharp leads readers to dramatically improve their trading results and financial life by looking within. He takes the reader by the hand through the steps of self-transformation, from incorporating "Tharp Think"--Ideas drawn from his modeling work with great traders--making changes in yourself so that you can adopt the beliefs and attitudes necessary to win when you stop making mistakes and avoid methods that don't work. You'll change your level of consciousness so that you can avoiding trading out of fear and greed and move toward higher levels such as acceptance or joy. This book is: A leading trader offers unique learning strategies for turning yourself into a great trader ; Goes beyond trading systems to help readers develop more effective trading psychology ; Trains the reader to overcome self-sabotage that obstructs trading success ; Presented through real transformations made by other traders. Advocating an unconventional approach to evaluating trading systems and beliefs, trading expert Van K. Tharp has produced a powerful manual every trader can use to make the best trades and optimize their success."--Publisher's website.

How to retire with enough money : and how to know what enough is

December 30, 2015
Ghilarducci, Teresa, author.
©2015
128 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index.
Facing the Facts -- Bringing Your Picture into Focus -- Working -- Saving, Spending, and Debt -- Investing and Allocation -- Voting and Civic Involvement.
Here is a single-sit read than can change the course of your retirement. Written by Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor, a retirement and savings specialist, and a trustee to two retiree health-care trusts worth over $54 billion, How to Retire with Enough Money cuts through the confusion, misinformation, and bad policy-making that keeps us spending or saving poorly. It begins with acknowledging what a person or household actually needs to have saved--the rule of thumb is eight to ten times your annual salary before retirement--and how much to expect from Social Security. And then it delivers the basic principles that will make the money grow, including a dozen good ideas to get current expenses under control. Why to "get rid of your guy"--those for-fee (or hidden-fee) financial planners that suck up valuable assets. Why it's always better to pay off a loan or a mortgage. There are no gimmicks, no magical thinking--just an easy-to-follow program that works.

A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing

December 29, 2015
Malkiel, Burton Gordon.
©2015
447 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Trading options for dummies

December 22, 2015
Duarte, Joe, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2015]
xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Evaluating markets, sectors, and strategies -- What every trader needs to know about options -- Advanced strategies for options traders -- The part of tens.
Thinking about trading options, but aren't sure where to start? Duarte explains in plain English how to choose the right ones for your investment needs, capitalize on sideways movements, and much more.

Personal finance after 50 for dummies

December 22, 2015
Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
©2016
xix, 447 pages ; 24 cm
Previous edition: Personal finance for seniors for dummies / by Eric Tyson and Robert C. Carlson. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2010.
"A Wiley brand".
Working toward retirement -- Making money decisions in retirement -- Dealing with government programs -- Estate planning : it's more than just dead people and lawyers -- The part of tens.
You golden years will present unique financial opportunities and challenges. This hands-on, practical guide empowers you to chart your financial course with targeted advice for investing, spending, and protecting your wealth for the decades to come.

Currency trading for dummies

December 21, 2015
Brooks, Kathleen (Research director)
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with currency trading -- Driving forces behind currencies -- Developing a trading plan -- Executing a trading plan -- The part of tens -- Appendix: Trading strategies.
The foreign exchange market is fast, exciting, and potentially lucrative-- if you know what you're doing. Brooks and Dolan show you how the forex works; who the players re; what influences currency values; and what you need to know to develop a winning strategy.

Money-making mom : how every woman can earn more and make a difference

December 7, 2015
Paine, Crystal, author.
©2015
xiv, 224 pages ; 24 cm
First steps to financial freedom -- What makes you you -- The 8-to-5 cure : working for yourself -- Get moving, start building -- Expand your thinking, expand your wallet -- Growing your business -- What gets in the way -- Live generously -- How to give? Let me count the ways! -- Here's to your success! -- Money-making mom manifesto.
"In Money-Making Mom, finance and family blogger Crystal Paine shares real-life stories, practical tips, and hard-won wisdom from the failures and successes that have carved her family's path to financial freedom. Paine blends insight with inspiration as she shares creative ways to manage money, generate income and--most importantly--live a life of deeper meaning, fulfillment, and generosity than you might have ever imagined possible.,"--Amazon.com.

Social Security income planning : the baby boomer's guide to maximize your retirement benefits

November 25, 2015
Orr, Mark J., author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Fully updated for 2015, this is perhaps the most encompassing, yet easy-to-understand book on the vital and timely topic of Social Security retirement income planning. The book's sole purpose is to provide people who are about to retire with all of the information that they need to make the best Social Security benefit decisions based on their own financial circumstances and retirement goals."--Publisher's description.

Stock investing for dummies

November 11, 2015
Mladjenovic, Paul J.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
xviii, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Previous ed.: 2009.
Includes index.
Introduction -- The essentials of stock investing -- Before you start buying -- Picking winners -- Investment strategies and tactics -- The part of tens.
"This practical guide gives you proven strategies for selecting and managing profitable investments in either a bear or bull market. Discover how to navigate the new economic landscape, and choose the right stocks for different situations."--Provided by publisher.

Security owner's stock guide.

November 2, 2015
New York : Standard and Poor's Corp.
v. ; 14 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve

October 28, 2015
Lowenstein, Roger, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part one: The road to Jekyl Island. The forbidden words ; Privileged banker, self-made senator ; Jitters on Wall Street ; Panic ; The crossing ; Progressivism ; Jekyl Island -- Part two: The legislative area. Into the crucible ; The great campaign ; Woodrow's miracle ; The Princeton depot ; The "slime of Bryanism" ; "The impossible has happened".
Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America's first steps onto the world financial stage.

TheStreet.com Ratings' guide to common stocks.

October 26, 2015
Jupiter, FL : TheStreet.com Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Fall 2015> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

Thinking outside the money box : the best concepts for a worry-free retirement are off the beaten path

October 22, 2015
Lumia, Mark R., author.
©2014
144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Thinking outside the box is one of those catchphrases that started popping up in business conversations a few years ago. It is a colorful metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. To think outside the money box requires taking a fresh look at many of the financial challenges facing retirees in the 21st Century. Many investment strategies that worked in the decades of the 1980s and 1990s simply don't work today. And yet many, even in the financial advisory community, are still living in the past. In this book, you will find several specific examples of new-era strategies and concepts that solve the retirement challenges that are unique to baby boomers today. Thinking Outside the Box not only shines the spotlight of logic and rational thought on "mainstream" concepts that simply do not work anymore, but also provides the clear vision you need to see what does work and why."--Page [4] of cover.

Prince of darkness : the untold story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire

October 15, 2015
White, Shane, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
360 pages : portraits ; 25 cm.
Introduction: Invisible man -- Haiti, 1828 -- Moving to New York -- The great fire, 1835 -- Business -- Jim Crow New York -- Real estate -- Bankruptcy -- Starting over -- The trial -- Wall Street -- Living with Jim Crow -- Making money -- To the draft riots -- Epilogue: a lion in winter.
"A prominent historian brings to life the story of a man who defied every convention of his time by becoming Wall Street's first black millionaire in pre-Civil War New York, marrying a white woman, owning railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride and outsmarting his contemporaries,"--NoveList.

Poorcraft : the funnybook fundamentals of living well on less

October 15, 2015
Trotman, C. Spike.
[United States] : Iron Circus Comics, c2012.
158 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Poorcraft is the essential comic book guide to practical urban and suburban frugality! Whether you're new to independent living, a recent college graduate, or just downshifting to a simpler lifestyle, Poorcraft can help you with everything from finding a home to finding a hobby, dinner to debt relief, education to entertainment. It's time to cut your expenses! Or just make sure they never pile up.

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