New Arrivals · Investments

February 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mortgages 101 : quick answers to over 250 critical questions about your home loan

February 19, 2018
Reed, David (Carl David), 1957- author.
©2018
xx, 300 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction to mortgages -- How to know how much home to buy -- Getting your finances together -- Down payments and how they impact your mortgage -- Getting your credit together -- Credit scores: what they are, how they work, and how to improve them -- Finding your home loan -- Loans for good to great credit -- Refinancing and home equity loans -- Construction and home improvement loans -- Finding the best lender -- Finding the best loan officer -- Finding the best interest rate -- Closing costs and how to save on them -- Using the Internet the right way.
"Answers common questions about mortgages"-- Provided by publisher.

Money is emotional : prevent your heart from hijacking your wallet

February 15, 2018
Luken, Christine, author.
United States : Christine Luken, [2017]
255 pages ; 23 cm
Part one. The battle for your money begins in your mind -- Part two. The budget: your key to financial health -- Part three. Living debt free -- Part four. Emotionally charged saving -- Part five. Love & money -- Part six. The road ahead.
"If money is emotional, then why do we persist in trying to manage our personal finances logically? We already know what it takes to become financially healthy: spend less than we make, pay down our debt, and save more money. Money management books, tools, and techniques abound, yet most of us don't utilize them. Maybe you've adopted the practice of ignoring money problems until they are barreling down on you like a tidal wave, as I once did. I know what it feels like to be drowning financially. I'd like to propose a better alternative, one that doesn't require you to eat beans and rice or to spend hours updating budget spreadsheets. My approach to personal finance is called "Mindful Money Management." It is unique in that it harnesses the power of your emotions, so they can propel you forward like a rocket booster towards your Preferred Financial Destination. Yes, money is emotional, but you can prevent your heart from hijacking your wallet. Let me show you how." --page 4 of cover.

Your score : an insider's secrets to understanding, controlling, and protecting your credit score

January 30, 2018
Davenport, Anthony, author.
2018
xvi, 202 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: A cautionary tale -- What you don't know can hurt you -- What's in your score? -- Building the perfect credit profile -- Gaming the system -- The five biggest credit mistakes and how to avoid them -- Preparing your credit score for a new home purchase -- The care and feeding of credit cards -- Protecting your credit score from identity theft -- The "newbie" : establishing credit for the first time -- Higher education : navigating the school loan landscape -- Disaster relief : surviving divorce, foreclosure, and bankruptcy.
"The most comprehensive insider's look at what every consumer needs to know about their credit score--and most importantly, how to fix it. If you, like so many millions of Americans, are terrified by the daily headlines regarding Equifax and identity theft, and how all of this can directly affect your basic credit score, then this book should be considered as mandatory reading. Like it or not, a healthy credit score is essential if you want to participate in today's financial world. But very few people actually understand how their credit score is determined. Worse yet, most don't know how their score is used by all kinds of companies and banks to dictate financial terms that will strongly affect their daily lives. When consumers interact with the world of credit, they do so from a position of weakness. In Your Score, Anthony Davenport aims to change that. Finally, here is a road map for navigating the confusing world of consumer credit. Drawing on the real stories of his own firm's high-profile clients, as well as the stories of middle-class Americans, he reveals the hidden credit pitfalls that await even the most careful consumer and shares smart strategies to avoid them. An accessible but detailed manual, Your Score finally lets readers take control of their credit score, understand how to play the game, and gain an insider's knowledge of how to better navigate the most important financial decisions of their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The financial diet : a total beginner's guide to getting good with money

January 25, 2018
Fagan, Chelsea, author.
©2018
196 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"A Holt Paperback." -- Title page.
Budgeting -- Investing -- Career -- Food -- Home -- Love -- Action.
"The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don't care about personal finance. Whether you're in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit." -- Book jacket.

Smart couples finish rich : 9 steps to creating a rich future for you and your partner

January 24, 2018
Bach, David, author.
New York : Currency, [2018]
xv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: Why smart couples are taking control of their financial future -- Step one. Learn the facts and myths about couples and money -- Step two. Determine the true purpose of money in your life -- Step three. Plan together ... win together -- Step four. The couples' latte factor -- Step five. Build your retirement basket -- Step six. Build your security basket -- Step seven. Build your dream basket -- Step eight. Learn to avoid the ten biggest financial mistakes couples make -- Step nine. Plan a money date.
America's favorite money book for couples, is back, completely revised and updated. Offers a nine-step program to help couples build and maintain their financial wealth through proven strategies for organization, communication, and smarter spending in the current economy.

Using computer science in financial technology careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What is fintech? -- Creating payment systems -- Opening up lending -- Tools for wealth management and personal finance -- Digital currency -- The future of fintech careers.
Financial technology is revolutionizing the field of finance, allowing customers to pay bills and send money more easily than in the past and giving them the tools they need to manage their own finances. And all of that is made possible through coding. This careers guide gives readers a thorough look at the different ways that they can apply coding to the field of finance, whether it s through an existing career path or by coming up with a brand-new, revolutionary piece of code or program.

You need a budget : the proven system for breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, getting out of debt, and living the life you want

January 16, 2018
Mecham, Jesse, 1980- author.
©2017
207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
A new way to look at your money -- Rule one. Giver every dollar a job -- Rule two. Embrace your true expenses -- Rule three. Roll with the punches -- Rule four. Age your money -- Budgeting as a couple -- Slaying debt, whatever your situation -- Teaching your kids to budget -- When you feel like quitting -- You've got this.
A guide based on the fact that a well-planned budget can help to prioritize financial goals, reduce stress through strategic cash flow allocations, and meet the challenges of unplanned expenses.

Bitcoin for dummies : a Wiley brand

January 11, 2018
Prypto, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
xi, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Bitcoin For Dummies is the fast, easy way to start trading crypto currency, with clear explanations and expert advice for breaking into this exciting new market. Understanding the mechanisms and risk behind Bitcoin can be a challenge, but this book breaks it down into easy-to-understand language to give you a solid grasp of just where your money is going. You'll learn the details of Bitcoin trading, how to set up your Bitcoin wallet, and everything you need to get started right away. An in-depth discussion on security shows you how to protect yourself against some of the riskier aspects of this open-source platform, helping you reduce your risks in the market and use Bitcoin safely and effectively. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks, with transaction management and issuing of Bitcoins carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin allows easy mobile payments, fast international payments, low- or no-fee transactions, multi-signature capabilities, and more, but the nuances of the market can be difficult to grasp. This informative guide lays it all out in plain English, so you can strengthen your understanding and get started now.

Trading for dummies

January 11, 2018
Epstein, Lita, author.
©2017
xvi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Previous edition (3rd, 2014) written by Michael Griffis and Lita Epstein.
Includes index.
Part 1: Getting started with trading. The ups and downs of trading stocks ; Exploring markets and stock exchanges ; Going for broke(r) : discovering brokerage options ; Putting your key business tool to work : the computer -- Part 2: Reading the fundamentals : fundamental analysis. Fundamentals 101 : observing market behavior ; Digging into fundamental analysis -- Listening to analyst calls -- Part 3: Reading the charts : technical analysis. Seeing is believing : an introduction to technical analysis ; Reading bar charts is easy (really) ; Following trends to boost your probability of success ; Calculating indicators and oscillators -- Part 4: Developing strategies for when to buy and sell stocks. Money management techniques : building a more robust portfolio ; Combining fundamental and technical analyses for optimum strategy ; Minimizing trading risks using exchange-traded funds -- Executing your trades ; Developing your own powerful trading system -- Part 5: Risk-taker's paradise. The basics of swing trading ; The basics of day trading ; Doing it by derivatives ; Going foreign (forex) -- Part 6: The part of tens. More than ten huge trading mistakes ; Ten trading survival techniques.
Trade your way to a profitable portfolio. Savvy traders make money in both up and down markets--and now you can, too! Taking the stress out of the stock market, this no-nonsense guide helps investors at all levels take their portfolio to exciting new heights. You'll benefit from sample stock charts, position trading tips and techniques, fresh ways to analyze trends and indicators, and all the latest information on trading stocks wisely in any type of market. Hands down, this trading book has it all!

The 100 best stocks to buy in ...

January 5, 2018
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., c2012-
v. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 2013-<2018> by Peter Sander and Scott Bobo.

Credit repair.

December 13, 2017
Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo Press,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2011> by Robin Leonard ; <2017>- by attorneys Amy Loftsgordon & Cara O'Neill.
Vol. for 2000 includes 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.) containing all the forms that appear in the book ; <2002-2011> contain 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.) containing all the forms that appear in the book.

Dollars and sense : how we misthink money and how to spend smarter

December 11, 2017
Ariely, Dan, author.
©2017
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. What is money? -- Don't bet on it -- Opportunity knocks -- A value proposition -- Part II. How we assess value in ways that have little to do with value -- We forget that everything is relative -- We compartmentalize -- We avoid pain -- We trust ourselves -- We overvalue what we have -- We worry about fairness and effort -- We believe in the magic of language and rituals -- We overvalue expectations -- We lose control -- We overemphasize money -- Part III. Now what? Building on the shoulders of flawed thinking -- Put your money where your mind is -- Free advice -- Control yourself -- It's us against them -- Stop and think.
Shares anecdotal insight into the illogical influences behind poor financial decisions and how to outmaneuver them, covering topics ranging from credit-card debt and household budgeting to holiday spending and real estate sales.

The capitalist code : it can save your life (and make you very rich!)

December 6, 2017
Stein, Benjamin, 1944- author.
West Palm Beach : Humanix Books, [2017]
vi, 173 pages ; 19 cm
It's never too early for the truth -- How I learned to stop worrying and love capitalism -- The pre-Dad class -- A glory of life -- The belly of the capitalist pig -- Conclusion -- Final note.
Explains how the average American can make the system of stock market capitalism work for them to build financial security, refuting the notion that the system is rigged against them.

The little book of common sense investing : the only way to guarantee your fair share of stock market returns

December 4, 2017
Bogle, John C., author.
©2017
xxxi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
A parable -- Rational exuberance -- Cast your lot with business -- How most investors turn a winner's game into a loser's game -- Focus on the lowest-cost funds -- Dividends are the investor's (best?) friend -- The grand illusion -- Taxes are costs, too -- When the good times no longer roll -- Selecting long-term winners -- "Reversion to the mean" -- Seeking advice to select funds? -- Profit from the majesty of simplicity and parsimony -- Bond funds -- The exchange-traded fund (ETF) -- Index funds that promise to beat the market -- What would Benjamin Graham have thought about indexing? -- Asset allocation I : stocks and bonds -- Asset allocation II -- Investment advice that meets the test of time.
"The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500. While the stock market has tumbled and then soared since the first edition of Little Book of Common Sense was published in April 2007, Bogle's investment principles have endured and served investors well. This tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and new information but maintains the same long-term perspective as in its predecessor. Bogle has also added two new chapters designed to provide further guidance to investors: one on asset allocation, the other on retirement investing"--Dust jacket.

How much can I spend in retirement? : a guide to investment-based retirement income strategies

November 28, 2017
Pfau, Wade Donald, 1977- author.
©2017
xiii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Overview of retirement income planning -- Sustainable spending rates with fixed returns and known longevity -- Spending from volatile investments and sequence-of-returns risk -- Managing sequence risk by spending conservatively -- The impact of changing Bengen's assumptions -- Managing sequence risk with variable spending strategies -- Managing sequence risk with bonds -- Theory meets practice: developing a sustainable spending strategy -- Value of good financial decision-making in retirement.

The essays of Warren Buffett : lessons for corporate America

October 19, 2017
Buffett, Warren, author.
©2015
313 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published as part of the Cardozo Law Review's special issue on The Essays of Warren Buffett Symposium in 1995. This title originally published in 2001.
"Celebrating 50 years of Berkshire Hathaway. Celebrating 20 years of Buffett's essays"--Front cover
Prologue : Owner-related business principles -- I. Corporate governance. Full and fair disclosure -- Boards and managers -- The anxieties of business change -- Social compacts -- An owner-based approach to corporate charity -- A principled approach to executive pay -- Risk, reputation and oversight corporate culture -- II. Finance and investing. Farms, real estate and stock -- Mr. Market -- Arbitrage -- Debunking standard dogma -- "Value" investing : a redundancy -- Intelligent investing -- Cigar butts and the institutional imperative -- Life and debt -- III. Investment alternatives. Surveying the field -- Junk bonds and the dagger thesis -- Zero-coupon bonds and ski masks -- Preferred stock -- Derivatives -- Foreign currencies and equities -- Home ownership : practice and policy -- IV. Common stock. The bane of trading : transaction costs -- Attracting the right sort of investor -- Dividend policy and share repurchases -- Stock splits and the invisible foot -- Shareholder strategies -- Berkshire's recapitalization -- Berkshire's dividend policy -- V. Mergers and acquisitions. Bad motives and high prices -- Sensible share repurchases versus greenmail -- Leveraged buyouts -- Sound acquisition policies -- On selling one's business -- The buyer of choice -- VI. Valuation and accounting. Aesop and inefficient Bush theory -- Intrinsic value, book value, and market price -- Look-through earnings -- Economic versus accounting goodwill -- Owner earnings and the cash flow fallacy -- Option valuation -- VII. Accounting shenanigans. Satire -- Standard setting -- Stock options -- "Restructuring" changes -- Pension estimates and retiree benefits -- Realization events -- VIII. Taxation. Distribution of the corporate tax burden -- Taxation and investment philosophy -- IX. Berkshire at fifty and beyond. Conglomerates and succession -- Munger on "The Berkshire System" -- Methuselah's estate.
The author's annual letters to the stockholders of Berkshire Hathaway are edited to present the main themes regarding business, investing, price, value, corporate governance, and other important topics.

Dual momentum investing : an innovative strategy for higher returns with lower risk

October 18, 2017
Antonacci, Gary.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
xv, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
World's first index fund -- What goes up ... stays up -- Modern portfolio theory principles and practices -- Rational and not-so-rational explanations of momentum -- Asset selection: the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Smart Beta and other urban legends -- Measuring and managing risk -- Global equities momentum -- Mo' better momentum -- Final thoughts.
Antonacci details his momentum investing method that combines U.S. stock, non-U.S. stock, and aggregate bond indices, in a formula proven to dramatically increase profits while lowering risk. He reveals how momentum investors could have achieved long-run returns nearly twice as high as the stock market over the past 40 years, while avoiding or minimizing bear market losses-- and he provides the information and insight investors need to achieve such success going forward.

A first-class catastrophe : the road to Black Monday, the worst day in Wall Street history

October 4, 2017
Henriques, Diana B., author.
©2017
xviii, 393 pages ; 25 cm
Part one: Vanishing borders. Silver Thursday ; Bright ideas ; Chicago vs. New York ; Shifting gears ; A deal in D.C. ; Stock futures, bond failures -- Part two: Titans and wizards. A plague from Oklahoma ; Bulls and banks ; Chicago rising ; Arbitrage and accommodation ; Banks on the brink -- Part three: Contagion. Mergers and mutations ; Berkeley rising, banks falling ; Witching hours ; Rational markets? ; Pandora's portfolios ; January omens, July alarms -- Part four: Reckoning. The worst weeks ever ; 508 points ; Juggling hand grenades ; Placing blame, dodging reality.
"The definitive account of the crash of 1987, a cautionary tale of how the U.S. financial system nearly collapsed. Monday, October 19, 1987, was by far the worst day in Wall Street history. The market fell 22.6 percent--almost twice as bad as the worst day of 1929--equal to a loss of nearly 5,000 points today. But Black Monday was more than just a one-day market crash; it was seven years in the making and threatened the entire U.S. financial system. For thirty years, investors, bankers, and regulators have failed to heed the lessons of Black Monday. But with uncanny precision, all the key fault lines of the devastating crisis of 2008--breakneck automation, poorly understood financial products fueled by vast amounts of borrowed money, fragmented regulation, gigantic herdlike investors--were first exposed as hazards in 1987"--Jacket.

Stock market rules : 50 of the most widely held investment axioms explained, examined, and exposed

September 1, 2017
Sheimo, Michael D., 1944-
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2013]
xix, 391 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Research -- Analysis -- Strategy -- Trading -- Good ideas -- Caution -- Surprises.
"Reveals the unwritten rules on which Wall Street investors have long relied to help you draw outsized profits even in volatile markets. Stock Market Rules, Fourth Edition, analyzes 50 maxims to show you which ones work, which ones used to work but don't anymore, and which ones are, and always have been, dangerously wrong"--Page 4 of cover.

Adaptive markets : financial evolution at the speed of thought

August 31, 2017
Lo, Andrew W. (Andrew Wen-Chuan), author.
©2017
x, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), charts (some color) ; 24 cm
Are we all 'homo economicus' now? -- If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? -- If you're so rich, why aren't you smart? -- The power of narrative -- The evolution revolution -- The adaptive markets hypothesis -- The Galapagos Islands of finance -- Adaptive markets in action -- Fear, greed, and financial crisis -- Finance behaving badly -- Fixing finance -- To boldly go where no financier has gone before.
"Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are ration and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe - and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics, and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework, the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis, in which rationality and irrationality coexist. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, "Adaptive Markets" shows that the theory of marked efficiency isn't wrong but merely incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo's new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought - a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation."--Inside flap.

Debating religious liberty and discrimination

August 25, 2017
Corvino, John, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
viii, 343 pages ; 21 cm
Virtually everyone supports religious liberty, and virtually everyone opposes discrimination. But how do we handle the hard questions that arise when exercises of religious liberty seem to discriminate unjustly? How do we promote the common good while respecting conscience in a diverse society?

Big money thinks small : biases, blind spots, and smarter investing

August 16, 2017
Tillinghast, Joel, author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Sleight of mind -- It's a mad, mad world -- Silly human tricks : decision biases -- Gamblers, speculators, and investors -- Types of money minds -- Blind spots -- Spotting toxic ingredients -- It's the simple life tor me -- Thinking small -- Bulls in the china shop -- Honest, capable fiduciaries -- Dare to be great! or, distinctive character -- Bang for the buck -- Do the bad guys wear black hats? -- Shipping bricks and other accounting riddles -- Live long and prosper -- Figure the terminal value is zero -- Oil slicks and gushers -- Tech stocks and science fiction -- How much debt is too much? -- What's it worth? -- Discounting future returns -- Which earnings number? -- The art of judging value -- Double bubble trouble -- Two paradigms -- Index.

The best investment writing : selected writing from leading investors and authors. Volume 1

August 16, 2017
Petersfield, Hampshire : Harriman House, 2017.
vii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Investment strategies & edges. A portrait of the investing columnist as a (very) young man / Jason Zweig -- What you should remember about the markets / Gary Antonacci -- Sustainable sources of competitive advantage / Morgan Housel -- Who's being naïve, kay? / Ben Hunt -- Five "must ask" due diligence questions before making any investment / Todd Tresidder -- Alpha or assets / Patrick O'Shaughnessy -- 50% returns coming for commodities and emerging markets? / Meb Faber ; Market conditions, risks & returns. Estimating future stock returns / David Merkel -- Predicting stock market returns using Shiller-CAPE and PB / Norbert Keimling -- Risk parity and the four faces of risk / Adam Butler -- The biggest challenge for hedge funds in 2017 / Stan Altshuller -- Bond market knows what fed should do / Tom McClellan -- The interest rate issue / Jared Dillian -- India / Raoul Pal -- The frightening global rise of agnotology / Barry Ritholtz -- Bull market charges on regardless of a growing revolt / Ken Fisher ; Pricing & valuation: From micro to macro. Price-to-book's growing blind spot / Chris Meredith -- Superman and stocks: It's not the cape (CAPE), it's the kryptonite (Cash flow)! / Aswath Damodaran -- The greatest bubble of all-time? / Ben Carlson -- How illiquid are bond ETFs really? / Dave Nadig -- Everyone is a closet technician / Josh Brown ; The behavioral side of investing. Even God would get fired as an active investor / Wesley R. Gray -- Outperforming by underperforming / Corey Hoffstein & Justin Sibears -- The confounding bias for investment complexity / Jason Hsu & John West -- Would you bail on Warren Buffett? Investors make that mistake all the time / John Reese -- Thinking can hurt your investments / Larry Swedroe -- How to avoid the problem of short-termism / Cullen Roche ; Personal finance & wealth-building. Reflect, pause and focus / Jonathan Clements -- The four phases of saving and investing for retirement / Michael Kitces -- The passive investor test / Charlie Bilello -- 20 rules of personal finance / Ben Carlson -- Life on the edge / John Mauldin.

Mortgage management for dummies

August 11, 2017
Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
Hoboken, NJ : For Dummies, a Wiley Brand, [2017]
xvi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Borrowing through a mortgage is a huge decision and being debt free is the ultimate gift you can give to yourself, and your family. Managing Your Mortgage For Dummies helps you understand your options and how to secure the best and lowest cost mortgage for your situation. The book helps you polish your credit report and score, and choose the right borrowing option for your home as well as other real estate you might own. And whether you select a 15 or 30 year mortgage, Managing Your Mortgage For Dummies will help you understand your options for paying it off much faster and potentially saving tremendously. This new title will provide tips and action steps to take to pay-off your mortgage sooner than you planned.

One up on Wall Street : how to use what you already know to make money in the market

August 8, 2017
Lynch, Peter (Peter S.)
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000.
304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"A Fireside book."
Introduction to the Millennium edition -- Prologue: a note from Ireland -- Introduction: The advantages of dumb money -- pt. 1. Preparing to invest -- pt. 2. Picking winners -- pt. 3. The long-term view -- Epilogue: Caught with my pants up -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
The manager of a top investment fund discusses how individuals can make a killing in the market through research and investment techniques that confound conventional market wisdom.

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