New Arrivals · Investments

May 17, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Makers and takers : the rise of finance and the fall of American business

May 16, 2016
Foroohar, Rana, author.
New York : Crown Business, [2016]
xi, 388 pages ; 25 cm
The rise of finance -- The fall of business: bean counters versus car guys--Frederick Winslow Taylor, Robert McNamara, and the financialization of industry -- What an MBA won't teach you: how business education is failing American businesses -- Barbarians at the gate: Apple, Carl Icahn, and the rise of shareholder activism -- We're all bankers now: GE and the story of how American business came to emulate finance -- Financial weapons of mass destruction: commodities, derivatives, and how Wall Street created a food crisis -- When Wall Street owns Main Street: private equity, shadow banking, and how finance reaped the benefits of the housing recovery -- The end of retirement: how Wall Street ate our nest eggs -- The artful dodgers: how our tax code rewards the takers instead f the makers -- The revolving door: how Washington favors Wall Street over Main Street -- How to put finance back in service to business and society.
"Award-winning business journalist Rana Foroohar shows how the shortsighted and misguided financial practices that nearly toppled the global economy in 2008 have come to infiltrate all corners of American business--putting us on a dangerous collision course to another economic meltdown that will make 2008 look like a mere blip in the business cycle"-- Provided by publisher.

Stock investing for dummies

May 13, 2016
Mladjenovic, Paul J., author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
xvi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A Wiley brand."
The essentials of stock investing. Surveying the world of stock investing ; Taking stock of your current financial situation and goals ; Defining common approaches to stock investing ; Recognizing risk and volatility ; Stock investing through exchange-traded funds -- Before you start buying. Gathering information ; Going for brokers ; Investing for long-term growth ; Investing for income: dividend-paying stocks ; Understanding technical analysis for stock investors -- Picking winners. Using basic accounting to choose winning stocks ; Decoding company documents ; Emerging sector and industry opportunities ; Small cap stocks, IPOs, and motif investing ; The big economic and political picture -- Investment strategies and tactics. Discovering screening tools ; Understanding brokerage orders and trading techniques ; Using trade triggers and advanced conditional orders ; Getting a handle on DPPs, DRPs, and DCE...PDQ ; Corporate and government skullduggery: looking at insider activity ; Keeping more of your money from the taxman -- The part of tens. Ten indicators of a great stock ; Ten ways to profit in a bear market ; Ten investments and strategies that go great with stocks -- Appendixes. Resources for stock investors ; Financial ratios.
Today’s economic and financial landscape offers new challenges and opportunities for investors and money managers.Stock Investing For Dummies, 5th Edition will contain 20% new and revised material designed to keep this title competitive as the stock market prepares to go through a series of changes and responds to global upheavals. Since the last edition, there is plenty of solid, new information on the news, views and resources that stock investors will need to navigate.

Get it together.

May 11, 2016
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, c2005-
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2008>- by Melanie Cullen with Shae Irving, J.D.
"Organize your records so your family won't have to."

Penny stocks for dummies

May 9, 2016
Leeds, Peter, author.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2016]
xiv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A Wiley Brand."
Getting started with penny stocks. Getting to know penny stocks ; Deciding if penny stocks are right for you ; Buying and selling penny stocks ; Avoiding promotions, scams, and bribes -- Research and investment strategies. Developing a strategy ; Doing your research ; Picking a winner ; Penny stocks manias -- Trading penny stocks. Trading strategies ; Fundamental analysis ; Financial ratios: comparing apples to apples ; The abstract review in penny stocks ; Technical analysis with penny stocks -- The part of tens. Ten rapid result tactics ; Ten trading truths ; Ten key considerations for companies.
While the majority of penny stocks are very risky, choosing the right ones can be extremely lucrative. Written by penny stock expert Peter Leeds -- also known as The Penny Stock Professional -- this hands-on, friendly guide takes the guesswork out of investing in penny stocks and gives you the knowledge to make smart investment choices that can yield big returns. Once you determine investing in penny stocks is for right you, you'll find expert guidance on identifying growth trends and market sectors positioned for rapid growth, finding undiscovered penny stocks, and understanding the fundamentals of a potential investment in penny stocks.

TheStreet.com Ratings' guide to common stocks.

May 5, 2016
Jupiter, FL : TheStreet.com Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Spring 2016> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

Warren Buffett's ground rules : words of wisdom from the partnership letters of the world's greatest investor

April 29, 2016
Miller, Jeremy, 1978- author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, 2016.
xvi, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic reference (pages 311-318) and index.
"Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru's "ground rules" for investing--guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today."-- Provided by publisher.

The richest man in Babylon

April 28, 2016
Clason, George S. (George Samuel), 1874-1957.
New York, NY : Signet, ©1988.
x, 194 pages ; 19 cm
The Man Who Desired Gold -- The Richest Man In Babylon -- Seven Cures for a Lean Purse -- Meet the Goddess of Good Luck -- The Five Laws of Gold -- The Gold Lender of Babylon -- The Walls of Babylon -- The Camel Trader of Babylon -- The Clay Tablets from Babylon -- The Luckiest Man in Babylon -- An Historical Sketch of Babylon.
Read by millions, this timeless book holds that the key to success lies in the secrets of the ancients. Based on the famous "Babylonian principles," it's been hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift and financial planning.

The spender's guide to debt-free living : how a spending fast helped me get from broke to badass in record time

April 22, 2016
Jones, Anna Newell, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Keeping your dividend edge : strategies for growing & protecting your dividends

April 22, 2016
Wenning, Todd M., author.
[North Charleston, SC] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2016]
141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Why dividend investing (still) works -- 10 common mistakes made by dividend investors -- Evaluating dividend ideas -- Durable advantages & dividends -- Management matters -- Avoiding dividend cuts -- Where to find differentiated dividend ideas -- When to sell a dividend stock -- Keys to dividend reinvestment.
"Dividend-paying stocks have long been a mainstay of individual investors. Over the past decade, however, the dividend landscape has become progressively more challenging to navigate. The rise of share repurchases as an alternative for returning cash to shareholders, the increasingly competitive global marketplace, and the massive dividend cuts incurred during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 have all impacted the way companies and investors view dividends today. This new environment requires a different approach for selecting and monitoring dividend-paying stocks. In this book, you will learn strategies for evaluating companies&#x2019; competitive advantages and management teams, identifying promising dividends, recognizing risky dividends, and more."--Page [4] of cover.

Preparing for baby : all the legal, financial, tax, and insurance information new and expectant parents need

April 20, 2016
Choudhri, Nihara K., author.
Chicago : American Bar Association, [2015]
xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Your workplace rights before and after baby arrives -- Establishing a legal identity for your child -- Hiring a nanny -- Education savings plans -- Life and disability insurance -- Tax breaks for new parents -- Wills and estate planning.

Rich is not a four-letter word : how to survive Obamacare, Trump Wall Street, kick-start your retirement, and achieve financial success

April 19, 2016
Willis, Gerri, author.
New York : Crown Forum, [2016]
xiv, 256 pages ; 22 cm
It's not your fault you're not rich -- Why the path to wealth is not closed -- Getting an affordable education -- Surviving Obamacare -- Investing -- Savings -- Real estate -- Taxes -- How rich people think.
"Veteran financial journalist and pundit Gerri Willis takes on the progressive mind-set championed by liberals that gives government bureaucrats the right to decide what's best for us, resulting in bigger government programs, more bureaucracy, and more wasted taxpayer money. She dissects Obamacare and Democratic tax initiatives to show how they have hamstrung the average American. Then she shows us how to overcome these left-wing financial hurdles and grow our nest eggs, despite the political pickpocketing from Washington."--Adapted from dust jacket.

Virtual billions : the genius, the drug lord, and the ivy league twins behind the rise of bitcoin

April 1, 2016
Geissinger, Eric, 1968-
Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, 2016.
319 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A colorful narrative that brings to life the extraordinary personalities behind Bitcoin, showing the enormous potential of this online currency for good and bad"-- Provided by publisher.

The new case for gold

March 29, 2016
Rickards, James, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]
182 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Naked money : a revealing look at what it is and why it matters

March 24, 2016
Wheelan, Charles J., author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xx, 348 pages ; 25 cm
Part I: What It Is -- 1 What Is Money -- 2 Inflation and Deflation -- 3 The Science, Art, Politics, and Psychology of Prices -- 4 Credit and Crashes -- 5 Central Banking -- 6 Exchange Rates and the Global Financial System -- 7 Gold -- Part II Why It Matters -- 8 A Quick Tour of American Monetary History -- 9 1929 and 2008 -- 10 Japan -- 11 The Euro -- 12 The United States and China -- 13 The Future of Money -- 14 Doing Central Banking Better.
"The best-selling author of Naked Statistics and Naked Economics explores the colorful world of money and banking to answer such questions as how money creation is used to counter financial crises, why the shared European currency has caused so much trouble and how Bitcoin will impact the future,"--NoveList.

Your credit score : how to improve the 3-digit number that shapes your financial future

February 19, 2016
Weston, Liz Pulliam, author.
©2016
xiv, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Improve your credit score, for real, with the #1 best-selling guide you can trust! Today, a good credit score is essential for getting credit, getting a job, even getting car insurance or a cellphone. Now, best selling journalist Liz Pulliam Weston has thoroughly updated her top-selling guide to credit scores, with crucial new information for protecting (or rebuilding) yours. Weston thoroughly covers brand-new laws and rules surrounding credit scoring - including some surprising good news and some frightening new risks." -- Publisher annotation.

Series 7 exam for dummies

February 18, 2016
Rice, Steven M., author.
©2016
xi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

Military finances : personal money management for service members, veterans and their families

February 18, 2016
Lawhorne Scott, Cheryl, 1968-
© 2013.
ix, 227 pages ; 23 cm.
Conducting your financial audit -- Bank accounts, savings, and investments -- Taxes -- Insurance -- Home owning -- Getting married and having a family -- Education: funding yourself and offspring -- Planning fro leaving the military -- Life after the military (Transition/Retirement) -- Appendix: Civil rights for service members -- Resources -- Finance and Investment Glossary.
"Members of the military, especially those with families, often have a tough time handling their finances, both while serving and when returning to civilian life. Many serving military are young, with little or no training in financial affairs, and face frequent deployments and relocations--all of which can wreak havoc on their finances. This informative and accessible book provides a one-stop guide to navigating the many financial issues facing today's military while serving, when preparing for transition or retirement, and during their post-military lives and careers. It covers general financial planning along with many specific aspects of money management vital to military members and their families such as the following: Using effective banking practices -- Developing sound investment strategies -- Planning for retirement -- Finding affordable life and health insurance -- Buying or renting a home -- Constructing a family budget -- Paying and understanding taxes -- Understanding options for those who can no longer work due to injury."--back cover.

The millionaire next door : the surprising secrets of America's wealthy

February 16, 2016
Stanley, Thomas J., author.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2010]
xiv, 258 pages ; 23 cm
"With a new preface for the 21st century"--Cover.
Meet the millionaire next door -- Frugal, frugal, frugal -- Time, energy, and money -- You aren't what you drive -- Economic outpatient care -- Affirmative action, family style -- Find your niche -- Jobs: millionaires versus heirs.
Reveals that the accumulation of wealth in the United States is most often done through hard work, diligent savings, and living a frugal lifestyle.

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!

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