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Sorry I hide my true identity but I'm a physicist/engineer, native contrarian and idea generator. I am an eclectic dividend investor with motto "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" applied to companies I invest in. I like to read /and read a lot - did you look on my SA photo 8-)? /... More
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  • Book Review: “Behavioral Portfolio Management” By C. Thomas Howard

    This book is not merely a boring reiteration of the necessary fundamentals, but contains a combination of facts that show weakness of MPT and original ideas. The book contains inconvenient author findings of good stock picking skills of fund managers and obstacles that prevent good fund performance. Although financial gains through common stocks are possible for any investor, the author shows that consistent investment strategy allows increase probability to achieve good results. IMO some author's ideas are still not proven adequately but I think it will be fruitful to read this book not only for CFAs (prime audience) but also for amateur investors.

    A free single copy of the book will be send to first of SA members I follow upon a request.

    May 05 10:13 AM | Link | 2 Comments
  • Book Review “Retirement Investing For Income ONLY!” By Bruce C. Miller

    Recent ebook written by active SA author Bruce Miller (full title "Retirement Investing for Income ONLY! How to Invest for Reliable Income in Retirement ONLY from Dividends") leaves mixed feeling.

    The ebook outlined quite unusual approach to investing which is still not recognized mostly by financial service industry.

    I like that the author puts many new ideas but I'd prefer to see a good proof that they work instead of few anecdotes (this is common fault in many investment books). IMO at least Net OpCF concept must be verify statistically.

    I like the part "investments to avoid" - I rarely see such topic in such good details in investment books. I mostly agree with Bruce's conclusions in this part.

    It seems me that book editor work wasn't done properly. In my personal taste I'd rearrange some topics to make more smooth flow.

    Anyway, a reader will spend her/his time and money well with the ebook, it definitely gives food for thinking of the not mainstream investing approach.

    SDS

    Dec. 11, 2014

    Dec 11 8:51 AM | Link | 4 Comments
  • Book Review: "Income Investing Secrets"

    Each day now about 10 thousands Americans are retried and they need to figure out how to replace their salaries. Richard Stooker provides very useful help in his good book "Income Investing Secrets" for any small investor. The book consists of 3 major parts - philosophy of income investing (II), II tools, and some unique II tips.

    The first part is one that has resonated with my approach to investing, as it is consistent with my experience as dividend investor because of it fundamental truth and simplicity.

    The second part briefly describes different II tools from well known such as stocks and bonds to previously unknown for me such as enhanced income securities or corenotes. Risk of each tool is outlined, so investor can decide if the tool worth more deep investigation.

    In the third part Richard Stooker (who is a smart amateur investor) outlines his ideas on II and some life aspects.

    The ratio signal-to-noise (i.e. useful information to "bla-bla-bla") is much higher in this book than in most investment books I have read, so I'd recommend "Income Investing Secrets" for any individual investor.

    13 September 2014

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