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Personal Finance & Investing

If you are a private investor, these summaries will help you find a suitable investment strategy according to market conditions and your desired level of risk. Learn about stocks, bonds, derivatives, precious metals, real estate and much more.

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The 25 Habits of Highly Successful Investors
Book
 

Peter Sander

Platinum Press, 2013

(7)

Debunkery
Book

Ken Fisher and Lara Hoffmans

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010

(8)

Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements
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Mary Buffett and David Clark

Scribner, 2008

(8)

The Intelligent Investor
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Benjamin Graham

HarperBusiness, 2005

(10)

The New Advisor for Life
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Stephen D. Gresham

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011

(7)

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
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John C. Bogle

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007

(9)

How to Smell a Rat
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Ken Fisher and Lara Hoffmans

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009

(9)

The Alternative Answer
Book
 

Bob Rice

HarperBusiness, 2013

(8)

Money: A Love Story
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Kate Northrup

Hay House, 2013

(5)

Soros
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Robert Slater

McGraw-Hill, 2008

(7)

Think and Grow Rich
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Napoleon Hill

Random House, 1987

(8)

The Way to Wealth
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Benjamin Franklin

Applewood Books, 1986

(9)

The Financial Numbers Game
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Charles W. Mulford and Eugene E. Comiskey

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002

(8)

The Little Book of Value Investing
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Christopher H. Browne

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006

(9)

The Little Book That Makes You Rich
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Louis Navellier

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007

(8)

The Mind of the Market
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Michael Shermer

Times Books, 2007

(8)

The Great Reflation
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Anthony Boeckh

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010

(9)

Security Analysis
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Benjamin Graham and David Dodd

McGraw-Hill, 1996

(8)

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings
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Philip A. Fisher

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

(8)

The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble
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Russ Koesterich

McGraw-Hill, 2011

(8)

A Random Walk Down Wall Street
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Burton G. Malkiel

W.W.Norton, 2007

(9)

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Personal Finance & Investing

Most folks dream of striking it rich – or at least making a few bucks off of their investments. Considering man’s universal desire to turn money into more money, it’s not at all surprising that personal finance and investing is among the most popular categories in getAbstract’s library. With roughly 250 summaries of the best personal investment books in print, we’re confident that you’ll find the answers to all of your financial questions. The investment books our writers have expertly summarized appeal to the full range of investors, from wide-eyed novices to old pros. You’ll learn about a number of investment philosophies and whether you’re best suited to take risks or more comfortable with a conservative approach. Many of our summaries deal with the psychology of investing and the role intuition plays in your decisions. You’ll find information galore about the way financial markets operate and strategies that can help you capitalize on fluctuating economic conditions.

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