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Posted February 5, 2001
Experienced investors need not apply
I saw one review saying that they would buy this book for their mother, I did :-) This book gives a light hearted look at investing and is a good read, but does not contain a lot of 'meat'. I would recommend this book to investors just starting out or investors with only a few years experience and no prior knowledge of the financial markets.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 11, 2000
I'd Buy This For My Mother
The Motley Fool Strikes! When I first saw these guys on CNBC back in ¿96 I couldn¿t believe my eyes. ¿I mean, who are these clowns and why should I listen to anything they have to say?¿ was roughly what I remember thinking to myself as they bubbled-up investment advice from under matching joker hats. Well, after reading their book, I still have my reservations, but I have to admit it does offer a good way of looking at investments for the mutual fund and buy-and-hold types. Good gains can be found in this type of investment methodology, but as a devout technician, I must say that I still find greater gains in short-term trading which makes a book like Jeff Cooper¿s Hit and Run Trading the best risk-to-reward value out there. Don¿t get me wrong, this book speaks to folks like my mother who wouldn¿t know a bar chart from hieroglyphics on the wall. Additionally, their Dow Dividend portfolio strategy is just what my mother ordered ¿ 15 minutes of research a year for an average 25% return over 20 years! Let¿s face it; in this time, in the world we live in, you have to learn how to read the markets somehow or risk facing financial under performance in the long-run. I think that it is a good start for the absolute novice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.