Pounce: How to Seize Profit in Today's Chaotic Markets

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Eat or be eaten: The ways of the jungle are strikingly similar to those of the financial world. Investment predators create a plan for capturing their prey (prime investment opportunities) while risk is fairly low, and spit the bones out (sell the investment) before they become prey themselves.

Pounce describes a system that is neither frantic day trading nor passive buy and hold investing. After setting up a three-pronged strategy based on ...
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Overview

Eat or be eaten: The ways of the jungle are strikingly similar to those of the financial world. Investment predators create a plan for capturing their prey (prime investment opportunities) while risk is fairly low, and spit the bones out (sell the investment) before they become prey themselves.

Pounce describes a system that is neither frantic day trading nor passive buy and hold investing. After setting up a three-pronged strategy based on quantitative measures of market value, economic direction, and market sentiment, the investor chooses stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs), or mutual funds using easy-to-understand criteria. Then the system is tweaked no more than once a month. This strategy places the laws of probability directly in the investor’s favor. Recessions, disruptive periods, or bear markets are all potential windows of opportunity.

Pounce teaches us in vivid language, and with dozens of specific examples, how to run our investment lives so as to never be the prey again!

About the Author
KEN STERN is the founder of Ken Stern and Associates, a multimillion-dollar corporation managing wealth for affluent individuals and institutions. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, and the Today show and speaks monthly to hundreds of listeners. He resides with his family in southern California and enjoys reading, writing, investing, eating, exercising, skiing, swimming, and traveling.
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Publishers Weekly

Stern (To Hell and Back) offers fierce investment advice, goading readers to admit that their brains get in the way of profits. They must trust "animal instincts" instead, sharpen their claws and get ready to live by the "law of the jungle" to capture prey and "spit out the bones." With such rhetoric, the system Stern sets forth is surprisingly tame and prosaic (e.g., reviewing investments monthly for underlying value, price direction and market sentiment). Individual strategies include technical analysis (drawing lines on charts to try to guess future price movements), fundamental analysis (valuing companies based on accounting and economic data) and market psychology. This is not a book for beginners; it does not cover the basics of financial planning and assumes a familiarity with accounting and financial data. Although no figures are given, it seems to assume about a million dollars available for investment in liquid securities and enough outside income that the portfolio need not provide cash. This book would be most appropriate for seasoned investors who trust the author's investment acumen and want a blueprint for imitating it. (May)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781427207098
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

Meet the Author

Ken Stern is the founder of Ken Stern and Associates, a multimillion-dollar corporation managing wealth for affluent individuals, families, and institutions. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, and The Today Show, and speaks monthly to hundreds of listeners. He resides with his family in Southern California and enjoys reading, writing, investing, eating, exercising, skiing, swimming, and traveling.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Bk. 1 Ready: Gather Your Resources

1 Assess Your Kingdom 17

2 Run with the Bulls, Pounce on the Herd 32

3 Animal Instincts 46

Bk. 2 AIM: Master Your P3 Indicators

4 The Power of Three 65

5 P3: Valuation 75

6 P3: Economic Direction 107

7 P3: Investor Psyche/Market Behavior 133

8 Bulls, Bears, and More Foolishness 147

9 Bubbles and Predators 167

Bk. 3 Pounce: The Personal Pounce Platform

10 Core: Rising Stars and Pounce for Income and Growth 195

11 Tactical Investing: Top Gun 213

12 Hedge for All the Right Reasons: Uncorrelated/Hedge 224

13 Personal Pounce Platform 248

14 Pouncing into the Future 273

15 Pounce Rules 280

Acknowledgements 289

Index 291

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