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The Power Curve reveals the important and effective techniques, tools, and strategies that you need to manage your investments in the most optimal way possible. In this straightforward and accessible guide to making your money work for you, successful money manager Scott G. Kyle examines the art and science of smart investing, showing you how to immediately profit from a strategy that uses dividends, compounding, and sophisticated options-trading systems to obtain superior returns on your investments.
The Power Curve
Shows why dividends and compounding matter
Explains options-trading techniques that will benefit you no matter what the market does
Analyzes real-life examples of investing opportunities
Provides tips on how to construct your portfolio, value equities, and make well-informed decisions on position sizing
Contains more than sixty charts and diagrams that effectively illustrate financial concepts
Defines complex financial terms and concepts in an easy-to-understand glossary
Chapter 1 The Importance and Power of Compounding 1
Chapter 2 The Role of Dividends in Equity Returns 6
Chapter 3 Fundamental Analysis, Equity Valuation, and Other Stock Selection Criteria 20
Chapter 4 Keeping your Options Open 44
Chapter 5 Optimizing Options 93
Chapter 6 Constructing a Portfolio: Risk Controls, Idea Generation, Position Sizing, and Other Relevant Parameters 133
Chapter 7 On Becoming a Great Trader and Investor 162
Chapter 8 Moving Up the Experience Curve: Using a Journal and Other Exercises 183
Additional Resources 209
Posted August 10, 2012
I’ve read a few other books on investing, namely a couple motley fools and one Harvard review book, and this one was by far the most interesting. A good portion of the book deals with options but it also covers individual stock selection and how to analyze the fundamentals of a company using various ratios and balance sheet analysis−and like others have mentioned there’s a bunch of graphs and charts explaining the effects of compounding with reinvested vs non-reinvested dividends, growth trends, options analysis, etc. I enjoyed the examples of tech companies in the 90’s and early 2000’s, like Yahoo, that grew at an exponential rate during the internet boom but soon couldn’t sustain the intense rate of growth. I was astounded after reading the percentage of internet companies that ended up going bankrupt after this period. Overall I highly recommend this book – it’s short and precise, definitely worth a read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 7, 2012
As an undergrad student studying Business, I get only some exposure to the finance industry. This book took a practical approach to investing and I found it pretty suitable for an average individual like myself who lacks a lot of investment experience. Personally, using options is among the most complex investing strategies, however the diagrams, graphs, and Power Tips in the book helped to simplify even this most challenging topic. The author seemed to offset the complexities of investing with amusing analogies, humor, and some very valuable insight from his 20+ years of investment experience. I would definitely recommend giving this book a read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 8, 2012
Finally finished reading this book after two weeks and it's safe to say that I've learned the most out of all the articles and books I've seen on the internet. I don't typically write reviews but thought this one was warranted. I think what I was mostly impressed with was all the detailed explanations combined with life analogies and references which I found imperative for such complicated material. This book is sure to teach you more than what you need to know about investing, using dividends, and the kicker - options making it in enjoyable, learning experience. Definitely worth reading!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 6, 2012
I just finished reading this book and found it to be a potent yet simple overview on investing in the stock market. Whether you are a novice, day-trader, or career investor, the book holds information that you need. The use of anecdotes, metaphors, and humor make this otherwise dense subject a more interesting read. All of the information contained is useful, however the section concerning dividends, both their uses and benefits, is really what sets TPC apart from all other investing books I’ve read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 18, 2010
As a Finance major, I was familiar with investing techniques. Once I read The Power Curve, I went from being "familiar" to really understanding the importance and power of trading options to optimize my portfolio. This book made me feel ready and very prepared to start flourishing my own investments. The best thing about this read is how useful it is, and unlike most "finance" books, it is enjoyable and easy to read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 11, 2010
I loved this book. I've read a lot of books about investing, but this was the first to explain to me how to use options to optimize my portfolio in a practical way. It touches on theory just enough for me to be comfortable options, without having to be a mathematician to get it. It was much shorter than some of the other books I have read in the past (only 200 pages), but was way more useful. I highly recommend The Power Curve if you want to trade options.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 24, 2012
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