Debt Cycle Investing: Simple Tools for Reading the Economy to Make Smarter Investment Decisions

Debt Cycle Investing: Simple Tools for Reading the Economy to Make Smarter Investment Decisions

by Gary Gordon


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Everyone knows the economy affects our investments. But which economic trends discussed by TV pundits and money gurus really matter—and which ones can we safely ignore?

In Debt Cycle Investing, Gary Gordon explains the little-understood economic indicator that plays a crucial role in driving financial markets. Using vivid, simply-explained graphs, he shows how investors can read market trends and make smarter choices about where to put their money. Along the way, he’ll equip you to separate popular myths, fads, and fallacies from realities, helping you avoid falling prey to the flawed thinking that leads so many investors astray.

"Wonderful cogent analysis. Terrific book!"--Karen Zimmerman, former trading executive, Credit Suisse

"An essential guide to contemporary investment thinking--very readable, with a touch of humor."--Larry Jeydel, former CEO, Almo Corporation

"As a long-time Wall Streeter, I didn't think I could learn anything from a how-to-invest book. I was wrong!"--Barbara Steiner, founding partner, institutional research firm Portales Partners

"Original, well-argued, and meticulously supported--an important contribution to the literature on investing that all investors should read."--John Cecil, chairman, Eagle Knolls Capital

"Helps us understand complex economic and market concepts in a straightforward manner with humor."--Steve Shapiro, former principal, Concordia Capital Partners

"I've rarely seen information so convincingly presented--and so logically. Valuable and entertaining!"--Steve Rosenblatt, former IBM executive

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692140055
Publisher: Rivertowns Books
Publication date: 07/16/2018
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gary Gordon was a stock analyst, investment strategist, and portfolio manager at PaineWebber, UBS and other firms. He is now an adjunct professor in the math department at Mercy College, teaches at prisons, presents financial literacy seminars to adults and students, and tutors junior high school students. He serves on the Board of Hudson Link and on an operating committee at the United Jewish Appeal.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Financial Asset Allocation—The Basics and My New Idea

1. Our All-Too-Human Investment Weaknesses

2. A Tool for Clearer Investment Thinking: Pictures of Facts

3. My Investment Valuation Tool: The Earnings Yield Model

4. Drivers of the Cash and Bond Earning Yields: The Time Value of Money and Inflation

5. Drivers of the Stock Earnings Yield: Market Risk and Earnings Growth

6. How Debt Growth Drives Economic Cycles

7. What Doesn’t Drive Economic Cycles

8. The Great Modernization: How Debt Became a Key Driver of US Economic and Investment Cycles

9. Applying What You’ve Learned: An Asset Allocation Plan for Today

10. How to Be a Debt Cycle Investor in the Years to Come



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