Jackass Investing

Jackass Investing

by Michael Dever

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Overview

Jackass Investing by Michael Dever

Jackass Investing systematically rips apart the conventional investment wisdom - myth by myth - then replaces it with a "return driver" based methodology that results in a "Free Lunch" portfolio - one that produces both greater returns and lower risk. More than ten years in the making, and supported by the twin pillars of extensive research and more than 30 years of trading experience, this book finally lays to rest the traditional investment paradigm.

As you might have guessed, this is not your typical investment book. "Controversial" and "ground-breaking" are two words that have been used to describe it. Jackass Investing presents an entirely new, and eminently logical, process for investing - all of it supported by numerous relevant facts and studies. But Jackass Investing is not a dense financial tome. It is extremely readable and includes entertaining and relevant references to popular culture - such as Criss Angel's magic, the rock band Rush and heavyweight boxing contender "Fast" Eddie Chambers - to help describe investment concepts in a truly approachable way.

Perhaps most importantly, the book is also highly practical. As a bonus, the author has created a companion web site that includes specific actions you can take to turn your "Poor-folio" into a truly diversified portfolio - one that can make you money in even the harshest environments. This is certainly the one book that will transform your way of thinking about money and how you invest it.

What you'll learn:

Are you a Seinfeld fan? In Myth #3, learn what George Costanza can teach you about market timing. Then read the "Action Section" to see an actual trading strategy you can use to profit from the behavior of those people who do mis-time the market.

Think that the largest investors have an edge over you? In Myth #15, read why the opposite is true. In the action section see an actual technique that has been shown to outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5% per year.

What can the behavior of football fans teach you about investing? Find out in Myth #16. Learn how even the largest investors have a bias in their investing - one that you can exploit to create a truly diversified portfolio.

Do you believe it is impossible to both increase returns and reduce risk? That's understandable. The conventional financial wisdom preaches that ad nauseum. But in the final myth, find out why - and how - it is possible. See actual portfolios you can use to produce greater returns with less risk than those that follow conventional financial wisdom.

These are just a handful of the many entertaining examples of investment myths and specific trading strategies you will learn when reading Jackass Investing. There is no other book like it that combines entertainment with financial education and a practical "how-to" guide. Learn what most of Wall Street doesn't know, and what those who do know, want to keep from you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983504009
Publisher: Ignite LLC
Publication date: 05/20/2011
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Grady1GH More than 1 year ago
Michael Dever has hit so many nails on the head in this valuable and very readable JACKASS INVESTING that it will be snatched up by people who manage their own money with or without advisors. He offers common errors in investment strategies that are myths (20 of them to be precise) including such controversial topics such as 'Buy Low, Sell High', 'Stocks Provide an Intrinsic Return', 'Government Regulations Protect Investors', 'Commodity Trading is Risky', ''Trading is Gambling - Investing is safer', and so on - and for the informed reader this may sound like a list of Rule to Follow: wrong! What Dever does - and this is where the majority of readers will find much needed enlightenment - is explain the process expressed in his 'myths' and in doing so he has provided one of the best Primers for those of us who know little and understand less about how the investment market/business operates. The terms he uses he explains in simple language, terms that daily become more prevalent in the media with the money market crisis bleeding to death globally. Probably several readings of this book will be necessary to fully take advantage form his sage advice. Not that it is a difficult read - quite the contrary: his verbiage is unfettered and is accompanied by helpful quotes, examples, graphs, and researched elements that practically assure that even those of us who have always considered the investment market foreign language ridden territory understood only by brokers and counselors will find light at the end of this once-threatening tunnel. Dever is smart, witty, wise, and entertaining and has provided a book that should, for one, be required reading for college students not majoring in Economics - and of those of us who should have taken a couple of courses on the subject but didn't. Doubtless there will be many who peruse this book who don't even know about the Myths he debunks. Now read and get an education and learn about the fallacies and methods of placing your hard earned dollar to work for you. Grady Harp