"The Aggressive Conservative Investor will never go out of date. Regulation, disclosure, and other things may change, but the general approach and mindset to successful investing are timeless. Read this book and you will learn the rudiments of 'safe and cheap' investing. An essential read for every amateur and professional investor." --Stan Garstka, Deputy Dean & Professor in the Practice of Faculty & Management, Yale School of Management "Security analysis toward both better odds and higher long-term payoff: A readable, authoritative guide." --Professor Bill Baumol, New York University "In reading this book, one is struck by the simplicity of the ideas and the dependence of the investor on his own understandings of reality as opposed to the myths on the street. The updated version of this 1979 classic incorporates all the modern financial engineering that has occurred as a product of the late 20th century, and the new methodologies refine your abilities to measure risk but don't change the fundamentals of value. The updated version of The Aggressive Conservative Investor is very much a value-added proposition." --Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investment LLC "I concur with those people who regard Marty Whitman as the 'Dean of Value Investing.' This book is a must-read for everyone interested in understanding the art of investing." --Melvin T. Stith, Dean, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University This no-holds-barred presentation of one of the most successful investment strategies of all time -- value investing in distressed securities/companie -- shows you how to analyze and evaluate stocks just like controlling owners. Based on the assumption that stock price rarely reflects real value, authors Whitman and Shubik use numerous case studies to present risk-minimizing methods that also provide high rewards. Still relevant today, this classic work includes a new introduction discussing the dramatic changes that have taken place in the value investing world since its first publication in 1979.
PRAISE FOR DISTRESS INVESTING "Marty Whitman has distilled decades of distressed investing experience into a text that is a must-read for everyone interested in the field, whether a student or a professional investor." —WILBUR L. ROSS, Chairman and CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC "Distress Investing: Principles and Technique represents a detailed and unique perspective on an arcane arena of investment that is going to get a lot more attention. Marty Whitman is the master, and has set the standard for many years." —SAM ZELL, Chairman, Equity Group Investments, LLC "Martin Whitman and Professor Diz have produced a seminal work on the ins and outs of distressed investing for all distressed debt investors. It is jam-packed with information and guidance for the novice and the experienced. A must-read for anyone interested in distressed investing." —LEWIS KRUGER, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP "Marty Whitman, a legend in distress investing, packs decades of experience into these pages. The restructuring of the capital markets currently under way is sure to provide great distress investment opportunities, which this guide book can make count for you." —BRUCE FLATT, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. "The principles found in this book are those I used in the reorganization of my business from bankruptcy to an S&P 500 company with an investment grade rating and a multibillion-dollar market capitalization. An excellent premier by Marty Whitman and Professor Diz, integrating economic theory with real-world investment to help investors of all shapes and sizes understand and invest in distressed securities." —GENE ISENBERG, Chairman and CEO, Nabors Industries, Inc. "Marty Whitman, the unquestioned 'Dean' of active distressed investors, and Fernando Diz, one of the few academics specializing in distressed investing, have teamed up to provide perhaps the best and most comprehensive primer on distressed securities and markets. I learned so much from this remarkable volume." —EDWARD I. ALTMAN, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business, Director of credit and debt markets research at the NYU Salomon Center and adviser to several financial institutions including, Paulson & Co. and Concordia Advisers
How a Retirement Plan Could Help You Save and Invest in Your 401(K), Create a Retirement Income, and Help You Avoid a Mediocre Retirement
Author: Scott Carty
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Business & Economics
How much money do you need to be able to retire and stay retired for the rest of your life? There is a wealth of information this book will share with you. With questions about Social Security benefits, pensions becoming a thing of the past, and continuing market volatility, financial planning is more crucial than ever! But financial planning is not the only thing that you will learn in this book. You will learn about your financial options. Prepare to be equipped with the knowledge you need to properly and confidently plan for your retirement.
In clear language, this guide helps readers understand bonds and use them to build a portfolio that is both conservative and growth oriented. It explains bond funds, municipals, treasuries, zero coupon bonds, corporate convertibles and innovative new bond products and shows you how to integrate them into your portfolio.
Annuity investment has become an increasingly popular option for many investors each year with the market topping more than $100 billion in sales in recent years. Due to the dual nature of annuities, they can often be misunderstood and many invest ors looking for high return rates steer clear of them, hoping for the quick return ales that they often associate with higher risk investments. Though, as this book will show you, annuity investment done properly can be an incredibly powerful tool in helping you reach your full financial potential without taking substantial risks. In this book, you will learn exactly what annuities are and how they work. You will see all of the common misconceptions about annuities and how you can get past those and decide if annuity investment is right for you. You will learn the primary purpose of an annuity and how it can help diversify your retirement options. You also will learn which risks are immediately associated with annuities regarding to your retirement, including longevity, investment, and planning risks. Interviews with dozens of financial experts have helped us compile a comprehensive guide on everything you can imagine related to annuities. You will learn how a fixed annuity operates and what you can expect from multi-year agreements as opposed to single-year agreements or market value adjusted annuities. Index, variable, and income annuities are also described in full detail in their own chapters along with when they are the best choice and how they ideally fit into your investment strategies. You will learn how to properly structure an annuity and how to optimize your variable investments. You will be shown how to access, get out of, or convert your annuities when things change in your life and what you can expect to pay in taxes on your annuities. Finally, you will be walked through the annuity sales process, including what you should expect from your salesman and ten essential questions you must ask before you sign any paperwork. If you are considering or preparing to purchase an annuity in anticipation of your retirement, this book is a vital tool that you cannot overlook.
Analysts have raised questions about current workers' ability and inclination to save" enough for retirement. This issue is of obvious policy interest given the current debate over" reforming national retirement income programs. This paper explores the implications of recent" research regarding retirement wealth accumulation and decumulation for this debate. Our goal is" to identify problems and opportunities in the area of preparedness for retirement."
Provides a conceptual understanding of the role that statistics and quantitative methods play in the decision process. Describes the many quantitative methods that have been developed over the years; how they work; and how the decision-maker can apply and interpret the data.