Sunday, September 23, 2007
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Another fine blog I enjoy reading is Controlled Greed. Controlled Greed offers much to its readers. From detailing the authors current holdings and the rationale behind each selection to providing links and discussion of current news about investing Controlled Greed covers a wide range of topics related to fundamental investing.
As described on the site Controlled Greed is:
Controlled Greed is a well written blog that I believe those interested in fundamental investing can learn much by reading.
devoted to investing in undervalued stocks. The focus is global and typical investments can include net working capital discounts (also known as "net nets"), book value discounts, low P/E ratios, special situations and fallen angels.
Monday, September 03, 2007
SuperCash: The New Hedge Fund Capitalism (Wiley Trading)
What Is It About?
This book examines alternative approaches to success in the market. Looking at various techniques such as closed-end fund arbitrage, short-selling, and activism, the author explains to the reader how various strategies work and how an individual can mimic those strategies on a smaller scale. Well-written, the book is a quick read at just over 200 pages.
What Did I Get Out Of It As A New Investor?
The book introduces a new investor or trader to the allocation of assets using alternative investments. Using examples of 13D filings the author demonstrates how the new investor can profitably ride the coattails of professional activist investors. The author also takes the reader through a step by step explanation on how to implement a closed-end fund arbitrage strategy. Several other chapters walk the reader through various other strategies employed by hedge funds. Overall, the book did a good job helping me understand that there are many alternative avenues to investing success.
The Good News
A helpful book for a new investor or trader hoping to understand alternative classes of investing.
The Bad News
The author says don’t read his books.
The Bottom Line
An informative book that provides the new investor or trader with a basic understanding on how to implement alternative investing strategies.
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