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    The Complete Guide to Investing in Commodity Trading and Futures: How to Earn High Rates of Returns Safely

    ISBN #: 9781601380036


    $15.95

    Many people have become very rich in the commodity markets. It is one of a few investment areas where an individual with limited capital can make extraordinary profits in a relatively short period of time. Commodities are agreements to buy and sell virtually anything that is harvested except onions. (A 1958 federal law prohibits trading onions.) Such goods are raw or partly refined materials whose value mainly reflects the costs of finding or gathering them. They are traded for processing or incorporation into final goods. Examples are crude oil, cotton, rubber, grains, and metals and other minerals. Since it is impractical to transport these bulky, often perishable materials, what is actually traded are commodities futures contracts, or options, that are agreements to buy or sell at an agreed upon price on a specific date. Trading in futures and options is speculative in nature and there is a substantial risk of loss. These investments are not suitable for everyone, and only risk capital should be used.

    As with many other business segments, the Internet and technology have opened up this attractive marketplace to a new breed of individual investors and speculators working part-time. You and I can now stand on an even playing field with the largest banks, wealthiest individuals, and trading institutions from the comfort of home.

    Commodity trading can provide you with very high, secure rate of return, in some cases as high as 12%, 18%, 24%, or even 300% or more per year. If performed correctly, commodity trading will far outpace all other investments. The key is to know how to perform this process correctly.

    This all sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get you started generating high investment returns from start to finish.

    In this easy to read and comprehensive new book you will learn what commodity trading and futures are, how to set up your account online, how to choose software to use in trading, how to invest in commodities, evaluate their performance, and handle fees and taxes. This book explores numbers of investing strategies and tactics, charting techniques, and position trading. You will pick up the language of a trader so that you recognize terminology and know how to use leverage, call options, put options, advancing and declining issues, advancing and declining volume, the Commodity Channel Index (CCI), and commodity charts, among others. Like the pros who have been trading commodities for years, you will learn how to pinpoint entry, exits, and targets for your trades, and use insider secrets to help you double or even triple your investment - all while avoiding the common traps and pitfalls.

    In addition, we took the extra effort and spent an unprecedented amount of time researching, interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful commodity Investors. Aside from learning the basics of commodity and futures trading you will be privy to their secrets and proven successful ideas.

    Instruction is great, but advice from experts is even better, and the experts chronicled in this book are earning millions. If you are interested in learning essentially everything there is to know about commodity and futures investing in addition to hundreds of tactics, tricks, and tips on how to earn enormous profits in commodity trading while controlling your investments, then this book is for you.

The Complete Guide to Investing in Short-Term trading: How to Earn High Rates of Returns Safely
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The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter and Yogurt at Home: Everything you Need to Know Explained Simply  

ISBN #: 9781601380029


$15.95

Short-term trading refers to the practice of buying and selling financial instruments within the same trading week or, at most, a few weeks. Short-term traders buy and sell stocks over a few days or weeks in the hope that their stocks will continue climbing in value for the time they own them, making for quick and, often, huge profits. Some of the more commonly traded financial instruments are stocks, stock options, currencies, and futures contracts such as equity index futures, interest rate futures, and commodity futures.

Short-term trading was once the preserve of banks, financial firms, and professional investors. Many traders are bank or investment firms' employees working in equity investment and fund management. As with many other business segments, the Internet, technology, and legislative changes have opened up this attractive marketplace to a new breed of individual investors and speculators working part-time. You and I can now stand on an even playing field with the largest banks, wealthiest individuals, and trading institutions from the comfort of home.

Short-term trading can provide you with very high and secure rate of return as high as 12%, 18%, 24%, or even 300%. If performed correctly, short-term trading can far outpace all other investment techniques. The key is to know how to perform this process correctly.

This all sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get you started generating high-investment returns with low risk from start to finish.

In this easy to read and comprehensive new book you will learn how to set up your online account, how to choose the correct software to use in trading, how to get started in short-term trading, how to invest in short-term stocks, evaluate performance, and handle fees and taxes. This book delves into trading tactics for swing trading, position trading, leveraging the stock market, selling short, and pinpointing entry, exits, and targets for your trades. You will pick up the language of a trader so that you recognize candlestick patterns, advancing and declining issues and volume, call options, and put options. You will know how to find the very best stocks every day, how to read and prosper with stock charts, how to use the New York Stock Exchange tick indicator and trading index (TRIN), the Commodity Channel Index (CCI), the moving average convergence/divergence (MACD), the Dow 30-Day Moving Average. As you read this book, the mysteries of short-term trading will unfold so that you can double or even triple your investment - all while avoiding the common traps and pitfalls.

In addition, we took the extra effort and spent an unprecedented amount of time researching, interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful investors. Aside from learning the basics of mutual fund trading you will be privy to their secrets and proven successful ideas.

Instruction is great, but advice from experts is even better, and the experts chronicled in this book are earning millions. If you are interested in learning essentially everything there is to know about short-term investing as well as hundreds of hints, tricks, and tips on how to earn enormous profits in short-term investing while controlling your investments, then this book is for you.
   
 
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The Complete Guide to Investing In Mutual Funds: How to Earn High Rates of Returns Safely
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The Mutual Funds Book: How to Invest in Mutual Funds & Earn High Rates of Returns Safely

ISBN #: 978160138001


$15.95

Over the past decade, American investors increasingly have turned to mutual funds to save for retirement and meet other financial goals. Mutual funds can offer the advantages of diversification and professional management. It pays to understand both the upside and the downside of mutual fund investing and how to choose products that match your goals and tolerance for risk. As with other investment choices, investing in mutual funds involves risk, fees, and taxes. This new book explains the basics of mutual fund investing - how mutual funds work, what factors to consider before investing, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Mutual funds are not guaranteed or insured by the FDIC or any other government agency. - even if you buy through a bank, and the fund carries the bank's name. You can lose money investing in mutual funds. In addition, there are more than 10,000 mutual funds to choose from. The combined assets of the nation's mutual funds increased by $132.8 billion, or 1.3 percent, to $10.414 trillion in December 2006, according to the Investment Company Institute's (ICI's) official survey of the mutual fund industry. In the survey, mutual fund companies report actual assets, sales, and redemptions to ICI. Why should you consider investing in a mutual fund? One reason is simply the high potential returns. Many funds have earnings in the triple digits.

This all sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get you started generating high investment returns with low risk from start to finish.

You will learn what mutual funds are, the various types and advantages of each, how to evaluate their risk against other types of investments, how to and how not to invest in them, how to allocate your assets, how to set up your account online, how to choose when to sell, and how to cash them in.

This is your source for understanding investment funds: open end, exchange traded funds, equity funds, index funds, bond funds, money market funds, funds of funds, hedge funds, growth stock funds, value stock funds, income stock funds, sector mutual funds, enhanced index funds, sector mutual funds, closed end funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and many others.

You will pick up the language of mutual fund investing and what the lingo means to you: net asset value, load versus no load, turnover, expenses and total expense ratios, capitalization, share classes, growth versus value, dollar cost averaging and many more.

We have also included a history of mutual funds (including their scandals), and we have disclosed the mysteries of documents you will encounter in mutual fund investing, such as their ratings, share classes, fees, annual reports, and indexes. We show you how to compare your fund to the competition, how to compare it to other types of investments, and how to compare various funds on an after-tax basis. We make it easy for you to grasp strategies for expanding your investments into different market sectors and among various classes of stocks, such as small and micro-cap stocks, mid cap and large cap companies, defensive stocks, and mixtures of stock types.

You will develop your own expertise in reading the economy both nationally and globally, handling taxes, devising investment tactics for portfolio allocation whether interest rates are rising or falling, with down-to-earth instructions to help you bring in a high and steady income, all the while evading losses and downfalls.

In addition, we took the extra effort and spent an unprecedented amount of time researching, interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful mutual fund investors. Aside from learning the basics of mutual fund trading, you will be privy to their proven, successful ideas.

Instruction is great, but advice from experts is even better, and the experts chronicled in this book are earning millions. If you are interested in learning essentially everything there is to know about mutual fund investing and in getting hundreds of hints, tricks, and tips for earning enormous profits in mutual fund investing while controlling your investments, then this book is for you.
   

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The Hedge Funds Book: How to Invest in Hedge Funds & Earn High Rates of Returns Safely

ISBN #: 9781601380005


$15.95

Money managers have traditionally used hedge funds as they would mutual funds: to pool investors' money and place it in financial instruments in an effort to make a high positive return. Hedge funds have typically been available only to the very affluent or to investors with inside contacts, but today that has changed. Almost any investor can now participate in a hedge fund and earn high returns.
Why should you consider investing in a hedge fund? One reason is simply the high potential returns. Since January 1990, as measured by the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index, which accounts for more than 1,600 funds listed on the internal Hedge Fund Research (HFR) Database, hedge funds have returned 14 percent per year through October 2005. Many funds have earned triple digit returns.

As with many other business segments, the Internet and technology have opened up this attractive marketplace to a new breed of individual investors and speculators working part-time. You and I are now on an even playing field with the largest banks, wealthiest individuals, and trading institutions from the comfort of our own homes.

Hedge funds can provide you with very high, secure rate of return 12%, 18%, 24%, or even 300% per year. If performed correctly, hedge fund trading will far outpace all other investments. This all sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing!

The key is learning how to proceed. This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get you started generating high-investment returns with low risk from start to finish.

In this easy to read and comprehensive new book, you will find out how to invest in hedge funds, evaluate their performance, and employ investing strategies and tactics, deftly using the latest technology to set up your account online. You will be able to handle fees, taxes, and risks, and you will get little known data to help you double or even triple your investment - all while avoiding the common traps and pitfalls.

In addition, we took the extra effort and spent an unprecedented amount of time researching, interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful hedge fund investors. Aside from learning the basics of hedge fund trading, you will be privy to investors' "closed club" secrets and proven successful ideas.

Instruction is great, but advice from experts is even better, and the experts chronicled in this book are earning millions. If you are interested in learning essentially everything there is to know about hedge fund investing along with hundreds of hints, tips, strategies, and inside advice, then this book is for you.
   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Index Funds-How to Earn High Rates of Return Safely

ISBN #: 9781601382054


$14.95

Long kept a secret by financial insiders, index funds are rapidly growing in popularity. Index funds are unit trusts that track the performance of an index. An investor can buy shares comprising the index or buy a sample of shares that make up the index. A fund's value is linked to the index, meaning that if the index rises, the value of the fund also rises. Index funds outperform 80 percent of managed funds, and more and more investors are turning to these funds to reduce the anxiety and expense of trying to beat the market and predict what stocks, bonds, or mutual funds will perform well. In this book you will find out why insiders have kept these funds a secret and how you can benefit from them.

In this new, comprehensive book, you will learn the different indexing methods, including traditional indexing, synthetic indexing, and enhanced indexing, and you will learn the advantages of index funds, among them low costs, simplicity, and lower turnovers. You will read about diversification, asset allocation, capital gains tax considerations, enhanced index funds, and the common mistakes investors make with index funds.

Furthermore, you will learn how to achieve balance, how individual funds perform, how to use exchange traded funds for effective asset allocation, how to choose the right fund, how to develop a portfolio, how to gauge portfolio risk, and how to determine your risk capacity. We will provide you with a list of funds, specific strategies, and step-by-step guidance on active indexing. We will explain the efficiency of indexing, the flexibility of active portfolio management strategies, and the benefits of index funds compared to traditional mutual funds.

Whether you are a first time investor or a stock market pro, you will discover valuable information about how index funds work, what factors to consider before investing, and how to avoid common pitfalls. By reading The Complete Guide to Investing in Index Funds you will ultimately learn how to maximize your return while minimizing your risk.
   

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The Complete Guide to Currency Trading & Investing: How to Earn High Rates of Return Safely and Take Control of Your Investments - REVISED SECOND EDITION

ISBN #: 9781601384423


$15.95

In recent years many smart investors have exited the stock market and other investment areas because they have essentially lost control of their investments. They have relied on the advice and skill of their brokers, bankers, and financial advisors. Many investment and retirement accounts have dwindled. Fortunately, there is a wonderful but little-understood alternative: currency trading and investing.

As with many other business segments, the Internet and technology have opened up this attractive marketplace to a new breed of individual investors and speculators working part-time. You and I can now stand on an even playing field with the largest banks and trading institutions from the comfort of home.

Currency trading is the practice of exchanging one country's currency for another country's currency. The foreign exchange (Currency or Forex or FX) market is the largest trading market in the world exceeding $1.9 trillion every single day! Essentially there are four variables involved: currencies, exchange rate, time, and interest rate. The relationships of these variables create opportunities for small investors to obtain investment returns that are generally unheard of in the traditional investment world. You owe it to yourself and your family to begin to learn about currency trading.

You can get started with just $100 or less, and the investment can easily be managed in a part-time capacity, usually requiring a few hours on the Internet a week from your home or your office. Currency investments can provide you with very high and secure rate of return, in some cases as high as 12%, 18%, 24%, or even 1,000% or more per year. If performed correctly, currency trading will far outpace all other investments. The key is to know how to perform this process correctly.

This all sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get you started generating high-investment returns with low risk from start to finish, and you can start with less than $100.

You will learn what currency trading is; how to invest in foreign currency; trading strategies and tactics; technological considerations; how to set up your account online; purchase currency online; day trader insights; current trends; Pivot Programs; price projectors; futures predicting; trading software; insider secrets to help you double or even triple your investment – all while avoiding traps and pitfalls.

In addition, we took the extra effort and spent an unprecedented amount of time researching, interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today’s most successful currency traders. Aside from learning the basics of currency trading you will be privy to their secrets and proven successful ideas.

Instruction is great, but advice from experts is even better, and the experts chronicled in this book are earning millions. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to earn enormous profits in currency trading while controlling your investments, then this book is for you.

Best Business Book: The Complete Guide to Currency Trading & Investing: How to Earn High Rates of Return Safely and Take Control of Your Investments by Jamaine Burrell  - FPA 2008 President's Book Awards

London Book Festival: Awards Winner - Honorable Mention

   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Annuities How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely

ISBN #:9781601382917


$14.99

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 investors looking for high return rates steer clear of them, hoping for the quick return rates 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 be shown 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 they can help diversify your retirement options. You also will learn which risks are immediately associated with annuities in regards to your retirement, including longevity, investment, and planning risks.

The specific elements of an annuity are laid out in striking detail, showing you how it works, what the differences are between each major type, and what you can expect from deferring annuities and immediate annuities. The pros and cons of each type and comparisons to other investment options such as CDs, mutual funds and retirement accounts will help you decide how an annuity fits into your portfolio.

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 multiyear agreements as opposed to singleyear 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.
   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Bonds and Bond Funds How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely

ISBN #: 9781601382931


$14.95

Bonds have long been a stalwart of investment. More than $100 billion was invested in municipal bonds alone in 2006. Now, with the economy a little less certain than it has been in recent decades, the demand for a secure place to invest money has lead to resurgence in interest in the use of bonds for many investors. Because there are many peculiarities in bond investment, you must have a basic understanding of the market, the bond issuer, how to measure rates of return and how to maximize those rates. This book provides anyone who has never invested in bonds before the ideal handbook to start investing in and earning massive returns from bonds.

You will learn everything the savvy investor needs to effectively turn a high risk portfolio into a constantly growing, steadily developing source of wealth. You will learn how bonds operate on a very basic level, including the numerous different kinds of bonds and how bond funds can be a highly lucrative option. You will learn the fundamental differences between government, municipal, and corporate bonds and how much of a return you can expect from each.

You will learn the basic methods of valuation and yield that bonds are measured by and how you can evaluate bonds with three basic steps. You will be guided through determining the face value, coupon rate, and sale price of a bond, as well as the ratings, insurance, maturity, callability, and taxes that might be associated with it. The importance of interest rates, inflation, and supply and demand in affecting the yield of your bonds will be detailed as well to ensure you make a careful investment.

In addition to a comprehensive guide on the many options and methods of investing in bonds, dozens of interviews with financial gurus from around the nation have been conducted to provide critical, real world advice on how to successfully invest your money into bonds. You will be shown the risk free methods by which to invest in bonds, making low interest returns on U.S. government bonds, as well as the higher risk methods that will allow you to make great returns by investing in industrial and corporate bonds. You will learn how to look overseas for even more lucrative options and how to measure the risk of your bonds based on the debt in which you are investing and the callability of any one bond issuer. You will be shown how to effectively balance your portfolio to include bonds without ignoring the necessity and place for other investments. For any investor who has been agonizing over how to safely invest money for a high return, this book is for you, guiding you through the complex, but rewarding, world of bond investments.
   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Derivatives How to Earn High Rates of Returns - Safely

ISBN #: 9781601382955


$14.95

As one of the more complex but higher yielding financial opportunities available, derivative investing has become a multitrillion dollar industry. According to the Bank for International Settlements' 2007 Second Quarter Reports, there are more than $6 trillion in contracts outstanding in 2007 - more than $800 billion of that held by nonfinancial customers around the world. The physical number of contracts broke the 300 trillion mark and the numbers continue to rise annually around the globe. The combination of lower risks and potential skyrocketing gains that a derivative offers has made many people stop and take notice, yet the seemingly complex nature of such an investment is cause for pause. With this complete guide to understanding derivative investment though, you will not only understand how they work, you can also start making incredibly high returns on a regular basis, all while minimizing your risk.

You will start by learning exactly what derivatives are and how the various different forms, including forward contracts, futures contracts, swaps, and options, allow you to make trades on less tangible things outside of the various different trading opportunities you normally have. You will learn why it is important to know everything about derivatives before you start to trade and the vital use of risk analysis and management to maintain the economic stability of your portfolio.

You will learn how to use post data and other variables to manage your risk and what the market uses to determine the futures and forward contract prices. In addition, the prices of commodities, exchanges rates, and interest rates as they apply to derivatives will be discussed, including how they are established. You will learn what a contract provides, how the futures markets operate, what taxes and commissions you can expect in futures trading, and what people are currently working on in the futures market. In addition, you will learn the various forms of futures, such as stock index futures, Treasury bond and Treasury note futures, and also Treasury bill and Eurodollar futures.

You will learn directly from the experts, thanks to dozens of hours of interviews with the nation's top derivatives trading experts. You will learn how to trade and add swaps to your portfolio, manage the risk associated with them, and how they are priced and valued. You will learn what options allow you to do and how you can utilize call and put options. You will learn the various different option pricing models and trading strategies, and also how the continuous time option pricing model operates in different markets. For anyone who wants to take advantage of the derivative market but does not yet have the necessary knowledge to do so, this book will provide you with a comprehensive outlook on every detail involved in trading within these complex, more advanced markets.
   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Exchange Traded Funds How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely

ISBN #: 9781601382900


$14.95

The growth of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in recent years alongside an unprecedented access to investment resources by any individual with a computer has led to a major boost in the market for many of these funds. According to recently released numbers for the 2007 fiscal year, as reported in the Chicago Tribune, there are currently more than $608 billion in assets within ETFs, with almost $400 billion of that in domestically traded assets - an increase of almost 40 percent in one year. This book will provide for you a complete guide to both understanding how to invest in Exchange Traded Funds and to earn the highest possible rates of return without risking your financial future.

You will learn why the ETF has become the next major addition to essentially every casual trader's portfolio, offering a viable alternative to highfee mutual funds and Wall Street infused stock trading. You will discover the multiple ways in which you can build the stock equity side of your portfolio, through large and small growth, sector investing, international investing, and with specialized stock ETFs.

In addition to standard forms of ETFs, you will learn the various forms of Bond ETFs, Real Estate Investment Trading ETFs, and Commodity ETFs for gold, silver, and other precious metals. Also, you will discover why you should include a mixture of nonETF investments in your portfolio to remain diversified at all times. A special section detailing a sample ETF portfolio and how yours should be organized will help you understand the format and building structure for ETF investments. The keys to buying and holding successfully, a stark change from normal investment strategies, will help you learn what ETFs do differently, while the listing of rule exceptions make it easy to recognize when you will have even more options than you originally expected.

Through countless hours of interviews with financial professionals and newly independent traders like yourself, you will learn exactly how ETFs are being used today to revolutionize the world of personal finance, including retirement funding, education savings, and portfolio diversification. A list of commonly asked questions will ensure that every possible question you currently have is taken care of and the top ten mistakes that every new investor makes when starting with ETFs will help keep you from increasing your risk. You will be shown the entire corral of trading options at your disposal, both online and offline, and how Internet trading can help to increase your returns even further. The vital task of risk management is touched on repeatedly within each chapter, while trading profiles help you understand which investments have been most successful in recent years. For anyone getting ready to start trading in the highly lucrative ETF market, this book is a must have tool.
   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Gold and Precious Metals How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely

ISBN #: 9781601382924


$15.95

Gold has been an almost universal measure of wealth since it was discovered in the early eras of human civilization. Its value is determined by a number of factors - the volume of gold held by prosperous countries, the rarity of gold as it is refined, and current market trends. Inflation has a major effect as well. In 1910, gold was worth $20 an ounce. In 2007, the value of gold holds steady at almost $800 an ounce. The price does not remain constant though. A quick look at the value of gold in 1990 and then in 2000 will show that it had risen as high as $640 an ounce and then dropped to as little as $250 an ounce. So, it is understandable that you become easily confused by the financial properties of the world's most famous precious metal. This book was written to provide the savvy investor with the essential guide to not only understanding how gold and precious metal investments work, but how to make the most possible money from your investment.

You will be given a complete history of the most popular and traded precious metals on the market, where their value first originated and how it has evolved over the course of human history. You will learn how practical uses of precious metals have directly affected their value over time and how metals like gold and silver are direct indicators of the current state of the economy.

You will learn why precious metals, despite their fluctuation in price, are immune to the effects of inflation when utilized within you portfolio properly and why they immediately rise in price during times of recession and financial hardship. The physical and financial risks of each precious metal is outlined to show you how such an incredible drop could occur in the value of a physical item and what effects supply and demand have on certain metals that they do not have on others.

Most importantly, you will learn to recognize market trends that pinpoint the risk of inflation and the exodus from stock to precious metals that will often occur as a result. You will learn what role the central banks play in setting gold and precious metal values and how you can use mutual funds and futures to diversify your portfolio with precious metals without spreading yourself too thin or risking too much. With the assistance of dozens of financial experts and commodities traders who have worked with gold and precious metals for decades, you will learn all of the ins and outs of precious metals and how you can maximize your returns and minimize your risk. For anyone looking to diversify their portfolio and protect their investments with precious metals, this book provides you with a complete investing guide.
   

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Wall Street Lingo: Thousands of Investment Terms Explained Simply 

ISBN #: 9781601380388   

ISBN #: 9781601380395 (SPANISH)  

$24.95 English $14.95 Spanish

Finally, a finance dictionary compiled with the individual investor in mind. Wall Street Lingo does more than define the terms your stockbroker, the Wall Street Journal and CNBC pitch at you - it explains them in a way that traditional dictionaries can't. Where other dictionaries start at A and end at Z, Wall Street Lingo is organized in chapters, by subject. It begins where you begin - with a topic that has piqued your curiosity and ends only when your curiosity has been satisfied.

Have you ever wondered about the difference between CPI and PPI? In other dictionaries, you'll find the definitions 200 pages apart. Wall Street Lingo brings them together in the chapter Economics for Investors.

EBITDA. Gross Profit. Net Profit. Shareholders Equity. You could waste precious time searching for explanations to help you analyze a company's financial condition. Or you can open Wall Street Lingo to the chapter Decoding Financial Statements.

If you think technical analysis is only for the pros, flip to the chapter Technically Speaking for dozens of plain English translation to stock chart terms like Bollinger bands, MACD, Elliott wave theory and Bearish Divergence. It might change your mind.

Whether you're an experienced investor or are exploring the market for the first time, you’ll appreciate the easy-reading style and unique structure of this innovative investment tool.

- Over 1,000 terms individual investors need to
know and understand for profitable investing

- Definitions organized by topic

- Fully indexed and cross-referenced

- Exhaustive list of commonly used acronyms

- Helpful resources, complete with websites

Wall Street Lingo is an essential reference that translates the jargon used on Wall Street into direct, easy to understand, Main Street language and organizes it the way you use it.

Author Nora Peterson brings more than three decades of in-the-trenches securities and futures trading experience to Wall Street Lingo. In the 1970s, she screened stocks by spending long hours pouring over binders of Value Line Investment Surveys and Standard & Poor's research reports at the library. In the 1980s, she taught herself to chart pork belly futures at a desk in her broker's office. Today she trades securities from a state-of-the-art computerized control station in her home. The shelves of her office are lined with reference books, but the one tool she could never find was a dictionary that didn't intimidate or overwhelm the everyday investor. So she wrote one.
   

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The Complete Guide to Using Candlestick Charting How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely

ISBN #: 9781601382948


$14.95

The investment world is full of different methods for understanding how to best grow your rates of return and minimize risk. The Candlestick Charting method, first developed by Japanese rice traders in the middle of the 19th century, has become one of the favorite modern methods of analyzing and understanding the market through careful plotting and analysis of the data provided. This book will guide you through the seemingly complex, but revolutionarily, useful method of candlestick charting to gain the highest possible rates of return while ensuring your risks are as minimal as possible.

Candlestick charting is a complex language all in itself and for that reason, this book will guide you through the entire process of understanding the language, starting with the very origins of the technique. You will learn how it was developed and why it is still used today, including what changes have been made to the methods by Western investors. You will learn how the candlestick charts are prepared and what the different line constructions signify. Additionally, you will be shown how to read and differentiate between the different bodies, including the short and long white and black bodies, to measure high and low price levels, support, and resistance.

You will be shown the various additional forms such as spinning tops, shadows, and doji. Next, the various different candle lines are outlined in full detail, showing you dozens of different formations including the single candle lines of "the hammer", "the hanging man", and "the shooting star", the dual candle lines of "dark cloud over", "the piercing pattern", "the engulfing pattern", "last engulfing pattern", and "harami". You will also learn the window candle lines, as well as the formations of three or more candle lines. Analysis of candle lines and the technical aspects, including how to discern stops, the risk/reward in each line, trends, the use of computers, and how to place and offset trades will supply you with the necessary information you need to read the candle lines.

By interviewing dozens of experts in the reading and analysis of candle charts, this book is able to provide a comprehensive perspective of candle charts and how you can start using moving averages, analyzing three line break charts, renko charts, and kagi charts. You will be provided with practice charts for all three major types and additional resources to help you learn how to read and analyze each type. For anyone interested in the centuries old Japanese style of market analysis that is candlestick charting, this book provides a comprehensive overview from the very origins to the most modern of interpretations.
   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens & Deeds: How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely

ISBN #: 9780910627733


$21.95

Purchasing tax lien instruments from city, county, and municipal governments can provide you with very high and secure rates of return, in some cases as high as 12%, 18%, 24%, or even 1,000% or more per year. If performed correctly, investments in tax lien instruments will far outpace stock market performance, even traditional real estate investments. The key is to know how to perform this process correctly.

Tax lien certificates and deeds are not purchased through a broker; you purchase these property tax liens directly from the state or county government (depending on the state). This type of investment was created by state law, and state law protects you as the investor. Investing in tax liens and deeds can be very rewarding. Tax liens can be tax deferred or even tax-free. You can purchase them in your self-directed IRA. Interest rates vary but average between 4% and 18%. The interest rates are fixed by local governments, essentially a government-guaranteed loan. Additionally, the investment is secured by real property (real estate).

This sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get you started on generating high-investment returns with low risk, from start to finish. You will learn what property tax liens and tax lien certificates are; how to invest in tax lien certificates; how to buy tax lien certificates; insider secrets to help you double or even triple your investment, how to start with under $1,000; the risks, traps, and pitfalls to avoid; and a detailed directory of states that sell tax lien certificates with contact information.

In addition, we spent thousands of hours interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful investors. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to purchase tax liens and deeds and earn enormous profits, then this book is for you.

   

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How to Read and Understand Financial Statements When You Don't Know What You Are Looking At: For Business Owners and Investors

ISBN #: 9781601380128


$14.95

Financial statements are fundamental to any business, large or small. They are actually "report cards" on the performance of the business. When reading them, you will encounter odd terminology, strange calculations, and of course, big numbers. But what insight can they give you as a manager, owner, or investor? How can you use financial statements to manage the business or be a wiser investor without having to become a CPA? And what in the world do some of those terms mean and how do you use them? With the guidance in this book, if you can read a nutrition label or a baseball box score, you can learn to read basic financial statements.

There are four main financial statements. They are balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and statements of shareholders' equity. It is important to note that a financial statement does NOT tell the complete story. Combined, however, they provide very powerful information for business owners, managers, and investors. Information is the best tool when it comes to managing and investing wisely. This new easy to follow book will make you an expert on financial statement interpretation including: profit and loss statements (income statements), balance sheets, financial analyses, profit analyses, break-even analyses, and ratios. The book includes an extensive glossary useful lingo and hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets about how to read these statements and use them to your advantage.

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The Complete Guide to Selling Stocks Short: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

ISBN #: 9781601383266


$15.95

Successfully utilizing the stock market in these uncertain economic times can not only be hard; it can be downright confusing and that means you need a guide that helps you navigate the troubled waters. With recent developments in the market and the US Dollar down as much as 15% against many major world currencies, it is hard to keep up with the changing conditions, let alone to master a complex procedure such as short selling in which a careful negotiation between yourself and the broker is necessary. However, with this guide, which takes the concept and outlines it in simple, real world terms that both beginners and veterans alike can understand, you can start taking advantage of one of the major methods that has made brokers so successful around the world.

This book is written for you, the new or beginning investor and with the right combination of new insights and developed investment strategies; even you can overcome the complexities of this problematic economy. You will learn how to start selling stocks short and what the concept entails. You will learn how to read the market and what it means when they go up and down, plus how to read those fluctuations before you even start making trades. You will learn what you need to do with a rally and which stocks should be sold short and which ones should not. You will learn the fundamental aspects of how cycles work and how to time your short sales. The basics of overhead supply will be discussed alone with head and shoulders taps. You will be shown the process of setting your price limits and knowing how to read and maintain those limits.

Top stock brokers and home trading experts have been interviewed for this book and their expertise compiled to provide you a complete look at the world of short selling, including the details necessary for setting your puts and calls. The full anatomy of a short sale from the first action you take to the final sale is laid out in a detailed action plan and you will be given ideal models for short sales from the top companies in the world. This book, regardless of your expertise and experience in dealing with the stock market will help you learn everything you need to know to start short selling today.

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The Complete Guide to Making Environmentally Friendly Investment Decisions: How To Make a Lot of Green Money While Saving the Planet

ISBN #: 9781601383235


$24.95

Today, the world has awakened to a monumental, historic crisis – the issue of climate change and the environmental impact by our big businesses and governments. For many, this means a reexamination of how they make investments and what that can mean for their portfolio and for the planet. From sustainability investment to technological investments in companies that further the cause of environmental care, the cause for ethical, green investment has risen by more than 300 percent since 1993 according to AltAssets, a company that strives to provide investors with viable alternatives for asset allocation in companies that are in line with their own philosophical points of view.

This book takes the idea of environmentally friendly investment options and expands on it – providing for you, the reader, the absolute best ways to diversify your portfolio, increase your returns, and invest with a good conscious all the same time. You will learn the fundamental basics of what impacts the environment negatively and what makes an impact negative. You will learn how you can start analyzing businesses from the outset, and what specific details you should always be looking for. Learn what good investments are and what are bad investments, with a series of real world examples designed to walk you through how an individual can clean up their portfolio to only reflect the right kinds of investment. Learn what your own environmental impact is outside of your finances and how you can start making changes in every aspect of your life to combat these issues.

With so many people starting to take a closer look at the environmental impact of financial decisions, many experts on the topic have started to appear and of those experts a select few have been interviewed and asked their thoughts on the matter of choosing the right companies for this book. You will learn what the best industries are out there and what the best options for your money are. You will learn what they really mean when they say they are “carbon neutral” and how to find out if a company is truly carbon neutral or if they are just buying credits from companies that truly are carbon neutral. Learn how to read between the fuzzy lines that the EPA gives companies to work with and how to finally start making the right decisions with your portfolio with this book in hand.

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Everything You Need to Know About Asset Allocation — How To Balance Risk & Reward to Make It Work for Your Investments

ISBN #: 9781601383228


$24.95

Anyone who has ever managed to effectively invest enough money to become wealthy has done so through asset allocation - the effective means by which they placed their money in a multitude of different channels to make sure no one failure would greatly affect them. This type of investment has made many individuals quite wealthy and even the world's wealthiest continue to keep their money invested in such a way - including the nearly $1 Trillion dollar investments of Abu Dhabi, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund in the world according to Business Week magazine - effectively invested in more than 25 countries and 200 different channels.

While you will not necessarily have that wide of an allocation of your assets, you will find that the path to your successful investments is through proper allocation in domestic markets. This book guides you through the process of how this advanced investment technique works and what you need to do to make it work for you effectively. You will learn how to start the planning process early and to know what your goals are before you even start looking at your assets. You will learn how to understand the fundamental risks in every one of your investments and what they will mean for you. The basics of asset allocation from the simplest details to the most complex forms are explained to ensure you understand where your money will be going. You will learn the ins and outs of multi-asset class investing, the framework for selecting investments and the basics of equity investments including U.S. and international equities. You will learn how fixed income investments can be made and how to start looking at real estate as a source of asset allocation.

From throughout the financial community, experts and practiced investors have been interviewed and their insights compiled in this book to help you understand the basics of alternative investment, portfolio building and successful management of risk and investment. You will learn the various expenses you might incur in investment and how to seek and find top notch advice. You will learn who the top mutual fund providers are and will be given lists of the top providers of advice, services, and information in the world of asset allocation. Your asset allocation needs, regardless of your financial situation, can and will be met with the information in this guide.

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Using Other People's Money to Get Rich: Secrets, Techniques, and Strategies Investors Use Every Day Using OPM to Make Millions

ISBN #: 9781601382146


$15.95

Using other people's money is becoming an increasingly common practice. In fact, you have probably used other people's money at some point without even realizing it. Even Donald Trump used other people's money to finance his investments. Now, with this book, you too can knowingly use other people's money to increase your wealth.

Using other people's money, or OPM, can be a risky strategy, but Using Other's People Money to Get Rich will show you how to downplay the risks, avoid the common pitfalls, and minimize your costs. You will learn about various sources of OPM, including lending institutions, venture capitalists, angel investors, the federal government, investment banks, savings and loan associations, insurance companies, and credit unions. You will also learn how to meet the source's investment criteria, which will help ensure that you acquire OPM for your needs.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable about the benefits of using OPM, debt and equity transactions, performing due diligence and research, the short- and long-term costs, and securities laws. You will also learn how to use OPM to pay off debts and invest in paper assets, the stock market, rental properties, and part-time, home-based, or Web-based businesses.   We spent hours interviewing investors to learn how they used OPM to make money, and here, we provide you with all the secrets, techniques, and strategies you need to know in order to make millions.

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The Complete Dictionary of Mortgage & Lending Terms Explained Simply What smart Investors Need to Know (Spanish)

ISBN #: 9781601380159


$16.95

 

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Retire Rich With Your Self-Directed IRA What Your Broker & Banker Don’t Want You to Know About Managing Your Own Retirement Investments Revised 2nd Edition

ISBN #: 9781601389435


$16.95

In this completely revised and updated second edition, investors learn about the self-directed IRA and how to turn an IRA into a wealth-building tool that you control! Find out how to benefit from IRS rules and avoid problems. New IRS regulations and the self-directed IRA make it effortless to build up and keep hold of IRA money. With a self-directed IRA you can purchase real estate, a business, or invest in tax liens, stocks, or any investment allowed by IRS regulations. Learn how to set up your account with a custodian to deal with the day-to-day activities, and reap the benefits.

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The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Mortgage Broker: Insider Secrets You Need to Know

ISBN #: 9781601381309


$15.95

A reliable mortgage broker is in constant demand and never short on business in any economic condition. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average income of mortgage broker's is $43,210. The mortgage brokering business is one of the fastest growing occupations in America today, yet the financial success rate for these new brokers is dismal. It is estimated that less than 30 percent of new mortgage brokers ever become financially successful. Virtually all mortgage brokers are paid strictly on commission, so there is little motivation for the company to help you succeed. You need the proper training to be prepared.

This new book will provide you with a road map to financial success. You will learn how NOT to make the big mistakes most new brokers make, how to put a loan package together, how to find borrowers, how and what to charge, how to guarantee your fee, how to make buyers and sellers happy, and how to quickly and easily locate the best deals for your customers. Additionally, this book provides you with information on licensing and exam fees, the expenses of doing business, your vehicle and insurance coverage, sales techniques, simple methods to get hundreds of referrals, software programs that make running your business effortless, the private mortgage segment, the commercial market, secrets to using the Internet, realtors, online tools and ideas, mortgage technology tips, Internet leads, building partnerships, and much more.

We also spent thousands of hours interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful mortgage brokers. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven, successful ideas. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to earn a high, consistent income as a broker, this book is for you.
   
The Complete Dictionary of Mortgage and Lending Terms Explained Simply: What Smart Investors Need to Know
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The Complete Dictionary of Mortgage and Lending Terms Explained Simply: What Smart Investors Need to Know

ISBN #: 9781601380142 

ISBN #: 9781601380159  (SPANISH) 

$15.95

Mortgage and lending terms as well as real estate terms in general can be very confusing. Experienced mortgage brokers, bankers, lending agents, real estate investors, and consumers will love this A-to-Z guide packed with more than 2,400 complicated terms easily defined. No categories are overlooked.

Find all the definitions and examples you'll ever need for a universe of mortgage and lending terms on thousands of subjects, such as right to rescission, due on sale, cap, back-end ratio, binder, buy down mortgage, certificate of reasonable value (CRV), Fair Credit Reporting Act, rate lock, and 2,400 more.

This new book is designed to assist lenders, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, consumers, and investors to simplify these complicated and confusing terms for quick and easy understanding. You will not find lengthy and difficult words in the description, just short and easy to understand answers.