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morton

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  • "Excellent and Timely"

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    Schiff explains the financial situation facing all of us today and how best to deal with it. He takes into account, people at various stages of life: students contemplating education and career choices, mid-career people looking for shelter from the storm, and retirees who want the best possible lifestyle on fixed funds. It is an audio that could not be more relevant for today's global crisis.

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    The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Peter D. Schiff
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    In the wake of falling stock and real estate prices, the American economy is poised for a decade-long bear market, so says Peter Schiff. After he accurately predicted the current market turmoil, savvy investors should pay attention - and start protecting their assets now, before the markets take their toll. The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets shows investors how to stay safe and stay liquid during economic downturns.

    morton says: "Excellent and Timely"
  • "A Great Listen!"

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    This collection of Warren Buffett's thoughts and philosophy is a must for anyone who wants to succeed in business and investing. His secrets to success in life and his down to earth humor make this a fascinating, most enjoyable audio book.

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    Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor

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    • By Janet Lowe
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    Over the years, as Warren Buffett's influence and affluence have grown, one thing has remained the same - his unpretentious, honest, and optimistic approach toward business and life. Now you can discover life's little secrets of success as revealed by the world¿s greatest investor.

    morton says: "A Great Listen!"
  • "A Must For Every Serious Investor"

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    This brilliant, knowledeable man of finance offers important lessons for us today. I really enjoyed the historical quips along with Winston Churchill's impressive wit. It was interesting to hear about the personal side of the warring leaders from both sides.

    It was fascinating to learn the lessons of the Japanese real estate market post war as well as the information regarding the stock markets during that time.

    Biggs offers advice on portfolio and currency diversification. He also analyzes what worked and didn't work for survivors of World War II.

    This is an audio book every serious investor should hear. It is an absorbing and thought-provoking primer on wealth creation.

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    Wealth, War, and Wisdom

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    • By Barton Biggs
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
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    In Wealth, War, and Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance. Biggs will help the 21st-century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy.

    morton says: "A Must For Every Serious Investor"
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    "Snake oil for the Soul"

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    Tim Ferriss is clearly a rich white dude in his 20s- or at least he was when he started writing this book. Ambitious, naive, and energetic, he has all the traits necessary for success, and he makes some good points about achievement and success, and having a positive outlook on life. He gets credit for that. For example, his assertion is correct that instead of striving to earn large amounts of money, we should decide what experiences or things we want out of life, and then work backwards from that to decide how much money we need. Also, the automation of income is truly the way to financial independence, and he's right on the money there.

    But his stories quickly get weird, even ridiculous. His accounts of tango contests and global sailing are quaint, but he loses credibility very quickly when he advises the reader on how to win a kickboxing contest: basically, he says game the system. And here is where his age shows. While taking advantage of technicalities in order to earn money might be legal and profitable, he misses the point on kickboxing. Isn't the point of learning to kickbox health, competition, discipline, defense? What value is a trophy if you only got it, as he basically did, though his opponents' forfeit? Did he really master kickboxing? Or did he just create the illusion of being better than his opponents? How deep is the joy one gets out of that? There are a number of assertions out there, in fact, that he never did win any national championship.

    If the goal is make people think you're successful, Ferriss is on to something. I hear he made his fortune selling a nutritional supplement that was never proven effective scientifically. Legal? Yes. Profitable? Hella. Does that make him trustworthy? Uh...

    Ultimately, happy people are those who enjoy the work they do, not people who spend even just four hours a week being miserable so they can sip mai tais the rest of the time. I want to read the book Tim Ferriss writes when he's 60, and has more perspective than he does now. TED should have waited as long to give him talk.

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  • "Well presented strategies."

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    Buy this book if you already have decent options knowledge. If you don't speak the "options language", you might have a hard time understanding the strategies.

    Not that this book isn't for a beginner, it's that the audio version isn't for a beginner. A beginner will need to see all the charts he is describing in the book to really understand how to place these trades.

    Now, if you're already familiar with calls, puts, OTM, ATM, ITM, strike price, and all the other vocab you have to know to trade options, then you can probably handle the audio version.

    He outlines 4 main strategies in the book:

    DITM calls with a delta of .9 or higher. (The "D" in DITM stands for deep)
    Option credit spreads. i.e. bull put spreads/bear call spreads
    Selling naked puts.
    Writing covered calls.

    If you have already done all these things, the book is still worth checking out. He really explains Delta well and also gives some really good clues and insight on using volatility to your advantage.

    There is also a great chapter on what life is like being a market maker. Great stuff in that chapter.

    So, can you get rich doing this? Of course! Can you go to the poor house in a hurry doing this? Of course! If you're a person who is writing covered calls in order to collect high premiums without really wanting the underlying stock, you need this book. You will learn how to better hedge that strategy so you don't get hammered. Trust me, I've done that.....and I got HAMMERED! Do your homework on the underlying, hedge your position, and you won't get creamed. Honestly, if your goal is to beat the market average every year, you could easily do it with the strategies outlined in this book. I've done it for years and I'm getting better returns now that I am using the advice in this book.

    He doesn't candy coat anything. He makes it very clear what the worst case scenario of each trade is. Don't selectively listen, do your homework and don't lose your retirement trading options.

    One final note, he does plug a few websites that are pay sites. Reviewers on other websites nailed him for this in their reviews of this book. You do not have to have his pay site to implement his strategies. He also spends a good amount of time telling you where you can get option advice for FREE on the web so I don't know why those reviewers beat up on him so much for plugging his site. He points you to more than enough free resources to be fully informed on his strategies.

    Good luck.

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    Get Rich with Options: Four Winning Strategies Straight from the Exchange Floor, 2nd Edition

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    • By Lee Lowell
    • Narrated By John Haag
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    After numerous years as an options market-maker in the trenches of the New York Mercantile Exchange, few analysts know how to make money trading options like author Lee Lowell. Now, in the Second Edition of Get Rich with Options, Lowell returns to show you exactly what works and what doesn't. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, this reliable resource provides you with the knowledge and strategies needed to achieve optimal results within the options market. It quickly covers the basics before moving on.

    P. O'Neill says: "Well presented strategies."

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