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T. Plunk

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

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lee Lowell
    • Narrated By John Haag
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (35)

    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."
    ""Rich" may be an exageration, but make money, yes"
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    I liked this book. Very practical guide to options. Does a decent job of explaining the risks.

    Don't jump into options if you are a gambler. I think options can be a good addition to your portfolio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Distress Investing: Principles and Technique

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Martin J. Whitman, Fernando Diz
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Financial innovation, new laws and regulations, and the financial meltdown of 2007-2008 are just a few of the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, today's distress investment environment. Combine this with the fact that the discipline of distress investing doesn't always follow what conventional wisdom says, and you can see why it is one of the most challenging areas in finance. Nobody understands this better than Martin Whitman and Dr. Fernando Diz.

    T. Plunk says: "Great book intended for the professional investor"
    "Great book intended for the professional investor"
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    What did you love best about Distress Investing?

    Detailed textbook like book on distressed investing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Martin J. Whitman and Fernando Diz again?

    Yes.


    What three words best describe Pete Larkin’s performance?

    College lecture like


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Professional distressed investing.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, love the perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad's Advisors: The ABC's of Property Management: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Money Now

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ken McElroy
    • Narrated By Dave Mellow
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    So you've made your investment, now the question is: how are you going to sustain it? Make it grow? Maximize its potential? One word: management. Hundreds of thousands know Ken McElroy as real estate investment tycoon, and according to him, sound property management is the cornerstone of his success. Now, he reveals the most important principles of property management his new audiobook.

    T. Plunk says: "Could have been shorter"
    "Could have been shorter"
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    What made the experience of listening to Rich Dad's Advisors the most enjoyable?

    Very practical guide to property management.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, take you time to understand this book.


    Any additional comments?

    The first few chapters give the best advice. Many chapters are about money management, which as the treasurer dealing with a property manager I dealt with much of that. Your experience therefore will probably vary.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Super Boom: Why the Dow Jones Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit From It

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jeffrey A. Hirsch, Barry Ritholtz
    • Narrated By Christopher Robin Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    In 1976, Yale Hirsch predicted a 15-year super boom - a move in the stock market of 500% or more. His forecast proved accurate as the market rose and continued upward, eventually posting growth over 1,000% just before the tech crash in 2000. In Super Boom, Jeffrey Hirsch, President of the Hirsch Organization and Editor in Chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac, unveils the next market expansion. Hirsch has discovered that meteoric rises in stock indices are due to specific catalysts.

    T. Plunk says: "The boom is the author hitting you in the head"
    "The boom is the author hitting you in the head"
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    What disappointed you about Super Boom: Why the Dow Jones Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit From It?

    The author spent a large amount of time citing facts, but not enough time convincing me that actually prove the hypothesis. I felt like I was being pelted with facts.


    What was most disappointing about Jeffrey A. Hirsch and Barry Ritholtz ’s story?

    The actual story was only a small part of the book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Robin Miller’s performances?

    Maybe, I felt the voice was chosen to give credibility to the story. If anything, to me it was a distraction.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time with this book. If you do, read the last few chapters where he state his conclusion, before you read the beginning chapters where he is trying to prove it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Little Book That Saves Your Assets: How the Rich Stay Wealthy in Up and Down Markets

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Darst
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    David Darst, also known as Mr. Asset Allocations, shows you how to use savvy asset allocation strategies that you can use to invest like the rich do. This dynamic and easy-to-understand book allows you to rethink your asset allocation strategies and make the leap from mediocre to stellar returns.

    T. Plunk says: "Don't expect miracles"
    "Don't expect miracles"
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    What did you like best about The Little Book That Saves Your Assets? What did you like least?

    There was very little practical advice, but a lot of theoretical advice.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The little book of Main Street Money


    Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was The Little Book That Saves Your Assets worth the listening time?

    Barely, but I don't regret listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want something you can directly apply, look somewhere else. If you are looking for all the financial education you can find, I think this is worth the read. The title suggests that it take the concepts of the wealthy and applies it to those of us with smaller portfolios. I found it does the former, but not the latter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Little Book of Main Street Money: 21 Simple Truths That Help Real People Make Real Money

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jonathan Clements
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    In The Little Book of Main Street Money, Clements brings us back to basics, with commonsense suggestions for intelligent money management. Chock-full of financial guidance that will stand up in any market, the book also reflects a financial philosophy that Clements has developed over a lifetime of watching Wall Street and writing about money-and that is even more important in the current volatile market.

    John says: "Should Be Rated Higher"
    "Good beginner investor book"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Little Book of Main Street Money the most enjoyable?

    A lot of good advise packed into a small book.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The book was somewhat inconsistent. Claiming at points that investors were rational and irrational with no explanation.


    Any additional comments?

    Read more than this book. It has good advise, but I think of it as a starting point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing: Finding Value, Generating Absolute Returns, and Controlling Risk in Turbulent Markets

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John F. Mauldin
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (12)
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    (12)

    To make money in this troubled economy you need to understand where the markets are headed, not where they've been. Clinging to outdated strategies and played out market trends are sure ways to miss out on new investments. In The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing, acclaimed investment expert John Mauldin teaches you how to read the direction of the markets to make decisions that capitalize on today's investment opportunities.

    T. Plunk says: "Interesting, but little concrete advise given"
    "Interesting, but little concrete advise given"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    More concrete advise could be given.


    What was most disappointing about John F. Mauldin’s story?

    This only seems to sell his newsletter(s).


    Any additional comments?

    I think the title is misleading. I was disappointed with the actual content.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Best Seller on Value Investing

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Benjamin Graham
    • Narrated By Bill McGowan
    Overall
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    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (120)

    The classic best seller by Benjamin Graham, perhaps the greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, The Intelligent Investor has taught and inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Since its original publication in 1949, Benjamin Graham's book has remained the most respected guide to investing, due to his timeless philosophy of "value investing".

    Gulrez says: "very useful, unfortunately abridged"
    "Good concepts for all time"
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    What did you like best about The Intelligent Investor? What did you like least?

    The concepts were widely applicable.


    Any additional comments?

    The examples are out of date. Take some time to think of the concepts behind the examples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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