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Endgame

Endgame, 2011.  By John Mauldin & Jonathan Tepper, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, ISBN 978-1-118-00457-9, 318 p. Synopsis: A sobering view of the various downside scenarios for many countries that may still lie ahead as a consequence of … Continue reading

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Medici Money

  Medici Money, 2005.  By Tim Parks, Atlas Books/W. W. Norton & Co.,  New York, NY, ISBN 0-393-05827-1, 273 p.   Synopsis: An entertaining and sophisticated synthesis of early banking, Renaissance history, and politics in the 15th century, using the … Continue reading

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A Modern Approach to Graham & Dodd Investing

A Modern Approach to Graham & Dodd Investing, 2004.  By Thomas P. Au, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, ISBN 0-471-58415-0, 335 p. Synopsis: An attempt to modernize and update the classic investment analysis approach used by Benjamin Graham … Continue reading

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The Little Book of Behavioral Investing

The Little Book of Behavioral Investing,  2010.  By James Montier, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-470-68602-7, 219p. Synopsis: This book is a brief but very readable and useful overview of how human behavior can get in the … Continue reading

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The Power of Gold

The Power of Gold, 2000.  By Peter L. Bernstein, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, ISBN 0-471-25210-7, 432p. Synopsis: Gold never fails to fascinate, and many fascinating stories and historical events are woven together in this book to tell … Continue reading

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The (Mis) Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin & Reward

The (Mis) Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin & Reward, 2004.  By Benoit B. Mandelbrot & Richard L. Hudson, Basic Books, New York, NY,  ISBN 13978-0-465-04355-2, 328p. Synopsis: This book is co-written by a teacher and mentor … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Rational Market

The Myth of the Rational Market, 2009.  By Justin Fox, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-06-059899-0, 382 p. Synopsis: A century of philosophical debate about markets, risk and economics have resulted in numerous Nobel prizes awarded to mathematically inclined … Continue reading

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