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  1. 8.5 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    According to Wall Street Journal investing columnist Spencer Jakab, most of us have no idea how much money we’re leaving on the table-or that the average saver doesn’t come anywhere close to earning the “average” returns touted in those glossy brochures. We’re handicapped not only by psychological biases and a fear of missing out, but by an industry with multimillion-dollar marketing budgets and an eye on its own bottom line, not yours. Unless you’re very handy, you probably don’t know how to fix your own car or give a family member a decent haircut. But most Americans are expected to be part-time fund managers. With a steady, livable pension check becoming a rarity, we’ve been entrusted with our own finances and, for the most part, failed miserably.Since leaving his job as a top-rated stock analyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers-and his family, friends, and colleagues-make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better. Blending entertaining stories with some surprising research, Jakab explains: How a typical saver could have a retirement nest egg twice as large by being cheap and lazy.Why investors who put their savings with a high-performing mutual fund manager end up worse off than if they’d picked one who has struggledThe best way to cash in on your hunch that a recession is looming.How people who check their brokerage accounts frequently end up falling behind the market.Who isn’t nearly as good at investing as the media would have you think. He also explains why you should never trust a World Cup-predicting octopus, why you shouldn’t invest in companies with an X or a Z in their names, and what to do if a time traveler offers you economic news from the future.Whatever your level of expertise, Head I Win, Tails I Win can help you vastly improve your odds of investment success.

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    Heads I Win, Tails I Win

    8.5 hrs • 8/1/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 16.0 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    The Paul Volker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Post journalist Sebastian Mallaby has garnered New York Times Editor’s Choice and Notable Book honors for his enthralling nonfiction. Bolstered by Mallaby’s unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007-2009.

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    More Money Than God

    16.0 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 2.4 hrs • 5/10/2016 • Unabridged

    This new book by New York Times bestselling author George Gilder tackles key questions about how monetarism distorts the economy and leads to misallocation of investment. Gilder covers a variety of topics, including Milton Friedman’s greatest “error,” money supply and velocity, the perils of high-volume trading, Bitcoin and how it mimics gold, and why a gold standard is superior to targeting based on a basket of commodities.

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    The 21st Century Case for Gold by George Gilder

    The 21st Century Case for Gold

    2.4 hrs • 5/10/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 10.2 hrs • 4/26/2016 • Unabridged

    At the age of 26, Warren Buffett founded Buffett Partnership Limited, which lasted from 1956 to 1970. During this time he wrote 33 letters to his small but growing group of partners. These letters chronicle his thoughts, approaches, and reflections in the period immediately prior to his Berkshire Hathaway tenure—one that saw an unprecedented record of investing success. This early period was astonishing: in 1968 he beat the Dow by more than 50%. Because Buffett wanted to ensure that his partners understood his process, he wrote letters. In them, he sets out what he termed “ground rules” for investing that remain startlingly relevant today for every type of investor—from beginners to sophisticated pros. Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules brings together, for the first time, and with Buffett’s permission, the key investment principles and teachings the letters reveal. Here you will find the basis for Buffett’s contrarian diversification strategy, his almost religious celebration of compounding interest, and his tactics for bettering market results by at least 10% annually. Quoting extensively and directly from Buffett, equity research expert Jeremy Miller introduces us to the timeless advice the letters contain, demonstrating a set of highly effective investment strategies that continue to resonate today.

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    Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules by Jeremy C. Miller

    Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules

    10.2 hrs • 4/26/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 14.0 hrs • 1/26/2016 • Unabridged

    In his new book, investment expert Jim Jubak explores the “new normal” of market volatility. With remarkable insights into the zeitgeist of financial markets and the economy, Jubak combines the big macro trends with the more mundane aspects of life to depict why volatility is here to stay, why things are not going to get any calmer soon, and how you can make investing decisions to profit off this new reality. He presents a unified picture that extends far beyond a narrow view of financial markets, exploring the consequences of using global central banks—the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan, the People’s Bank of China, and the European Central Bank—as cash machines; the debt model of growth now used worldwide; and the demographics of aging and the coming war between the young and the old. He also looks at social trends including the anxiety of affluence, particularly the mismatch between the guaranteed cost of education and the uncertainty of future earnings; the real estate “barbell” and the consequences viewing a home as a financial asset and not simply a place to live; and energy, climate, water, and food insecurity. Jubak’s mission is to teach investors how to stay sane when people think the sky is falling. In showing what is causing all of this volatility, he provides practical solutions for how you can smartly respond, build a portfolio, and profit.

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    Juggling with Knives

    14.0 hrs • 1/26/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 4.8 hrs • 1/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Against a drumbeat of hopelessness about too much student debt and too few jobs requiring a college degree, Smart Is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials is a realistic and optimistic road map for millennials to save more, navigate their careers, invest in the stock market, and pay their student loans all at the same time. “Time” is a four-letter word of the very best kind for millennials. It is the single most important driver of wealth, and young people have it in spades. That’s why the time is now for millennials to address their financial health and start planning their wealth. Just as you’d buy a guidebook before a trip through Central America or Europe, this is a guidebook for young people traveling for the first time in the money world: at work, with friends and significant others, negotiating a raise, renting an apartment or saving to buy a house, and of course … retirement. Credit, debt, savings, investment, taxes, mortgages—this book is an all-in-one explanation of these topics and more, with checklists and other tools to make the plan clear and easy. Author Christine Romans is a CNN journalist who has been reporting on the events that have shaped the millennial generation, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008, President Barack Obama’s election and reelection, and the wave of protests from Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring to #JeSuisCharlie. These events have shaped the millennial generation—a generation that values experiences over materialism and wants more out of their jobs and money than the credit-fueled mirage that came before them.

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    Smart Is the New Rich

    4.8 hrs • 1/1/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 2.8 hrs • 12/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Do you consider yourself a long-term investor? If so, chances are you have parked your money with an advisor and pay little attention to its performance and even less to the amount of risk in your portfolio. You may be told by Wall Street to buy stocks or funds and hold them, or to create a diverse portfolio to protect yourself from risk and downturns in the market. Truth be told, new studies show this approach may not be serving the long-term investor well. In his new book, Roger Davis reveals point-blank that Wall Street’s just not that into you. Drawing on an investment career spanning more than two decades, Davis delivers a dynamic and deadly accurate analysis of Wall Street’s “one-size-fits-all” approach-and why even wealthy investors should be wary. Davis, who has two decades of experience managing funds, raises valid questions about traditional investment techniques, exposing the inherent dangers of relying on any one technique as a primary risk management tool. As a listener, you will be taught critical, innovative strategies like how to stress test your portfolio and “lose your losers.” Davis reveals that most investors are less concerned about making a sizeable return on their investments than they are about protecting their wealth; yet many investors have the same unprotected exposure to the stock market that they did in 2008. This book offers investors specific steps they can take to reduce investment risk and the right questions to ask of their current advisors to understand whether they should make a change. Refreshingly candid and highly informative, Wall Street’s Just Not That Into You offers a bold and thought-provoking alternative to the many books that offer up the same old principles of years gone by.

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    Wall Street’s Just Not That into You

    2.8 hrs • 12/1/15 • Unabridged
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  8. 12.8 hrs • 11/1/2015 • Unabridged

    In this era of financial uncertainty in the worldwide economy, it is more important than ever to make sure that your own personal economy is secure. In The Financial Security Bible, you’ll learn how to build a financial foundation for yourself and your family that no financial hurricane can break through. This audiobook is called a bible, because like the Bible, many of the lessons it contains are embedded in stories and parables that relate to real life situations. It describes the range of lifestyles that encompass all people, from the lifestyle of success to the lifestyle of failure and shows you how to define where you fall within the range. Personally narrated by the author, Mike Summey, this audiobook will teach you common sense ways to improve your financial position, no matter where you fall on the scale. This is not a high powered financial text you will need an MBA to understand, but rather a down to earth guide every person can use to improve their finances and/or become financially independent. Mike will show you how he was able to distill powerful life lessons from seemingly insignificant incidents throughout his life and teach you how to do the same with your life experiences. You will want to listen over and over, because with each listening you will gain knowledge and ideas that will help you build wealth and be happy. If you desire a better future, this is a resource you can’t afford to be without.

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    The Financial Security Bible

    12.8 hrs • 11/1/15 • Unabridged
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  9. 8.7 hrs • 10/13/2015 • Unabridged

    How the very things we create to protect ourselves, like money market funds or anti-lock brakes, end up being the biggest threats to our safety and wellbeing. We have learned a staggering amount about human nature and disaster—yet we keep having car crashes, floods, and financial crises. Partly this is because the success we have at making life safer enables us to take bigger risks. As our cities, transport systems, and financial markets become more interconnected and complex, so does the potential for catastrophe. How do we stay safe? Should we? What if our attempts are exposing us even more to the very risks we are avoiding? Would acceptance of danger make us more secure? Is there such a thing as foolproof? In Foolproof, Greg Ip presents a macro theory of human nature and disaster that explains how we can keep ourselves safe in our increasingly dangerous world.

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    Foolproof

    8.7 hrs • 10/13/15 • Unabridged
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  10. 17.8 hrs • 7/7/2015 • Unabridged

    The classic text annotated to update Graham’s timeless wisdom for today’s market conditions. The greatest investment adviser of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing”—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles. Vital and indispensable, this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.

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    The Intelligent Investor, Revised Edition

    17.8 hrs • 7/7/15 • Unabridged
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  11. 9.4 hrs • 4/1/2015 • Unabridged

    One thing that will never change about the business world is the presence of risk. But risk management has changed dramatically since the 2008 financial crisis, and new developments in technology and communications demand up-to-the-minute approaches for defending against threats—and seizing opportunities. Extensively updated, the second edition of Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management examines the latest technologies, such as Riskonnect and High Tech Electronic Platform (HTEP), and helps listeners recognize both internal and external exposures, understand crucial concepts such as risk mapping and risk identification, and align risk opportunities with their organization’s business model. Packed with practical exercises and fresh case studies from organizations such as IBM, Microsoft, Apple, JPMorgan Chase, and Sony, as well as new material on topics like the new role of Risk Owner, cutting-edge collaboration methods, and the upside of risk, this critical guide provides listeners with the tools and information they need to keep their organizations as blissfully risk free as possible.

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  12. 3.9 hrs • 2/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes with Their Money explains why investors (possibly your clients) make such poor decisions with their money. Why do investors constantly chase returns? Why do they buy mediocre investments that under-perform the indexes? Why do they leave their money in investments that lose money, yet are unwilling to sell until they increase in value? If you can understand your own behavior with money, you will become a much better investor and earn returns that will last your whole life. Some of the topics addressed in Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes with Their Money:How overconfidence bias creates poor investment decisions.How the endowment effect stops you from selling bad investments.How sunk cost fallacy causes you to own investments until they are worthless.How status quo bias makes change more difficult.How framing and anchoring motivates you to spend more.The seven steps in picking an outstanding financial adviserThe five critical concepts in creating a successful portfolio

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  13. 9.1 hrs • 9/1/2014 • Unabridged

    You know what value investing is: it’s how Warren Buffett made his billions. Perhaps you’re even familiar with value investing terminology, such as margin of safety and intrinsic value. And maybe you’ve already found success with value investing and know from experience that it’s the most reliable way to achieve market-beating returns and accumulate significant wealth. Congratulations! Whether you’re a complete beginner in need of an A-to-Z value investing primer, an experienced investor looking to expand and fine tune your repertoire of value investing skills, or an individual or institutional investor looking to identify the best money managers, this audiobook is for you. Authors John Heins and Whitney Tilson have brought together the collective wisdom of today’s most successful value investors and distilled it into a series of actionable lessons you can put into practice right away. Based on extensive interviews with market-beating money managers, superstar hedge fund managers, and mutual fund heroes, and featuring many real world examples, The Art of Value Investing expertly describes:The philosophies behind today’s most successful value investing strategiesThe key skills top market-beaters think of as absolutely indispensable to successThe types of situations and market inefficiencies value investor legends look to exploitHow top value investors generate new investing ideasHow to research companies, with insights on company valuation and deciding what and when to buyHow the best value investors maintain mental and emotional disciplineHow value investing superstars learn from their mistakes and the key lessons they’ve learnedPortfolio management techniques, including guidance on diversification, risk management, position-sizing, and more But The Art of Value Investing does much more than impart information. It was designed to help you develop an approach to value investing that’s just right for you. Giving you unparalleled access to the thinking of the brightest and best of the value investing world, The Art of Value Investing can save you years of frustrating (and expensive) trial and error. With the helping hand of value investing luminaries such as Julian Robertson, Seth Klarman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, Mason Hawkins, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Bill Ackman, and Bill Nygren, to name a few, you’ll discover your preferred strategies for exploiting market inefficiencies, researching and valuing companies, identifying industry sectors and geographic regions in which to invest, timing buys and sells, managing your emotions, and much more.

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    The Art of Value Investing

    9.1 hrs • 9/1/14 • Unabridged
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  14. 8.1 hrs • 6/3/2014 • Unabridged

    “Commodity players are a shrewd and indomitable lot. And the contracts they trade are still so loosely regulated that the correct combination of money and skill creates irresistible opportunity. That’s why I’m only half joking when I call them the secret club that runs the world.” When most people think of the drama of global finance, they think of stocks and bonds, venture capital, high-tech IPOs, and complex mortgage-backed securities. But commodities? Crude oil and soybeans? Copper and wheat? What could be more boring? That’s exactly what the elite commodity traders want you to think. They don’t seek the media spotlight. They don’t want to be as famous as Warren Buffett or Bill Gross. Their astonishing wealth was created in near-total obscurity because they dwelled either in closely held private companies or deep within large banks and corporations, where commodity profits and losses weren’t broken out. But if the individual participants in the great commodities boom of the 2000s went unnoticed, their impact did not. Over several years the size of the market exploded, and so did prices for raw materials—raising serious questions about whether the big traders were intentionally jacking up the cost of gasoline, food, and other essentials bought by ordinary people around the world. What was really driving all those price spikes? Now Kate Kelly, the bestselling author of Street Fighters, takes us inside this secretive inner circle that controls so many things we all depend on. She gets closer than any previous reporter to understanding these whip-smart, aggressive, and often egomaniacal men (yes, they are nearly all men). They work hard, play hard, flaunt their wealth, and bet millions every day on a blend of facts, analysis, and pure gut instinct. Kelly’s narrative focuses on one of the most extraordinary periods in financial history. Though the practice of gaming out price changes in commodities goes back to ancient Mesopotamia, it had never before reached the extremes of the early- to mid-2000s. Kelly exposes the role of the hedge funds, banks, brokers, and regulators in this volatile market, through fascinating stories of “secret club” members such as: Pierre Andurand, a self-made multimillionaire who generated the winningest annual performance ever for an oil trader in 2008 and hired Elton John to perform at his wedding. Ivan Glasenberg, whose secretive Swiss commodities giant, Glencore, founded by the infamous American fugitive Marc Rich, orchestrated a massive merger with the help of former UK prime minister Tony Blair. Jon Ruggles, a brash know-it-all—recruited by Delta Air Lines to revitalize the airline’s fuel-hedging business, he continued to make trades in his personal account, a questionable practice given his position. Drawing on her exclusive access to the secret club, and following the trail from New York to Houston, London, Dubai, and beyond, Kelly reveals the immense power in the hands of a few and the so-far contentious efforts by the Obama administration to rein in the cowboys.

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    The Secret Club that Runs the World

    8.1 hrs • 6/3/14 • Unabridged
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  15. 4.7 hrs • 6/1/2014 • Unabridged

    A new wave of investors is using impact investing to address some of the greatest challenges of our time—from climate change and water scarcity to lack of access to health care, education, and affordable housing—with the intention of also generating a financial return. This couldn’t happen at a more critical time. While philanthropy continues to be a transformative force for good, global philanthropic funds, even when combined with the development or aid budgets of many national governments, add up to mere billions of dollars. Meanwhile, the cost of solving the world’s problems runs into the trillions. In The Power of Impact Investing, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg, two of the foremost experts in the field, explain what impact investing is, how it compares to philanthropy and traditional investments, where opportunities are evolving around the world, and how to get started. By sharing moving stories of impact investors and the exciting social enterprises benefiting from these investments, Rodin and Brandenburg offer a compelling resource for anyone interested in better understanding the power of impact investing—including retail investors, high-net-worth individuals, and heads of family offices, foundations, banks, and pension funds—while also offering experienced impact investors an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and benefit from the perspectives of other investors.

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    The Power of Impact Investing

    4.7 hrs • 6/1/14 • Unabridged
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  16. 4.7 hrs • 6/1/2014 • Unabridged

    We are all investors. We invest our time, our energy, our money. We invest every single day, as citizens, as consumers, as businesspeople. At its core, investing involves connection, exchange, and mutual benefit. Lately, however, the primary, beneficial function of investing has been overshadowed by ever-more mechanized iterations of finance. We have created funds of funds, securitizations of securitizations, and entire firms whose business is based on harvesting the advantage of microseconds of trading speed. The Nature of Investing calls for a transformation of the investment process from the roots up. Drawing on the author’s twenty-plus years of leadership experience in top investment firms, the book connects real-world finance with the field of biomimicry. Citing real-life examples and discussing principles from the natural world, The Nature of Investing shows how we can create an investment framework that is different from the mechanized one currently employed. Listeners will discover an approach that re-aligns investing with the world it was originally meant to serve—an approach that values resiliency over rigidity and elegant simplicity over synthetic complexity. This is the true nature of investing.

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    The Nature of Investing

    4.7 hrs • 6/1/14 • Unabridged
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