In the dizzying world of investment opportunities, finding a successful personal strategy is a daunting task. But the more you can understand yourself, the better chance you will have finding something that works for you.
In Wall Street Smarts, author Miles Goodwin presents a remarkable compilation and review of some of today's best books for individual investors. Important works, such as The Art of Speculation by Philip Carret, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher, The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel, and The Nature of Risk, Stock Market Survival and the Meaning of Life by Justin Mamis, provide profound wisdom and insight to enable you to learn how to successfully invest your own money. In addition, the book contains a risk tolerance quiz designed by Dr. J. E. Grable of the University of Georgia and Dr. R. H. Lytton of Virginia Tech University, Professors of Financial Planning, to help you learn how your "inner investor" shapes your investment decisions.
Divided into twelve easy-to-understand chapters, this remarkable resource compiles the best information from these books and breaks down a host of investment fundamentals and strategies, providing a comprehensive look at the various concepts you need to understand to be successful.
So if you want to learn more about investing and how to handle your money yourself, crack open this book, dive in, and discover what works best for you! If you have never discussed finances and Wall Street with your children, this book is a great starting point.
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About the Author
Miles Goodwin was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Dallas. He met his future wife, Mary Jo, in college in Milwaukee. They raised their three children in Milwaukee, where he practiced law for forty years. They now live in the Seattle area, close to their children and grandchildren.
He has read almost all of the works cited in his book. Based on what he learned, he has successfully invested his own money for over four decades. He believes that you can do the same. The secret is to first find your inner investor with the help of those investment classics.
Goodwin also wrote an essay, "The Connection Between Strangers," which he read on the National Public Radio program, This I Believe, in May, 2006. His essay was included in the eighty essay book, This I Believe.