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Double-Digit Growth

Double-Digit Growth by Michael Treacy: Growth initiates a virtuous circle, it leads to more growth. Faster growth attracts the attention of stock market investors, who will pay more for the stock.

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No-Nonsense Advice for Your Financial Future

The Investor’s Manifesto does a great job of explaining basic finance fundamentals. Bernstein writes no-nonsense advice for his reader’s financial future and drives his points home with precision and directness. For example his argument in favor of saving: “Save as much as you can, and do not stop saving until you die.”

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Actively Managed Funds Are Risky Business

This book ranks 3 out of 22 in my personal rank of investing books. I loved the simple style of writing in The Little Book of Common Sense Investing. One of the biggest things I took out of this book was a chart which Bogle produced which broke returns over the last century down into three elements: Dividends, earnings growth, and PE change.

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Investment Parables – The Richest Man in Babylon

Though I personally find parables an annoying way of learning, the value of the messages within this book definitely stand the test of time. The richest man in Babylon’s secret is this, “A part of all you earn is yours to keep.” In other words, do not spend every penny you earn but invest it, and invest wisely.

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Make Indexing Your Investment Strategy

Book review of Malkiel’s A Random Walk Down Wall Street: Investors who don’t try to profit by predicting market shifts will do better in the long run with tax-favored savings and investment plans with a diversified portfolio built up of index funds, over speculators who try their hand at short-term predictions.

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