Highlights books related to the week's top financial news stories, by Karris Golden, president & COO of Wasendorf & Associates (Traders Press Inc., W&A Publishing and SFO Magazine)
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Like baseball, trading requires sound coaching, honest self-knowledge and shrewd understanding of “the game.”
“They both started as relatively informal endeavors in New York and grew into massive institutions,” he writes. “Organized trading started under a tree along a wall that protected a city. The wall gave name to a street, and the street later became home to one of the most venerable institutions on earth. Organized baseball started in fields around the same city. Its popularity grew, and it spread to fields around the country.”
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March is Women’s History Month, a worldwide observance of the contributions we’ve made in the past and present.
More women than ever trading and taking control of their investments. And philanthropy expert Margaret May notes that women spend $5 trillion per year and control more than 75% of the total wealth in the United States. We also influence and/or make 84% of household financial decisions.
So while I’m all for celebrating our history and remembering where we came from, my priority is to ensure we all have access to information to grow personal wealth.
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Technology in ePublishing has improved reading devices, making the experience more like reading printed books. But “cuddle with my Kindle” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue—yet.
I was definitely a hold out on eBooks, largely because I’ve been wrestling with the darn things since their infancy. Early on, they weren’t great.
Then I held a Kindle a few years ago. I was nothing short of covetous.
Ultimately, I got an iPad. My reaction? Pure joy. I have actually hugged the thing—more than once.
My iPad hasn’t changed the way I read. I still bookmark, highlight, make notes and look up words. I also can continue reading several books at a time, but without lugging them all around.
What did I give up for the iPad? Well, paper, and I’m better off. And until the voluminous, complete set of the human experience finally makes it to iBooks, I’ll keep hoofing it to the library. I also purged thousands of books from my home—another thing for the win column.
When I hear this, I smile politely. I just don’t get it.
This isn’t a case of a writer railing against the imprecise use of language. I profess to “love” many things you might consider implausible. Can I really love bad pop songs from the 1980s and 1990s? Insensible shoes? Peanut butter?!
Doubt all you want. My love is true—especially where peanut butter is concerned. So I respect another’s right to love Cramer. Free country and all that. Plus, he offers some great information. His books, like Getting Back to Even and Mad Money, are good.
And now the “but” you’re waiting for: Cramer’s flaws are glaring and often insurmountable. When someone with a public, worldwide forum regularly flaunts his inconsistencies, irresponsibility and hypocrisy, that’s a fairly big deal.
For example, Cramer’s latest crusade is against crude oil speculators. He wants them indicted for driving up the price of gas. He wants more and better regulation. He made his outraged case on his TV show, Mad Money.
Sometimes, Cramer just can’t help but rat himself out; he seems to be one of those guys who needs you to know he got away with something naughty. Cramer was at the center of a 2007 controversy because he explained how, as a hedge fund manager, he used admittedly illegal practices to manipulate stock prices. He bragged about it—to USA Today.
Influential financial TV personalities will probably always make wildly irresponsible statements, and some individuals will suffer. Your best, safest bet is to develop a solid understanding and learn how you can best to interpret all the available information.
This month’s SFO (Stocks, Futures, Options) magazine offers “Stop Chasing Trades: The 10-Week Average Can Help.” In the article, RealMoney columnist Kate Stalter explains the ins and outs of using 10-week moving average—a “key benchmark professional investors monitor.”
“When professional investors … have ownership in a particular stock, they’ll often swoop in to grab more shares at a lower price when they see a pullback,” Stalter writes. “Because they presumably have confidence that the stock has more room to run higher, the strategy makes sense. Individual investors can watch this support as it is unfolding and follow in the pros footsteps.”
If you’re interested in utilizing the strategies Stalter explains, were do you begin?
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