Make Money Work For You--Instead of You Working for It. Lessons from a Portfolio Manager

  • ID: 2210362
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Make Money Work for You Instead of You Working for It

"Whether using a broker or going it alone, successful investors today are required to understand how companies work and make money. This book provides a solid basis for investors to stay on track, even in times when markets are seemingly irrational. Focusing on the fundamentals is an excellent strategy for maintaining the discipline required to accumulate wealth."
Salene Hitchcock–Gear, President and CEO, Ameritas Investment Corp.

"Make Money Work for You . . . is a must–read for both experienced and new investors. It offers an excellent guide to fundamental analysis and trading strategies useful to investors."
Francisco De Jesus, general partner, Pacesetter Capital Group

"Make Money Work for You is an impressive new book, written by a professional money manager. It brings the knowledge of Wall Street money managers to the average investor. When dutifully applied, the lessons in this book will help create a consciousness that can lead to economic self–empowerment."
Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr., former mayor of San Francisco President of Willie Brown Institute, CalPERS Board of Trustees (member)

"After a rough and tumble opening to the current decade, the world of financial guidebooks could not ask for a more timely release than Bill Thomason′s work. His guide brims with the type of common sense we would all love to get ahold the type of inside knowledge you would normally have access to only if you had a money–manager friend. Thomason provides valuable focus on the basics and gives his audience a well–focused understanding of the financial markets and ways investing and saving can make a difference in life. His book ranks high on my reading list."
James Anderson, CUNY Journalism Professor and author of the Black Enterprise Guide to Investing

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Chapter 1: Getting Started: Setting Goals, Choosing Investments, Getting Information.

Chapter 2: Understanding Financial Statements: Analyze Companies Like a Financial Analyst.

Chapter 3: Calculate a Company s Expenses, Earnings, Financial Ratios, and Profit Margins.

Chapter 4: Fundamental Analysis: Assessing the Value of Potential Investments.

Chapter 5: How the Pros Know When to Buy.

Chapter 6: Investing Strategies You Can Use to Know When to Buy.

Chapter 7: Know When to Sell.

Chapter 8: Portfolio Management 101: Putting It All Together.

More Than Just a Glossary.

About the Author.


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William E. Thomason is a professional money manager who manages both traditional and alternative investments for his firm as its Chief Investment Officer. He currently serves on the board of three private companies, is a member of NASP (National Association of Securities Professionals), and is the founder of the Wall Street Wizards Urban Financial Literacy Program and The Wall Street West Financial Literacy Fund, a non–profit organization bringing financial literacy and career opportunities to urban youth. He also serves as a consultant to a $75 million Community Development Venture Capital Fund investing in privately held inner–city businesses and is a founding member of Urban Economy, a nonprofit membership network dedicated to fostering innovation in urban communities. Thomason has appeared in numerous financial publications such as Black Enterprise, Smart Money, Barron′s and the Wall Street Journal. He has also received numerous awards in acknowledgment of his professional and civic achievements. Thomason is a popular speaker and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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