(336 pages, $27 hardcover, 2013, ISBN 978-0071807227) by Mark Minervini, published by McGraw-Hill Professional.
The author, a US Investing Champion, presents the system he used to achieve triple-digit returns for five consecutive years, averaging 220% per year for a 33,500% compounded total return. The system, which he calls SEPA (Specific Entry Point Analysis), combines risk management, self-analysis, and perseverance. He explains how to select precise entry points and preserve capital. He shows the reader how to find the best stocks before they make big price gains; how to buy an IPO; how to avoid costly mistakes made by most investors; how to manage losses and protect profits; how to avoid high-risk situations. The book offers more than 160 chart examples and numerous case studies.
(397 pages, $40 hardcover, 2013, ISBN 978-1-1185-2566-1) by Van K. Tharp, PhD, published by John Wiley & Sons.
Author and professional trading coach and consultant Van K. Tharp encourages readers to improve their trading results and financial life by looking within themselves. He takes the reader through the steps of self-transformation, incorporating what he calls “Tharp Think” — ideas drawn from his modeling work with great traders. Readers will learn how they can stop making mistakes and avoid methods that don’t work, which only obstructs trading success. Instead, they can adopt the beliefs and attitudes necessary to win. The book goes beyond discussing trading systems to help readers develop a more effective trading psychology.
Money Makers: The Stock Market Secrets Of Britain's Top Professional Investment Managers, Updated Second Edition
(356 pages, £11.00/£12.74 ebook, 2013, ISBN 978-0857191434) by Jonathan Davis, published by Harriman House.
Who are the professional investment managers responsible for moving and making millions on the stock market? What approaches and strategies do they adopt? Britain has more successful stock market investors than any other country outside the US, but their activities have remained largely unknown outside the Square Mile. Davis profiles top professional investors in the UK and their investing styles. His subjects include Jim Slater; investment trust manager Michael Hart; stockpicker Anthony Bolton; and emerging market specialist Mark Mobius, among others.
(226 pages, £16.99 hardcover, 2012, ISBN 978-0857192431) by Nicolas Sarkis, published by Harriman House.
The early 21st century has been a period of extreme fear and greed in the world’s financial markets. This book aims to prepare investors for the financial challenges and opportunities of the next few years. Author and investment manager Nicolas Sarkis draws on the lessons of history to try to illuminate the way ahead. In particular, he explores the plight of equities in the developed world since the millennium and considers when they might finally recover, as well as the likely effects of reducing government indebtedness on the markets.
(253 pages, $13.99 softcover, 2013, ISBN 978-1482702651) by Andrew Abraham, self-published.
Most people think diversifying is having a basket of stocks with some bonds mixed in. How do you truly diversify and give yourself the best chance to grow your assets over time? With nearly two decades of investment management experience, Abraham instructs the reader on how to increase their assets long term. He discusses how to select professional money managers (CTAs) who invest in diverse items through managed futures programs. A money manager himself, he presents the industry from both sides, and puts it in terms that the nonprofessional can understand. This book discusses the idea of compounding; the best time to invest; why choosing trend-followers is important; mistakes to avoid; and how to profit from what he believes will be an upcoming period of high inflation.