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Book Reviews


Book Review: The Four Pillars of Investing, Second Edition 

William J. Bernstein provides a comprehensive guide that offers important insights and practical strategies for creating and maintaining a successful investment portfolio.

Book Review: Investing in U.S. Financial History 

Mark J. Higgins, CFA, CFP's epic book offers invaluable context for forecasting the direction of the economy and the market.

Book Review: Poor Charlie’s Almanack

The rerelease of Charlie Munger’s bountiful wit and wisdom is a celebration of nearly a century of success and deserves to be at the top of our reading lists.

Book Review: Plunder

Brendan Ballou presents a meta-analysis of the worst of private equity investment practices, thus compelling investors to take a deeper look into their illiquid private equity commitments.

Book Review: These Are the Plunderers

The PE playbook is always the same: Borrow money to acquire the firm, saddle it with debt, and extract exorbitant management fees.

Book Review: Validation of Risk Management Models for Financial Institutions

Validation of Risk Management Models for Financial Institutions, through a set of thoughtful articles, describes how effective structuring and testing of the modeling techniques used in risk management can support better financial decision making.

Book Review: The Paradox of Debt

Dick Cheney said that “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.” Richard Vague suspects that Cheney may well have been right.

Book Review: The Economics of the Stock Market

Now, more than ever, we urgently need a comprehensive alternative to the neoclassical model of stock market behavior. Andrew Smithers attempts to fill in this gap.

Book Review: The Power of Money

Paul Sheard explains what money is and how governments, commercial banks, and central banks create it and influence its creation.

Book Review: The Worth of Art

The Worth of Art: Financial Tools for the Art Markets, by Arturo Cifuentes and Ventura Charlin, is indispensable for anyone making an initial foray into art as a vehicle for building wealth.



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