Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them
Author: Gary Belsky,Thomas Gilovich
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-01-12
ISBN: 1439169748
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them Book Excerpt:

Protect and grow your finances with help from this definitive and practical guide to behavioral economics—revised and updated to reflect new economic realities. In their fascinating investigation of the ways we handle money, Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich reveal the psychological forces—the patterns of thinking and decision making—behind seemingly irrational behavior. They explain why so many otherwise savvy people make foolish financial choices: why investors are too quick to sell winning stocks and too slow to sell losing shares, why home sellers leave money on the table and home buyers don’t get the biggest bang for their buck, why borrowers pay too much credit card interest and savers can’t sock away as much as they’d like, and why so many of us can’t control our spending. Focusing on the decisions we make every day, Belsky and Gilovich provide invaluable guidance for avoiding the financial faux pas that can cost thousands of dollars each year. Filled with fresh insight; practical advice; and lively, illustrative anecdotes, this book gives you the tools you need to harness the powerful science of behavioral economics in any financial environment.

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and how to Correct Them

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes  and how to Correct Them
Author: Gary Belsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Consumers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and how to Correct Them Book Excerpt:

Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers
Author: Robert H. Burger
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2016-08-22
ISBN: 1440850143
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers Book Excerpt:

Covering everything from auditing and budgeting to contracts, revenue and expenditures, forecasting, and ethics in financial management, this book addresses the full spectrum of topics and skills needed by today's library managers. • Addresses a topic of growing concern to library managers that is applicable to all types of libraries • Offers readers a formal, comprehensive introduction to financial management—not just an aspect such as cost benefit analysis, budgeting, or fundraising • Includes forms and worksheets that help readers better understand the concepts • Supplies clear and detailed explanations of financial concepts and practical applications

The Mind of the Market

The Mind of the Market
Author: Michael Shermer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-12-26
ISBN: 9781429924436
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind of the Market Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy—and why people are so irrational about money How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace a sort of Darwinian organism, evolved through natural selection as the fittest way to satisfy our needs? In this eye-opening exploration, author and psychologist Michael Shermer uncovers the evolutionary roots of our economic behavior. Drawing on the new field of neuroeconomics, Shermer investigates what brain scans reveal about bargaining, snap purchases, and establishing trust in business. He scrutinizes experiments in behavioral economics to understand why people hang on to losing stocks, why negotiations disintegrate into tit-for-tat disputes, and why money does not make us happy. He brings together astonishing findings from psychology, biology, and other sciences to describe how our tribal ancestry makes us suckers for brands, why researchers believe cooperation unleashes biochemicals similar to those released during sex, why free trade promises to build alliances between nations, and how even capuchin monkeys get indignant if they don't get a fair reward for their work.

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid
Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2002-04-01
ISBN: 0300128207
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid Book Excerpt:

“A serious attempt to understand a common phenomenon” from the author of The Nature of Human Intelligence (Psychology Today). One need not look far to find breathtaking acts of stupidity committed by people who are smart, or even brilliant. The behavior of clever individuals—from presidents to prosecutors to professors—is at times so amazingly stupid as to seem inexplicable. Why do otherwise intelligent people think and behave in ways so stupid that they sometimes destroy their livelihoods or even their lives? This is an investigation of psychological research to see what it can tell us about stupidity in everyday life. The contributors to the volume—scholars in various areas of human intelligence—present examples of people messing up their lives, and offer insights into the reasons for such behavior. From a variety of perspectives, the contributors discuss: The nature and theory of stupidity How stupidity contributes to stupid behavior Whether stupidity is measurable. While many millions of dollars are spent each year on intelligence research and testing to determine who has the ability to succeed, next to nothing is spent to determine who will make use of their intelligence and not squander it by behaving stupidly. The contributors focus on the neglected side of this discussion, reviewing the full range of theory and research on stupid behavior and analyzing what it tells us about how people can avoid stupidity and its devastating consequences. “Marvelous, devilishly clever, and culturally timely book . . . A fascinating exploration.” —Choice “Easily readable and well referenced . . . May provide just enough momentum for change.” —International Journal of Intelligence

The Routledge Handbook of Financial Literacy

The Routledge Handbook of Financial Literacy
Author: Gianni Nicolini,Brenda J. Cude
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2021-12-31
ISBN: 1000487849
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Financial Literacy Book Excerpt:

Financial literacy and financial education are not new topics, even though interest in these topics among policymakers, financial authorities, and academics continues to grow. The Routledge Handbook of Financial Literacy provides a comprehensive reference work that addresses both research perspectives and practical applications to financial education. This is the first volume to summarize the milestones of research in financial literacy from multiple perspectives to offer an overview. The book is organized into six parts. The first three parts provide a conceptual framework, which discusses what financial literacy is, how it should be measured, and explains why it represents a relevant topic and effective tool in enhancing decision-making among consumers as well as consumer protection strategies. Part IV addresses the connection between financial education and financial literacy, with chapters about financial education in school settings as well as for adults. This part includes an analysis of the role of Fintech and the use of gamification in financial education. Part V is a collection of contributions that analyze financial literacy and financial education around the world, with a focus on geographical areas including the U.S., South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. This part also considers how financial literacy should be addressed in the case of Islamic finance. The concluding part of the book examines how financial literacy is related to other possible approaches to consumer finance and consumer protection, addressing the relationships between financial literacy and behavioral economics, financial well-being, and financial inclusion. This volume is an indispensable reference for scholars who are new to the topic, including undergraduate and graduate students, and for experienced researchers who wish to enrich their knowledge, policymakers seeking a broader understanding and an international perspective, and practitioners who seek knowledge of best practices as well as innovative approaches.

The EU Issuer disclosure Regime

The EU Issuer disclosure Regime
Author: Gaëtane Schaeken Willemaers
Publsiher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 9041133941
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The EU Issuer disclosure Regime Book Excerpt:

Présentation de l'éditeur : "In an examination that is at once critical, comparative and interdisciplinary, the book discusses the stated objectives of the EU issuer-disclosure regime - principally about retail investor protection - and then goes on to identify objectives that can actually be met in practice, i.e. market efficiency and corporate governance. The author concludes by drawing concrete policy and regulatory implications, along the way covering such aspects and ramifications of the regime. In its defence of the power of market forces as regulatory means, and its clear argument that market finance should be seen at a minimum as a useful complement to bank credit and other financing sources, this important book can claim a privileged space in the debate over the role of disclosure requirements in securities regulation."

EBOOK Behavioral Corporate Finance 2 e

EBOOK  Behavioral Corporate Finance  2 e
Author: SHEFRIN
Publsiher: McGraw Hill
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-05-18
ISBN: 1526871998
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Behavioral Corporate Finance 2 e Book Excerpt:

EBOOK: Behavioral Corporate Finance, 2/e

Personal Benchmark

Personal Benchmark
Author: Charles Widger,Daniel Crosby
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN: 1118963326
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personal Benchmark Book Excerpt:

In Personal Benchmark: Integrating Behavioral Finance and Investment Management, Chuck Widger and Dr. Daniel Crosby outline the ways in which a program of embedded behavioral finance, fueled by what matters most to you, can be your protection against irrational financial behavior. Along the way, you'll learn how to improve your investment experience, increase returns formerly sacrificed to misbehavior, and worry less about "The Economy" as you become increasingly focused on "My Economy." Welcome to a new way of investing, a new paradigm for conceptualizing wealth, and a system of turning emotion from your portfolio's worst enemy into its best friend! In this new model, risk is simply the likelihood that we will underperform our dreams. Irrationality is acting in ways that thwart our ability to reach those dreams. And the optimal portfolio is not the one that generates the highest return in abstraction, it is the one that helps us meet our goals without killing our nerves before we get there. This book gives advisors the tools needed to effectively communicate the design and execution of the Personal Benchmark solution.

Effective Investments on Capital Markets

Effective Investments on Capital Markets
Author: Waldemar Tarczyński,Kesra Nermend
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN: 3030212742
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Investments on Capital Markets Book Excerpt:

This proceedings volume presents current research and innovative solutions into capital markets, particularly in Poland. Featuring contributions presented at the 10th Capital Market Effective Investments (CMEI 2018) conference held in Międzyzdroje, Poland, this book explores the future of capital markets in Poland as well as comparing it with the capital markets of other developed regions around the world. Divided into four parts, the enclosed papers provide a background into the theoretical foundations of capital market investments, explores different approaches—both classical and contemporary—to investment decision making, analyzes the behaviors of investors using experimental economics and behavioral finance, and explores practical issues related to financial market investments, including real case studies. In addition, each part of the book begins with an introductory chapter written by thematic editors that provides an outline of the subject area and a summary of the papers presented.

The New Financial Advisor

The New Financial Advisor
Author: G. Scott Budge
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2008-12-03
ISBN: 9780470435281
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Financial Advisor Book Excerpt:

Praise for The New Financial Advisor "For those of us who are working day to day on the frontier of wealth management, Scott Budge has done a remarkable job of mapping out this new territory--helping families achieve life outcomes. Budge's book is a valuable primer for advisors who are ready to embrace the psychological aspects of their role with families as a complement to their financial expertise." --Dirk Junge, Chairman and CEO, Pitcairn "At the time when the qualitative issues of human development are becoming the dominant questions for families, Scott Budge's defining of the New Financial Advisor brings to life the kind of advisor who will be most helpful to families in the years to come." --James (Jay) E. Hughes, author of Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family and Family: The Compact Among Generations "The modern financial advisory landscape is more complex than most advisors realize. Successful advisors will gain a map and a compass if they take advantage of Scott Budge's many insights and words of wisdom. The New Financial Advisor keeps the focus on outcomes, and advisors will discover investment solutions uniquely suited for families." --Charlotte B. Beyer,founder and CEO, Institute for Private Investors "Scott Budge has written a wise, warm, and informative guide to navigating the human side of wealth management. The New Financial Advisor should be on the short list of required reading for anyone who aspires to the role of 'Most Trusted Advisor.' I know I'll be consulting it often." --Elizabeth P. Anderson, CFA, Beekman Wealth Advisory, LLC "Scott has rightly perceived that today's financial advisors can play a different role--helping their clients navigate their family relationships around wealth. The New Financial Advisor's theory and practices provides examples to achieve this goal." --Charles W. Collier, Senior Philanthropy Advisor, Harvard University, and author of Wealth in Families

Investor Behavior

Investor Behavior
Author: H. Kent Baker,Victor Ricciardi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN: 1118492986
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investor Behavior Book Excerpt:

WINNER, Business: Personal Finance/Investing, 2015 USA Best Book Awards FINALIST, Business: Reference, 2015 USA Best Book Awards Investor Behavior provides readers with a comprehensive understanding and the latest research in the area of behavioral finance and investor decision making. Blending contributions from noted academics and experienced practitioners, this 30-chapter book will provide investment professionals with insights on how to understand and manage client behavior; a framework for interpreting financial market activity; and an in-depth understanding of this important new field of investment research. The book should also be of interest to academics, investors, and students. The book will cover the major principles of investor psychology, including heuristics, bounded rationality, regret theory, mental accounting, framing, prospect theory, and loss aversion. Specific sections of the book will delve into the role of personality traits, financial therapy, retirement planning, financial coaching, and emotions in investment decisions. Other topics covered include risk perception and tolerance, asset allocation decisions under inertia and inattention bias; evidenced based financial planning, motivation and satisfaction, behavioral investment management, and neurofinance. Contributions will delve into the behavioral underpinnings of various trading and investment topics including trader psychology, stock momentum, earnings surprises, and anomalies. The final chapters of the book examine new research on socially responsible investing, mutual funds, and real estate investing from a behavioral perspective. Empirical evidence and current literature about each type of investment issue are featured. Cited research studies are presented in a straightforward manner focusing on the comprehension of study findings, rather than on the details of mathematical frameworks.

Are You a Stock or a Bond

Are You a Stock or a Bond
Author: Moshe A. Milevsky Ph.D.
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-21
ISBN: 0133115321
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are You a Stock or a Bond Book Excerpt:

You must be aware of the value, potential return and risk of your own human capital (your job, career and what you do for a living as opposed to stocks and bonds or other investment choices) as well as financial capital and investments to plan a secure future. Human capital is the most valuable asset that you will own over your lifecycle. You need to balance all financial decisions with the characteristics of your human capital. The key trends identified in the first edition of the book namely, the decline of Defined Benefit (DB) pension provision, the continued increase in human longevity and the risk of personal inflation, are as relevant today as they were five years ago. The financial crisis has taught us that all types of capital – human, financial and even social – are key to a secure financial future. If your career has "stock-like" growth and risk characteristics, Milevsky helps you balance your "portfolio" by tilting investments towards safer "bonds." If your job is more secure but offers lower financial upside, you'll learn to tilt your investments towards stocks that compensate for your lower earning potential. Either way, Milevsky shows you how to integrate investments, insurance, annuities, and retirement plans to generate the safe and reliable income you'll need. This Edition's updates include: New 2012 data, charts, figures, and references More coverage of incorporating "human capital" into financial planning Advice reflecting the aftermath of the financial crisis Easier, more usable techniques, and less math!

Retirement

Retirement
Author: Moshe Milevsky,Gail MarksJarvis
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2013-08-14
ISBN: 0133742369
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Retirement Book Excerpt:

You must be aware of the value, potential return and risk of your human capital: your job, career and what you do for a living. Human capital is the most valuable asset that you will own over your lifecycle. You need to balance financial decisions with the characteristics of your human capital. The key trends identified in Are You a Stock or a Bond? include the decline of Defined Benefit (DB) pension provision, the continued increase in human longevity and the risk of personal inflation, and they are as relevant today as they were five years ago. The financial crisis has taught us that all types of capital -- human, financial and even social -- are key to a secure financial future. If your career has "stock-like" growth and risk characteristics, Milevsky helps you balance your "portfolio" by tilting investments towards safer "bonds." ¿ Saving for Retirement will relieve confusion and barriers to action. It acquaints readers with people like them, and step-by-step addresses what's likely confusing them. Instead of starting with some lofty financial planning theory, it walks individuals through the process everyone goes through with IRAs and 401 (k)s -- leaving no basic questions unanswered. Instead of telling readers to open an IRA-as many books do-it tells them how to open one: where to go, what the forms mean, how to decide how to invest, the essential first steps. The book removes everything from the reader's path that typically trips people up and hits the sweet spot for everyone from aged 18 to 60. Using new figures (including troubling new projections of healthcare and long-term care costs), she helps readers calculate exactly how much money they'll need. Next, she presents optimal asset allocations for each stage of life -- and shows how these allocations would've protected typical investors through the past five tumultuous years. Packed with her readers' personal stories, this book teaches powerful professional financial planning principles -- but makes them simple enough for anyone to apply on their own.

Economics and Ageing

Economics and Ageing
Author: José Luis Iparraguirre
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN: 3030290131
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics and Ageing Book Excerpt:

This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in health economics and economics of ageing, but policy makers, professionals and practitioners in gerontology, sociology, health-related sciences, and social care. This volume introduces topics in the economics of happiness, quality of life, and well-being in later life. It also covers questions of inequality and poverty, intergenerational economics, and housing. Other areas described in this book include behavioural economics, political economy, and consumption in ageing societies.

Judgment under Uncertainty

Judgment under Uncertainty
Author: Camille Morvan,William J. Jenkins
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351352393
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judgment under Uncertainty Book Excerpt:

Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman’s 1974 paper ‘Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases’ is a landmark in the history of psychology. Though a mere seven pages long, it has helped reshape the study of human rationality, and had a particular impact on economics – where Tversky and Kahneman’s work helped shape the entirely new sub discipline of ‘behavioral economics.’ The paper investigates human decision-making, specifically what human brains tend to do when we are forced to deal with uncertainty or complexity. Based on experiments carried out with volunteers, Tversky and Kahneman discovered that humans make predictable errors of judgement when forced to deal with ambiguous evidence or make challenging decisions. These errors stem from ‘heuristics’ and ‘biases’ – mental shortcuts and assumptions that allow us to make swift, automatic decisions, often usefully and correctly, but occasionally to our detriment. The paper’s huge influence is due in no small part to its masterful use of high-level interpretative and analytical skills – expressed in Tversky and Kahneman’s concise and clear definitions of the basic heuristics and biases they discovered. Still providing the foundations of new work in the field 40 years later, the two psychologists’ definitions are a model of how good interpretation underpins incisive critical thinking.

Financial Behavior

Financial Behavior
Author: H. Kent Baker,Greg Filbeck,Victor Ricciardi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0190269995
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Behavior Book Excerpt:

Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets provides a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on the financial behavior of major stakeholders, financial services, investment products, and financial markets. The book offers a different way of looking at financial and emotional well-being and processing beliefs, emotions, and behaviors related to money. The book provides important insights about cognitive and emotional biases that influence various financial decision-makers, services, products, and markets. With diverse concepts and topics, the book brings together noted scholars and practitioners so readers can gain an in-depth understanding about this topic from experts from around the world. In today's financial setting, the discipline of behavioral finance is an ever-changing area that continues to evolve at a rapid pace. This book takes readers through the core topics and issues as well as the latest trends, cutting-edge research developments, and real-world situations. Additionally, discussion of research on various cognitive and emotional issues is covered throughout the book. Thus, this volume covers a breadth of content from theoretical to practical, while attempting to offer a useful balance of detailed and user-friendly coverage. Those interested in a broad survey will benefit as will those searching for more in-depth presentations of specific areas within this field of study. As the seventh book in the Financial Markets and Investment Series, Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets offers a fresh looks at the fascinating area of financial behavior.

More Than You Know

More Than You Know
Author: Michael J. Mauboussin
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN: 0231143737
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than You Know Book Excerpt:

Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor. Offering invaluable tools to better understand the concepts of choice and risk, More Than You Know is a unique blend of practical advice and sound theory, sampling from a wide variety of sources and disciplines. Mauboussin builds on the ideas of visionaries, including Warren Buffett and E. O. Wilson, but also finds wisdom in a broad and deep range of fields, such as casino gambling, horse racing, psychology, and evolutionary biology. He analyzes the strategies of poker experts David Sklansky and Puggy Pearson and pinpoints parallels between mate selection in guppies and stock market booms. For this edition, Mauboussin includes fresh thoughts on human cognition, management assessment, game theory, the role of intuition, and the mechanisms driving the market's mood swings, and explains what these topics tell us about smart investing. More Than You Know is written with the professional investor in mind but extends far beyond the world of economics and finance. Mauboussin groups his essays into four parts-Investment Philosophy, Psychology of Investing, Innovation and Competitive Strategy, and Science and Complexity Theory-and he includes substantial references for further reading. A true eye-opener, More Than You Know shows how a multidisciplinary approach that pays close attention to process and the psychology of decision making offers the best chance for long-term financial results.

The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You ll Ever Need

The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You ll Ever Need
Author: Larry E. Swedroe,Jared Kizer
Publsiher: John Wiley and Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-05-13
ISBN: 9780470885338
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You ll Ever Need Book Excerpt:

The rewards of carefully chosen alternative investments can be great. But many investors don’t know enough about unfamiliar investments to make wise choices. For that reason, financial advisers Larry Swedroe and Jared Kizer designed this book to bring investors up to speed on the twenty most popular alternative investments: Real estate, Inflation-protected securities, Commodities, International equities, Fixed annuities, Stable-value funds, High-yield (junk) bonds, Private equity (venture capital), Covered calls, Socially responsible mutual funds, Precious metals equities, Preferred stocks, Convertible bonds, Emerging market bonds, Hedge funds, Leveraged buyouts, Variable annuities, Equity-indexed annuities, Structured investment products, Leveraged funds The authors describe how the investments work, the pros and cons of each, which to consider, which to avoid, and how to get started. Swedroe and Kizer evaluate each investment in terms of: Expected returns Volatility Distribution of returns Diversification potential Fees Trading and operating expenses Liquidity Tax efficiency Account location Role in an asset-allocation program Any investor who is considering or just curious about investment opportunities outside the traditional world of stocks, bonds, and bank certificates of deposit would be well-advised to read this book.

More Mortgage Meltdown

More Mortgage Meltdown
Author: Whitney Tilson,Glenn Tongue
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-05-11
ISBN: 0470503408
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Mortgage Meltdown Book Excerpt:

A clear look at how to capture investment profits during difficult financial times The U.S. economy has become crippled by the credit and real estate catastrophe. Even though we've all been affected by the calamity and have heard no shortage of news about it, it still seems unfathomable and utterly incomprehensible to most people that the actions of certain mortgage brokers, bankers, ratings agencies, and investment banks could break the economic engine of the world. Now, for the first time, and in terms everyone can grasp, noted analysts and value investing experts Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue explain not only how it happened, but shows that the tsunami of credit problems isn't over. The second wave has yet to come. But if you know catastrophe is looming, you can sidestep the train wreck-and even profit. You just need to understand how bad times present opportunity and where to look. More Mortgage Meltdown can help you achieve this goal. The book Breaks down the complex mortgage products and rocket-science securities Wall Street created Addresses how to find investment opportunities within the rubble and position your portfolio to take advantage of the crisis Explains exactly how the combination of aggressive lending, government missteps, and Wall Street trading practices created the perfect economic storm Shows you why the crisis is not yet over and what we can expect going forward More Mortgage Meltdown can help you understand the events that have unfolded, and put you in a better position to profit from the opportunities that arise during these tough financial times.