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Jim Rogers, the investing guru who earned a 4,200% return with George Soros, told us everyone should read 3 books that made a ‘huge impression’ on his career

“Graham is considered the father of value investing” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com. This book is frequently cited as a must-read for anyone wanting to become a better investor.The portfolio used a good amount of leverage to invest in risky stock-index and currency futures that could have generated huge losses. Source: businessinsider.com

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As unicorns like WeWork and Uber test the IPO market with disastrous results, America’s biggest wealth manager for the ultrarich shares his best strategies for investing in unproven giants

“He adds that the private market differs from the public market in a critical way: A manager’s track record matters much more, and is more predictive of how their investments will do in the future” writes Marley Jay for businessinsider.com. That’s how Peter Mallouk handles investing in newly public companies for his clients.And he’s entirely willing to make private market investments on behalf of his wealthier clients.An investor who is a big fan of a newly-public company might believe it’s destined for success and huge gains on the stock market. Source:…

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The hidden risk lurking in your bond fund — plus other top investing tips

“Bond mutual funds may own riskier securities than reported Over the past five years, the average active large-cap stock fund manager has underperformed the S&P 500 100% of the time” reports marketwatch.com. What’s ahead for biotech investors Plus:  Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly!. Bond fund managers beat stock pickers.Money and investing features connecting with MarketWatch readers this past week include a report that fund performance ratings do not accurately reflect the risk inherent in about one-third of bond-fund offerings.How some…

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Investing in Cryptocurrency: Advantages and…

“Even so, cryptocurrency investments are not for the faint of heart, and newcomers may want to tread carefully before jumping in” writes Live Bitcoin News for livebitcoinnews.com. One of the biggest potential advantages of investing in cryptocurrency is the possibility of significant appreciation.The lack of security is a major concern for cryptocurrency investors, and there are only so many ways to hedge those risks.If additional regulation comes to pass, the attractiveness of cryptocurrency investments could diminish greatly.Cryptocurrency investments are not like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and the security situation…

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My retirement savings lost $138 within a month of opening my IRA, but I’m not worried about it

“When you set a long-term investing goal, worrying about every little dip along the way can add unnecessary stress to your life” writes Brynne Conroy for businessinsider.com. My investments had lost 1.2% of their value over the course of the past month, a dollar amount of about $138.I know that obsessing over every last market movement isn’t healthy or helpful for my long-term goals.My investing goals are long term.As far as my investments go, I’m not overly concerned about the possibility of another recession in the near future. Source: businessinsider.com

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Two ex-Sequoia investors who ditched Silicon Valley for Ohio raised a $350 million fund to bring venture capital to America’s heartland

“Drive Capital, a venture capital firm founded by Sequoia Capital alums and focused on investing in the Midwest, has raised a third fund to inject millions into the country’s unlikely startup hub in the heartland” writes Melia Russell for businessinsider.com. Regulatory filings show the Columbus, Ohio, firm has closed $350 million for a third fund putting money into early-stage startups.Columbus, a 3.5 hour drive from Detroit, has also attracted a rising number of funds to the Ohio capital.By comparison, California startups received more than half of venture capital spending in…

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A self-made hedge-fund manager who’s crushed the market by 46% over the past 18 months shares the 3 books that shaped his investment philosophy and sparked his success

“But Haley didn’t happen upon his investment philosophy and strategy alone” writes Christopher Competiello for businessinsider.com. In this classic investment book, Greenblatt shares how to spot opportunities, guidelines, and rules for making investment decisions and “special situations” to profit from. Source: businessinsider.com

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This simple stock investing strategy combines value, quality and dividends into a winning formula

“The second section shares insights from value managers, and the third part lists the best-performing value funds over the past three years” writes Investing Columnist for marketwatch.com. Its analysts then narrowed their focus to the best-performing value strategies of the past three years and came to a fascinating conclusion.S&P Dow Jones Indices divides the benchmark S&P 500 into value and growth indexes, based on price valuations to earnings, book value and sales.To read the Morningstar report in full, see the first section for long-term data that explains periods of outperformance…

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Robert Shiller’s ‘Irrational Exuberance’ predicted the housing and dot-com crises. He told us why another book he recently read makes a ‘decisive case’ for the next one.

“Shiller’s work has long centered on the idea that the narratives investors believe about asset classes become a powerful driver of prices” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com. Gennaioli and Shleifer made the case that there were multiple actors, from investors to ratings agencies, whose irrational expectations generated risk.After all, the housing crash and widespread market sell-offs clearly showed that investors’ expectations were off by many miles.Shiller agrees with them and further argues that widespread narratives are responsible for financial bubbles. Source: businessinsider.com

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Jim Rogers earned a 4,200% return with George Soros by investing in overlooked assets. He told us what he’s buying now ahead of the ‘worst crash of our lifetime.’

“Jim Rogers is not backing down from his forecast that we’re headed for the “worst crash of our lifetime.”” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com. But Rogers, 77, has no qualms with investors who may be skeptical of his forecasts and investing recommendations.After all, his contrary disposition and willingness to take big risks were responsible for his rise to investing fame.In keeping with his investing ethos, Rogers is betting on beaten-down parts of the world and assets where other US investors are not rushing into. Source: businessinsider.com

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