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ISBN-10 0132886014ISBN-13 9780132886017
ISBN-10 0132885948ISBN-13 9780132885942
Author(s): Bill Feingold
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 320

The notion that investors can't beat the market is simply no longer true. What is true is that if you rely on the standard investing methods used by some professionals, you will never exceed the indexes. When investors try to just keep up with the indexes, they are settling for mediocrity. Fact is, as indexing and quasi-indexing have become more prevalent, the dangers of this strategy have become more pronounced: a bias toward overvalued, overgrown, large-cap stocks likely to hit long periods of underperformance. But there's good news: If you're willing to invest a bit more of your own time, you have a much better chance of beating the pros than they want you to think. In Beating the Indexes, leading trader and Minyanville columnist Bill Feingold shows you how to systematically exploit the biases and mediocrity of index investors, and continuously make winning investments. Writing for sophisticated individual investors as well as professional advisors and money managers, Feingold introduces a more profitable set of investing strategies based on alternative investments such as convertible bonds and related securities. Each chapter of this book exposes one myth in index investing, and includes a strategy to exploit that myth -- and beat the conventional investors who still buy into it. If you're tired of minimal returns that disappear with the slightest market volatility, this is the book you've been searching for.