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October 10, 2008 - $10,000 invested in S & P market index grew to 1) $11,733 if invested under Republican presidents only ($51,211 if Hoover presidency is excluded); 2) $300,671 if invested during Democratic administrations only (annual compound rate of 8.9% over nearly 40 years).

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(Endowments), Mebane T. Faber and Eric W. Richardson (2009). Ivy Portfolio: How To Manage Your Portfolio Like the Harvard and Yale Endowments. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 228 p.). Analyst, Cambria Investment Management; Founder, Cambria Investment Management. Portfolio management; Investments; Institutional investments. How to track, mimic investment strategies of highly successful Harvard, Yale endowments; reduce risk of bear market moves through tactical asset allocation strategy; how investors can develop strategic asset allocation using ETF-based investment approach.

(Endowments), Matthew Tuttle (2009). How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market: What Individual Investors Can Learn From the Investment Strategies of the Most Successful University Endowments. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 276 p.). President of Tuttle Wealth Management, LLC. Harvard University --Endowments; Yale University --Endowments; Investments --United States; Institutional investments --United States; Portfolio management --United States. Benefits of endowment investing; endowment philosophy of investing - consistent performance through superior money manager selection, asset allocation, portfolio construction; how to structure individual investments around endowment-type portfolio.

(Returns), Roger G. Ibbotson, Rex A. Sinquefield (1989). Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation: Historical Returns (1926-1987). (Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin, 202 p.). Stocks--Prices--United States; Securities--Prices--United States; Stock price forecasting.

(Returns), Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, Mike Staunton (2001). Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 399 p.). London Business School. More data, extending farther back in time and covering more countries than CRSP (Center for Research in Securities Prices) - annual real and nominal returns on equities, bonds, and bills, as well as GDP, inflation, and exchange rate data, over 101 years (1900-2000) for sixteen countries in North American and Europe plus Australia, South Africa, and Japan (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States).

Shanta Acharya, Elroy Dimson (2007). Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 384 p.). Associate Director of the Initiative on Foundation and Endowment Asset Management, BGI Professor of Investment Management, respectively (London Business School). Asset management; Endowments--Great Britain. How colleges that comprise Oxford and Cambridge make their investing decisions.

Keith Ambachtsheer, Robert D. Arnott, Clifford S. Asness, Peter L. Bernstein et al (2005). Bold Thinking on Investment Management: The FAJ 60th Anniversary Anthology. (Charlottesville, VA: CFA Institute, 320 p.). Director of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (University of Toronto); Managing Principal at AQR Capital Management, LLC; President of Peter Bernstein, Inc. (Consulting Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management). Portfolio management; Investment advisors; Investment strategy.  60th anniversary issue of the Financial Analysts JournalŪ.

Ed. Peter L. Bernstein and Frank J. Fabozzi (1997). Streetwise: The Best of the Journal of Portfolio Management (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 321 p.). Portfolio management; Investments. A selection of articles previously published in the Journal of portfolio management over a period of nearly 25 years.

John C. Boland (1985). Wall Street's Insiders: How You Can Profit with the Smart Money (New York, NY: Morrow, 226 p.). Investments--United States; Insider trading in securities--United States.

Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat (2009). The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 272 p.). President of Eurasia Group; Director of Research at Eurasia Group. Risk management --Political aspects; Investments --Political aspects; Country risk --Management; Political stability --Evaluation. How political risk analysis works, when it does not, 'tail' of extreme political instability is dangerously fat - international economy, politics often matter as much as economic fundamentals for performance of global markets; how to effectively manage wide range of political risks that global firms face.

Don Cassidy (1991). It's Not What Stocks You Buy, It's When You Sell That Counts. (Chicago, IL: Probus, 298 p.). Senior Analyst with Lipper Analytical Services, Inc. Stocks; Speculation. Discusses profitable, proven methods for defining your stock market goals, and for selling when those goals have been reached; helps you identify and isolate your resistance in order to sell when it counts.

--- (1999). When the Dow Breaks: Insights and Strategies for Protecting Your Profits in a Turbulent Market. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 208 p.). Investments -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Stocks -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Stock exchanges -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Ira U. Cobleigh (1989). Happiness Is a Stock That Lets You Sleep at Night (New York, NY: D.I. Fine, 160 p.). Stocks; Investments.

James J. Cramer (2002). Confessions of a Street Addict. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 339 p.). Hedge Fund Manager. Wall Street; Hedging (Finance); Stockbrokers; Securities industry; Journalism, Commercial. 

Aswath Damodaran (2003). Investment Philosophies: Successful Strategies and the Investors Who Made Them Work. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 504 p.). Investment analysis.

James Dines (1975). The Invisible Crash: What It Is, Why It Happened, How to Protect Yourself Against It. (New York, NY: Random House, 367 p.). Inflation (Finance)--United States; Finance, Personal; Gold.

Charles D. Ellis (1998). Winning the Loser's Game: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 142 p. [3rd ed.]). Portfolio management; Investment analysis.

Ed. Charles D. Ellis with James R. Vertin (1989). Classics: An Investor's Anthology (Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin, 759 p.). Investments; Risk management; Stock exchanges

--- (1991). Classics II: Another Investor's Anthology (Homewood, IL: Business One Irwin, 626 p.). Investments; Risk management; Stock exchanges.

Charles D. Ellis with James R. Vertin (1997). The Investor's Anthology: Original Ideas from the Industry's Greatest Minds (New York, NY: Wiley, 297 p.). Investments--United States; Stock exchanges.

Joseph Ellis (2005). Ahead of the Curve: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Stock Market Cycles. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 256 p.). Former partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co., ranked for eighteen consecutive years by Institutional Investor magazine as Wall Street's #1 retail-industry analyst. Economic forecasting. Recognize, react to signs of economic change before they have an impact on business and investments.

Eric S. Emory (1973). When to Sell Stocks: Portfolio Liquidation; the Key to Superior Performance without Stock Selection (Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin, 104 p.). Stocks; Investments.

Louis Engel and Henry Hecht (1994). How to Buy Stocks (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 398 p. [8th ed.]). Securities; Investments

Kenneth L. Fisher (1987). The Wall Street Waltz: 90 Visual Perspectives: Illustrated Lessons from Financial Cycles and Trends. (Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 210 p.). Stocks -- United States -- Charts, diagrams, etc.; Interest rates -- United States -- Charts, diagrams, etc.; Economic indicators -- United States -- Charts, diagrams, etc.

Kenneth L. Fisher, Jennifer Chou, Lara W. Hoffmans (2006). The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don’t. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 480 p.). CEO, Fisher Investments, Forbes Columnist. Investments; Speculation. Key investing questions, what they really mean, how to use them.

Philip A. Fisher (2003). Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher. (New York, NY: Wiley, 320 p.). Stocks; Investments. Wiley Investment Classics. 

Norman Fosback (1993). Stock Market Logic: A Sophisticated Approach to Profits on Wall Street (Chicago, IL: Dearborn Financial Pub., 384 p.). Stocks--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Speculation--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Leo Gough (2000). Trading the World Markets: Interviews with the Great Global Investors (New York, NY: Wiley, 260 p.). Capitalists and financiers--Biography; Investments, Foreign; International business enterprises.

Brooke Harrington (2008). Pop Finance: Investment Clubs and the New Investor Populism. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 256 p.). Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Investment clubs--United States; Investments--Social aspects--United States. Origins, impact of mass engagement in investing; new market populism via rise of investment clubs; gender-based differences in investing returns; investing as statement, and for profit.

Jim Huguet (1999). Great Companies, Great Returns: The Breakthrough Investing Strategy That Produces Great Returns over the Long-Term Cycle of Bull and Bear Markets Based on the Twelve Traits of All Great Companies (New York, NY: Broadway Books, 323 p.). Investment Consultant. Investments--United States--Case studies; Stocks--United States--Case studies; Corporations--United States--Case studies. 12 traits of companies which generate superior returns to shareholders; 14 companies identified.

Lawrence E. Kochard, Cathleen M. Rittereiser (2008). Foundation and Endowment Investing: Philosophies and Strategies of Top Investors and Institutions. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 320 p.). Chief Investment Officer of the Georgetown University endowment; alternative investments marketing and business development executive. Institutional investments; Endowments--Finance. Detailed look at successful investment approaches used by today’s leading foundations, endowments; profiles of number of accomplished Chief Investment Officers: their experiences, investment philosophies, challenges in allocating assets, managing risks, selecting from increasingly sophisticated set of investment opportunities.

Gerald M. Loeb (1971). The Battle for Stock Market Profits (Not the Way It's Taught at Harvard Business School) (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 352 p.). Investments; Stock exchanges.

--- (1996). The Battle for Investment Survival (New York, NY: Wiley, 320 p.). Investments; Speculation.

Louis Lowenstein (1988). What's Wrong with Wall Street: Short-Term Gain and the Absentee Shareholder (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 268 p.). Stocks; Institutional investments; Stockholders; Tender offers (Securities).

Peter Lynch with John Rothchild (1989). One up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 318 p.). Investments; Stocks; Speculation.

--- (1993). Beating the Street (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 318 p.). Stocks--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Mutual funds--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Nicholas W. Maier (2002). Trading with the Enemy: Life Inside Jim Cramer's Wall Street. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 192 p.). Protege at Cramer's Hedge Fund. Cramer, Jim; Wall Street; Hedging (Finance); Speculation; Stock brokers. 

Burton G. Malkiel (2004). A Random Walk Down Wall Street: Completely Revised and Updated Eighth Edition. (New York, NY: Norton, 416 p. [8th ed.; orig. pub. 1973]). Investments; Stocks. 

--- (2003). The Random Walk Guide to Investing: Ten Rules for Financial Success. (New York, NY: Norton, 202 p.). Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics (Princeton University). Finance, Personal; Investments; Stocks.

Harry Markowitz (1991). Portfolio Selection: Efficient Diversification of Investments (Cambridge, MA: B. Blackwell, 384 p.). Portfolio management; Investment analysis; Stocks; Investments; Finance--United States--History.

Ralph G. Martin (1965). The Wizard of Wall Street; The Story of Gerald M. Loeb. (New York, NY: Morrow, 192 p.). Loeb, Gerald M.; Investments.

Steven L. Mintz, Dana Dakin and Thomas Willison (1998). Beyond Wall Street: The Art of Investing (New York, NY: Wiley, 226 p.). Investments--United States; Investment analysis--United States. 

James Morton (1997). Investing with the Grand Masters: Insights from Britain's Greatest Investment Minds (Washington, DC: Pitman Pub., 398 p.). Manager of the Chelverton Fund. Investments; Securities. 

Ron Muhlenkamp (2006). Harvesting Profits on Wall Street: Essays in Investing. (Wexford, PA: Muhlenkamp & Company, Inc., 282 p.). Founder and President of Muhlenkamp & Company, Inc. (founded 1977). Investments--United States; Investment analysis; Securities--United States. What works and why, when investing in stocks and bonds.

John Neff with S.L. Mintz (1999). John Neff on Investing (New York, NY: Wiley, 267 p.). Investment analysis; Investments.

John R. Nofsinger (2002). Investment Blunders of the Rich and Famous-- and What You Can Learn from Them. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 302 p.). Investments--Decision making--Case studies; Risk management--Case studies; Errors--Case studies.

James P. O'Shaughnessy (1997). What Works on Wall Street: A Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of All Time (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 324 p.). Investments--United States; Investment analysis--United States. Definitive guide to investing strategies with proven returns.

--- (2006). Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow: A Contrarian Investment Strategy for the Next Twenty Years. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 272 p.). Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns,. Director of Systematic Equity for Bear Stearns Asset Management. Investments--United States; Investment analysis--United States. Small, midsize companies, large company value stocks, intermediate term bonds will outperform the market in the new cycle.

Richard Phalon (2001). Forbes Greatest Investing Stories. (New York, NY: Wiley, 239 p.). Contributing Editor, Forbes Magazine. Finance, Personal--United States--Case studies; Investments--United States--Case studies; Success in business--United States--Case studies.

Robert C. Radcliffe (1997). Investment: Concepts, Analysis, Strategy (Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 925 p. [5th ed.]). Investments; Investment analysis; Securities; Speculation.

Christina I. Ray (2001). Think Like a Trader, Invest Like a Pro (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 235 p.). Investments; Securities; Investment analysis.

John Rothchild (1988). A Fool and His Money: The Odyssey of an Average Investor (New York, NY: Viking, 251 p.). Investments.

Mark Rubinstein (2006). A History of the Theory of Investments: My Annotated Bibliography. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 370 p.). Paul Stephens Professor of Applied Investment Analysis at the Haas School of Business (University of California at Berkeley). Investments; Investments--Mathematical models; Investments--Mathematical models--Abstracts. History of investment research theory and asset pricing.

Ed. Arnold W. Sametz in collaboration with James L. Bicksler (1991). Institutional Investing: Challenges and Responsibilities for the 21st Century (Homewood, IL: Business One Irwin, 559 p.). Institutional investments; Portfolio management

Harry D. Schultz (2002). Bear Market Investment Strategies (New York, NY: Wiley, 256 p.). Investments--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Stock exchanges--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

H. Nejat Seyhun (2000). Investment Intelligence from Insider Trading (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 402 p.). Insider trading in securities--United States.

Michael D. Sheimo (1999). Stock Market Rules: 70 of the Most Widely Held Investment Axioms Explained, Examined, and Exposed (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, [2nd ed.]). Investments--Miscellanea; Stock exchanges--Miscellanea.

Jeremy J. Siegel (2005). The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and True Triumph over the Bold and New. (New York, NY: Crown Business, 336 p.). Russell E. Palmer Professor (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania). Stocks; Stocks--History; Rate of return; Stocks--Rate of return. 

Vijay Singal (2004). Beyond the Random Walk: A Guide to Stock Market Anomalies and Low-Risk Investing. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 350 p.). Investments; Stock exchanges.

Robert Sloan (2009). Don't Blame the Shorts: Why Short Sellers Are Always Blamed for Market Crashes and How History Is Repeating Itself. (New York, NY, McGraw-Hill, 272 p.). Former managing director, and the global head of prime brokerage and equity finance and a member of both the Securities Division Operating Committee and the Product Managers Committee of Credit Suisse First Boston. Short selling; speculation. Deep roots of conflict over speculative investing, its role in economy; vital systemic (and symbolic) role short-selling plays in making financial markets less opaque, more accountable, stronger, fuels financial system; shorting, financing that goes hand in hand with it- at heart of every transaction Wall Street performs to make money flow through country's system; without shorting - no credit in markets where risk is highest: high yield, distressed, convertible bonds, equities; chokes economic activity.

Robert Sobel (1987). The New Game on Wall Street (New York, NY: Wiley, 240 p.). Stocks--United States; Investments--United States.

George Soros with a foreword by Paul Tudor Jones II (1994). The Alchemy of Finance : Reading the Mind of the Market (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 367 p. (orig. pub. 1987)). Investments.

Robert J. Stillman (1986). Dow Jones Industrial Average: History and Role in an Investment Strategy (Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin, 217 p.). Dow Jones & Co.; Dow Jones industrial average.

David F. Swensen (2005). Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment. (New York, NY: Free Press, 416 p.). Chief Investment Officer (Yale). Portfolio management; Investments; Mutual funds; Finance, Personal.

Mark Tier (2005). Becoming Rich: The Wealth-Building Secrets of the World’s Master Investors, Buffett, Icahn, Soros. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 258 p.). Founder of World Money Analyst newsletter. Buffett, Warren; Soros, George; Investments; Portfolio management. Secrets that made Buffet, Icahn, and Soros the world's three richest investors.

John Train (1980). The Money Masters (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 296 p.). Capitalists and financiers--United States--Biography; Investments--United States.

--- (1983). Preserving Capital and Making It Grow (New York, NY: C.N. Potter, 274 p.). Investments -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Finance, Public -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

--- (1989). The New Money Masters (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 385 p.). Capitalists and financiers--United States--Biography; Investments--United States. New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year.

--- (1994). The Craft of Investing (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 213 p.). Stocks, Investments. 

Pablo Triana (2009). Lecturing Birds on Flying: Can Mathematical Theories Destroy the Financial Markets? (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 350 p.). Derivatives Experience on Trading Floor, as a Professor, Consultant. Finance; Economics. Indictment of trustworthiness of financial theory; how malfunctions in quantitative machines have wreaked havoc in real world; whether financial markets can be solved mathematically; origin of many prevalent theories, mathematical dictums; how field of financial economics evolved from descriptive to abstract discipline; most significant historical episodes of theory-caused real-life market malaise.

Ralph Wanger (1997). A Zebra in Lion Country: Ralph Wanger's Investment Survival Guide (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 251 p.). Investments; Securities; Finance, Personal. 

Jason Zweig (2007). Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich. (New York NY: Simon & Schuster, 352 p.). Senior writer and Columnist (Money magazine); Former Senior Editor (Forbes). Investments--Psychological aspects; Finance--Decision making; Neuroeconomics. Battle between reason and emotion. Why smart people make stupid financial decisions, what to do to avoid these mistakes; why risk is often misunderstood, why overconfidence about investing decisions.

Martin E. Zweig (1986). Winning on Wall Street (New York, NY: Warner Books, 293 p.). Stocks -- United States; Speculation; Investments -- United States.


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