proficient at investing you have to work hard. It’s as simple as that. There’s
no getting around it. I have found that the best investors read everything that
they can get their hands on. They like to turn over the rocks and “peel the
onion” so to speak. They read investment (and non-business) books by the
handful, scour several newspapers per day and routinely analyze the financial filings
of hundreds of companies consistently. Of course, having a good mind helps too
– but nothing replaces reading. Even the most successful investors of all time such
as Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch and John Bogle were voracious readers. They (or
you) should never stop learning!
Folks ask us
all the time what are our favorite investment books. We thought that the list below
may be of interest to you and/or your children:
Is your advisor or stockbroker playing more golf or out sailing these days? Are you questioning what they are actually doing for you? Today’s overachieving investment advisory firms are doing much more for their clients than in any time in history. This is a transformative time in financial services. Consumers are becoming smarter and advisory firms are offering more and more cutting-edge services in order to remain competitive.
Just five years ago, Ethan Brown attended the Manning School of Business Hooding Ceremony as a student while finishing up his MBA program. Last Thursday, the Dean of the Manning School Sandra Richtermeyer him invited back to the event – this time as the keynote speaker. During his talk, Brown shared his story of transitioning from a professional triathlete to MBA student to Cox Capital’s portfolio manager. He spoke about the amazing transformation that’s taking place at UMass Lowell, where the quality of education is improving along with the school’s profile. Brown also gave credit to those that influenced him along his journey, including his former finance professor Tunde Kovacs (who is now on CCM’s Investment Committee), and his mentor at Cox Capital – Bill Cox, to whom he attributes much of his success. Cox is also a fellow UMass Lowell alumnus.