A Maverick Investor's Guidebook: Invest to Live, Live to Ride

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Insomniac Press, Mar 15, 2011 - Business & Economics - 219 pages
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Maverick (mav-er-ik, mav-rik) (plural, mav-er-icks): an independent thinker who refuses to conform to the accepted view on a subject. Originally, the term referred to an animal that strayed from the herd. Our instincts drive us towards the herd, believing there's safety in numbers. Mal Spooner's new book exposes the bull dished out by decades of advertisements, the press, and others who profit from perpetuating bad investment dogma. The founder of former mutual fund company Mavrix Fund Management Inc., he is well known across the country for his maverick investment style, enthusiasm for Harley-Davidson motorbikes, and his rock & roll guitar licks in support of numerous charitable causes. How does this relate to investment philosophy, theory, and practice? In order to be successful investing your money, or someone else's money, or your company's money, it's absolutely crucial to strip your mind and spirit of emotions but remain passionate. Investing is like life, and life is like touring on a Harley. There's an infinite array of places to go and as many routes to choose from that will get you there.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Part One What a Maverick Investor Wont Do
19
Chapter 1 Never Panic What Crisis?
21
Chapter 2 Avoid Heavy Traffic Go Against the flow
31
Chapter 3 Avoiding Investment Traffic Jams or What Is a Bubble Anyway?
45
Part Two What a Maverick Investor Knows
53
Chapter 4 Trailblazing or Go Your Own Way
55
Chapter 5 Gambling or Investing?
69
Hunting for a Maverick
149
Part Four How a Maverick Investor Measures Progress
153
Chapter 11 Are You on the Right Trail?
155
Chapter 12 The Economy or the Really Big Picture
160
Chapter 13 Figuring Out Where You Are or You Are Here
170
Part Five Maverick Road Stories
185
Chapter 14 Obstacles and Roadblocks or Dealing with Disaster
187
Chapter 15 Signs of Trouble on the Horizon or When to Take a Detour
193

Want Stocks with Those Bonds?
86
Part Three What a Maverick Investor Does
109
Mutual Funds Can Be Fun
111
Chapter 8 Investing or Playing the Stock Market?
133
A Very Short Chapter
146
Chapter 16 Let It Ride? or Success Can Be Your Worst Enemy
199
The Final Chapter Trails End
212
maverick back covers
218
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Mal Spooner is a veteran money manager, and is president and founder of Sienna Capital Management Inc. Please visit www.maverickinvestors.com. Also catch Mal at www.notbusinessasusual.ca.

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