April 25, 2008
The Disciplined Investor – Book Reviews… Thank You, Thank You! I appreciate the kind words and glad to hear from so many of you that the Investment Disciplines are helping you profit and/or stay out of trouble. Here are a few reviews and comments from this week:
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!, April 25, 2008 By P. Parker – See all my reviews Great Book! I was very impressed by how the author has so much knowledge about the topics he addresses and his conservative approach. He advises correctly about risk as well as having a balanced portfolio. The podcast is excellent as well. Definitely recommend this book. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Baseline for Any Investor, April 22, 2008 By J. Judd I’ve dabbled off and on w. investing, but didn’t really focus my efforts until recently. I found Andrew’s podcast, and his incessant plug for his book, and finally took the plunge.
Andrew provides a clear, focused path for anyone on any income level to take investment decision making into their own hands. Further, the candor displayed, both in the book, and with the podcast/website gives me hope that a cadre of “disciplined investors” will be created.
This could encourage more people like Andrew to reach out and provide an alternative path for everyone to “see things with both eyes open” and allow them to take their financial future “to the next level”. The world needs more people like this to counter the madness that “makes” (and breaks) markets. Keep up the great work, Andrew. And don’t stop… Ever.
March 2, 2008
Guest: Barry Ritholtz brings us FusionIQ – an amazing stock selection system and powerful tool for research. FusionIQ decisively changes the game by bringing pro-tools to the investment public – this is not your ordinary stock screener.
Mixing a set of highly critical quantitative filters with fundamental and technical overlays, this will quickly become an investor’s most trusted research assistant. Just out of the gate on March 1st, it already provides a rich set of features that will shorten the time span from research to execution. Reviewing it during its beta testing cycle, I was able to work with the system and can report that it is not only powerful and accurate; but it is mighty fast!
Interestingly, the methods that FusionIQ uses to make a decision on buy-hold-sell, is right in-line the process Horowitz & Company has used and I have written about for years:
1) Quantitative (screens)
2) Fundamental (ratios and results)
3) Technical (history and charts)
In The Disciplined Investor Podcast Episode 46, FusionIQ CEO, Barry Ritholtz, (The Big Picture) and I explore how to get the most out of FusionIQ.
Remember: The phone number to call in to request answers to your investment questions is: 1-877-623-8473 – Next Episode we will spend some time answering these.
From Fusion IQ
FusionIQ works by using our unique combination of fundamental and technical indicators to rank 275 industry groups and over 8,000 stocks, ETFs, and closed end funds. The ranking range is from 0 (worst) to 100 (best). FusionIQ then applies