S. Schneider

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (23 of 24)
Location: Del Mar, California

St.Thomas Aquinas, Investing


Top Reviewer Ranking: 379,469 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 24
The Right Stock at the Right Time: Prospering in t&hellip by Larry Williams
Larry Williams appears to be very good at investing -just ask him. According to his web site, the man is "a legend". Having been foolish enough to believe the hype, I alone am at fault for taking the bait and buying the book. But the crux of this review is it is rude to promote yourself and your merchandise while promising to show how to buy "The Right Stock At The Right Time", unless one is really prepared to deliver on that searing promise.

To the author's credit, the book was released last year, when Bubble 2 had not yet come into fruition. The book is subtitled, "Prospering in the Coming Good Years", and it takes certain courage and conviction to assume the role of a… Read more
Convertible Arbitrage: Insights and Techniques for&hellip by Nick P. Calamos
Addressing arbitrage opportunities of both convertible bonds and convertible preferred issues, this text also describes the spectrum use of other derivative instruments for both arbitrage and hedging purposes. Of note, capital structure arbitrage --a hot topic, currently-- is also briefly discussed.
The book serves as a worthwhile summary of all that is currently feasible in this arena. Additionally, many techniques are sufficiently described so as to be made immediatly applicable. As expected from a book of relatively short length, some of the techniques are not drawn out in sufficient detail. The capital structure section, for example, is addressed in only a few pages.
Given… Read more
New Era Value Investing: A Disciplined Approach to&hellip by Nancy Tengler
Here is a rarity in value investment literature: a more or less complete system for finding RELATIVELY cheap stocks. And the system described is indeed useful enough that nearly anyone with a value disposition might take at least a portion of it away to incorporate into his or her own approach.
Ostensibly, the heart of Tengler's book is the use of relative dividend yield or relative price to sales ratio (relative to a stock's prior trading history). However, the most useful portion of her method concerns her thoughtful use of a checklist/scoring system to help avoid "value traps" --purchasing stocks with dividend yields which are high for good reason, for example. The described… Read more