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The Little Book of Sideways Markets: How to Make Money in Markets That Go Nowhere

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"It's hard to talk clearly about investing and make sense to ordinary readers at the same time. Katsenelson gives a lucid explanation of today's markets with sound advice about how to make money while avoiding the traps that the market sets for exuberant bulls and frightened bears alike."
-- Thomas G. Donlan, Barron's"A thoroughly enjoyable read. Provides a clear framework
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by John Wiley & Sons
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This is quite an interesting book with a lot of ideas worth thinking about, if you have investments which you would like to see grow in the next several years. The author's basic idea is that, over periods of 5+ years, there are not bear markets as much as there are sideways markets where the market does not increase overall. This means buying and holding onto a market index fund does not get you anywhere during that time, and the question the author answers is, "What should you do instead?" Unf ...more
I've read a few of the books in this series. The useful ones succinctly present an investing philosophy with practical applications requiring the reader to perform further research into the efficacy of the philosophy. The worthless ones don't provide anything useful or are obsolete at printing. The Little Book of Sideways Markets is one of the useful books in the series. The author provides his take on value investing in the current market environment. The bi-polar nature of the stock market - c ...more
Vitaliy Katsenelson's The Little Book of Sideways Markets offers a slight different take on value investing. It advocates a 'buy and sell' approach rather than the 'buy and hold' approach which is more common. Though he explains all the concepts very well, this book is not meant for beginners. You should have atleast some experience in investing to fully appreciate what the author is saying. The book is easy to follow and I'm sure I'll be able to add a few insights that I got from Katsenelson in ...more
Quick and well-reasoned. Easy to follow and filled with the core of many long-standing, solid principles.
Christopher Benassi
Really great read. Hit all the main advantages to active value investing in a "sideways" market
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Vitaliy Katsenelson is Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates. He often holds contrarian views that are ahead of his time that usually with time passed turn into mainstream views. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, received both undegraduate and graduate degrees in Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver. From 2001 to 2007 Katsenelson taught investment class at Un ...more
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