Category Archives: Books

What’s The Future of Books?

Tower Records, which sold books at some of its retail locations, declared bankruptcy in 2006 and disappeared from the US retail landscape. Borders (BGP) declared bankruptcy earlier this month and began liquidating $350M of inventory Saturday at discounts of up to 40 percent as it embarks on closing a third of its stores. Barnes & […]

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The Top 40 Dividend-Growth Stocks

My friend, Dave Van Knapp of, publishes an annual overview of the dividend-paying stock scene for $39. This year’s edition just came out and Dave was kind enough to send me a copy of Top 40 Dividend-Growth Stocks For 2011. Here’s the table of contents: In the introduction, Dave says the book’s strategic goal […]

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Amazon’s Top Stock Book

Sometimes we just have to toot our own horns and this is my day to do so. Over the years, it’s been a joy to watch the popularity of my stock book, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing, grow steadily. It improves with each edition because I’m constantly refining strategies, collecting input from […]

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The Monster

A month ago, Michael Hudson sent me an excerpt from his new book, The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America — and Spawned a Global Crisis. I enjoyed it so much that I requested a review copy. I read it quickly, then mulled over it between engagements to […]

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The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy

America is not well. What’s worse, the problems facing the nation appear to come more from within than without, and the minority of citizens paying attention find it frustrating that the political system appears incapable of change. I recently read The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy by Jim Marrs, and found it in agreement with many of the […]

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