Books provide tips on smart, safe investing
Compiled by Chuck Myers
Knight Ridder News Service
The ailing stock market has made protecting market assets a difficult challenge.
But along with the market downturn has come a bevy of new books devoted to managing risk and protecting investments. If you're looking for a few tips on shoring up your portfolio, you might find some useful information in one of these titles:
"Investing in a Post-Enron World," by Paul Sorion, McGraw-Hill, 2003 ($14.95)
Covers how to learn from the Enron debacle and determine a stock's true value.
"Safer Investing in Volatile Markets," by Carolann Doherty Brown, Dearborn Pub., 2002 ($18.95)
Provides a dozen strategies, from guaranteeing investments to risk tradeoffs and asset allocation.
"The Smart Investor's Survival Guide," by Charles B. Carlson, Currency/Doubleday, 2002 ($14.95)
Insights on how to develop a portfolio capable of weathering market volatility.
"25 Stupid Mistakes You Don't Want to Make in the Stock Market," by David E. Rye, Contemporary Books, 2002 ($16.95)
Features step-by-step advice on how to learn from and avoid investing mistakes.
"The Bear-Proof Investor," by John F. Wasik, Owl Books, 2002 ($14)
Strategies on how to protect assets and take a balanced approach to investing.