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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 20, 2003

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.