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The Savvy Investor's Guide to Avoiding Pitfalls, Frauds, and Scams

H. Kent Baker John R. Nofsinger Vesa Puttonen



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Emerald Publishing Limited
15 January 2020
Business & Economics; Investment & securities
Are you an investor facing an obstacle you don't know how to overcome?

Are you ready to invest, but not sure how to reduce your risks?

There are two important things you must do to be a savvy investor: make good investment decisions and avoid costly mistakes. As important as good investments are, one bad mistake can ruin the result of all your good decisions. In the second book in The H. Kent Baker Investments Series, investing experts H. Kent Baker, John R. Nofsinger, and Vesa Puttonen offer an insightful guide on avoiding those detrimental missteps.

The Savvy Investor's Guide to Avoiding Pitfalls, Frauds and Scams explores the common pitfalls that investors face. Highlighting important issues when investing especially in common stocks and mutual funds, they explore the psychological biases of investors that can cause you to be your own worst enemy. Finally, they look at frauds and scams, and how to protect yourself from dishonest people wanting to profit at your expense.

If you feel unprepared to face the risks of investing, Baker, Nofsinger, and Puttonen provide this essential guide to arming yourself against devastation on your path to becoming a savvy investor.
By:   H. Kent Baker, John R. Nofsinger, Vesa Puttonen
Imprint:   Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   230g
ISBN:   9781789735628
ISBN 10:   1789735629
Series:   The Savvy Investor's Guide
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   15 January 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified
Introduction 1. Common Investing Pitfalls That Can Separate You from Financial Security and Success 2. Common Stock Pitfalls That Can Lead to Big Losses 3. Mutual Fund and ETF Pitfalls: What the Industry Won't Tell You 4. Self-Inflicted Pitfalls: The Dangers of Psychological Biases 5. Investment Schemes Designed to Separate You from Your Money 6. Other Frauds and Scams that Lure Unsuspecting Investors

H. Kent Baker, DBA, Ph.D, CFA, CMA, is University Professor of Finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University. He is an award-winning author/editor of 34 books and more than 300 other publications. John R. Nofsinger, Ph.D, is the William H. Seward Endowed Chair in International Finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is the author/editor of 12 books and about 70 articles in scholarly journals. He is most widely known in the areas of behavioral finance, socially responsible investing, and biology of finance. Vesa Puttonen, Ph.D, is Professor of Finance at Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki. He has worked as senior vice president at the Helsinki Stock Exchange and as managing director at Conventum Asset Management.

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