Reviews

Very interesting read …

By: cnanski

A very well written and informative book. I found this book easy to understand. For someone who has invested for 35 years it taught me some things I didn’t know and did it in simple terms that a lay person can understand.

Definitely worth reading…

By: Pen Man Ship (California)

Disclosure: I received an advanced copy of this book… I believe that this book is a must read for anyone who is interested in investing. This book (as the title indicates) is taking investing beyond just buying stocks or mutual funds and hoping that they perform well. This book presents an incredibly easy-to-follow method that (via back-testing results) has shown to have outperformed the overall market.

While it’s really easy to implement, it does require that you check in on your investments on a daily basis; but you are literally spending less than one minute monitoring your investments. This is a strategy that anyone can implement; you just need to be willing to “work” for a few seconds each day.

There are many books that offer various strategies (one of my favorites is How TO Retire Rich by James O’Shaughnessy), In this book. Mr. O’Shaughnessy presents various different investing strategies that are mostly easy to implement. Mr. Mauro’s book presents only one strategy, but it is incredibly easy to implement and appears to have an incredibly successful track record. If you are interested in investing and moving beyond just buying your investments and then ignoring them, I recommend that you read this book.

Not everyone wishes to spend a hour a day studying stock charts and graphs. If this sounds like you, you’ll enjoy this book.

By: Kenneth Chin

Many investors hold their retirement savings or college funds in ETFs that follow the S&P 500 or Nasdaq but have no idea how to judge the strength or weakness of these indices. They’re at the mercy of acting on what they hear from the ‘experts’ on nightly business programs or what they read in periodicals. Randall has simplified the process of assessing strength or weakness by merely focusing on a critical moving average. I invest in individual stocks but have my daughter’s college account in an ETF that follows the S&P. This is information I can certainly use to quickly monitor the index’s progress. As you would expect, I was skeptical after reading the title. But the payoff did come half-way into the book. The first half was Randall’s story, which I always enjoy reading because it gives me a perspective of where the author is coming from. It’s an easy read.

Powerful yet simple strategy

By: Amlan Debnath

I liked the simplicity of the strategy and according to the author’s back testing it has performed quite well. For people who want to get decent returns without spending much time this could be a good book to read.

The secret is in the book …

By: Absalom (Tualatin, OR) 

Buy and Hope is an entertaining book and the author does a great job with personal anecdotes. At first you might think there’s a bait and switch here but Randall actually spells out exactly what he does and explains how you can do it on your own. There’s nothing else to buy and no further consultations. Nothing! Read the book, follow his advice, which obviously has worked for him, and judge for yourself.

A must for investors

By: Conejobill

When I started reading “Buy & Hope” I thought that I would read the intro and the first chapter and then get on with other things that needed doing. I found that it was difficult if not impossible to put this book down. A very well written and thoughtful approach to LONG TERM investing. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in investing in the market.

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