Investment Trends Book Club


Summary

  • To help investors, members of Fundamental Trends have started an investment book club.
  • Each month we will read a book that will help make us better investors.
  • The club is hosted in a Facebook group, so you will need a Facebook account – don’t worry, it can be very private for your use only.
  • The July and August selections are listed within.
Investment Trends Book Club

The goal of the Investment Trends Book Club is to read books that will help us become better investors. We will find works that focus on fundamentals analysis, technical analysis and general economics. I will specifically try to find books that do not read like texts.

The book club is hosted on Facebook, so you will need a Facebook ID. Don’t worry, you can set yourself up to be very private if you do not want to be tracked.

I go so far as to use a fake name on Facebook. On Facebook, I am Kirk Ydu. My settings are also very private making it very difficult to “friend” me unless we have mutual friends.

Here is the Facebook group link:

Facebook

On the last Wednesday of each month, we will hold a Facebook Live event to discuss the book. I have those marked in the events section of the Facebook page.

To get into the Facebook group, set up a profile if you don’t already have one. Then apply for membership. I let people in most days, but give me a few, sometimes I avoid the internet for a few days at a time for my own sanity and eyesight.

Here are the first two books we will be reading:

Investment Trends Book Club Selection For July 2020

This selection will help us with our entries and exits for investments. It is an easy read, as easy as technical analysis can get, and covers all the basics we will need. Make sure to read my Technical Trading Basics article first.

Getting Started Technical Analysis

Buy here https://amzn.to/2ZqX7wR

I always recommend a paper copy so that you can write notes in the margins.

Facebook Live book discussion event scheduled for Wednesday, July 29th.

Feel free to discuss the book all month in the Facebook Club topic: Getting Started Technical Analysis

Getting Started With Technical Analysis

Investment Trends Book Club Selection For August 2020

You have heard me use the phrase “getting the scuttlebutt” before when I talk about my research of companies. It’s how we get information that’s not just on a financial statement. We learn by talking to competitors, reading industry magazines and using the product or service if practical. Hedge funds have what they call “channel checks.” That’s another way to get “the scuttlebutt.”

The August selection is a Warren Buffett favorite. It’s a fun read that discusses how to “get the scuttlebutt” and includes a step by step list of things to do. Get a copy of:

Common Stocks And Uncommon Profits

Buy here https://amzn.to/31xiuPX

I always recommend a paper copy so that you can write notes in the margins.

Facebook Live book discussion event scheduled for Wednesday, August 26th.

Feel free to discuss the book all month in the Facebook Club topic: Getting Started Technical Analysis

Common Stocks And Uncommon Profits

On Friday mornings I hold a free macro and investment webinar for Seeking Alpha readers. See my blog for details.

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