The Battle for Investment Survival

January 29, 2020 - Comment

A reader of one of my earlier discussions asked-“Have you ever tried out the ideas outlined in your book?” My reply was to the effect that the ideas were tried out first, and the book written afterward. Any earner who earns more than he can spend is automatically an investor. It doesn’t matter in the

A reader of one of my earlier discussions asked-“Have you ever tried out the ideas outlined in your book?” My reply was to the effect that the ideas were tried out first, and the book written afterward. Any earner who earns more than he can spend is automatically an investor. It doesn’t matter in the slightest whether he wants to be or not, or even whether he realizes that he is investing. Storing present purchasing power for use in the future is investing, no matter in what form it’s put away. Some popular and common forms include money itself, government bonds, savings bank deposits, real estate, commodities, securities of all types, diamonds and where and when it’s legal, gold.

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Anonymous says:

Read this book This is a must read book. Most people really do not understand how hard it is to keep their money safe. Many of the threats to money are almost invisible, nibbling here and there. But by the magic of compounding, these “tiny” nibbles can cut your money in half over time. e.g., a 2% inflation (what the Fed calls “no inflation”) will cut your money in half in 36 years. So if you’re 50 and live to be 86, you will live your last year on half the money you have now. Just a tiny…

Anonymous says:

intelligent advice about the stock market that has followed me … I recently downloaded “The Battle for Investment Survival” into Kindle.I had first read this book at an Army post in 1969.I read it and reread it many times to get the major points by G.M Loeb.It opened my eyes to the most common sense, intelligent adviceabout the stock market that has followed me through today.to quote the book:”It is absolutely futile to get results except to buying into anticipatedlarge gains. It is far…

Anonymous says:

Nothing ground breaking but very interesting book The Battle for Investment Survival is referenced in The Zurich Axioms, an excellent book I read earlier. As such I was curious to read it. This is a second edition of this book that was published in 1957. I don’t know when the first edition was written. The author is a 35 years, seasoned, stock broker who lays out his experience and advice in this book. It is broken down to 96 short chapters, followed by (in the second edition) notes and lectures that the author made after writing this book. I…

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