Full Book Title: Investment Atlas II - Using History as a Financial Tool
Author Name: Kenneth G. Winans
Book Synopsis: We have all heard the phrase History repeats itself! Yet, very few people seriously apply long-term history to the art and science of investing. This artistic, colorful reference book gives investors useful information about the performance and characteristics of stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate and collectibles since the 1800's. Past bull & bear markets are examined within the various investment groups to show how they differ, and the tools investors can use to navigate the changes in long-term trends. Finally, the book reviews the surprising reactions of investors to triumphant and catastrophic historical events that have confronted mankind throughout the ages such as wars, monumental peacetime achievements, natural & manmade disasters, and government actions (i.e., interest rate, taxes and regulation) in reaction to these situations. Similar to how a traveler uses a road atlas to learn about their destination and prevent the embarrassing and costly act of getting lost, Investment Atlas II will aid the investor to be a profitable user of investment history, not a future victim of it.
Author Bio: Kenneth Grant Winans is a successful investment management entrepreneur, an award-winning author, astute collector and an active philanthropist. Over a long career, he has conducted landmark investment research and designed creative investment strategies while serving as a portfolio manager, investment analyst and financial writer. He is a regular guest on TV and radio shows nationwide and has had much of his investment research published as headline articles by leading websites, magazines and newspapers. Currently, He writes a widely read column for Forbes.com, and he can be heard regularly on Los Angeles' most popular news radio station, CBS affiliate KNX, in a segment called, The Business Hour Mr. Winans pioneered the development of several important investment indexes and technical indicators. In fact, The Winans International Preferred Stock Index (WIPSI) and the Winans International Real Estate Index (WIREI) (patent pending) are used by major financial and academic institutions in market research studies. This research has aided Mr. Winans in making timely market forecasts in a variety of economic conditions since 1991. He wrote and published three previous award-winning books. The first book on preferred stocks since the 1930's, Preferreds Wall Street's Best-Kept Income Secrets, a winner in the 2007 National Best Book Awards. "Investment Atlas - Financial Maps to Investment Success". This investment history book was the winner of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award's highly competitive Finance category. His third book titled, Preferred Stocks The Art of Profitable Income Investing, won the 2011 National Best Book Awards in Investments. A true entrepreneur, Mr. Winans left a promising career with Merrill Lynch and started Winans International in 1992 with only 7 clients. Today, Winans Investments manages equity and fixed income investments for its expanding clientele based on a solid performance record. Since 2012, WI is among the Best of Best financial advisors attending Barron's Winner's Circle Top Independent Advisors Summit. Mr. Winans holds a Masters in Finance from the University of San Francisco, a BA in Business Economics from the University of San Diego. As a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), he was founding President of the San Francisco Chapter of The Market Technician Association. He is also a senior member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and has served on several committees for the San Francisco Chapter. Ken is Co-President of The Space Station Museum (Novato, CA) and serves as a trustee for several other non-profit organizations: The W Foundation (Novato), USS Hornet Museum (Alameda), the Society of California Pioneers (San Francisco) and The Holland Society of New York. He served board terms for The Museum of American Finance (New York City), San Francisco Fleet Week Association, Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland), The University of San Francisco Alumni Association and The Institute of Ecolonomics (Ridgway, CO). Ken and his wife, Debbie, are long-time residents of the San Francisco area. In his spare time, Ken travels internationally, rides motorcycles, scuba dives, and ski races. He enjoys research his family history and is a renowned collector of artifacts from space exploration and antique financial. More information can be found at www.KenWinans.com
Publisher Name: KGW Publishing