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Leslie N. Masonson, MBA, CCM, is president of Cash Management Resources and has more than 40 years of experience in investing, trading, and authoring financial books.

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Product Details

  • Series: All About Series
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007175377X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071753777
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leslie N. Masonson, MBA, CCM, is President of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that he founded in 1987. Masonson's 40-year working career has spanned financial advisory services, trading, investing, banking operations, management, teaching, and cash/treasury management consulting. Most recently, for the past six years he was a Financial Advisor offering investment management services to retail clients. Much earlier in his career, he worked at three large banks for a total of 17 years as a Vice President at Citibank, an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America, and an Assistant Secretary at Irving Trust Company.

He has written more than 50 articles - interviews with traders, and product and book reviews - for numerous financial publications, including Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, Active Trader, and Futures magazine. He has lectured on investing on several cruise lines including Crystal, Celebrity, and Norwegian. In November 2003, he spoke at the Intershow Online Investor's Expo, on "Successfully Trading Stocks for a Living."

Masonson has been studying the stock market for more than 50 years. He has invested in mutual funds, stocks, options, futures, and commodities. Masonson has read more than 500 books on investing and trading, and he is proficient in technical analysis. He has used many investing and trading software programs over the years, including Telescan, OmniTrader, DTN, TradeStation, ULTRA, VectorVest, and High Growth Stock Investing, as well as many charting, investing, and trading sites on the Internet.

He has been interviewed on business radio stations, as well on cable TV on the Financial News Network and CNBC. The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Institutional Investor, Bottom Line/Business, Inc., Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Advertising Age have interviewed him. He has previously authored the following books: All About Market Timing: The Easy Way to Get Started, (McGraw-Hill, November 2003 and translated into Chinese in February 2010), Day Trading On The Edge: A Look-Before-You-Leap Guide to Extreme Investing, (AMACOM, 2000), Cash Cash Cash: The Three Principles of Business Survival and Success, (HarperBusiness, 1990), Corporate Cash Management: Techniques and Analysis, (Dow-Jones Irwin, 1985. Coedited with Frank Fabozzi), and the Corporate Treasury Management Manual (A.S. Pratt & Sons, 1998. Editor and Contributor).

Masonson received a BBA in Finance and Investments from The City College of New York and an MBA in Operations Research from Bernard M. Baruch College. His master's thesis title was "Statistical Evaluation of the Relative Strength Concept of Common Stock Selection."

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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful By JJJ on October 30, 2011
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I really wanted to like this book. I really did. I respect the author's work and I agree with the author's general position that pure Buy and Hold does not work in the current investing environment. However, the book is rife with inconsistencies, contradictions and absence of proof. Moreover, many of the strategies proffered do not work and may be hazardous to the average investor's financial health. Other than for some very interesting charts and the production of information by negative inference, I would have given the book only one star.

I will cite to just a few of the inconsistencies and contradictions. The author many times states that an investor should make his own evaluations on the direction of the market and should neither listen to market gurus nor buy their newsletters because no one can predict the market. Then he writes an entire chapter on newsletters and market timing gurus whom one can hire for advice and states that if one can't get the timing right buy a trend newsletter. More fundamentally, the author writes that one cannot predict where the market is going to go, yet the entire book is based on developing technical strategies for the purpose of predicting where the market is going to go. The author constantly writes that it is important to be conservative and prevent against big draw downs, yet the author proposes shorting the market when the "signals" are bearish and using not just inverse etfs but 2x or 3x inverse etfs to do the trades. Recent studies in Barrons and other academics have clearly demonstrated, as a matter of basic math, that holding inverse 2x or 3x or bullish 2x or 3x etfs in opposite markets, indeed even when you call the market right, will result in an investor loosing money.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jerald Douma on April 16, 2011
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This Book Presents Strategies That Prove That Market Timing Works

I am a long time investor and I found that buy and hold is an approach that has not worked for me and many of my friends. Markets have their ups and downs, and if one can somehow miss most of the declines, then overall you can reap the rewards of investing. Although many financial advisors and so-called experts get upset when I bring up the topic of market timing in investment meetings that I attend, I know that they have not investigated its usefulness, otherwise they would not have tried to keep me quiet.

I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Masonson first edition of this book published in 2003. I have benefited from its sound strategies, and have told all my investing friends about that book and bought copies for my family members. Now, that book has been revised with all the strategies updated through late 2010 I can review them again and select the ones that meet my needs.

Masonson provides backtesting on number of the strategies using his TradeStation software showing all the key statistics. He provides two very profitable moving average strategies using the NASDAQ. The original Value Line 4% is updated with adjustment that produces more consistent results. All these strategies beat buy and hold with less risk. Masonson also covers in detail the Best Six Months Strategy, the presidential cycle strategy, and a strategy for the NASDAQ based on a fixed percentage move that triggers buy and sell signals.

This second edition has a much welcomed and expanded chapter on ETFs, as that is Masonson's recommended investment option along with low-cost index funds.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Shauna on April 13, 2011
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If you are a self-directed investor looking for an alternative to Buy and Hold, look no further than All About Market Timing. Les Masonson has written the definitive text on market timing that is comprehensive and conclusive. Bull and bear markets of the past century are analyzed. Eye-opening proof is given, showing how difficult it is to achieve a decent return by staying invested 100% of the time, and how simple market timing strategies would have preserved investors' gains and saved them from huge losses. Six common arguments in favor of Buy and Hold are dissected and debunked through research. It is proven that market timing not only reduces risk but is also a more conservative approach than Buy and Hold. After this initial information is given, Mr. Masonson presents a chapter on how to determine market trend, a prerequisite to investing. Four easy-to-use indicators are presented and fully explained. Two chapters follow that describe different investment vehicles - mutual funds and ETFs - and the pros and cons of investing in them. These chapters are comprehensive, giving the reader ample information on fund types, fund families, leveraged and inverse funds as well as how to purchase them.

The heart of the book begins in Part II with a comprehensive collection of market timing strategies that have been fully backtested over long time periods by professional market analysts and Mr. Masonson himself. Where other research has ended, Mr. Masonson has continued it through 2010, confirming recent success of these strategies. The timing strategies presented have been done on the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq with an enormous amount of variables. The information is so conclusive that one can't ignore its validity.
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