For over 27 years, he has conducted landmark investment research and designed creative investment strategies while serving as a portfolio manager, investment analyst, broker and investor.
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.
Ken is President and Founder of Winans International Investment Management it manages equity and fixed income investments for clients throughout the country and has won national acclaim for its success. In 2009, Winans International won the Small Business Commerce Association's national Best of Business Award. In 2008, Goldline Research ranked Winans International in Forbes Magazine as one of the 10 Most Dependable Investment Advisors.
He pioneered the development of several important investment indexes and technical indicators. In fact, The Winans International Preferred Stock Index (WIPSI)TM and the Winans International Real Estate Index (WIREI)TM (patent pending) are considered leading market indices in Wall Street publications and are used by major financial and academic institutions. The data is available through Global Financial Data.
In 2007, Ken wrote and published the first book on preferred stocks since the 1930s, Preferreds: Wall Street's Best-Kept Income Secret, a winner in the 2007 National Best Book Awards. 19-months later, he wrote and published his 2nd book Investment Atlas: Financial Maps to Investment Success. This investment history book reviews 200 years of events and how stocks, bonds and real estate reacted. It was the winner of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award's highly competitive Finance category.
He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), and is President of the San Francisco Chapter of The Market Technician Association. He is also a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. Ken has a Bachelors degree in Business Economics from the University of San Diego and a Masters in Finance from the University of San Francisco. In 2004, USF named him one of its most celebrated graduates.
He serves as a trustee for several non-profit organizations such as: The Museum of Finance (New York City), The W Foundation (Novato), Chabot Space and Science Center (Oakland), and the Society of California Pioneers (San Francisco).
This is a very thorough book.
As someone who is very familiar with regular stocks, I found this book to be a great introduction to Preferred Stocks. Read more
Mr. Winans has written the definitive work on preferred stock investing. Having constructed a century long index for tracking price and yield levels, he has provided the essential... Read morePublished 17 months ago by WallyT
This book like most of these types pushes you about a neat website that they could make money off of not sure if this is the case but sure felt that way. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by B Exchange
"Good book; clear and concise, which for whatever reason, seems to be a problem for many people who write financial books."Published on December 10, 2010 by Bill Gibson, CFA