"a first-class book for the retail investor ... Sears is trying to make the retail investor savvier, a worthy opponent of the so-called smart money. All in all, a well written, thoughtful, useful book." - Brenda Jubin, Seeking Alpha.
"It's only April but I would be v surprised if I read a better book this year than Indomitable Investor." - Gunnar Peterson, posted on Twitter.
Must Read Book on Wall Street - NPR
"Great investors focus first on risk, then return. Steven M. Sears' The Indomitable Investor serves as an antidote to all those get-rich-quick investment books by doing exactly the same thing." - Tadas Viskanta, author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere.
"Investors don't need another get-rich-quick scheme.Instead, look at history's best investors to understand the basics of investing, the players in the market and their different priorities, what works and what doesn't.... Steven Sears, editor and columnist at Barron's, has written just such a book," - Zack Miller, Tradestreaming.com.
"Pick up a copy of The Indomitable Investor by Steven Sears ... this book actually delivers on the promise of its subtitle by explaining in clear and concise prose, "Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails," Invest-notes.com
One of The Top Investment Books of The Year - The Stock Trader's Almanac, 2013.
From the Inside Flap
The financial crisis of 2007 was a serious wake up call.
Most people realize they may never lead lives of financial ease, but now many live in fear of never even retiring. We must rethink how we approach investing—and even acknowledge we never understood it in the first place—before it is too late.
The stock market is here to stay and remains one of the few ways to truly grow your money in the long run. The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails not only simplifies Wall Street's most complicated facts and ideas, but reveals the disciplines used by the few investors who consistently overpower the stock market.
Most people never own stocks long enough to qualify as long-term investors. They "greed in" to Wall Street's latest craze and "panic out" just as prices bottom. Deconstructing popular, often inaccurate portrayals of investing, The Indomitable Investor offers a fascinating look inside Wall Street's intellectual and operational machinery.
The Indomitable Investor applies an analytical, sometimes contrarian, approach to gathering and synthesizing fragmented facts long known by the best investors but unknown to almost everyone else.
Comprehensive and written in a lively, accessible style, The Indomitable Investor covers everything from buying and selling stocks intelligently to dealing with the market mob, behavioral finance, managing brokers, analyzing financial news, increasing mutual fund returns, and understanding how seasonality and economic cycles pace the market.
The Indomitable Investor is a compendium of insider knowledge. Ignore The Indomitable Investor at your own risk.