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The Power Curve: Smart Investing Using Dividends, Options, and the Magic of Compounding Hardcover – June 15, 2009
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If you invest in stocks, read this book. Scott has delivered no-nonsense, practical and easy to understand tools for any investor. As Scott teaches in the book, options and dividends are powerful tools all investors should understand.
A powerful read that entertains as it teaches. Scott G. Kyle has a talent for taking complex investment strategies and bringing them down to earth. For those who have always wanted to know, step by step, how to potentially enhance returns by combining powerful options techniques with high quality dividend paying stocks, this is your lucky day. Keep this book on a shelf within easy reach. --Sam Kerner, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Franklin Advisory Services, LLC
My hat is off to Scott G. Kyle for presenting an investment strategy that is definable, measurable, repeatable and without emotion! This book offers an independent, objective, and unbiased approach to managing money the right way. 'The Power Curve' offers a complete roadmap to beating the market that should be required reading for every professional and amateur looking to get in the game. This book will be by my side always as a guide to managing money - not just a one and done read. --Michael Steelman, Director, Bank of America
If you invest in stocks, read this book. Scott has delivered no-nonsense, practical and easy to understand tools for any investor. As Scott teaches in the book, options and dividends are powerful tools all investors should understand. --Jon Sundt, Pres. Altegris Investments
Scott G. Kyle's book was, for me, a compelling and very satisfying book on a complex subject. I was surprised at how much useful information was contained in a mere 250 pages! I have read a number of books and articles on investing. Kyle's use of timely examples, graphics and straightforward style was very helpful. I learned more from his book than all the others I have read combined. --Hudson B Drake, Pres. Teledyne Aerospace and Electonics, Los Angeles
The Power Curve' is an excellent read for investors who have the desire and ability to take their portfolio management to the next level by leveraging dividends and options strategies to balance income, capital gains and risk control. Perhaps even more valuable, the book succinctly identifies the factors that cause most investors to underperform the market, and gives no-nonsense advice on how to eliminate common money-losing behaviors. Throughout the book, Scott Kyle uses his hard-won experience in investing as well as other pursuits to tell a story which ties the concepts together and makes for an enjoyable and informative read.
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Mr. Kyle cofounded and was a principal source of early stage investment funding for The Active Network, Inc., named for three consecutive years one of the fastest growing companies in North America by Inc. Magazine and for four years one of the fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte & Touche (Fast 500). Mr. Kyle served as CFO and a member of the Board of Directors for Active from its founding in 1998 until 2002. Today, Active has over 3,000 employees worldwide.
In 1997, Mr. Kyle purchased an interest in and became CEO/Publisher of Triathlon Group North America, LLC, the parent company to the world's largest triathlon publication, Triathlete Magazine. Post acquisition, Mr. Kyle led a team for the subsequent year which returned the magazine to profitability. Mr. Kyle served on the company's Board of Directors until November 2003 when he sold his interest.
From 1993 - 1997, Mr. Kyle was the Publisher at Dearborn Trade and the Director of Dearborn's International Division. As Publisher, Mr. Kyle was responsible for managing a group of over 60 people and a budget in excess of $5 million in sales. Mr. Kyle served on the parent company's Board of Directors from 1996 until the company was sold to the publicly traded Washington Post Company for over $36 million in 1998.
From 1989 - 1991, Mr. Kyle was a Financial Analyst at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan/Chase) where he conducted analysis and due diligence on Fortune 1000 Companies.
Mr. Kyle holds Bachelor's degrees in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), a General Course Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Harvard University. Mr. Kyle is a two-time world and nine-time national champion in sailing, an Ironman triathlon finisher, and a third-degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo. He lives with his family in La Jolla, California, has served on the Board of Directors for over fifteen companies and non-profit organizations, acts as the Treasurer for The Children's School, and is an avid art collector.
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I am currently half way through the book and am finding the content to be useful but find that I am completely annoyed by the format. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nadra S Kebaili
Great insight on investment and finance in general. Previously taken economics courses in school, but everything became applicable and came into perspective through the concepts... Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Calvin
I've read a few other books on investing, namely a couple motley fools and one Harvard review book, and this one was by far the most interesting. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by James Myler
As an undergrad student studying Business, I get only some exposure to the finance industry. This book took a practical approach to investing and I found it pretty suitable for an... Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by piyum