Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Save: $4.96 (17%)
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Abnormal Returns: Winning... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: SHIPS DIRECTLY FROM AMAZON. Has a publisher's remainder mark. Book is in good shape but has shelf wear
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere Hardcover – May 8, 2012

4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$25.04
$5.14 $5.00

"Heads I Win, Tails I Win"
Why smart investors fail and how to tilt the odds in your favor. Learn more | See more like this
$25.04 FREE Shipping. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere
  • +
  • A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan (Bloomberg)
  • +
  • DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth (Wiley Finance)
Total price: $69.90
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Tadas Viskanta is the founder and editor of the financial blog Abnormal Returns, which is often described as a “must-read.” He is a private investor with more than 20 years of professional experience in the financial markets. Viskanta is the coauthor of Country Risk in Global Financial Management and articles in publications such as the Financial Analysts Journal and Journal of Portfolio Management.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071787100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071787109
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Mr. Viskanta caught me by surprise in the Introduction when he states: "Our goals are much more modest. For most investors, investment mediocrity is an eminently achievable and worthy goal." It takes guts to admit upfront that investment mediocrity is the target he will be directing us to. This book covers a lot of investment ground in an entertaining way. He covers areas that one seldom sees in other introduction to investing books. Mr. Viskanta is an excellent writer and provides a summary at the end of each chapter where he restates the main points that he covered. But I don't think that what he has provided the reader with are "winning strategies", not unless winning strategies lead to mediocrity. The book will offer something for most readers but seems to be primarily directed to the beginning investor for whom it will be a thought-provoking read.
6 Comments 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The book is targeted to the mainstream investors who want a more broad coverage of the current topics of finance.

It is well written, and has included many of his well balanced commentary.

There are no real strong applications of investment management beyond what is widely known to most active investors, but this book is a great start for those who are first making their foray into financial markets.

The abnormal blog is a well curated source of financial information, and I'm definitely a fan of his blogging, and this is a good addition to the author's body of work.
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I consider Tadas Viskanta to be a friend of mine. I write my eclectic blog, and Tadas occasionally features me on his daily curation of the economics/finance/investment blogosphere.

But it is not friendship that leads me to write the following: this is a really good book. Why? Every day, Tadas curates the best thoughts in finance. He finds them, he motivates them, and links to them. If I had just one site to visit everyday, it would be his, not mine. He's really good at finding the best content in finance.

But it goes a step further than that. Tadas is a very good blogger in his own right. It's not that he comes up with new insights, but he is very good at taking the insights of others and weaves them into a greater insight than the separate thoughts of the individuals. He finds themes, and he finds disagreements. Each provides good food for thought.

Now, if Tadas can do this on a daily basis, let's call him the Chief Synthesizer of the economics/finance/investment blogosphere -- then, what happens if he decides to take several steps back, and synthesize the grand themes he has seen in six years of writing his blog.

It's been a violent period, after all. Tadas has been blogging from the peak of residential real estate (October 2005), through the tail of the boom (October 2007), to the bust (March 2009), to the present. He keeps it relevant, and he doesn't take sides, which allows him to source the best content better.

So as he synthesizes the themes of the last six or seven years, he comes down to really basic ideas for each chapter: Risk, Return, Stocks, Bonds, Portfolio Management, Does Active Investing Work, ETFs, Global Investing, Alternative Assets, Behavioral Finance, Using Media, and the Lost Decade.
Read more ›
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I hate to give this only 3 stars - there is nothing here to steer you wrong, but I admit I expected something different. I have to admit I just don't feel I got much out of this book, despite being really enthusiastic about it. I love the website, but this book felt like it was aimed at a different audience... who I'm not sure, but, well, not me. I felt like it could use more editing. It seemed unfocused and meandering, or maybe that was just my mind while I read this.. I hope you all have a better experience than I did.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By berk_canc on February 20, 2016
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Littered with references to obscure studies and blogs rather than statistical data or well-known and respected authors/investors. It even has sections dedicated to daytrading, which is a fool's game to lose money. There is nothing original about this book. If you want to learn the principles of investing definitely skip this one and instead consider reading "the investor's manifesto" or "a random walk down Wall Street".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
[also published on my blog -- A Dash of Insight.

I always read extensively, and in the past I have provided pointers to the best sources for investors. This year has been hectic on many fronts, and I have been negligent in passing on my conclusions.

In an effort to catch up, I want to focus on a few books that I regard as especially important for the individual investor. This is a time of year when many people are re-examining their methods and decisions. The books that I will highlight will provide a toolkit for your efforts.

If Santa did not leave the right investment books in your (over-sized) stocking, you need to take matters into your own hands!

The first suggestion is --
Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere

Overview

A great book is effective for readers at many levels. This is a special challenge in the investment world, but the author has delivered.

Novices will learn concepts that are totally new;
Intermediates will advance their game, looking more deeply at the possible mistakes (Ch 5 is a good example);
Advanced traders will polish up key concepts and sources;
And even the experts will find a few gems to consider, perhaps mostly in examining their own biases.

This is a book that you will read to learn and re-read whenever issues arise. It should be on your bookshelf, as it is on mine.

What I Personally Liked Best

Chapter 11 -- Smarter Media Consumption -- is crucial. This is the author at his very best. Readers will learn about noise, excessive attention to headlines, finding the right experts and evidence, and why everyone "talks his book" when on TV.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere