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on October 11, 2006
says mutual funds are not the best way to invest internationally. fine. but the top and only reason he gives is that funds have fees and never beat the market, then says you're better off picking stocks because it is more fun... implying stock pickers get the same market results only with no fees. great. thanks for the advice to only pick stocks that do good. i skimmed the rest. not a serious book on investing.
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on October 22, 2006
This book is a joke. It is in large print on small pages. Of the 199 pages, 54 are either blank pages between chapters or reproductions of Reuters Finance pages on companies that can be found free on the internet. And the ones on the internet won't be outdated like the ones in the book will be in a few months.

The author uses the stock pages as filler to pad his book. He makes it clear that he's not recommending anything and he doesn't say anything substantive about any of the company names he throws around. The content that is in the book is mostly worthless homilies and rambling on miscellaneous investment themes and stocks that are in less depth than what you'd hear at a cocktail party.

I can't recall ever buying a book which so obviously involved so little effort by an author. I literally flipped through the whole book in 30 minutes. Mr. Riedel should be ashamed. Wiley Finance, which generally has reasonably high standards, should be embarrassed for publishing this slapped together drivel. I feel like I was robbed and hate to give the book one star, but that's as low as Amazon's rating scale allows. Don't waste your money.
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