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John Stepek has been writing about business, economics and investment for more than 20 years.
He is the executive editor of MoneyWeek, Britain’s bestselling weekly investment magazine. Since 2005, he has been the main author on its investment newsletter, Money Morning, which goes out by email to more than 85,000 readers each day. MoneyWeek is well-known for its contrarian investment views - ... Read more on John Stepek
I've read John Stepek's work for over a decade now and have come to learn that when I see his byline, I know what follows will have been well considered and researched and thoughtfully communicated in an effort to genuinely help the reader become a better investor. The Sceptical Investor is case in point. If you're new to investing, the book provides an excellent overview of how you should mentally and emotionally approach investing. It's not just about running numbers on a spreadsheet or going against the grain. John smartly identifies the flaws in pure 'contrarian' investing and instead offers a more balanced and nuanced 'sceptial' mindset that will better serve investors over time. Learning that pure contrarianism doesn't work can take a new investor years and many losses to figure out. John's book will help you minimize your time on that troublesome path. If you're an experienced investor, John's book offers both fresh ideas around how to structure your process and serves as a reminder for the correct frameworks for approaching investing. Most investing books designed for individual investors are either too basic to be valuable to experienced investors or too advanced and scare off new investors. John has a knack for writing in a way that serves both groups. The Sceptical Investor is written in plan language, yet that does not come at the cost of insightful and useful commentary. This is the sign of a first rate investment thinker and John fits that mold indeed. Todd Wenning, CFA and senior investment analyst at Ensemble Capital
"Highly recommended." Paul Summers, The Motley Fool
John is one of Britain’s foremost financial writers and in this entertaining book he wants you to know why an understanding of human behaviour is an important part of any investment process. Knowing when to resist the siren voice of the crowd is one of the great challenges of investing. The book is packed with information about why the most comfortable investments are rarely the most profitable. Alaisdair McKinnon; Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Manager - The Scottish Investment Trust PLC
"John has been writing about investing, and meeting with the key characters in the investment world, for over 15 years. You'll want to read what he has to say very carefully - and make sure that anyone managing your money reads it too." Merryn Somerset Webb
“Packed with practical behavioural advice ... I recommend it without reservation.” Tim Price, bestselling author of Investing Through the Looking Glass
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My BOOK, The Sceptical Investor, is now out, writes John Stepek, executive editor of MoneyWeek, in his free daily investment email Money Morning.
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