Price:$24.95 USA $32.45 Canada
Publisher: Nautilus Press
Pub. Date: July 2009
Category: Personal Finance
Binding: Hardcover with Jacket
About The Book
In the immortal words of Albert Einstein, "compounding is the most powerful force in the universe." In this valuable work, The Power Curve: Smart Investing Using Dividends, Options, and the Magic of Compounding, professional money manager Scott Kyle explains in entertaining and understandable terms how to tap into this ultimate strength to improve your stock market returns. Kyle describes how to construct a portfolio, analyze companies, and value equities - all with the goal of giving you the tools to become a great trader and investor. A successful money manager himself, Kyle takes the mystery out of options trading with real-life examples and direct, readable prose in this practical guide from which you can immediately profit.
From the fundamental to the technical to the psychological, Kyle covers everything the beginning investor needs to know to avoid common investment pitfalls and provides advanced trading techniques that will help improve performance of even the most experienced traders. In addition, The Power Curve contains over 60 charts and diagrams, and over 25 Power Tips™ designed to effectively illustrate financial concepts. By implementing just one of the techniques outlined, the book can pay for itself many times over. For anyone looking to improve their investment returns or learn tricks of the trade, this book is a must read!
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About The Author
The Power Curve author Scott Kyle serves as CEO and Chief Investment Officer for Coastwise Capital Group, LLC – a boutique money management firm specializing in separate accounts for high net worth individuals, families, and institutions worldwide. Coastwise offers customized portfolios which are carefully tailored to meet each client's current and evolving needs. Various account types include individual, retirement, trust, organization accounts, and 529 plans. Coastwise utilizes a combination of stocks, options, ETFs, and bonds to achieve each client's individual financial goals.
Investing in public and private companies for over 20 years, Kyle has executed billions of dollars in securities trades/investments. Mr. Kyle has used options strategies to hedge equity positions and generate income for over a decade, while developing proprietary trading/investing models and techniques.
Mr. Kyle cofounded and was a principal source of early stage investment funding for the publicly traded The Active Network, Inc., (ACTV), 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.