Monday, April 11, 2016
Odds On: The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor by Matt Hall Review
Evidence Is the Key to Investment Success
Odds On: The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor isn't just another investment advice book. It's a memoir, a manifesto, and a guide to the way investing should be. Odds On describes author Matt Hall's role in an ongoing revolution in the investment world: the shift from a traditional sales-driven, active-management model to a model that draws on academic evidence to better serve the real interests of investors.
Matt's story begins with his first exposure to Wall Street, where he becomes disillusioned with the traditional investing model due to its inability to truly help clients. He stumbles into the emerging evidence-based investing world, and learns how to help investors reach their goals through methods that reflect the limits of our abilities to predict which investments will deliver the highest returns.
Matt's unique approach to investing is built on a dual foundation of knowledge and purpose: knowledge gained through evidence-based strategies involving research, data, and logic, and purpose gained by personal reflection on what money and success truly mean. In Odds On, Matt's storytelling makes financial topics truly relevant and easy to understand, while his investment philosophy offers readers a chance to move beyond decisions based on anxiety and confusion, and manage wealth in ways that lead to greater success and a richer life.
You can purchase this book on Amazon.
Matt Hall is the cofounder and president of the investment management firm Hill Investment Group. Matt dedicates his professional time to helping investors put the odds of long-term success in their favor by combining a long-term plan, evidence-based investment tools, and behavior management.
In addition, Matt has led training for other top wealth managers, created new evidence-based mutual funds, and started an online group of like-minded advisors from around the world. Odds On is his first book.
Matt lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter, Harper
I recevied a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- A great book for my older teens just starting out in life as well as anyone who has a passion for wanting to invest without overwhelming yourself. The book is written in a way that did not overthrow my capability for learning this topic.
I can only take so much knowledge based information before I get a headache or easily bored, so when I found myself sitting through the whole book in one sitting and actually enjoying it, I was thrilled.
Thanks to this author I now know so much more and did not have to struggle to soak it in.