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THE INVESTOR'S COOKBOOK: A GUIDE TO WEALTH CREATION
by Dr. John J. Baxevanis
A solid strategy, the acquisition of knowledge, the selection of the best investments, and the dissection of said investments according to their characteristics is Dr. John Baxevanis’ proposal for procuring a healthy relationship with investing. In other words, what at first may seem rather chaotic, perplexing, or just plain confusing can often be broken down into easily distinguishable parts, provided the investor is armed with the right tools.
The Investor’s Cookbook is a break-it-down approach to investing. It involves understanding the investing landscape, honing the power of observation, and acquiring the basics of monetary policy, economic history and, as Baxevanis put it, “the machinations of the oldest streets in Manhattan.”
Successful investing should never be a product of luck, but instead a methodical process that involves allowing the mind to process new information. A Ph.D. is not necessary for successful investing, just the assembled ingredients in a well-developed investment recipe— knowledge, prudence, confidence, asset diversification, risk management, patience, and discipline—and a slow and steady wins the race mentality.
About the Author:
Dr. John J. Baxevanis may be a resident of Pennsylvania, but his educational aspirations and his professional and academic career have taken him across the country and around the world.
His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of New York, a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of Indiana (Bloomington), and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of North Carolina.
Baxevanis’ work as a professor took him to City University in New York, Trenton State College in New Jersey, the University of North Carolina, Florida State University, and East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. Baxevanis also served as Chairman of the Geography Department and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at East Stroudsburg University. His travels have taken him to points across the globe, including Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Baxevanis’ son, James, a registered broker, was the inspiration for The Investor’s Cookbook, his fifth book. He has also served as editor for the American Wine Review, Vinefera Wine Growers Journal, and Social Science Review.
(2015, Hardbound, 310 pages)