Holiday Gift Guide For Financial Professionals ~ market folly

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide For Financial Professionals

It's time for our annual holiday gift guide for financial professionals.  We like to highlight relevant discounts, great books, and useful tools for clients, bosses, colleagues or even yourself.  Here are this year's picks:

Discounts on Publications

Hedge Fund Wisdom: 33% Discount - Our holiday sale runs through the end of the year.  Save 33% on MarketFolly's premium newsletter that analyzes hedge fund portfolios.

Wall Street Journal: 67% Discount - Save on a subscription to the market's top news source.

Barron's: 65% Discount - More savings on this widely-read investment idea publication.

2012 Hedge Fund Compensation Report - If you're looking to make a move in the industry or negotiate a raise, this is a great resource with tons of data points on salary (base & bonus), hours worked, vacation days & more.

Portable Electronics

Apple iPad Mini - The most popular tablet, now even more portable.  Help out all the hedge funds that own AAPL shares by boosting Apple's topline.

Google Nexus 7 - A tablet for Android lovers. 

Kindle Paperwhite - Great for reading finance books and even SEC filings.

Apple MacBook Air - Very portable laptop for travel.

Samsung Chromebook - Another portable laptop option.

Monitors / Trading Station

Dell LED 27 Inch IPS Monitor - Tons of screen real estate here

ASUS 24 Inch LED IPS Monitor - Includes a rebate; great for a multi-monitor setup

Dell UltraSharp 24 Inch LED Monitor - Another good option

Dual Monitor Desk Mount - For assembling your monitors 

Triple Monitor Desk Mount - Turn your desk into a trading station

Great Finance Books

The Art of Short Selling by Kathryn Staley - The most highly recommended book on shorting.

Hedge Fund Market Wizards By Jack Schwager - The latest version in this awesome series featuring new interviews with 15 top money managers including Ray Dalio, Joel Greenblatt & more.

Investment Psychology Explained by Martin Pring - On how to overcome emotional and psychological impediments that distort decision making.

The Alpha Masters by Maneet Ahuja - Profiles of and interviews with 9 top hedge fund managers including David Tepper, Dan Loeb, Marc Lasry & more.

The Behavior Gap by Carl Richards - Great book on how to rein in emotion when thinking about money and making decisions.

Quality of Earnings by Thornton O'Gove - Recommended by Bill Ackman, this book teaches you how to understand various financial information companies provide.

Movies & Documentaries

Margin Call (DVD) - Movie starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Demi Moore about an investment firm during the financial crisis (get the Blu-ray version here).

Too Big To Fail (DVD) - Paul Giamatti, Ed Asner, William Hurt and more fill this star-studded cast in a detailed account of the financial crisis of 2008 (and Blu-ray here).

Arbitrage (DVD) - Starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, this film depicts a hedge fund manager trying to sell his empire before his fraud is exposed (and Blu-ray here).

Inside Job (DVD) - The Academy Award winner for Best Documentary. Directed by Charles Ferguson & narrated by Matt Damon. (and the Blu-ray version here)

Happy holidays everyone!

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