Holiday Gift Guide For Investors & Financial Professionals ~ market folly

Friday, December 16, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide For Investors & Financial Professionals

Each year we highlight some relevant gift ideas for investors & financial professional besides the obvious (liquor).  Whether you need ideas for clients, partners, employees, or even for yourself, here's the 2016 guide:

Discounts on Publications

Wall Street Journal Discount - 50% off 12 months

Hedge Fund Wisdom - Our quarterly newsletter summarizing 13F filings

Recommended Books

  Margin of Safety - If you have someone to impress, get them a rare physical copy of Seth Klarman's book that has been out of print for many years

  So You Want To Start a Hedge Fund - Somewhat cheesy title, but in reality a good book & quick read with lessons on success and failure from major funds (see our review here) 

  Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - Frequently recommended by Charlie Munger; Enough said 

  Quality Investing: Owning the Best Companies for the Long Term - Good read by Larry Cunningham 
  The Undoing Project - Michael Lewis's new book on the beginnings of behavioral finance 

  The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business

TV Shows / Movies / Documentaries

  Billions (Season 1) - The first major show about a hedge fund manager, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.  Play catch up before Season 2 starts in 2017

  The Big Short - Movie adaptation of Michael Lewis's book of the same name; Starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt & Steve Carell

  Margin Call - One of the few good movies on Wall Street.  Features Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto, among others

  Jiro Dreams of Sushi - There's a lot of parallels to investing in this documentary (we wrote about it here) about one of the world's top sushi chefs and his dedication to perfecting his craft


  Amazon Echo - The famous 'Alexa' personal assistant

  Apple Macbook Pro Laptop - The newly released version with Touch Bar

  Apple Macbook Laptop - Ultra portable and lightweight laptop with retina display, perfect for travel

  24-inch or 27-inch IPS Computer Monitors by Acer - Get 2 or 3 for a great multi-screen setup for work or home office

  Sonos Wireless Speakers - Great for streaming music; put one in each room


  Wall St Bull Mini Statue - Pretend you're David Tepper and rub the bull's balls for good luck on trades

  Buy / Sell / Hold Dice - Nice office accessory; Roll the dice for your investment decisions

  Lehman Brothers Coffee Mug - Sip ironically
  Crystal Whiskey Decanter & Glasses - Class up an office Mad Men-style

  "Hedge fund" Piggy Bank - Gag gift

  Board Game: Catan - A strategic game where players acquire and trade natural resources to develop holdings

Happy Holidays!

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