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Cocktail Economics: Discovering Investment Truths from Everyday Conversations by Victor A. Canto

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Chapter 1. The Buy-and-Hold Connection: Investing Fundamentals, Courtesy of the American Homeowner The American Dream—or Reality?

This book has a good deal to do with the fundamentals of investing, and a good deal more to do with how to perform at a higher level than the great herd of investors who settle for average results. But before turning to above-average performance, my first duty is to convince you that even average investing is well worth your time. In this chapter, we investigate the very concept of average investing—and from what I believe to be a very distinctive and instructive point of view: I believe that if you can truly understand the dynamics and payoffs related to buying and living in a home, you will stand on a rock-solid foundation ...

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