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For the bookshelf: How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street

How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street

By Allan Roth

Wiley, 2009


Allan Roth thinks kids can teach adults something about investing. The key to wise investing really comes down to simplicity, says the DU adjunct professor. Roth’s book follows the story of his son Kevin, who learned simple investing approaches from his father and then created a successful investment portfolio. Roth, who teaches an investment and a behavioral finance course at DU, has been working in the investment world for 25 years. “Investing is so simple any 8-year-old can do it but so emotional it’s hard for adults to do it,” Roth explains. “[The book] is not about a brilliant kid; it’s about simple lessons you learn when you’re 8 years old.”

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