John Richard Lipka has spent more than 20 years investing in the securities markets. During this period, he has been employed by some of the largest financial institutions in the world. Including those involved with international banking, securities brokerage and underwriting, and institutional money management. He has advised individuals, as well as broad based organizations, in the areas of investment selection, asset allocation and long-term planning.
He has been licensed by various State and Federal Agencies in the areas of Investment Securities, Life Insurance, and Real Estate Appraisal. Additionally, Mr. Lipka holds a technical certification in the field of computer applications and hardware. This book represents the first presentation of his methodology and techniques available to the investing public at large.
The Greed and Fear Factor is a simplified, yet comprehensive, guide to building, implementing and maintaining a successful and personalized investment portfolio strategy. The book itself is laid out in a user-friendly format with a spiral binding, "easy-on-the eyes" typesetting, and clear tables, charts, and templates. Also included is an insightful guide to using the Internet and other research sources. Finally, there is a comprehensive glossary of investment terms and acronyms. Several often overlooked, but very important, considerations are explored, addressed and applied to the "real-world" of investing. These include factors such as the emotional side of managing a portfolio. The very title of the book is meant to emphasize this particular area. The Greed and Fear Factor is a no-nonsense roadmap for individuals who are serious about maximizing their investment returns. The author presents his methodology in detail, while giving a priority to the reader's efficient use of time and resources.