“With Jackass Investing, Michael Dever systematically refutes 20 common investment myths while also providing readers with a process for creating their own 'Free Lunch' portfolio of both greater returns and lower risk. Read this book."
Michael W. Covel,
author of Trend Following and The Complete TurtleTrader
"Investing is full of unexpected pitfalls, but Mike Dever gives active investors a road map for avoiding them. Using statistics, research and his professional experience, Dever sheds light on many common investing concepts and provides alternative strategies that are designed to beat the market."
Charles Rotblut, CFA,
Vice President, American Association of Individual Investors,
Author, Better Good than Lucky
“It is a really good book. . . Also included is a great analysis of the importance of baseline conditions (ie the US in 1900 vs. 2000). One of the biggest risks in investing in anything is the catastrophic risk of losing all of one’s capital. Worth a read!”
Mebane T. Faber, CAIA, CMT,
Cambria Investment Management
"All right, you're guilty! I have no time to do anything, yet I have finished your book. Like a drug addict blaming their pusher. I'd read a few pages at a time. Man it was GREAT! I loved it. I felt like I was watching Perry Mason tear up a prosecutor with a weak case."
Principal of White Indian Trading Co. Ltd., a Commodity Trading Advisor
“Dever makes two potent points: don't invest like a jackass, and take advantage of all the jackasses out there. I wish him great success with the book, but not too much, as it would make my job more difficult!"
Michael H. Trenk,
Chief Operating Officer, ALVA CAPITAL
"Jackass Investing is a fascinating, 'must-read' for every investor. In plain English and with easy-to-understand examples, Mike Dever explains how 'drawdown' is every investor's true measure of risk (not volatility) and how 'correlation kills' an investor's opportunity for real returns. Most importantly, Mike provides specific investment strategies that outperform the herd, in stark contrast to the risky and conventional 'buy and hold' advice. This book is both timely and timeless."
CEO, RealWinWin, Inc.
"This book should be read by any investor considering investing in the stock market before they make big mistakes, as well as by experienced investors who are unsure of what they are doing. Written by an experienced money manager, Dever offers the unvarnished truth about the way Wall Street works to the detriment of investors' best interests. Buy-and-hold is too dangerous and risky. That is why he lays out strategies to make money on a consistent basis. I highly recommend this well-written and enlightening book to all investors."
Leslie N. Masonson,
Author of Buy DON'T Hold and All About Market Timing
"In a field that is overcrowded with meaningless academic studies or dumbed-down ‘Investing for dummies’, M. Dever's book is well-documented, entertaining and highly educational.”
Vincent Deluard, CFA