• Business & Economics

Dan Calandro

Starting with a paper route at the age of seven, Dan has always been an enterprising person. After a short stint in corporate America after college, he spent the next twenty years working with entrepreneurial ventures and private equity investments. He takes those experiences and provides a common sense approach to stock market investing that is based on historical fact and mathematic - and superior to any method sold on the market today.

Dan prides himself on never working on or near Wall Street. That's what makes him, and this book,  ...See more >

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"Well written and interesting...fact based and logical."

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Winner, International Book Awards, 2012: Lose Your Broker Not Your Money

5 Must Read Books, 2012

Author Advocates Taking Financial Control, 2012

Hometown Sandy Hook, CT

Favorite author John Steinbeck

Favorite book The Godfather

Day job Financial Entrepreneur, CFO

Passion in life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness


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ISBN: 978-0983661306
Page count: 225pp

Debut author Calandro explains how to create a profitable portfolio.

Money management has become big business for a reason—it can be a complicated and sometimes frustrating exercise. Financial authorities would agree that playing the stock market successfully is possible with the right trades and techniques, but few have the skills to profitably navigate the wilds of Wall Street. As a result, investment companies make millions convincing the American people that they’re incapable of monitoring their own portfolios. That’s a fallacy that needs to be exposed, according to Calandro. The small-business owner and equities specialist developed his book so others could become as capable as anyone working the stock market floor. The challenge for the reader is in following the varied and complex financial terms and concepts Calandro introduces in an otherwise well-written and interesting book. The author does his best to break down the knowledge he has gained from nearly 20 years as an entrepreneur and investor. Still, for those not in finance, the book is best read in small, digestible chunks. While a degree in economics might be necessary to wade through it, the concepts are fact-based and logical. It may take time for laypeople to fully grasp Calandro’s instructions, but he argues that the effort will pay significant dividends. The only other caveat is his tendency to occasionally rant about certain corporations, including General Motors Corp., which seems biased and out of place.

Best suited to advanced investors, however, even those less experienced will find something helpful and confidence-building.