Kenneth Winans

A successful investment management entrepreneur, an award-winning author & writer, and an active philanthropist.

Over a long career, he has conducted landmark investment research and designed creative investment strategies while serving as a portfolio manager, investment analyst and financial writer.

Unique in the financial services industry, Mr. Winans has documented long-term "track records" as a market strategist and a portfolio manager. In fact, his proprietary research has led to an impressive record of accurate financial market forecast since 1991.

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"All investment books should be this compelling."

Kirkus Reviews


AWARDS, PRESS & INTERESTS

Independant Publishers Book Awards, 2017: INVESTMENT ATLAS II: USING HISTORY AS A FINANCIAL TOOL

International Book Awards, 2017: INVESTMENT ATLAS II: USING HISTORY AS A FINANCIAL TOOL

Forbes - Should Investors Trust The Trump Rally?, 2017

Forbes - Built For Marketing: Why The S&P 500 And Dow Are Misleading Investors, 2015

Forbes - Built For Marketing: Why The S&P 500 And Dow Are Misleading Investors, 2015

Forbes - 5 Big Mistakes Investors Make When They Diversify, 2015

Forbes - 6 Pointed Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Financial Advisor, 2014

Forbes - Foreign Stocks Look Like Junk, Step Up To American Quality, 2012

Forbes - Forget The Dogs, For Rich Income Look To Dow Preferreds, 2011

Day job President & CIO, Winans Investments - Capital Management & Research

Unexpected skill or talent Founding a Space Museum


BOOKS REVIEWED BY KIRKUS:

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Pub Date:
Page count: 257pp

In his updated, comprehensive reference, Winans (Preferred Stocks, 2010, etc.) examines historical trends for today’s smart investors.

An investment-management entrepreneur and writer for Forbes.com, Winans has spent much time studying market cycles. His latest tool for wealth building highlights the importance of knowing investment history, because, writes Winans, “the basic investment game hasn’t changed in the past 150 years!” Divided into five sections, this colorful collection of facts and advice begins with an exploration of the U.S. economy’s growth. The second section lays out the fundamental characteristics of six different investments—stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, cash, and collectibles. Analyzing bull and bear markets, Section 3 helps readers learn how to determine market health. Perhaps the most thought-provoking portion of the book, the next section investigates certain events, like natural and man-made disasters, and how investments have been affected by those events. The final section encourages readers to develop financial strategies based on historical facts and market trends. Beautifully illustrated with many color and black-and-white photographs, this ample handbook’s layout is eye-catching and unique—e.g., vintage photos include a 1901 steel bond owned by Andrew Carnegie, a 1903 political cartoon depicting Standard Oil as an “octopus” monopoly, and a Watergate-era Playboy Enterprises, Inc., certificate. Winans takes the tone of a helpful tutor (“Let’s look briefly at some of the factors that caused these disastrous bear markets”), and his easy-to-read charts and tables make phrases like “yield spread analysis” a little less intimidating for novices. This well-referenced guide presents intriguing (and sometimes horrific) events, for example, the 1920 Wall Street bombing. In addition to serious topics, e.g., how to tell when it’s time to sell stocks, Winans includes more lighthearted tidbits—such as the best type of wine to collect—and quotes, like Mark Twain’s humorous “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Though success is never guaranteed, Winans’ clear-cut advice teaches investors to use market tools and facts, instead of knee-jerk emotion, for a promising fiscal future.

All investment books should be this compelling.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE:

INVESTMENT ATLAS - FINANCIAL MAPS TO INVESTMENT SUCCESS
Investments, History, Business, Finance

A well-illustrated investment history book.

Published:
ISBN: 978-0-9793014-4-5
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PREFERRED STOCK - THE ART OF PROFITABLE INCOME INVESTING
Investments

This book is designed for an intermediate to advanced investor. Even today, preferred stocks are one of the least understood investment mediums in the world of finance. This book builds upon Mr. Winans’ past historical research with the addition of new research using technical market analysis over a 100 year period of time as well as revised methodologies in portfolio management for successful income investing in today’s post-2008 environment.

Published:
ISBN: 978-0-9843125-1-1
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PREFERREDS - WALL STREET'S BEST-KEPT INCOME SECRET
Investments

First book, since the 1930's devoted to traditional preferred stocks.

Published:
ISBN: 978-0-9793014-8-3
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