Investment Atlas II: Using History as a Financial Tool – Ken Winans

Valuable advice about the features and capabilities of stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate, and collectibles has been available since the 1800s in an artistic and colorful reference book. Winans looks back in time, in particular the past decade, to look at the historical performance of various investment groups in order to illustrate how they vary as well as the resources investors have at their disposal when considering long-term trends.

Investment Atlas II explores the numerous times in history that investors’ reactions have been unexpected, with exciting (wars, peacetime successes, natural disasters, and manmade disasters) and devastating (financial crises, government policies, taxes, and regulations) results. In addition, Winans observes that the historically-based research tools he discusses in Investment Atlas have performed exceptionally well in recent market cycles, displaying a renewed bear market in stocks, bonds, and real estate as well as a renewed bull market in common and preferred stocks that occurred during the period April 2009 to January 2010.

Kenneth G. Winans is a successful investment management entrepreneur, award-winning author of four books and active philanthropist. Over a long career, he has conducted investment research and designed investment strategies while serving as a portfolio manager, investment analyst and financial writer.Unique in the financial services industry, Mr. Winans has documented “track records” as a market strategist and a portfolio manager. In fact, his proprietary research has led to an impressive record of accurate financial forecasts since 1991. He has also had much of his investment research published as headline articles by leading websites (including a widely read column for, magazines and newspapers.

“The key to long-term investment success is to correctly interpret investment history and apply it to today’s financial climate.” -Ken Winans, President of Winans Investments

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