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Confessions of a Portfolio Manager
Stock Market Wisdom for Investors


After you finish Long & Short you will be a stronger thinker, a more complete analyst, and a better investor.  Whether you manage your own 401-K or an 11-digit hedge fund, Long and Short; Confessions of a Portfolio Manager will give you tools for navigating the markets, and a better understanding of the person charting the course – you.

about THE BOOK

Running money is a learned skill, and Long & Short provides the lessons that will help you become a more capable investor.
Unsparingly honest, Long and Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager reveals how the asset management industry really works, offers specific prescriptions for improving your investment results, and allows you to determine if you have what it takes to try and win in today's market.  Vivid real-life examples and illustrations help you enjoy and absorb each concept along the way.

If you are a newer investor, it will give you answers to some of the most essential questions:  What is important? What should I study? Who should I listen to?  How does this whole stock market-thing work, anyway?

If you are a more seasoned professional looking for ways to bring your game to the next level,  Long and Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager resembles a Ph.D. course in investment management.  It delivers ways to think more deeply about your investing, diagnose your errors, and understand the sources of your performance.

Regardless of your investment experience, Long and Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager highlights lessons distilled from a 20 year career in the industry.  It is a compass for navigating the stock market.  Every investor, analyst, trader, and portfolio manager – current or aspiring – will enjoy the journey.

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Lawrence Creatura has been in the asset management industry for more than 20 years.  He has invested long and short, conducted research in every economic sector, run funds of every stripe...and has the scars to show for it.  He is excited to share some of the "Road Rules" of investing in Long and Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager.

Lawrence has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and The Street, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The Financial Times, The New York Times, MarketWatch, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNNMoney, The San Jose Mercury News, CBS News, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Daily, The Boston Globe, Crain's New York Business, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Transcript, The Seattle Times, U.S. News and World Report, Businessweek, The Chicago Tribune, and Investor's Business Daily.
In his spare time, Lawrence is an amateur mountain climber, having completed ascents in Alaska, Nepal, Irian Jaya, Western Canada, Bolivia, the Patagonia and Kazakhstan.

He lives in Upstate N.Y. with his wife and four children.


Praise for Long and Short

“… a clear and entertaining book.” – On My Kindle
“An informative, diverting guide on what it takes to be a successful investor, with a healthy dose of seasoned humor.” –Kirkus Reviews
“… if you are looking for a book on investing that’s got something different, I highly recommend Long and Short.” –Rupert Hargreaves, ValueWalk