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Sports & Stocks Book By Bud Labitan

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:40 PM EDT

My new book Sports & Stocks relates winning sports and investing ideas. It is primarily about shaping ones thinking towards investing in the stock of a winning business. I have been thinking about these similarities for years, and have finally gathered my thoughts and organized them on paper. I write this from my point of view as a sports fan. Mixing sports talk with investing talk can stimulate the readers’ thinking. Readers are entertained to think about their approach to finding a profitable value stock.

Making this book a fun read, I divided the chapters into these athletic chapters: 1.Football, 2.Basketball, 3.Baseball, 4.Coaching, 5.Mental Toughness, 6.Examples, 7.The Two Minute Drill. The tail end of this book has an End Note and a Resources section.

The books goal is to help readers find HQB, a High Quality Bargain. I show readers how I find HQB using knowledge and skills applied using the ideas of Offense, Defense, and Special Situations.

Sports & Stocks is about my view of popular sports and how these ideas can relate to successful stock picking. This book differs from my other ones because this one contains new stock valuation examples (Baxter, Boeing, and Disney) and some motivational talk.

Chapter 7 gives you my “Two Minute Drill.” There, I show readers a quick way to identify a good business to add to your watch list.

Whether it is Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Track & Field, and many other sports, there is a goal to be won. And, to continue winning, there needs to be good coaching. Coaching (Chapter 4) can come from head coaches and assistant coaches as well as experienced mentors.

Coaching can also come from self-teaching and continuous self-learning. So, when I refer to coaching, I mention both the outer coach and the inner coach. The reader’s inner coach is trained to look at stock investing in terms of goal setting, fear managing, and dealing with wins and losses.

In sports, we often look to the best for learning the basics as well as the best practices. In value investing, I studied the best in Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. So, if readers like this book, they may read my other books.

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