In Short: Successful Investing During Turbulent Times

by Larry Short



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/25/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781462058358
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781462068869

About the Book

Investors are increasingly frustrated by poor investment returns, particularly in the last decade. It seems the financial world wrenches from one crisis to another in a boom-bust, bubble and crash sequence, rising to unpredictable heights and falling to unfathomable depths.The old investing rules do not seem to work. Something has changed.

This book recommends that the reader take an alternative mindset to investing. It guides the reader to this mindset through a series of educational and, hopefully, entertaining lessons. It uses various tools such as newspaper headlines at critical points in the history of the markets as well as insightful anecdotes gathered over the years. It also employs often amusing research from outside the industry to shed light on how investors make decisions.

This book examines the origins of accepted investment methodology, provides a critical review of mutual funds, and presents alternative solutions for these turbulent times.

Along the way it also touches on the future of the investment industry, how to select an investment advisor, and an alternative way to plan for the future.

In Short: Many books tell you about what investments are. This book is an attempt to teach you about how to drive your investment returns higher.

About the Author

Senior Investment Advisor
Director, Private Client Group


  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1981
  • Certified General Accountant (C.G.A.), Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, 1988
  • Certified Investment Manager (CIM), The Canadian Securities Institute, 1993
  • Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), The Canadian Securities Institute, 1993
  • Professional Financial Planner (PFP), The Canadian Securities Institute, 1997
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Financial Planners Standard Council of Canada, 1998


  • Published “In Short: Secrets to Make Your Dollars Grow” in 1997 and launched a revised and updated version of “In Short” published by Doubleday Canada Ltd. and distributed nationally in 1998.
  • Has been featured in McLeans (April 2002) and other national magazines.
  • Has been a regular guest speaker on several CBC radio and television programs.


Vice President, RBC Dominion Securities, 1998-2002
Vice President, TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice, 2002-2008
Senior Investment Advisor, Associate Portfolio Manager & Director, Private Client Group, DundeeWealth, 2008