Hoosier financial blogger releases new book

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Zionsville resident Tadas Viskanta, a prominent financial blogger, has released a new book – “Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontline of the Investment Blogosphere.”

The book, published by McGraw-Hill earlier this month, is available in hardcover and e-book formats. In it, Viskanta offers a back-to-basics approach to investing while revealing simple truths about fixed income investing, risk management, portfolio management, global investing, ETFs, active investing and more.

“In a certain sense the book is six years in the making,” Viskanta said. “Although the book itself was written quickly, it is filled with concepts that stuck with me over the past six years.”

This foray into print is hardly Viskanta’s first step into the limelight. He is a co-author of “Country Risk in Global Financial Management” and articles in publications such as the Financial Analysts Journal and Journal of Portfolio Management. His “Abnormal Returns” blog is considered one of the most influential on the Web, and Barron’s recently named Viskanta one of its “20 Tweeps for Keeps.”

Praise has already begun pouring in for the book, which Viskanta argues cuts through the market “noise” to provide readers with a user-friendly approach to smarter investing.

“Tadas lives at the intersection between Wall Street and the Internet, on the bleeding edge of a new world of financial social leverage,” said Barry Ritholtz, author of “Bailout Nation.” “If you want to know what the traders and fund managers of the post-crisis 2020 boom think, read Tadas.”

Viskanta adds, “Most investors claim that their time horizons are in the decades if not years, let alone months or weeks. If that is the case, why are they spending their time watching CNBC and trying to trade during the day?”

Viskanta is a native Hoosier who did undergraduate work at Indiana University before receiving his MBA from the University of Chicago.

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