The author, Victor Chiu, tells us the lessons he was taught in his mother's kitchen about how to make money investing in the stock market.
Canadian Victor Chiu is an active investor in stocks and real estate. His writings have previously appeared in Harvard Business Review and U.S. News & World Report. This appears to be his first book.
Self-published non-Fiction books from relative unknowns have a potential credibility gap. Does this person really know what they're talking about? Of course just because a publisher decided to put a book out doesn't mean it's credible. So ultimately we're left vetting the information based on prior knowledge, common sense, comparisons to what others say on the subject, and what our “gut” tells us to think.
Based on the criteria above, I found the advice given in Wall Street Kitchen to be solid. The basics agree with other investment advice I've seen from credible sources (one example being what the National Association of Investment Clubs suggests to their member clubs). It passes the common sense test for me as well. Some people will like the folksy style and it will help those readers retain the concepts better. Others won't. But the advice seems solid to me.
No significant issues.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 55-60,000 words