Reviews of What's Behind the Numbers?
"At Crazy Eddie, we succeeded in perpetrating our financial fraud for many years because Wall Street analysts and investors took for granted the integrity of our reported numbers. What's Behind the Numbers? teaches investors to critically look under the surface and spot red flags that could help them avoid potential losses from fraudulent companies like Crazy Eddie."
SAM E. ANTAR, Former Crazy Eddie CFO and convicted felon
“I know of no other book that better teaches the reader how to determine earnings quality at a company, so you can avoid large losses on stocks you would otherwise own, and score profits by going short. Not only that, this book teaches you how to grow wealth with small-cap stocks in a way that would make value deity Ben Graham proud. . . . Essential for any investor.”
JEFF FISCHER, Portfolio Manager, Motley Fool Pro & Motley Fool Options
“Under [Del Vecchio's and Jacobs's] tutelage, forensic accounting is reduced to Math 101. We learn how to employ the metrics they use to expose financial chicanery in companies, to unearth the best short sales, and to protect ourselves from owning those stocks most likely to blowup and wreak havoc on your portfolio. Read What’s Behind the Numbers? so you can keep your portfolio clear of ticking stock bombs.”
JEFFERY A. HIRSCH, Chief Market Strategist, Magnet AE Fund, and Editor-in-Chief, Stock & Commodity Trader’s Alamancs
“Wow! A must-read for anyone who thinks they know how to make money in the stock markets! Del Vecchio and Jacobs forced me to confront the stark reality of What’s Behind the Numbers? It isn’t pretty. . . . One of the best books on investing I have read in years.”
TOM MEREDITH, Former CFO of Dell Inc. and venture capitalist