SOURCE: Author Jason Apollo Voss

Author Jason Apollo Voss

December 06, 2010 07:01 ET

New Book, "The Intuitive Investor: A radical guide for manifesting wealth," Challenges Conventional Perceptions About Investing and Financial Decisions

Why Intuition Is Just as Essential to Facts When It Comes to Investing; Offers Plan for Building Proven Skills to Leverage "Gut Feelings" for Better Investing

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - "If you want to earn returns better than everyone else, then you can't do what everyone else is doing." With these words author and financial wunderkind Jason Apollo Voss begins his new book, The Intuitive Investor: A radical guide for manifesting wealth, that challenges many conventional perceptions about investing and financial decisions, while offering a plan for readers to build proven skills that enable them to leverage "gut feelings" for better investing.

Unlike any other investment book, for the first time The Intuitive Investor: A radical guide for manifesting wealth explores a radical omission from most investor approaches and previous how-to books: using intuition to make better investments.

Voss, CFA, retired at 35 from his hugely successful run as Portfolio Manager of the Davis Appreciation & Income Fund. During his tenure the Fund bested NASDAQ by 77%, S&P 500 by 49% and the DJIA by 36%; was named a Lipper Leader, and received Morningstar's highest rating for ethical stewardship of investor money. The Fund was ranked No. 1 in its investment category and was also a regular Morningstar "Analyst Pick."

According to Voss, "One of the most important of all investment secrets is that there is no such thing as a future fact. Facts by definition occur in the past; investing unfolds in future, so that investing and facts are actually at cross purposes," a notion that may be surprising for most to consider. 

While facts, probabilities, and performance records are certainly useful tools in assessing investment opportunities, Voss asserts that investment decision-making is as much an intuitive, creative "right-brain" process as it is an analytical, "left-brain" procedure. The problem is not that left brain analytical approaches are "wrong." It is that they do not provide ALL of the answers.

And now mainstream financial publications are also beginning to challenge older, traditional ways to analyze investing, such as the Wall Street Journal in its November 30th cover story, "Economists' Grail: A Post-Crash Model."

The Intuitive Investor addresses this conundrum by looking for the grail in an entirely different place, the right brain -- and offers accessible anecdotes and practical exercises that allow the reader to develop the intuitive gifts of the human mind to make better, "whole brain" decisions in investing and beyond.

To support his position, Voss analyzes the use of key right-brain functions to address crucial issues faced by the investor: understanding potential risks and market bottoms, properly evaluating an investment target, and recognizing the "mood" of financial markets.

Mr. Voss, who is extremely active in the markets, has used the skills outlined in his book to make a number of correct market predictions, including his October 21, 2004 epiphany in which he realized there was going to be a global recession, and which led to his retirement August 19, 2005; his calling of the March 9, 2009 market low just several days after the fact on his blog, and his August 7, 2009 post, Investing in the stock market makes sense, that accurately called the recession was over.

Although philosophical and spiritual in its approach, The Intuitive Investor's methods are tested and proven. Voss's career bears out the principles, attitudes, and tactics described in his book.

About The Intuitive Investor: A radical guide for manifesting wealth
For more information about Jason Apollo Voss please visit his website and blog, or Facebook fan page. Press materials for The Intuitive Investor: A radical guide for manifesting wealth are available for download from SelectBooks. The Intuitive Investor: A radical guide for manifesting wealth is distributed by Midpoint Trade Books and available wherever books are sold including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and the Jason Apollo Voss blog.