By |Published On: August 9th, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews, Tool Updates|


We know a lot of you are out on vacation in August and probably having the time of your life (eg., see below).

vacation fun
But just because you are on vacation, doesn’t mean you should stop learning!

So ask yourself a few questions:

You like learning, right?


You like drinking a cold beer on vacation, right?

Yes. And. Yes.

We recommend you take a page from our resident research and ETF expert — Yang Xu:

 Drink a cold beer and read finance books, simultaneously!

Yang Xu on Vacation. Enjoying his copy of Quantitative Value and DIY Financial Advisor

Yang Xu on Vacation. Enjoying his copy of Quantitative Value and DIY Financial Advisor

We are offering a 2 for 1 book for the month of August. Buy Quantitative Value at $19.99 and we’ll throw in DIY Financial Advisor for free.

***Click Here to Sign up for the Deal ***

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Side Note #2: Please leave suggested captions for the Yang Xu photo in the comments.

About the Author: Wesley Gray, PhD

Wesley Gray, PhD
After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago where he studied under Nobel Prize Winner Eugene Fama. Next, Wes took an academic job in his wife’s hometown of Philadelphia and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management firm dedicated to an impact mission of empowering investors through education. He is a contributor to multiple industry publications and regularly speaks to professional investor groups across the country. Wes has published multiple academic papers and four books, including Embedded (Naval Institute Press, 2009), Quantitative Value (Wiley, 2012), DIY Financial Advisor (Wiley, 2015), and Quantitative Momentum (Wiley, 2016). Dr. Gray currently resides in Palmas Del Mar Puerto Rico with his wife and three children. He recently finished the Leadville 100 ultramarathon race and promises to make better life decisions in the future.