The Ulysses Contract

Michael Kemp

You’ve lucked onto something very special by picking up this book.’ SCOTT PAPE, THE BAREFOOT INVESTOR

A must-read for all investors. Block out the news and hype around share market investing and develop a sensible, long-term, foolproof plan.

The term ‘Ulysses contract’ is inspired by mythological hero Ulysses who, while sailing past an island inhabited by sirens, ordered his crew to block their ears with wax and tie him to the mast of the ship. Otherwise, the sirens’ bewitching song would entice them to steer the ship onto the rocks.

The Ulysses Contract uses this analogy to warn of the ‘sirens’ that tempt investors to part with their money. Drawing on his own decades of investing and research into financial literature dating back hundreds of years, Michael Kemp shows how to put in place a successful investment plan that embodies discipline, consistency and patience.

Through masterful storytelling that expertly explains (and usually rejects) complex investment concepts, The Ulysses Contract demonstrates how remarkably easy it can be for anyone to develop into a capable and successful long-term investor.

Personal finance

Michael Kemp

Michael Kemp has had an extensive career in finance. From 2011 to 2020, he worked as the chief investment analyst for Scott Pape’s Barefoot Blueprint newsletter. As well as managing his own portfolio, he has spent a lifetime reading, researching, writing and speaking about share investing.

Major Street Publishing

Major Street Publishing is an independent business book publisher, based in Melbourne, Australia, who specialise in publishing high-quality leadership, finance and personal development books from world-leading expert authors.