Beating the Street

Beating the Street
Author: Peter Lynch
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781451687064
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Release: 2012-03-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Legendary money manager Peter Lynch explains his own strategies for investing and offers advice for how to pick stocks and mutual funds to assemble a successful investment portfolio. Develop a Winning Investment Strategy—with Expert Advice from “The Nation’s #1 Money Manager.” Peter Lynch’s “invest in what you know” strategy has made him a household name with investors both big and small. An important key to investing, Lynch says, is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets. There’s a company behind every stock and a reason companies—and their stocks—perform the way they do. In this book, Peter Lynch shows you how you can become an expert in a company and how you can build a profitable investment portfolio, based on your own experience and insights and on straightforward do-it-yourself research. In Beating the Street, Lynch for the first time explains how to devise a mutual fund strategy, shows his step-by-step strategies for picking stock, and describes how the individual investor can improve his or her investment performance to rival that of the experts. There’s no reason the individual investor can’t match wits with the experts, and this book will show you how.

Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn
Author: Peter Lynch,John Rothchild
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476712031
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Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain the basic principles of the stock market and business in an investing guide that will enlighten and entertain anyone who is high-school age or older. Many investors, including some with substantial portfolios, have only the sketchiest idea of how the stock market works. The reason, say Lynch and Rothchild, is that the basics of investing—the fundamentals of our economic system and what they have to do with the stock market—aren’t taught in school. At a time when individuals have to make important decisions about saving for college and 401(k) retirement funds, this failure to provide a basic education in investing can have tragic consequences. For those who know what to look for, investment opportunities are everywhere. The average high-school student is familiar with Nike, Reebok, McDonald’s, the Gap, and the Body Shop. Nearly every teenager in America drinks Coke or Pepsi, but only a very few own shares in either company or even understand how to buy them. Every student studies American history, but few realize that our country was settled by European colonists financed by public companies in England and Holland—and the basic principles behind public companies haven’t changed in more than three hundred years. In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor.

The Money Book for the Young Fabulous Broke

The Money Book for the Young  Fabulous   Broke
Author: Suze Orman
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101218563
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Release: 2005-03-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling financial guide aimed squarely at "Generation Debt"—and their parents—from the country's most trusted and dynamic source on money matters. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is financial expert Suze Orman's answer to a generation's cry for help. They're called "Generation Debt" and "Generation Broke" by the media — people in their twenties and thirties who graduate college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history. The goals of their parents' generation — buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style — seem absurdly, depressingly out of reach. They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke. This generation has it tough, without a doubt, but they're also painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands. The Money Book was written to address the specific financial reality that faces young people today and offers a set of real, not impossible solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, Suze Orman tells her young, fabulous & broke readers precisely what actions to take and why. Throughout these pages, there are icons that direct readers to a special YF&B domain on Suze's website that offers more specialized information, forms, and interactive tools that further customize the information in the book. Her advice at times bucks conventional wisdom (did she just say use your credit card?) and may even seem counter-intuitive (pay into a retirement fund even though your credit card debt is killing you?), but it's her honesty, understanding, and uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of her readers that has made her the most trusted financial expert of her day. Over the course of ten chapters that can be consulted methodically, step-by-step or on a strictly need-to-know basis, Suze takes the reader past broke to a secure place where they'll never have to worry about revisiting broke again. And she begins the journey with a bit of overwhelmingly good news (yes, there really is good news): Young people have the greatest asset of all on their side — time.

One Up On Wall Street

One Up On Wall Street
Author: Peter Lynch,John Rothchild
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780743200400
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Release: 2000-04-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The manager of a top investment fund discusses how individuals can make a killing in the market through research and investment techniques that confound conventional market wisdom.

Millionaire Traders

Millionaire Traders
Author: Kathy Lien,Boris Schlossberg
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780470452547
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Release: 2010-03-01
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trading is a battle between you and the market. And while you might not be a financial professional, that doesn't mean you can't win this battle. Through interviews with twelve ordinary individuals who have worked hard to transform themselves into extraordinary traders, Millionaire Traders reveals how you can beat Wall Street at its own game. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this book introduces you to a dozen successful traders-some who focus on equities, others who deal in futures or foreign exchange-and examines the paths they've taken to capture considerable profits. With this book as your guide, you'll quickly become familiar with a variety of strategies that can be used to make money in today's financial markets. Those that will help you achieve this goal include: Tyrone Ball: trades Nasdaq stocks almost exclusively, and his ability to change with the times has enabled him to prosper during some of the most treacherous market environments in recent history. AShkan Bolour: one of the earliest entrants into the retail forex market, he trades in the direction of the major trend, rather than trying to find reversals. Frank Law: a technician at heart, identifies a trading zone, commits to it, and scales down as long as the zone holds. Paul Willette: has mastered a method that allows him to harvest some profits right away, while ensuring that he can still benefit from an occasional extension run in his favor. Order your copy today and beat the Street.

Guerrilla Investing

Guerrilla Investing
Author: Peter Siris
Pages: 378
ISBN: 1563526018
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Release: 2000
Editor: Longstreet Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reveals the secrets of Wall Street insiders to individual investors so they can compete with the professionals and win.

Follow the Fed to Investment Success

Follow the Fed to Investment Success
Author: Douglas S. Roberts
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0470288329
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Release: 2008-07-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger
Author: Tren Griffin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780231540414
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Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway's visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett's indispensable financial partner, has outperformed market indexes again and again, and he believes any investor can do the same. His notion of "elementary, worldly wisdom"—a set of interdisciplinary mental models involving economics, business, psychology, ethics, and management—allows him to keep his emotions out of his investments and avoid the common pitfalls of bad judgment. Munger's system has steered his investments for forty years and has guided generations of successful investors. This book presents the essential steps of Munger's investing strategy, condensed here for the first time from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham's value-investing system, Munger's approach is straightforward enough that ordinary investors can apply it to their portfolios. This book is not simply about investing. It is about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.

Margin of Safety

Margin of Safety
Author: Seth A. Klarman
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0887305105
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Release: 1991
Editor: Harpercollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells how to avoid investment fads, explains the basic concepts of value-investment philosophy, and offers advice on portfolio management

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market
Author: Joel Greenblatt
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780470624159
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Release: 2010-09-07
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is already considered one of the classics of finance literature. In The Little Book that Beats the Market—a New York Times bestseller with 300,000 copies in print—Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with a new Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book that Still Beats the Market updates and expands upon the research findings from the original book. Included are data and analysis covering the recent financial crisis and model performance through the end of 2009. In a straightforward and accessible style, the book explores the basic principles of successful stock market investing and then reveals the author’s time-tested formula that makes buying above average companies at below average prices automatic. Though the formula has been extensively tested and is a breakthrough in the academic and professional world, Greenblatt explains it using 6th grade math, plain language and humor. He shows how to use his method to beat both the market and professional managers by a wide margin. You’ll also learn why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors, and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone “knows” it. While the formula may be simple, understanding why the formula works is the true key to success for investors. The book will take readers on a step-by-step journey so that they can learn the principles of value investing in a way that will provide them with a long term strategy that they can understand and stick with through both good and bad periods for the stock market. As the Wall Street Journal stated about the original edition, “Mr. Greenblatt…says his goal was to provide advice that, while sophisticated, could be understood and followed by his five children, ages 6 to 15. They are in luck. His ‘Little Book’ is one of the best, clearest guides to value investing out there.”

The Little Book That Beats the Market

The Little Book That Beats the Market
Author: Joel Greenblatt
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0470893664
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Release: 2010-06-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two years in MBA school won't teach you how to double the market's return. Two hours with The Little Book That Beats the Market will. In The Little Book, Joel Greenblatt, Founder and Managing Partner at Gotham Capital (with average annualized returns of 40% for over 20 years), does more than simply set out the basic principles for successful stock market investing. He provides a "magic formula" that is easy to use and makes buying good companies at bargain prices automatic. Though the formula has been extensively tested and is a breakthrough in the academic and professional world, Greenblatt explains it using 6th grade math, plain language and humor. You'll learn how to use this low risk method to beat the market and professional managers by a wide margin. You'll also learn how to view the stock market, why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors, and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone "knows" it.

The Prudent Investor s Guide to Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game

The Prudent Investor s Guide to Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game
Author: John J. Bowen
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0071367446
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Release: 1998-07-21
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Timely and practical. This book brings the leading edge of investment information to the prudent investor in an understandable way." - Charles Schwab, Chairman, Charles Schwab Corporation. "to write a book like this on Modern Portfolio Theory and make it understandable would be a very difficult job. John Bowen went ahead and did it. Congratulations." - Merton Miller, Nobel Laureate in Economics. Individual investors today must fend for themselves as they seize control of their own portfolios. In this authoritative and ill-researched book, investors learn how to simply and effectively use popular asset allocation strategies - in combinations with mutual funds - to greatly increase their returns. The reader is walked step-by-step through a low-risk, high-return approach using model portfolios and case histories, plus timely information on emerging markets, tax-saving moves, annuity products, and more.

A Man for All Markets

A Man for All Markets
Author: Edward O. Thorp
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781400067961
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Release: 2017
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.

Value Investing

Value Investing
Author: Bruce C. Greenwald,Judd Kahn,Paul D. Sonkin,Michael van Biema
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0471463396
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Release: 2004-01-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the "guru to Wall Street's gurus" comes the fundamental techniques of value investing and their applications Bruce Greenwald is one of the leading authorities on value investing. Some of the savviest people on Wall Street have taken his Columbia Business School executive education course on the subject. Now this dynamic and popular teacher, with some colleagues, reveals the fundamental principles of value investing, the one investment technique that has proven itself consistently over time. After covering general techniques of value investing, the book proceeds to illustrate their applications through profiles of Warren Buffett, Michael Price, Mario Gabellio, and other successful value investors. A number of case studies highlight the techniques in practice. Bruce C. N. Greenwald (New York, NY) is the Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia University. Judd Kahn, PhD (New York, NY), is a member of Morningside Value Investors. Paul D. Sonkin (New York, NY) is the investment manager of the Hummingbird Value Fund. Michael van Biema (New York, NY) is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing

The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing
Author: Jason Kelly
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101615478
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Release: 2012-12-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The essential stock market guide for beginners, updated with timely strategies for investing your money. The perfect gift for anyone hoping to learn the basics of investing. Now in its fifth edition, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing has established itself as a clear, concise, and highly effective approach to stocks and investment strategy. Rooted in the principles that made it invaluable from the start, this completely revised and updated edition of The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing shares a wealth of information, including: •What has changed and what remains timeless as the economy recovers from the subprime crash •All-new insights from deep historical research showing which measurements best identify winning stocks •A rock-solid value averaging plan that grows 3 percent per quarter, regardless of the economic climate •An exclusive conversation with legendary Legg Mason portfolio manager Bill Miller, revealing what he learned from the crash and recovery •Thoroughly updated resources emphasizing online tools, the latest stock screeners, and analytical sites that best navigated recent trends Accessible and intelligent, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing is what every investor, new or seasoned, needs to keep pace in the current market. This book is a must read for anyone looking to make money in the stock market this year!

We Beat the Street

We Beat the Street
Author: Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt
Pages: 194
ISBN: 0142406279
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Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three boys, who made a pact to stick together through the rough times in their impoverished Newark neighborhood, found the strength to work through their difficulties and complete high school, college, and medical school together.

Beating The Dow Revised Edition

Beating The Dow Revised Edition
Author: Michael B. O'Higgins,John Downes
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0066620473
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Release: 2000-03-22
Editor: HarperBusiness
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1991, Michael B. O'Higgins, one of the nation's top money managers, turned the investment world upside down with an ingenious strategy, showing how all investors--from those with only $5,000 to invest to millionaires--could beat the pros 95% of the time by putting 100% of their equity investment into the high-yield, low-risk "dog" stocks of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. His formula spawned a veritable industry, including websites, mutual funds, and $20 billion worth of investments, elevating the theory to legendary status. Reflecting on the greatest bull market of our time, this must-have investment guide has been revised and updated for a new economy. With current company and stock profiles, as well as new charts, statistics, graphs, and figures, Beating the Dow is the smart investment that you--and your portfolio--can't afford to miss

A Fool and His Money

A Fool and His Money
Author: John Rothchild
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0471251380
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Release: 1998-03-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"There is one thing that can be said about A Fool and His Moneythat cannot be said about any other colume of investment advice:You will never make a penny from the information in this book. Nowork on the subject of personal finance has even tried to make thisclaim before. That is because works on the subject of personalfinance are all lying. John Rothchild is the only fully honestauthor in the genre."--from the Foreword by P. J. O'Rourke. A veritable gold mine of comic insight into the predicament of anaverage investor's avid pursuit of wealth, A Fool and His Money isJohn Rothchild's critically acclaimed personal account of a yeardevoted to investing his money in the markets. The entireinvestment world--its characters, institutions, customs, andmyths-passes under Rothchild's sharp and profoundly humorousscrutiny. Acclaim for A Fool and His Money "What makes this book so good is that Rothchild can explain thingslike naked puts . . . and leave the reader both edified andlaughing. . . . Witty, fast-paced, and educational."--TheWashington Post. "You'll relish John Rothchild's comic tale. . . . The book nearsguaranteed delight."--Newsday. "A Fool and His Money may be the funniest book about investing everwritten. It's a reader's capital gain."--New York Post. You set aside some money, quit your job, devote yourself entirelyto studying the markets, and start to invest. Then, through hardwork and your own magical intuition, you become so wealthy yourmajor concern is finding a fashionable hobby to soak up yourabundant leisure time. All in about a year. Now, thanks to this hugely entertaining and informative book, youcan live out the fantasy without risking your money, your job--oryour sanity. Since its acclaimed debut a decade ago, A Fool and His Money hasbecome a treasured investment classic. It's the comic, firsthandaccount of a first-time investor who sets out to make his wildestmoney dreams come true. In a surge of optimism and enterprise, financial writer JohnRothchild drops everything to devote an entire year to learning howto invest a modest sum of money. Motivated by a sincere desire toget rich, he undertakes his mission by systematically studying asmuch as he can about the markets and how they really operate. Hefearlessly asks the most basic questions, observes theprofessionals at work, studies the newsletters, makes investments,and reports back on everything--including his own highly personaland often hilarious reactions. With Rothchild as your guide through the marketplace, you will: * Eavesdrop as his broker explains in fluent double-talk why heshould buy a certain "hot stock" * Share in his buyer's remorse as Rothchild purchases an unknowntechnology company stock that puts him on an emotional rollercoaster * Be humbled as he enters the almighty Federal Reserve Bank andstruggles to understand its omnipotent power over his personalfinances * Witness the excitement and confusion of the Commodities Exchangeand find out what pork bellies really are * Hear firsthand the enigmatic and undoubtedly wise words ofvarious wizards of Wall Street * Sympathize with Rothchild as he explains his transactions to hisloved ones * Blush as he shamelessly attempts to deceive them. In a gesture of pure magnanimity, Rothchild also includes thehard-won bits of wisdom he calls his "25 Useful Tips"--whichinclude such sage advice as "Never buy anything from a broker at anairport"--and his handy "Fool's Glossary," which clarifies many ofthe technical terms used in the book. Clever, funny, and informative, A Fool and His Money will rewardinvestors at all levels of experience with a revelation on everypage.

Confidence Game

Confidence Game
Author: Christine S. Richard
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781118010419
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Release: 2011-03-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisis The collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman's six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond insurers kicked off the collapse of the credit markets. Unravels the story of the credit crisis through an engaging and human drama Draws on unprecedented access to one of Wall Street's best-known investors Shows how excessive leverage, dangerous financial models, and a blind reliance on triple-A credit ratings sent Wall Street careening toward disaster Confidence Game is a real world "Emperor's New Clothes," a tale of widespread delusion, and one dissenting voice in the era leading up to the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression.

Quality of Earnings

Quality of Earnings
Author: Thornton L. O'glove
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780684863757
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Release: 1998-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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