Common Stocks and Common Sense

Author: Edgar Wachenheim, III
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119259932
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Deep insight and candid discussion from one of Wall Street's best investors Common Stocks and Common Sense provides detailed insight into common stock investing, using a case-study approach based on real-world investments. Author Edgar Wachenheim is the 28-year CEO of Greenhaven Associates, boasting an average annual portfolio comparable to Warren Buffet's. In this book, he shares his knowledge and experiences by providing detailed analyses of actual investments made by himself and other investors. The discussion covers the entire investment process, including the softer, human side, with candid insight into the joys and frustrations, intensities and pressures, and risks and uncertainties. The unique emphasis on behavioral economics and real-world cases set this book apart from the herd—but it's Wachenheim himself and his deeply-examined perspective that elevates the book beyond a mere investing guide. Between 1990 and 2014, a typical portfolio managed by Wachenheim enjoyed an average annual return in excess of 18%, achieved using relatively conservative stocks and no financial leverage. As a proponent of evidence and example, his analysis of real cases serve as a valuable education for anyone looking to improve their own investment practices. Understand investment through the lens of a Wall Street leader Dig into the details of real-world common stock investing Learn how to invest creatively and minimize risk Go beyond theory to study strategy on a case-by-case basis Investment principles and strategies are easy to find—entire libraries have been written about theories and methods and what 'should' happen. But this book goes beyond the typical guide to show you how these ideas are applied in the real world—and what actually happened. Investors seeking real insight, real expertise, and a proven track record will find Common Stocks and Common Sense a uniquely useful resource.

The New Value Investing

Author: C. Thomas Howard
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 085719397X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The aim of value investing is to identify stocks that are undervalued and which can be expected to produce an above average return in the future. And the message from the history of investing is clear: if you successfully pursue a value investing strategy over the long term, you will earn an above average return on your portfolio. The goal of The New Value Investing is to help you identify undervalued stocks and teach you how to build your own successful value investing portfolio. Added to this, it is important to understand that value investing is inextricably linked with behavioral finance, and research advances in this area in recent years strengthen the case for value investing. The author explains how stock prices are determined by emotional crowds, how this leads to mispriced stocks and opportunities for the value investor, and how you can harness the insights of behavioral finance to improve your value investing approach. As you work through this book, the author shows how to follow the path from analysis of the economy, to the industry, to company financial statements, to creating a value range for a company’s stock. You will learn: -- How to remove emotion from your investment process. -- The essential elements of portfolio construction. -- What a value investor should observe in the wider economy and the market. -- Where to find investment ideas. -- How to read a company’s financial statements from a value investing perspective. -- Dividend valuation, earnings valuation and other valuation techniques. -- How to undertake a full valuation analysis, with two complete worked examples of stock valuation for real-life companies. -- What professional value investors at investment funds analyse and how they make their decisions. Value investing is within everyone’s reach, so why doesn’t everyone use it? The key is patience. The approach works over the long term if you stick with it and the result could be extra hundreds, thousands or millions in your portfolio at the end of your investment horizon.

Dear Investor What the HELL are You Doing

Author: Ken Weber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626341621
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Even Smart people do dumb things with their money. Are you one of them? Despite its irreverent title, Dear Investor, What the Hell Are You Doing? has a serious purpose—to help you identify and fix the common blunders you may be making with your money. Long-time investment advisor Ken Weber exposes the minefield of financial tricks and psychological traps that ensnare millions of investors—beginners and old pros alike—and shows you what you should be doing instead. Whether you’re investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance, or other investment vehicles, this book gives you the facts you need to make smarter moves with your money. Ken Weber has had thousands of conversations with investors of every type, and this book stems directly from those real-world experiences. He’s heard it all, and now he wants to stop you from stepping into the most common financial potholes.

Taking Charge with Value Investing How to Choose the Best Investments According to Price Performance Valuation to Build a Winning Portfolio

Author: Brian Nichols
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071804692
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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THE ALHPA SEEKER’S GUIDE TO VALUE STOCKS When to buy them. How long to hold them. When to sell them. “This book will be welcomed by anyone looking to break free from their financial advisor and manage their own savings.” —DAVID JACKSON, founder and CEO, Seeking Alpha® “The world is an uncertain place. This uncertainty impacts the financial markets as much, if not more, than any other space. But don’t be afraid! Brian Nichols provides a personal, experience-based, and highly accessible framework for taking your investment portfolio into your own hands. There’s nothing pretentious or complicated about Brian’s approach. It’s straightforward common sense on how to invest in the stock market.” —ROCCO PENDOLA, Director of Social Media at and cofounder of the Options Investing Newsletter “For investors who want discipline, or who want to escape the addiction of day trading, this book is for you.” —GARY ANDERSON, author of Will Rogers and “Business Insider” Contributor “I am pleased and honored to publish Brian Nichols’ articles on Market Playground and interview him on my radio program. With his new book, Brian brings his vast array of investing knowledge to the masses!” —DEMIAN RUSSIAN, Editor-in-Chief, Market Playground There’s more to investing than “Buy low, sell high.” DISCOVER THE ALPHA SECRET TO VALUE INVESTING Every financial quarter, more than 1.5 mil¬lion investors turn to Brian Nichols’ acclaimed “Seeking Alpha” columns for his insider tips on value investing. No matter what’s going on in the market, he’s got an uncanny knack for spotting the hottest stocks, the latest trends, and the greatest opportunities. Now—due to popular demand—he’s distilled his best-kept secrets into one comprehensive, easy-to-use guide for “seeking alpha” and maximizing profits in any market. You’ll learn how to: Take charge of your financial future Understand how hedge funds really work Determine if a company is a good investment Make smarter decisions based on value Use psychology to outthink the market Avoid the pitfalls of emotional investors Build a killer portfolio for long-term success Filled with step-by-step strategies for choosing stocks, how-to tips for maximizing investments, and first-hand stories of high risks and higher rewards, this is a must-have guide for any investor who appreciates the value of “value.” You’ll learn what the industry insiders really think about the recession, stock bubbles, balance sheets, cash flow, stock metrics, and other fundamentals of investing. You’ll discover the surprising effects of human psychology on the rise and fall of the market—and learn how to keep your head and your money intact during times of extreme behavioral selling. You’ll see how companies like Netflix and Apple weathered the storms of our ever-changing economy—and what it ultimately means for shareholders. Most important, you’ll discover the most valuable lessons an investor can learn from taking a loss—without losing anything yourself. When you’re seeking alpha, you’re looking for value. In companies. In stocks. In your own financial future. That’s value investing at its building for a lifetime.

Winning Edge Trading

Author: Ned Gandevani
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470561836
Format: PDF
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An innovative and comprehensive approach to profitable trading in these turbulent times Winning Edge Trading shows how to trade any market for great profits. Using the unique and innovative trading strategies and systems outlined here, you can trade stocks, ETFs, and futures to achieve market-beating returns. Written by system developer Dr. Ned Gandevani, this book provides an antidote to active investors and traders who are frustrated by stagnant and declining markets. Dr. Gandevani shows you how to maximize your profit while minimizing your risk with his innovative and comprehensive approach, and then reveals how to profit from market swings. In addition to providing a simple and easy-to-execute trading system, Dr. Gandevani also explains how you can determine your risk tolerance and choose a compatible system for maximum performance. Details the tools used to trade short or long time frames Explores how the Relative Strength Indicator and Detrended Price Oscillator can help you determine when to enter and exit a trade Discusses psychological issues involved in active trading, including the inability to take a loss, overtrading, trading personality, and system compatibility Winning Edge Trading contains the information you need to become a successful active investor and trader in today's dynamic markets.

42 Rules of Sensible Investing 2nd Edition

Author: Leon Shirman
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 1607731126
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In "42 Rules of Sensible Investing (2nd Edition)," Leon Shirman shares his practical insights on personal investment strategies and philosophies, and on picking winning stocks. These views are heavily influenced by successful long-term approaches used by modern investing legends, such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. The book provides a checklist of concise, practical, and sensible rules that are indispensable in assessing investment ideas. You will read about investing principles that can be used to evaluate your portfolio and immediately implement changes if necessary. Some rules are common sense advice. Some you may have already heard about. And some could definitely cause controversy: Why index funds perform better than most other actively managed funds How diversification can sometimes be a bad idea Why long term, investing in stocks is less risky than in bonds or bills Why it makes sense to stay invested at all times How simple process of stock picking is better than a complex one

The 7 Deadly Sins of Investing

Author: Maury Fertig
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814408742
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Are you a sinner when it comes to investing? During his long and successful career at Salomon Brothers, Maury Fertig witnessed many smart people making very bad investment decisions -- all because they let their emotions influence their judgment. He realized that whether the result of ego, competitiveness, or just plain laziness, these dire behaviors were rooted in seven common and recognizable human weaknesses: * Envy: focusing on the success of others * Vanity, or Pride: an unwillingness to take advice * Lust: an infatuation with an investment, despite warnings that it is not sound * Avarice: a tendency to hold onto a stock for too long, decreasing its return * Anger, or Wrath: irrational behavior that sacrifices steady progress for a quick hit * Gluttony: compulsive and excessive investing * Sloth: ignoring finances altogether The Seven Deadly Sins of Investing helps readers recognize their investing vices, and offers practical strategies to help them correct the error of their ways. Illustrated by real stories about real investors who have given in to temptation, the book provides solid financial advice for avoiding common pitfalls and staying on the path to "salvation" -- and wealth."

Author: William Gibson
ISBN: 9789607002501
Format: PDF, ePub
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