The Art of Value Investing

The Art of Value Investing

How the World's Best Investors Beat the Market

Book - 2013
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Says Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management about The Art of Value Investing:

"I learned the investment business largely from the work and thinking of other investors. The Art of Value Investing is a thoughtfully organized compilation of some of the best investment insights I have ever read. Read this book with care. It will be one of the highest-return investments you will ever make."

Based on interviews with the world's most-successful value investors, The Art of Value Investing offers a comprehensive set of answers to the questions every equity money manager should have thought through clearly before holding himself or herself out as a worthy steward of other people's money. What market inefficiencies will I try to exploit? How will I generate ideas? What will be my geographic focus? What analytical edge will I hope to have? What valuation methodologies will I use? What time horizon will I typically employ? How many stocks will I own? How specifically will I decide to buy or sell? Will I hedge, and how? How will I keep my emotions from getting the best of me?

Who should read The Art of Value Investing? It is as vital a resource for the just starting out investor as for the sophisticated professional one. The former will find a comprehensive guidebook for defining a sound investment strategy from A-to-Z; the latter will find all aspects of his or her existing practice challenged or reconfirmed by the provocative thinking of their most-successful peers. It also is a must read for any investor – institutional or individual – charged with choosing the best managers for the money they are allocating to equities. Choosing the right managers requires knowing all the right questions to ask as well as the answers worthy of respect and attention – both of which are delivered in The Art of Value Investing.

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You know what value investing is: it's how Warren Buffett made his billions. Perhaps you're even familiar with value investing terminology, such as margin of safety and intrinsic value. And maybe you've already found success with value investing and know from experience that it's the most reliable way to achieve market-beating returns and accumulate significant wealth. Congratulations!

Whether you're a complete beginner in need of an A-to-Z value investing primer, an experienced investor looking to expand and fine-tune your repertoire of value investing skills, or an individual or institutional investor looking to identify the best money managers, this book is for you. In writing it, authors John Heins and Whitney Tilson have achieved a remarkable feat: They've brought together the collective wisdom of today's most successful value investors and distilled it into a series of actionable lessons you can put into practice right away.

Based on extensive interviews with market-beating money managers, superstar hedge fund managers and mutual fund heroes, and featuring many real-world examples, The Art of Value Investing expertly describes:

The philosophies behind today's most successful value investing strategies

The key skills top market-beaters think of as absolutely indispensable to success

The types of situations and market inefficiencies value investor legends look to exploit

How top value investors generate new investing ideas

How to research companies, with insights on company valuation and deciding what and when to buy

How the best value investors maintain mental and emotional discipline

How value investing superstars learn from their mistakes and the key lessons they've learned

Portfolio management techniques, including guidance on diversification, risk management, position-sizing

But The Art of Value Investing does much more than impart information. It was designed to help you develop an approach to value investing that's just right for you.

Sit ten or a dozen of the most successful practitioners down in a room and you're likely to get as many opinions on which value investment flavor is best. While they're certain to agree on the core principles, when it comes to particulars, such as large-cap versus small-cap, telecom versus transportation, East versus West, onsite research versus pure data analysis, there's bound to be disagreement-some of it vehement.

The trick is to find the combination of tools, techniques and strategies that is right for you, addresses your specific financial goals, and best fits your personality and emotional makeup. And that's where The Art of Value Investing comes in.

Giving you unparalleled access to the thinking of the brightest and best of the value investing world, The Art of Value Investing can save you years of frustrating (and expensive) trial-and-error. With the helping hand of value investing luminaries such as Julian Robertson, Seth Klarman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, Mason Hawkins, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Bill Ackman and Bill Nygren, to name a few, you'll discover your preferred strategies for exploiting market inefficiencies, researching and valuing companies, identifying industry sectors and geographic regions in which to invest, timing buys and sells, managing your emotions, and much more.

Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780470479773
Branch Call Number: 332.6 H3651a 2013
Characteristics: viii, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tilson, Whitney 1966-


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Sep 18, 2013

It is a brilliant idea to put together an entire 300 page book based on quotes from successful investing practitioners - in the industry. However, I found that while attempting to read it - I became frustrated by the jumping ideas and different voices. It probably requires some reading adjustment.


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