Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment Hardcover – 23 October 2009
From the Inside Flap
—Seth Klarman, President, The Baupost Group LLC
The seductive elegance of classical finance theory is powerful, yet value investing requires that we reject both the precepts of modern portfolio theory (MPT) and pretty much all of its tools and techniques.
In this important new book, the highly respected and controversial value investor and behavioural analyst, James Montier explains how value investing is the only tried and tested method of delivering sustainable long-term returns.
James shows you why everything you learnt at business school is wrong; how to think properly about valuation and risk; how to avoid the dangers of growth investing; how to be a contrarian; how to short stocks; how to avoid value traps; how to hedge ignorance using cheap insurance. Crucially he also gives real time examples of the principles outlined in the context of the 2008/09 financial crisis.
In this book James shares his tried and tested techniques and provides the latest and most cutting edge tools you will need to deploy the value approach successfully.
It provides you with the tools to start thinking in a different fashion about the way in which you invest, introducing the ways of over-riding the emotional distractions that will bedevil the pursuit of a value approach and ultimately think and act differently from the herd.
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- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (23 October 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 424 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0470683597
- ISBN-13 : 978-0470683590
- Item Weight : 902 g
- Dimensions : 17.53 x 2.79 x 25.15 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #241,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No it isn't a how to book like "The Intelligent Investor" but I would read this before embarking on setting up a portfolio of your own - intact just read it anyway.