Charles Brandes – Value Investing Today
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Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 3 edition (1 Oct 2003)
Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
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Classic Strategies for Finding Investment Gems, Updated to Address the Realities of Today’s Markets
Legendary investment pioneer Benjamin Graham called it his “margin of safety.” Warren Buffett used its principles to make millions for patient investors, and amass one of the largest personal investment fortunes in history. It is value investing, and its simple principles of success have allowed investors for nearly a century to buy companies whose stocks were underpriced, then reap the rewards as those companies’ true value was recognized and rewarded by the marketplace.
First published in 1989, Value Investing Today has since become a staple of modern value investing. Now in its revised and updated third edition to reflect today’s broad advances in behavioral finance, technology, communications, and productivity, let it provide you with:
New chapters on the psychology of investing and the investor-driven focus on corporate governance
Updated information on why value investing continues to work across all industries and market environments
Fresh strategies designed to protect investors from severe loss and preserve the long term value of their portfolios
While the investment landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade, the tenets of value investing have continued to help millions of investors create and preserve wealth. Discover how to make those tenets work for you–today, tomorrow, and into the future–in Value Investing Today.
“Achieving better-than-average returns depends upon thinking and acting differently than the average market participant.”
–From the Introduction
Value investing isn’t about excitement, or headline-making discoveries, or any of the other things that light up journalists’ eyes and stockbrokers’ phones. Value investing is instead about companies with solid business fundamentals that, for whatever reason, have a current stock price that is less than their intrinsic value. It is about looking under the hood, kicking the tires, and buying the stock in those companies for seventy cents on the dollar or less.
Value Investing Today, Third Edition, is written for investors who understand the importance of knowing what they buy, and who have learned–often through hard, costly experience–that quick fixes more often than not just as quickly fail. This hands-on value investing guidebook will show you how to:
Identify value companies ahead of the crowd–what to look for, what to avoid, when to buy, when to sell
Create an objective investment process to identify–and overcome–the pressures of today’s marketplace
Think globally, and extend the application of value investing principles to companies in newer or less well-known markets
Learn and implement the skills necessary to build and maintain a portfolio of value stocks
Establish and adhere to a dispassionate, often contrarian investment philosophy and process
Most traders and investors want excitement in their stocks, news events that will propel stock prices into the stratosphere regardless of their true worth. Value investors, on the other hand, want stocks that are unnoticed by the crowd and, most important, selling for less than they are worth. They believe, and history has shown, that these solid companies will continue to perform well, and the gap between their market price and fair value will eventually close.
If you’re looking for a stock poised to take the world by storm, a quick “ten-bagger,” you should probably move on to more adventurous trading how-tos. If however, you are one of those serious investors willing to trade the dazzle of bright lights for the stability of substance and true worth, Value Investing Today is destined to show you how to construct a portfolio poised to stand the test of time, and get you to the finish line far
About the Author
Charles H. Brandes, CFA is founder and a managing partner of Brandes Investment Partners, LLC, an investment firm serving institutional and private clients with more than $50 billion under management as of December 31, 2002. A Chartered Financial Analyst for more than 25 years, Brandes had the tremendous fortune early in his career to meet and learn from Benjamin Graham, long considered the father of security analysis and value investing. He was able to learn firsthand the techniques Graham used to uncover bargain securities, and has used those basic principles as the foundation to achieve consistently superior results for his clients.
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