36 Popular Books on Investing and Finance

  36 Popular Books on Investing and Finance

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Title: The Art of Asset Allocation: Principles and Investment Strategies for Any Market, Second Edition

The fully revised classic on employing asset allocation techniques to grow real wealth

A global leader and preeminent expert in asset allocation, David Darst delivers his masterwork on the topic. In a fully updated and expanded second edition of The Art of Asset Allocation, Morgan Stanley's Chief Investment Strategist covers the historic market events, instruments, asset classes, and economic forces that investors need to be aware of as they create asset-building portfolios. He then explains how to use modern asset allocation concepts and tools to augment returns and control risks in a wide range of financial market environments. This completely revised edition shows how to achieve asset balance with the author's proven methods, decades of expertise, relevant charts, practical tools, and astute analyses.

Known as the king of asset allocation, Darst brings his expertise to bear to provide complete asset class descriptions, identifying historical risk, return, and correlation characteristics for all major asset classes. Using actual data, he explains the differences between tactical and strategic asset allocation, outlines clear rebalancing guidelines, and includes an annotated guide to both traditional and Internet-based information sources.

Praise for the first edition:

“You want to be a better investor, a better client, or a better advisor? DEVOUR THIS BOOK NOW!”-James J. Cramer

“David Darst is the expert on Asset Allocation. He has chosen to share his decades of practical experience in The Art of Asset Allocation, to the benefit of professional and individual investors alike.”-Seth A. Klarman

Author(s): David H. Darst
ISBN 13: 9780071592949
Pages: 400
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Title: Investing For Beginners: A Beginner's Guide on how to Make Money by Investing in Stocks and Mutual Funds

You’re about to discover a proven strategy on how to earn money from investing in stocks and mutual funds. A lot of people plan for their financial goals. They make lots of short term and long term goals. In order to meet their lifestyle needs, they look at various ways to make money by investing in wealth building assets. Stocks and Mutual Funds are the assets which can help you to increase your wealth. Thus, a lot of people are thinking of going into stocks and mutual funds investing. The book shares investing concepts to new investors and teaches about diversification which is essential for success in investing. The book shares important concepts in order to be successful in stock investing and mutual fund investing. The book would equip you with the necessary information in order to gain confidence in investing. How investing can save money and maximize your profits How to invest for long term How to diversify your portfolio How to earn from an investment How to earn money from Stock dividends What is the importance of a market index What is a Mutual Fund? How to analyze a mutual fund Much, much more!
Author(s): Ryan Smith
ISBN 13: 9781530590223
Pages: 40
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Title: Quantitative Investment Analysis

Praise for Quantitative Investment Analysis, Second Edition

"Quantitative Investment Analysis is an essential book for any serious investor in today's financial markets. Cogently written, the authors cover a robust array of quantitative methods in a straightforward and digestible style. This book should be on everyone's short list of necessary reading and reference."
Gary P. Brinson, CFA, President, GP Brinson Investments

"This second Edition of Quantitative Investment Analysis provides a strong foundation for investment practitioners seeking benefit from the rigor and discipline of quantitative tools and analysis. An abundance of examples enhances the value of this essential text for non-classroom pedagogy."
Brian Singer, CFA, UBS Global Asset Management

"Quantitative Investment Analysis gets to the heart of the matter. Crisp, well-written, and technically thorough, this book provides an excellent foundation for understanding the statistics and economics of portfolio management and asset pricing. It also provides a thorough review of the major asset pricing models widely used today."
David Blackwell, Head and RepublicBank/James W. Aston Professor of Finance, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

Author(s): Richard A. DeFusco CFA
ISBN 13: 9780470052204
Pages: 600
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Title: 100 to 1 in the Stock Market

In this indispensable guide, Phelps analyzes what made the big companies of his day so profitable for the diligent, long-term investor.
Author(s): Thomas William Phelps
ISBN 13: 9781626540293
Pages: 302
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Title: Financial Instruments

An accessible survey of today's investment products and tools focuses on four primary financial groups, including equities, debt, derivatives, and mutual funds, while counseling readers on a wide variety of product types, from securities ...
Author(s): David M. Weiss
ISBN 13: 9781591842279
Pages: 366
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Title: The Theory and Practice of Investment Management: Asset Allocation, Valuation, Portfolio Construction, and Strategies

An updated guide to the theory and practice of investment management Many books focus on the theory of investment management and leave the details of the implementation of the theory up to you. This book illustrates how theory is applied in practice while stressing the importance of the portfolio construction process. The Second Edition of The Theory and Practice of Investment Management is the ultimate guide to understanding the various aspects of investment management and investment vehicles. Tying together theoretical advances in investment management with actual practical applications, this book gives you a unique opportunity to use proven investment management techniques to protect and grow a portfolio under many different circumstances.
Author(s): Frank J. Fabozzi;Harry M. Markowitz
ISBN 13: 9780470929902
Pages: 704
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Title: The 80/20 Investor: Investing in an Uncertain and Complex World - How to Simplify Investing with a Single Principle

Are you looking for a simple investment strategy that fits your lifestyle? Do you want to become an independent investor? Are you worried about your retirement, but don’t want to deal with the complexity of investing? Fed up with 0% interest? Tired of the same sales pitches you hear from bankers and investment advisers? You’re in the right place. Who is this book for? This book is for all people who are unsatisfied with their own work intensive and at times very complex investment strategies. It’s for individual investors and entrepreneurs who have day jobs and businesses to take care of, and don't want to spend hours in front of computer screens chasing other people's hot investment ideas. It is also for young professionals who have recently started earning money and are willing to break with the norms of today’s outdated investor culture. This book is NOT for complete beginners. To understand the key terminology used in this book and understand the core concept of investing, I would recommend reading a primer on investing.
Author(s): David Schneider
ISBN 13: 9781530538850
Pages: 222
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Title: Warren Buffett Accounting Book: Reading Financial Statements for Value Investing

"Teaches essential accounting terminology and techniques that serious stock investors need to know." -- Preface The Warren Buffett Accounting Book is the second volume learning experience to Warren Buffett's Three Favorite Books. This book teaches: 1. Two methods for calculating the intrinsic value of a company 2. What is a discount rate and how does it work 3. Detailed instructions on how to read an income statement, Balance sheet, and cash flow statement 4. How to calculate important ratios to properly value any business.
Author(s): Stig Brodersen
ISBN 13: 9781939370150
Pages: 256
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Title: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns

Praise for The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

"A low-cost index fund is the most sensible equity investment for the great majority of investors. My mentor, Ben Graham, took this position many years ago, and everything I have seen since convinces me of its truth.In this book, Jack Bogle tells you why."
—Warren E. Buffett, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

"John Bogle is living a useful life, and this book is a useful contribution to hisfellow citizens. It is dangerous for investors to believe a lot of nonsense,and the nonsense destroyers are particularly helpful when, like Bogle,they never tire in their animosity toward folly."
—Charles T. Munger, Vice Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

"Whether you know it or not, Wall Street wants to steal your future.If you want to stop them, drop everything, read this marvelous little book,and take it to heart; your children, and their children's children, will thank you."
—William Bernstein, investment adviser and author, The Four Pillars of Investing

Author(s): John C. Bogle
ISBN 13: 9780470102107
Pages: 240
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Title: Best Types of Gold & Silver For Investments: Discover If Silver Is Better Than Gold, Are Gold Coins Better Than Gold Bars, Are Silver Bars Better Than ... Silver Make A Wise Investment And Much More

This is a "MUST READ" book for ALL Gold and Silver Investors who do not know what the best types and forms of gold and silver are to purchase. If you are somewhat new to buying precious metals it's easy to become overwhelmed and confused. After all, there are hundreds of different types of metals out there. They come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes, weights, purity, packaging, etc. It's also really easy to be "sold" something that's not necessarily in your best interest if you don't know in advance what types of metals are best for YOU. That's exactly what this book does. It clearly lays out all of the options and helps you work through the though-process of deciding what types of metals suit your needs best. I've been investing in precious metals for over 30 years. If you’re not an experience metals investor, it can be very confusing trying to decide what types of metals to buy. Not knowing the best types of metals to buy and why, can prove to be very costly. This book covers everything you need to know from A to Z. It’s also very easy to understand and user-friendly. This book gets right to the point. We don't waste your time with theory and never ending stories. We tell you exactly what the best types and forms of metals are for investing. You'll feel like an expert after reading this book! Here are just some of the things you will learn in this book: *Fine tuning your goals & deciding what metals are best for your situation and your needs *Proper asset allocation *Is it better to buy gold or silver? *Best types of coins to buy *Are rounds better than government coins? *Best types of bars to buy *Should you buy generic bars or name brand bars? *Numismatic collectible coins, should you buy them, the real story *Junk silver, is it right for you? *The single best and easiest way to track your metals *The precious metals investment pyramid *Best places to buy and sell your metals *Best metals for IRAs and 401Ks *Best types of IRAs and 401Ks for physical precious metals *How to dollar cost average your purchases *When and how to sell your metals & cash in on your profits *Best secrets to storing your metals to keep you off the radar and safe At the end of the book, you will also gain access to the best place I know of to buy metals at the very best prices. Invest a little time in reading this book and you will be amazed at how empowered you will feel when investing in precious metals. This book will give you the knowledge you need and using this knowledge will make you a smarter investor. Buy this book now. It will SAVE you a ton of money. Not buying this book can cost you a ton of money. Don't wait another second. Scroll up and click on the "Buy Now" button and get started on
Author(s): Doyle Shuler
ISBN 13: 9781519126917
Pages: 106
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Title: The Little Book That Builds Wealth

In The Little Book That Builds Wealth, author Pat Dorsey—the Director of Equity Research for leading independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc.—reveals why competitive advantages, or economic moats, are such strong ...
Author(s): Pat Dorsey
ISBN 13: 9780470226513
Pages: 126
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Title: Warren Buffett's Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor

Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru’s “ground rules” for investing—guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today. In the fourteen years between his time in New York with value-investing guru Benjamin Graham and his start as chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett managed Buffett Partnership Limited, his first professional investing partnership. Over the course of that time—a period in which he experienced an unprecedented record of success—Buffett wrote semiannual letters to his small but growing group of partners, sharing his thoughts, approaches, and reflections. Compiled for the first time and with Buffett’s permission, the letters spotlight his contrarian diversification strategy, his almost religious celebration of compounding interest, his preference for conservative rather than conventional decision making, and his goal and tactics for bettering market results by at least 10% annually. Demonstrating Buffett’s intellectual rigor, they provide a framework to the craft of investing that had not existed before: Buffett built upon the quantitative contributions made by his famous teacher, Benjamin Graham, demonstrating how they could be applied and improved. Jeremy Miller reveals how these letters offer us a rare look into Buffett’s mind and offer accessible lessons in control and discipline—effective in bull and bear markets alike, and in all types of investing climates—that are the bedrock of his success. Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules paints a portrait of the sage as a young investor during a time when he developed the long-term value-oriented strategy that helped him build the foundation of his wealth—rules for success every investor.
Author(s): Jeremy C. Miller
ISBN 13: 9780062415561
Pages: 352
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Title: Schaums Outline of Investments

Schaum's Outline of Investments, Second Edition, presents this authoritative learning guide to the decade's hottest topicu00adu00admaking money grow.
Author(s): Jack Clark Francis;Richard Wayne Taylor
ISBN 13: 9780071348492
Pages: 330
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Title: The Real Estate Game

The Real Estate Game is a comprehensive guide to successful real estate investment from one of the masters in the field. Drawing upon four decades of experience developing, owning, and managing properties and on almost thirty years of teaching at the Harvard Business School, William J. Poorvu offers an insider's perspective on how to make smart decisions about real estate. The real estate “game” is played by people, and it’s the stories of real people that make Poorvu’s introduction to the industry colorful and interesting. You will meet players ranging from real estate moguls to small-scale developers to individual investors in exotic investment instruments. Their stories evolve throughout the book and illustrate how these people—with all their complicated needs, talents, and motives—fit into the larger process and context.
Author(s): William J Poorvu;Jeffrey L. Cruikshank
ISBN 13: 9780684855509
Pages: 322
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Title: The Motley Fool Investment Guide : How the Fool Beats Wall Street's Wise Men and How You Can Too

States that not taking risks is the biggest risk to a potential investor's future and outlines a simple and effective strategy for investment.
Author(s): David Gardner;Thomas Gardner
ISBN 13: 9780684815947
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Title: The Guru Investor: How to Beat the Market Using History's Best Investment Strategies

The Guru Investor

A detailed look at the successful strategiesused by some of the world's best investors

What can we learn from those rare investors who have consistently generated outstanding returns over the long haul? In an easy-to-read and simple format, The Guru Investor dissects strategies from ten of Wall Street's greatest investment "gurus" and shows exactly how to implement those strategies to improve your own long-term investment results.

This book offers a step-by-step guide to the investment methodologies of Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Joel Greenblatt, James O'Shaughnessy, David Dreman, John Neff, Benjamin Graham, Ken Fisher, Joseph Piotroski, and Martin Zweig. Based on the model portfolio system that the author has developed, each strategy is turned into an actionable system that systematically addresses many of the common mistakes that hurt individual investors' long-term investment results.

In addition, The Guru Investor shows how you can combine the proven strategies of these legendary gurus into a disciplined investing system for building and managing portfolios—including the author's key rules for when to buy, when to hold, and when to sell.

Author(s): John P. Reese
ISBN 13: 9780470377093
Pages: 336
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Title: The Warren Buffett Philosophy of Investment: How a Combination of Value Investing and Smart Acquisitions Drives Extraordinary Success

See the world’s #1 investor like never before―and learn how you can replicate his success Many books have been written about Warren Buffett’s value-investing strategy, and volumes more have been written about becoming a top-tier value investor. Even so, no one can touch the success Warren Buffett has achieved.
Author(s): Elena Chirkova
ISBN 13: 9780071819329
Pages: 336
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Title: Investment Performance Measurement

Addressing the subjects of investment performance and risk calculation, attribution, presentation and interpretation, this information-packed guide covers a wide range of related topics.
Author(s): Bruce J. Feibel
ISBN 13: 9780471268499
Pages: 353
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Title: Wall Street Lingo

The exchanges : at home and abroad -- Exchange operations : bringing order to the markets -- Playing fair : rules and regulations -- The big wheels : Wall Street professionals -- The money machines : bankers, economists and world trade -- ...
Author(s): Nora Peterson
ISBN 13: 9781601380388
Pages: 288
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Title: Expected Returns

Antti Ilmanen assembles a global body of evidence, and interprets it with insight. Read this book and you will improve your understanding of the future.
Author(s): Antti Ilmanen
ISBN 13: 9781119990727
Pages: 592
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Title: Asset Management

In Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing, Professor Andrew Ang presents a comprehensive, new approach to the age-old problem of where to put your money.
Author(s): Andrew Ang
ISBN 13: 9780199959327
Pages: 704
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Title: Basic Finance: An Introduction to Financial Institutions, Investments and Management

The text introduces the time value of money using three approaches to reinforce the concept--interest tables, financial calculator keystrokes, and investment analysis calculator software created specifically for the Mayo books.
Author(s): Herbert Mayo
ISBN 13: 9781111820633
Pages: 720
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Title: The Complete Guide to Real Estate Finance for Investment Properties: How to Analyze Any Single-Family, Multifamily, or Commercial Property

This practical, real-world guide gives investors all the tools they need to make wise decisions when weighing the value and potential of investment properties. Written for old pros as well as novice investors, this friendly, straightforward guide walks readers step by step through every stage of property analysis. Whether you’re buying or selling, investing in big commercial properties or single-family rentals, you’ll find expert guidance and handy resources on every aspect of real estate finance, including:

  • Proven, effective valuation techniques
  • Finance tips for all different kinds of property
  • How various financing strategies affect investments
  • Structuring financial instruments, including leverage, debt, equity, and partnerships
  • Measurements and ratios for investment performance, including capitalization rates and gross rent multiplier ratios
  • Future and present value analysis
  • How the appraisal process works
  • Primary appraisal methods?replacement cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization?and how to know which one to use
  • How to understand financial statements, including income, balance, and cash flow
  • Case studies for single-family rentals, multifamily conversions, apartment complexes, and commercial office space
  • A detailed glossary of important real estate terminology
Author(s): Steve Berges
ISBN 13: 9780471647126
Pages: 288
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Title: Investment Strategies of Hedge Funds

Using real-life examples and case studies, this book provides an intensive learning experience, and helps readers understand the investment strategies of hedge funds showing them how they can invest to make money in an uncorrelated way with ...
Author(s): Filippo Stefanini
ISBN 13: 9780470026274
Pages: 336
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Title: Investment Performance Measurement

Praise for Investment Performance Measurement "This volume contains the insights of more than fifty prominent authorities on performance measurement.
Author(s): Philip Lawton CIPM;Todd Jankowski CFA
ISBN 13: 9780470395028
Pages: 984
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Title: The Manual of Ideas: The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments

Reveals the proprietary framework used by an exclusive community of top money managers and value investors in their never-ending quest for untapped investment ideas Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world's top investment firms and money managers, the journal The Manual of Ideas boasts a subscribers list that reads like a Who's Who of high finance. Written by that publication’s managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world's top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities. The next best thing to taking a peek under the hoods of some of the most prodigious brains in the business, it gives you uniquely direct access to the thought processes and investment strategies of such super value investors as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Glenn Greenberg, Guy Spier and Joel Greenblatt.
Author(s): John Mihaljevic
ISBN 13: 9781118083659
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Title: Contrarian Investment Strategies

A major revision of the author's investment classic introduces managers to important new findings in psychology to demonstrate why most investment strategies are flawed, outlining atypical strategies based on the author's "efficient market ...
Author(s): David Dreman
ISBN 13: 9780743297967
Pages: 496
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Title: Quantitative Investment Analysis (CFA Institute Investment Series)

Your complete guide to quantitative analysis in the investment industry Quantitative Investment Analysis, Third Edition is a newly revised and updated text that presents you with a blend of theory and practice materials to guide you through the use of statistics within the context of finance and investment. With equal focus on theoretical concepts and their practical applications, this approachable resource offers features, such as learning outcome statements, that are targeted at helping you understand, retain, and apply the information you have learned. Throughout the text's chapters, you explore a wide range of topics, such as the time value of money, discounted cash flow applications, common probability distributions, sampling and estimation, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression. Applying quantitative analysis to the investment process is an important task for investment pros and students. A reference that provides even subject matter treatment, consistent mathematical notation, and continuity in topic coverage will make the learning process easier—and will bolster your success. Explore the materials you need to apply quantitative analysis to finance and investment data—even if you have no previous knowledge of this subject area Access updated content that offers insight into the latest topics relevant to the field Consider a wide range of subject areas within the text, including chapters on multiple regression, issues in regression analysis, time-series analysis, and portfolio concepts Leverage supplemental materials, including the companion Workbook and Instructor's Manual, sold separately
Author(s): Richard A. DeFusco
ISBN 13: 9781119104223
Pages: 640
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Title: Efficiently Inefficient

This terrific book showcases his strengths in all of these dimensions."--Jeremy Stein, Harvard University "This accessible book explains hedge fund strategies and how to design, construct, evaluate, implement, and risk manage them.
Author(s): Lasse Heje Pedersen
ISBN 13: 9780691166193
Pages: 368
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Title: The Battle for Investment Survival

A reader of one of my earlier discussions asked-"Have you ever tried out the ideas outlined in your book?" My reply was to the effect that the ideas were tried out first, and the book written afterward. Any earner who earns more than he can spend is automatically an investor. It doesn't matter in the slightest whether he wants to be or not, or even whether he realizes that he is investing. Storing present purchasing power for use in the future is investing, no matter in what form it's put away. Some popular and common forms include money itself, government bonds, savings bank deposits, real estate, commodities, securities of all types, diamonds and where and when it's legal, gold.
Author(s): G. M. Loeb
ISBN 13: 9781617200557
Pages: 188
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Title: Step by Step Investing: A Beginner's Guide to the Best Investments in Stocks (Volume 1)

Create a Simple Investing Strategy and Beat the Stock Market Game Wall Street has brainwashed both of us...It's brainwashed you into thinking that you need to 'beat' the stock market to achieve your financial goals. Is it a coincidence that to do this,you need to pay for advice and brokerage fees from those same Wall Street firms? Wall Street has also brainwashed investment analysts like me. We're made to believe that everyone needs our advice and that advice needs to be a complicated investing strategy of timing and trading. It was only when I got off Wall Street and onto main street that I realized the truth. Spend enough time with real investors and you realize they just want a simple investing strategy that will help reach their financial goals. They want it laid out in a way that's easy to follow and they don't want to lose sleep every night worrying about their money.
Author(s): Joseph Hogue
ISBN 13: 9780996232159
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Title: Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investments

This new book continues to integrate relevant aspects of urban and financial economics to provide users with a fundamental analytical understanding and application of real estate investments ? now using ARGUS software.
Author(s): David M. Geltner
ISBN 13: 9780324305487
Pages: 880
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Title: The Smartest Investment Book Youll Ever Read

Presents a plan for personal financial success that emphasizes the use of trusted, brand-name fund managers, and shows investors how to create and monitor portfolios while avoiding common investment mistakes.
Author(s): Daniel R. Solin
ISBN 13: 9780399532832
Pages: 179
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Title: The Little Book of Valuation: How to Value a Company, Pick a Stock and Profit

Praise for The Little Book of Valuation

"There is nothing 'little' about Damodaran's The Little Book of Valuation.The whole gamut of ideas that form the basis for all business valuations?covered in his many multi-hundred page classics?are all here, with the same rigor, clarity, pointedness, and wit."—Professor Anant K. Sundaram

Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College "The Little Book of Valuation is a great book that I will recommend to my students and friends. This book is an impressive synthesis of sound theory and best practice. It is completely accessible to the novice. It is also an important addition to the professional library of the finance specialist. Acquire it without hesitation."—Pablo Fernandez, Professor of Finance IESE Business School, Spain "Damodaran's fast read book offers valuable insights for both institutional and sophisticated individual investors. Within the confines of 'intrinsic' (income approach) and 'relative' (market approach) analysis, he identifies the 'value drivers' in several broad categories of stocks and the most important factors to look for, and how to treat them in valuation for each category."—Shannon PrattChairman and CEO, Shannon Pratt Valuations

Author(s): Aswath Damodaran
ISBN 13: 9781118004777
Pages: 256
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Title: Managing Investment Portfolios

This book, valuable for self-study as well as for general reference, provides complete coverage of the most important issues surrounding modern portfolio management.
Author(s): John L. Maginn CFA;Donald L. Tuttle CFA;Dennis W. McLeavey CFA;Jerald E. Pinto CFA
ISBN 13: 9780470080146
Pages: 960
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