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
"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
"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
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.
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:
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