The Little Book of Value Investing

The Little Book of Value Investing

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By (author) Christopher H. Browne, Foreword by Roger Lowenstein

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 180mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470055898
  • ISBN 13: 9780470055892
  • Sales rank: 65,685

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There are many ways to make money in today's market, but the one strategy that has truly proven itself over the years is value investing. Now, with The Little Book of Value Investing, Christopher Browne shows you how to use this wealth-building strategy to successfully buy bargain stocks around the world.

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CHRISTOPHER H. BROWNE is a Managing Director of Tweedy, Browne Company LLC and is a member of the firm's management committee. He is also President of the Tweedy, Browne Funds, a mutual fund group. Browne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as a Charter (Life) Trustee. At Penn, he established the Browne Center for International Politics, and the Browne Distinguished Professorships in the School of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Browne served on the faculty advisory committee of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government program in investment decisions andbehavioral finance. He is a trustee of Guild Hall, a regional arts and education center in East Hampton, New York, and of the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Mr. Browne is also a trustee of The Rockefeller University and a member of its executive and investment committees.

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"Fools would be well-served to place The Little Book of Value Investing on their holiday shopping lists". (Fool.com, December 12, 2006) "sharply written...gets you fired up about buying stocks" (USA Today, December 4, 2006) "elegant new treatise on the art of value investing..." (Financial Times (UK), October 30, 2006) "...easily digestible and shortish treatise for anyone who wants to try out this particular investment strategy". (The Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2006) "After 37 years of practicing what Graham preached, Browne has distilled the creed into a disarmingly chatty primer..." (Bloomberg) "one of the best guidebooks toward protecting and growing a retirement nest egg. This advice comes from a legend of value investing, and it's presented with enough clarity that anyone can follow it." (Forbes.com)

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"In value investing, you cannot do better." --Roger Lowenstein"Chris Browne is one of the best value investors in the world. What he has to say is always worth paying attention to." --Barton M. Biggs, Traxis Partners, and author, "Hedgehogging""Legendary value investor Chris Browne derived his skills from Ben Graham and Warren Buffett. His helpful book, filled with common sense and uncommon insights, distills his four decades of experience into a set of guidelines that will make any investor more effective." --Byron R. Wien, Pequot Capital Management"Forget Wall Street. It's a promotion machine. Forget almost all books on investing. They won't help you. But this book will. Chris Browne makes sense." --Jean-Marie Eveillard, former porfolio manager, First Eagle Funds"Brilliant value investor Chris Browne uses this gem of a book to explain how value investing works, how to understand value in a stock, how to use accounting information on domestic and foreign firms to your advantage, and how to allocate your (hopefully growing!) portfolio over time." --Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

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Do you care about your money? Then spend a little time with Christopher Browne to understand what investing is all about so you can do a better job of investing.There are many ways to make money in today's market, but the one strategy that has truly proven itself over the years is value investing. Value investing consists of buying the stock of companies that trade for less than their intrinsic value to profit from their long-term performance. Value investing works. It has produced superior investment results to any other strategy. Best of all, it is easy to understand. As Warren Buffett has said, no more than 125 IQ points are needed. Any more and they are wasted. Author Christopher Browne has been a part of Tweedy, Browne Company--the oldest value investing firm on Wall Street, which has counted Benjamin Graham among its clients--for more than thirty years, and over the course of his career, he has successfully followed the value approach to investment management, buying bargain stocks around the world.Now, with The Little Book of Value Investing, he translates this wealth-building strategy in a way that any investor can understand and apply to investing all over the globe. You will learn how to buy stocks like steaks--on sale--no matter where they are sold; how to put your money to work like a banker; and how to buy $1 for 66 cents. Browne's ideas can help prevent you from losing money by spotting false bargains. Most importantly, he clearly illuminates the first rule of investing: don't lose money.The beauty of value investing is its logical simplicity. Within these pages, high-caliber value manager Christopher Browne illustrates how to identify the "sales flyers," the market offers to profit, while avoiding bubbles and manias. This little book is a treasure trove of insight. In addition to teaching you how to uncover value stocks, you'll also learn how to: Give the companies you invest in a physicalSend your stocks to the Mayo Clinic for a checkup with a sixteen-point checklistFind a specialistStay the course and stay away from fleeting fadsWritten in a straightforward and engaging manner, The Little Book of Value Investing will help you to understand and implement one of the most effective investment strategies ever created.

Table of contents

Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter One: Buy Stocks like Steaks ... On Sale. Chapter Two: What's It Worth? Chapter Three: Belts and Suspenders for Stocks. Chapter Four: Buy Earnings on the Cheap. Chapter Five: Buy a Buck for 66 Cents. Chapter Six: Around the World with 80 Stocks. Chapter Seven: You Don't Need to Go Trekking with Dr. Livingston. Chapter Eight: Watch the Guys in the Know. Chapter Nine: Things That Go Bump in the Market. Chapter Ten: Seek and You Shall Find. Chapter Eleven: Sifting Out the Fool's Gold. Chapter Twelve: Give the Company a Physical. Chapter Thirteen: Physical Exam, Part II. Chapter Fourteen: Send Your Stocks to the Mayo Clinic. Chapter Fifteen: We Are Not in Kansas Anymore! (When in Rome). Chapter Sixteen: Trimming the Hedges. Chapter Seventeen: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint. Chapter Eighteen: Buy and Hold? Really? Chapter Nineteen: When Only a Specialist Will Do. Chapter Twenty: You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But ... Chapter Twenty-One: Stick to Your Guns. Don't Take My Word for It. Bibliography.