Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits
"-James W. Michaels Editor, Forbes "My own copy [of Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits] has underlinings and marginal thoughts throughout."-John Train Author of Dance of the Money Bees
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 143 x 226 x 26mm | 455g
- 02 Jul 1996
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- New edition
- New edition
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These principles and theories were introduced by Fisher in Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits. Initially published in 1958, it is today considered an invaluable reference for investment success. Now, for the first time, a new, single edition brings this timeless classic together with the investment wisdom and insight offered in Fisher's other acclaimed writings--Conservative Investors Sleep Well and Developing an Investment Philosophy.
As the first to consider a stock's worth in terms of potential growth rather than price trends and absolute value, Fisher laid the foundation for many of today's popular investment beliefs. His principles of selecting long-term growth stocks for their emerging value over short-term trades for initial profit continue to be studied and applied by today's top finance professionals.
In Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, Fisher shares his philosophy, offering valuable insights into the most fundamental and important aspects of buying and selling stock. Here are solid guidelines on when and what to buy, sound reasons for selling common stock, as well as critical information on profit margins and dividends. There is also Fisher's famous list of Top-Ten -Don'ts- for investors, complete with warnings against buying into promotional companies, over-stressing diversification, following the crowd, and buying stock just for the -tone- of its annual report.
As an ideal complement to Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, Conservative Investors Sleep Well and Developing an Investment Philosophy explore, respectively, the myriad intricacies of conservative investments and the genesis of Fisher's unique philosophy. Both selections offer further insight into the wisdom of this great investor. As indispensable today as when they were first published, these classic writings provide keys to investment success which every investor will relish.
-You will find lots of jewels in these pages that may do as much for you as they have for me.---from the Introduction by Kenneth L. Fisher Forbes columnist
Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's finance professionals, but are also regarded by many as gospel. He recorded these philosophies in Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, a book considered invaluable reading when it was first published in 1958, and a must-read today.
Acclaim for Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits
-I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits...When I met him, I was impressed by the man as by his ideas. A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil's techniques...enable one to make intelligent investment commitments.---Warren Buffett
-Little known to the public, rarely interviewed and accepting few clients, Philip Fisher is nevertheless read and studied by most thoughtful investment professionals . . . everyone will profit from pondering--as Warren Buffett has done--the investment principles Fisher espouses.---James W. Michaels Editor, Forbes
-My own copy [of Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits] has underlinings and marginal thoughts throughout.---John Train Author of Dance of the Money Bees
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