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The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing: How to Become a Disciplined Investor (The FT Guides) [Paperback]

Glen Arnold
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23 April 2009 The FT Guides

'Glen Arnold makes complex investment concepts understandable. He explains what the masters of the investment world have done to achieve their status.'

David Shapiro, Stamford Associates

 

'An excellent intorduction to value investing, some of its most famous practitioners and the investments that made them rich.'

Mark Wallace, Rothschild

 

'In an age of turbulence, reading this book is as good as an inoculation against fads and infatuation with over-trading.'

Robin Woodbine Parish, Chairman of the El Oro and Exploration company.plc

 

What are the key principles that have served great investors for over half a century?

Is there anything that we can learn from those investors who have displayed an enviable performance on the world’s stock markets?

In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Glen Arnold addresses just these questions. He provides a set of guidelines which join value principles and growth attributes with the philosophies of the world's most famous investors.

Originally published as Valuegrowth Investing, this new edition has been updated throughout. The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing conveys fundamental concepts, provides practical methods and soffers sound reasoning to guide investment selections.

 The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing:

  • Describes the proven investing philosophies of iconic investors including Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and Benjamin Graham
  • Shows what ordinary investors should focus on when looking to invest
  • Provides tools for analysing key investment factors
  • Delivers a coherent investment strategy today for growth tomorrow
  • Proves that great investing requires great principles

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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 2 edition (23 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273724525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273724520
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Despite holding positions of Professor of Investment and Professor of Corporate Finance, Glen C. Arnold concluded that academic life was not nearly as much fun (nor as intellectually stimulating) as making money in the financial markets. As a wealthy investor in his early 50s he now spends most of his time running his equity portfolio and a small property development company from a tiny office in the heart of rural Leicestershire, far from the noise of the City. He also does a little writing and a few seminars.

His main research focus explores the question: "What works in investment?" drawing on the work of the great investors, academic discoveries and corporate strategic analysis. He is happy to share ideas with fellow enthusiasts in the City, such as at Schroders Investment Management, where he teaches 19 days each year. He also organises seminar days for private investors to discuss investment philosophies, company analysis and techniques allowing high returns - see www.glen-arnold-investments.co.uk.

He has written the best-selling investment book and the best-selling UK corporate finance textbook.

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'Glen Arnold makes complex investment concepts understandable. He explains what the masters of the investment world have done to achieve their status.'

David Shapiro, Stamford Associates

 

'An excellent intorduction to value investing, some of its most famous practitioners and the investments that made them rich.'

Mark Wallace, Rothschild

 

'In an age of turbulence, reading this book is as good as an inoculation against fads and infatuation with over-trading.'

Robin Woodbine Parish, Chairman of the El Oro and Exploration company.plc

 

What are the key principles that have served great investors for over half a century?

Is there anything that we can learn from those investors who have displayed an enviable performance on the world’s stock markets?

In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Glen Arnold addresses just these questions. He provides a set of guidelines which join value principles and growth attributes with the philosophies of the world's most famous investors.

Originally published as Valuegrowth Investing, this new edition has been updated throughout. The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing conveys fundamental concepts, provides practical methods and soffers sound reasoning to guide investment selections.

 The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing:

  • Describes the proven investing philosophies of iconic investors including Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and Benjamin Graham
  • Shows what ordinary investors should focus on when looking to invest
  • Provides tools for analysing key investment factors
  • Delivers a coherent investment strategy today for growth tomorrow
  • Proves that great investing requires great principles

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Curate's Egg of a Book 3 Nov 2011
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Having read Glen Arnold's mammoth 'Guide to Investing' and enjoyed it immensely, I was looking forward to this one. The first half details the investment philosophies and practices of the greats (Buffet, Graham, Lynch One Up on Wall Street (A Fireside book) et al). The second half is supposed to distil that knowledge into working guidelines. It starts off well enough with a bit of maths but then he seems to lose focus and it just fizzles out into lists of things like company behaviour, management traits, business resources and, well, just about the World, the Universe and Everything. Arnold may be a disciplined investor, but he is a far from disciplined writer in this opus. If you like a tightly argued philosophy, Lynch is better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How the experts invest 7 April 2011
By Sigala
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent guide to how some of the most successful investors have achieved their results. It is a very well researched, insightful and very readable book that educates you in the strategies and diligence which produces good results in the stock market.

The book makes abundantly clear the difference between investing and hopeful speculation.

Buy this book if you are serious about investing.
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By Jason
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Really interesting read. The book talks about the approaches of various expert investors and pulls together some well reasoned logic and key lessons for those of us who are less experienced (and less successful!).

Based on Glen's insight, I have compiled my own check-list of things that the best investors avoid doing - It's invaluable when trying to decide if I am really making a genuine investment decision or if I'm just being led by the heard and the hype.

I know there are a lot of "get rich quick" investment methodologies out there (I've read the books and been on some of the training courses), but for me Glen's outline of the "get rich slow, and with significantly less risks along the way" approach makes a lot more sense.

I'd be interested if anyone else has other recommendations for similar well researched and easy to read guides to value investing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Recap of Successful Value Investors 13 Aug 2011
By Ant Gara - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book does a fantastic job of highlight the 5 most well known value investors: Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, Ben Graham, Peter Lynch, and John Neff. He also covers Phil Fisher, but as he was known more for "Growth stocks," so this section is more informative for knowning how to evaluate management more than anything else.

Each of these pro's has several methods in common with the other, but there's enough here to fit everyone's style. His overview of "owner earnings" is VERY good, especially considering most people don't seem to understand how to use it properly. Unlike some value investors, Arnold stresses low diversification ("put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket!) over high diversification, a view that few share. In my own experience, diversification is merely a poor substitute for proper analysis. In the long run, it's much better to own only 9 or 10 stocks that you know very well, rather than 30 or 40 you're just vaguely familiar with.

His section on industry competitiveness is fantastic for those of us who didn't take any business classes in college. By understanding the different "moats of competition" that surround each business (or rather, don't), you're in a better position to grasp the changes within that industry. Knowing a businesses potential competitors is a huge plus when searching for value, due to the costs incurred by others trying to enter the industry.

Overall, this book is a great introduction for those starting out in the value field. I would recommend this in conjuction with other value books, such as Greenwald's "Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond," and Mizrahi's "Getting Started in Value Investing." Of course, don't forget the essentials like Graham's "The Intelligent Investor," Dreman's "Contrarian Investment Strategies," and both from Lynch "One Up on Wall Street" and "Beat the Street."
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1.0 out of 5 stars jmack 10 July 2011
By jmack - Published on Amazon.com
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not a good book on value investing there are a whole lot better books then this one not much details check out of library before you buy this one i should have done that guru investor is better in telling how the value investors in this book invest goes more in detail of how they invest.
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