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Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio, The: How to Build and Grow Your Own Seven-figure Portfolio Hardcover – 1 Mar 2009


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBus; 1 edition (1 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006156754X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061567544
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 940,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this long-anticipated, groundbreaking guide to building a portfolio, acclaimed stock pickers and Internet pioneers David and Tom Gardner lay bare the simple philosophy that they have used to help millions of grateful individual investors outfox the professionals on Wall Street.

The research, the stories, and the results that underpin this book stem from the revolutionary and wildly successful "Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio""—a one-of-a-kind Web experiment in which individual investors follow along as Motley Fool co-founder Tom Gardner invests and manages $1 million of The Motley Fool's own money.

In page after page of sound, sensible investment advice, readers are offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of The Motley Fool machine—and offered a first-class education in building, growing, and defending an individual portfolio, one investment strategy at a time. From learning to think like an investor to finding a first stock, from dividend investing to blue-chip bargains to small-cap treasures, from international investing to community-based online tools that are revolutionizing stock selection and asset allocation, this book takes the reader through the essential strategies for building any portfolio—no matter how small its start or how big its ambitions.


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Dec 2008
Format: Hardcover
If you apply this approach consistently and follow it for the next several decades, you will do well. If you follow your own ideas, I doubt if your results after tax will come close to what you could have earned by applying these methods.

One of the guilty little secrets about Wall Street is that the average investor does poorly, selling when stocks are down and buying when they are up, trading too often, piling up extra expenses for taxes and brokerage commissions. Why? People want to get rich quick. It's possible, but you are more likely to get rich slowly. This book teaches you how to do the latter by taking advantage of compounded returns.

David and Tom Gardner have provided a solid resource for those who are new to investing and want to take advantage of long-term trends and the odds to build a portfolio that will outperform inflation and the market averages. At a time like this when stocks have cratered and many bonds have buckled, many people will be reluctant to invest in anything other than treasury securities. Yet the best opportunities to invest usually come when things look quite bleak.

The book assumes that you've never bought a stock before. If that's you, I'm sure you will be able to pick a better stock than my first broker picked out for me (which promptly fell 95 percent in value).

From there, you'll learn about the benefits of buying stocks that grow and pay generous dividends (more than half of long-term gains from stocks come in dividend payments).

Next, the Gardners explain about buying high-quality, large companies inexpensively (at a discount, the Warren Buffett approach).

After that, you'll learn about why small-cap stocks should always outperform larger cap ones and how to pick the right ones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mariusz Skonieczny on 15 Nov 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a very timely book considering that we are in the recession. The book talks about how Warren Buffett was sitting on a lot of cash in 2005, 2006, and 2007. When the stock market collapsed, he started putting the money to work. Investors should also put their money to work now because opportunities are abundant. As everyone else is panicking and selling their holdings from their retirement accounts, the number of favorably priced stocks is unbelievably high.

Chapter 1 states that Americans make three primary investment mistakes:

1) Never saving or investing in anything
2) Waiting too long to start
3) Picking the wrong stocks

This book teaches investors how to pick stocks. It shows what criteria Warren Buffett uses for Berkshire Hathaway to pick his investments. I liked how the authors used different examples of companies to showcase their points. It is really nice to read their analysis on particular companies, especially when I was personally analyzing some of the same companies for my own portfolio. I also appreciate that the books lists not only successful picks, but also some losers. For example, the authors say that they wish they never purchased Entercom. Their mistake was overestimating the company's competitive position. This is an excellent book for beginning and intermediate investors.

- Mariusz Skonieczny, author of Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? Learn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market
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The book is pretty easy to read. A bit too many hints to their own website. Unfortunately, a lot of WHAT we have to do but too less HOW we can do it.
On the other hand, a lot of stocks recommended in 2008 are highflyer today.

one conclusion for me: I took an account on their website..
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By John on 7 Jan 2013
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This book was easy to read as it did not use lots of jargon. It contained a lot of very useful information and a lot of good context around the information. Although the book was written a few years ago the core lessons which it teaches very much still apply. I learnt a lot from this book.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mabel F Kenyon on 22 Feb 2013
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It was OK but I am not a millionaire yet. There were only a few points that I didn't already know
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