Double Your Money in America's Finest Companies: The Unbeatable Power of Rising Dividends (Almanac Investor Series)

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A detailed guide to investing in America's Finest Companies

Bill Staton has helped thousands of investors increase their wealth with a commonsense approach to investing. It's simple, and it works: Invest in well-run, profitable companies with long histories of rising annual earnings and dividends. Now, in Double Your Money in America's Finest Companies, Staton shows readers how to achieve this goal. He reveals how to screen public companies, scrutinize their earnings history, ...

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Overview

A detailed guide to investing in America's Finest Companies

Bill Staton has helped thousands of investors increase their wealth with a commonsense approach to investing. It's simple, and it works: Invest in well-run, profitable companies with long histories of rising annual earnings and dividends. Now, in Double Your Money in America's Finest Companies, Staton shows readers how to achieve this goal. He reveals how to screen public companies, scrutinize their earnings history, and invest in those that consistently pay higher yearly cash dividends. Staton's longstanding method of investing allows readers to take charge of their financial future by following an approach that has proven itself time and again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470336045
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Series: Almanac Investor Series , #23
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 574,385
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Staton, MBA, CFA, began his investment career as a securities analyst with Interstate Securities (now part of Wachovia Securities) in 1971. He founded The Staton Institute® Inc. (www.statoninstitute.com) in 1986, helping thousands of people increase their wealth with a commonsense value approach to investing. A frequent speaker on investing and economic issues, Staton has been profiled or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Barron's, BusinessWeek, and Money magazine. He is the author of five books on investing and has an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey A. Hirsch is Editor in Chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac and Almanac Investor newsletter. He started with the Hirsch Organization in 1990 as a market analyst and historian under the mentorship of his father, Yale Hirsch. He regularly appears on major news networks such as CNBC, CNN, Fox, and Bloomberg and is widely quoted in many major newspapers and financial publications. Hirsch also writes numerous financial columns.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jeffrey A. Hirsch.

Preface.

Chapter 1: Invest Only in America's Finest Companies® .

Chapter 2: It Pays to Be Bullish.

Chapter 3: Valuable Investing Lessons from Benjamin Graham.

Chapter 4: Hit the Easy Button for Above-Average Profits.

Chapter 5: Where Are the Customers' Yachts?

Chapter 6: Uncle Sam Is Your Greatest Retirement Planning Asset.

Chapter 7: Be Your Own Money Manager: Right!

Chapter 8: The Unbeatable Power of Dependable and Rising Annual Dividends.

Chapter 9: How to Dodge Uncle Sam Outside Your Life-after-Work Plan.

Chapter 10: Don't Delay! Get Started Now—It's Easy.

Chapter 11: Turning Your Children and Grandchildren into Millionaires.

Chapter 12: Using America's Finest Companies for Maximum Profits.

Appendix: America's Finest Companies® Directory 2009.

Index.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

    Read it at least twice!

    This is an absolutely superb book for the serious investor. My recommendation is to read it at least twice. The first quick read will guide one away from mistakes such as buying an underperforming mutual fund with high administrative expenses and management fees (I was poised to do this before reading Bill Staton's book). The second, and more thorough, read will allow the investor to examine in detail the author's philosophy of, and methodology for, investing in companies that are, in Mr. Staton's opinion, "America's Finest." The book is an excellent guide as to how to navigate successfully our currently troubled economic waters. Bill's approach shows that making money in the stock market, even in a recession, is not only possible but easy. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

    you must read this book...especially in these times.

    This book expertly lays out the best rationale for sound investing you will ever read. The power of higher dividends and higher earnings is the theme. Bill Staton's prose is witty and folksy but also filled with facts to back up his investment philosophy. Of course, at the end of the book you'll want to know more about his "Top 100" companies and there is a solicitation to go to his site and purchase his newsletter and top 100 list. But, as hard as I tried to find a salesman's agenda in his book, I couldn't. He hides nothing. The book is honest and forthright.

    As Bill writes in his book and as most investors already have experienced, most financial planners and brokers encourage you to continually buy and sell stocks, purchase high cost mutual funds or annuities (in which YOU pay their rich fees and commissions). Books they write and the advice they give are heavy on an agenda to keep you in "products" that pay them well. Bill Staton's advise is to purchase a few stocks of America's Top Companies, that have higher earnings or dividends or both year after year. Diversify by owning a top companies from different industries. Hold them as long as they perform. Have a plan to keep investing.

    It sounds too simple but it isn't. The knowledge and advice you'll take away from "Double Your Money" is like a warm blanket in this wintery market. As all investors or would be investors know, nothing is 100% safe. There's always risk. But there are approaches that are SOUND and firmly grounded in this responsible philosophy of investing.

    I thank Bill Staton for this book and you will too.

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  • Posted January 16, 2009

    RETIRING-? A MUST READ

    A must read for those who think bonds are a great investment. This book highlights the tremendous power of compounding with very low risk. I highly recommend reading this book and keeping for reference to those interested in providing for their own retirement. -- Dick Tastet

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  • Posted December 15, 2008

    Guide to Simplified Investing

    The author has included numerous personal examples to bring his investing approach to life. This is compelling reading and required for anyone just getting started. For those investors currently using mutual and index funds, the author's analysis of their inherent negatives is thought provoking.

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