F Wall Street: Joe Ponzio's No-Nonsense Approach to Value Investing For the Rest of Us

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"Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it."
—Warren Buffett

Investors shouldn't hate the market because of its up and downs. They should capitalize on it—and give a middle finger to those brokers wasting their time (and money) buying and selling, viewing investing as just buying stocks and not taking ownership of a company.

In this book, Joe Ponzio gives an "f-you" to Wall Street and teaches you how to ...

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Overview

"Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it."
—Warren Buffett

Investors shouldn't hate the market because of its up and downs. They should capitalize on it—and give a middle finger to those brokers wasting their time (and money) buying and selling, viewing investing as just buying stocks and not taking ownership of a company.

In this book, Joe Ponzio gives an "f-you" to Wall Street and teaches you how to become a sharp value investor who uses economic downturns to your advantage. By buying into companies you believe in—but that may be selling for less than their intrinsic value, like high-end retailers in a weak market and discount retailers in a strong one—you will profit from their long-term performance. It's the perfect guide for anyone fed up with Wall Street's bull.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781605500003
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/18/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Ponzio has seen the "dark side" of Wall Street. Having worked for two of the largest firms in the industry, he left the Wall Street titans in 2002 to found the Meridian Business Group, a successful portfolio management firm dedicated to performance, safety, and putting his money where his mouth is. Today, Mr. Ponzio manages individual portfolios as well as a private investment fund modeled after the early partnerships of Warren Buffett. His website FWallStreet.com is a popular value investing site and is a permanent link on CNBC.com's Warren Buffett Watch. He lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction xv

Part I Getting Back to the Basics 1

Chapter 1 Change Your Perspective 3

Chapter 2 This Is a Football 19

Chapter 3 How Businesses (and Their Stocks) Grow 29

Chapter 4 Net Worth in Business 46

Part II How to Approach Investing from a Business Perspective 55

Chapter 5 Invest Like It's 1966 56

Chapter 6 How to Value a Business 71

Chapter 7 Forget Price-Focus on (Intrinsic) Value 94

Chapter 8 No-Brainer Investment Opportunities 111

Chapter 9 Real-Life Examples 128

Part III Managing a Portfolio of Wonderful Opportunities 151

Chapter 10 Time to Buy . . . But How Much? 152

Chapter 11 Tracking the Value of Your Businesses 161

Chapter 12 When to Sell 172

Chapter 13 Workouts 178

Part IV The Psychology that Will Drive your Investment Success 205

Chapter 14 What Type of Investor Are You? 206

Chapter 15 The Basics of Buying Bonds 218

Chapter 16 Patience-It's Not a Virtue; It's the Law 232

Glossary 243

Question and Answer 253

About FWallStreet.com 261

Bibliography 262

Index 264

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  • Posted July 8, 2009

    A Gem of a Book!

    I have read many books on investing; my favorites include Graham's Intelligent Investor and Security Analysis as well as Fisher's Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits. This book ranks right there among them. In a clear, concise manner Mr. Ponzio takes the reader through the steps required to understand investing, value businesses, and purchase securities. Appropriate for beginning investors, but with valuable information for even the most seasoned- I highly recommend this book! If you are looking for a place to start learning about investing, purchase this book and Graham's Intelligent Investor. If you have read a ton of books about investing, you still need to read this book!

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