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"From the bare basics to tips for the self-made sophisticate, Lisa Holton captures both the art and science of contrarian investing in her book HOW TO BE A VALUE INVESTOR, arming investors with the necessary tools and information they need to make informed investment decisions. Holton not only emphasizes the age-old values of investing—patience, due diligence, and conviction—but also brings a contemporary angle to her approach, making a convincing case for value investing as a wise and lucrative choice."
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"From the bare basics to tips for the self-made sophisticate, Lisa Holton captures both the art and science of contrarian investing in her book HOW TO BE A VALUE INVESTOR, arming investors with the necessary tools and information they need to make informed investment decisions. Holton not only emphasizes the age-old values of investing—patience, due diligence, and conviction—but also brings a contemporary angle to her approach, making a convincing case for value investing as a wise and lucrative choice."
- Eric McKissack, CFA, Vice chairman and co-chief investment officer, Ariel Mutual Funds.

HOW TO BE A VALUE INVESTOR is designed to help you master—within hours!—the art and science of value investing. Built on the rock-solid value investing tenets that guided Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, and others, this concise but comprehensive wealth-building blueprint gives you practical, hands-on techniques so you can squeeze the most profit from today's volatile markets. Look for these other user-friendly books in The McGraw-Hill Mastering the Market Series:
How to Be a Growth Investor;
How to Be a Sector Investor;
How to Be a Small-Cap Investor.

Lisa Holton is a business writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Better Homes and Gardens Family Money, and Nation's Business. The former business editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, Holton covered personal finance and banking topics for the paper and created MoneyLife, the Sun-Times personal finance section. She is a national board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070794016
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Mastering the Market Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Holton is a business writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Better Homes and Gardens Family Money, and Nation's Business. The former business editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, Holton covered personal finance and banking topics for the paper and created MoneyLife, the Sun-Times personal finance section. She is a national board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).
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Table of Contents

Getting Started.

The Basics: What Are Value Stocks?

What's on Special: How the Experts Search for Bargains.

The Value Investor's Toolbox.

Clues to Hidden Value: The Basic Guideposts for Finding Low-Risk Bargain Stocks with Potential.

Reading Further: Understanding Balance Sheets, Income Statements, and What Management Is Really Saying About Operations.

Inventory Turnover: And Other Spine-Tingling Secrets to Better Investing.

When to Buy: Creating a Diverse Portfolio Using Value Principles.

Call Me a Pundit.

Okay, You're a Pundit!: Knowing Who's an Expert and Who Isn't.

Putting It All Together.

When to Sell: How to Review Your Portfolio for Changes.

Logging On: Trusting What's Online and on the Software Shelves.

Surving for Value: A List of Useful Websites for Value Investors.

Big-Picture Portfolios: How Age, Lifestyle, and Risk Tolerance Determine How to Allocate Investment Assets.

Home Stretch: Going Over the Basics One More Time and the Forecast for Finding Value Ahead.

Appendices:

A: Stock and Market Terms.

B: Mutual Fund Terms.

C: Your Government at Work: How to Make Sense of SEC Filings.
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