The Little Book that Still Beats the Market

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In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is alreadyconsidered one of the classics of finance literature. In TheLittle Book That Beats the Market—a New York Timesbestseller with 300,000 copies in print—Greenblatt explainedhow investors can outperform the popular market averages by simplyand systematically applying a formula that seeks out goodbusinesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with anew Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book ThatStill Beats the Market updates and expands...

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Overview

In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is alreadyconsidered one of the classics of finance literature. In TheLittle Book That Beats the Market—a New York Timesbestseller with 300,000 copies in print—Greenblatt explainedhow investors can outperform the popular market averages by simplyand systematically applying a formula that seeks out goodbusinesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with anew Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book ThatStill Beats the Market updates and expands upon the researchfindings from the original book. Included are data and analysiscovering the recent financial crisis and model performance throughthe end of 2009.

In a straightforward and accessible style, the book explores thebasic principles of successful stock market investing and thenreveals the author's time-tested formula that makes buyingabove-average companies at below-average prices automatic. Thoughthe formula has been extensively tested and is a breakthrough inthe academic and professional world, Greenblatt explains it usingsixth-grade math, plain language, and humor. He shows how to usehis method to beat both the market and professional managers by awide margin. You'll also learn why success eludes almost allindividual and professional investors, and why the formula willcontinue to work even after everyone "knows" it.

While the formula may be simple, understanding why the formulaworks is the true key to success for investors. The book will takereaders on a step-by-step journey so that they can learn theprinciples of value investing in a way that will provide them witha long-term strategy that they can understand and stick withthrough both good and bad periods for the stock market.

As the Wall Street Journal stated about the originaledition, "Mr. Greenblatt says his goal was to provide advice that,while sophisticated, could be understood and followed by his fivechildren, ages six to fifteen. They are in luck. His Little Book isone of the best, clearest guides to value investing out there."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470624159
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Series: Little Books. Big Profits Series, #29
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 57,430
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Greenblatt is the founder of Gotham Capital, an invest-ment partnership that achieved 40% annualized returns for the twenty years after its founding in 1985. He is a professor on the adjunct faculty of Columbia Business School, the Chief Strategist for Formula Investing, the former chairman of the board of a Fortune 500 company, and the author of You Can Be a Stock Market Genius and The Little Book That Beats the Market. Greenblatt holds a BS and an MBA from the Wharton School.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword by Andrew Tobias xiii

Introduction to the 2010 Edition xvii

Introduction to the Original Edition xxi

Chapter One 1

Chapter Two 9

Chapter Three 17

Chapter Four 27

Chapter Five 39

Chapter Six 51

Chapter Seven 61

Chapter Eight 71

Chapter Nine 81

Chapter Ten 93

Chapter Eleven 105

Chapter Twelve 115

Chapter Thirteen 127

Step-by-Step Instructions 137

Afterword to the 2010 Edition 145

Appendix 165

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