More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times [NOOK Book]

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Praise for More Mortgage Meltdown

"You couldn't ask for better guides than Whitney and Glenn to take you through the tough times. They saw the mortgage meltdown coming and their new book can help get you through it with timely, useful, and sage advice."

—Joel Greenblatt, Managing Partner, Gotham Capital; author of The Little Book That Beats the Market and You Can Be a Stock Market Genius

"Two great students of investing explain the great ...

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Overview

Praise for More Mortgage Meltdown

"You couldn't ask for better guides than Whitney and Glenn to take you through the tough times. They saw the mortgage meltdown coming and their new book can help get you through it with timely, useful, and sage advice."

—Joel Greenblatt, Managing Partner, Gotham Capital; author of The Little Book That Beats the Market and You Can Be a Stock Market Genius

"Two great students of investing explain the great economic debacle and teach us what to do about it."

—David Einhorn, founder, Greenlight Capital; author of Fooling Some of the People All of the Time

"A cogent guide to current financial events and sourcebook with investment case studies for value investing practitioners and aspirants. I strongly recommend that you give it a thorough and careful read."

—William Ackman, founder, Pershing Square Capital Management, LP

"With clarity and their typical attention to detail, Whitney and Glenn deftly illustrate key plot lines for our economic horror show. They thankfully offer some hope that all won't be lost when the house lights go up."

—Steven Romick, Partner, First Pacific Advisors, LLC

"Whitney and Glenn have done an extraordinary job alerting all who would listen of deep, and in many instances irreversible, perils confronting financial industry investors with exposure to U.S. mortgage industry securities. While most bank analysts busied themselves rearranging deck chairs on our financial Titanic, Whitney and Glenn fixed their vision on mortgage industry icebergs. While there is surely enough blame to be spread around as a result of the financial industry's shameful conduct, they deserve credit for speaking out with their early and accurate warnings. "

—Thomas A. Russo, Partner, Gardner Russo & Gardner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470528761
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue are the Managing Partners of T2 Partners LLC and the Tilson Mutual Funds. The former firm manages three value-oriented hedge funds, while the latter is comprised of two mutual funds, Tilson Focus Fund and Tilson Dividend Fund.

Mr. Tilson is the cofounder and Chairman of the Value Investing Congress, a biannual investment conference in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as the investment newsletters Value Investor Insight and SuperInvestor Insight. He writes a regular column on value investing for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, has written for the Financial Times and TheStreet.com, and was one of the authors of Poor Charlie's Almanack, the definitive book on Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. He was featured on 60 Minutes in December 2008, was one of five investors included in SmartMoney's 2006 Power 30, was named by Institutional Investor in 2007 as one of twenty Rising Stars, and appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. He received an MBA with high distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in government.

Mr. Tongue spent seventeen years on Wall Street prior to joining T2 Partners, most recently as an investment banker at UBS, where he was a managing director specializing in acquisitions and leveraged finance. Before UBS, Mr. Tongue was at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette for thirteen years, the last three of which he served as the president of NYSE-listed DLJdirect, the consistently top-rated online brokerage firm. Prior to DLJdirect, Mr. Tongue was a managing director in the investment bank at DLJ, where he worked on over 100 transactions, aggregating more than $40 billion. He received an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of Business and received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.
Visit moremortgagemeltdown.com to ask Whitney and Glenn questions, read their latest thoughts on the companies they analyze in the book, see updated color versions of the book's charts, and much more.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: What Happened and Why, Where Are We Now, and What Does the Future Hold?

Chapter 1 What Happened during the Housing Bubble?

Chapter 2 What Caused the Bubble?

Chapter 3 What Are the Consequences of the Bubble Bursting?

Chapter 4 What Are the Problem Areas?

Chapter 5 What’s Next?

Part Two: Profiting from the Meltdown.

Chapter 6 Advice for All Investors.

Chapter 7 A False Alarm on Derivatives.

Case Study: Berkshire Hathaway.

Chapter 8 A Battered Blue Chip.

Case Study: American Express.

Chapter 9 Bottom Fishing in Microcaps.

Case Study: Resource America.

Chapter 10 Opportunities in Pools of Distressed Mortgages.

Case Study: Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-8.

Chapter 11 An Introduction to Shorting.

Chapter 12 A Case of Questionable Reserves.

Case Study: MBIA Inc.

Chapter 13 An Ill-Fated Acquisition?

Case Study: Wells Fargo.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Index.

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