The Beardstown Ladies' Common-Sense Investment Guide: How We Beat the Stock Market and How You Can Too

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Sixteen ladies who have, for the last ten years, consistently beaten the stock market from their dining room tables in Beardstown, Illinois, share their down-to-earth, common sense strategies for successful investments and consistent financial gain.

The 16 savvy women who consistently outguess and outperform Wall Street's pros share their strategies in a witty, proven, and wonderfully down-to-earth guide that's filled with advice to help even the inexperienced ...

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Overview

Sixteen ladies who have, for the last ten years, consistently beaten the stock market from their dining room tables in Beardstown, Illinois, share their down-to-earth, common sense strategies for successful investments and consistent financial gain.

The 16 savvy women who consistently outguess and outperform Wall Street's pros share their strategies in a witty, proven, and wonderfully down-to-earth guide that's filled with advice to help even the inexperienced investor devise a profitable personal investment plan.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The ``Ladies'' here are 16 women, average age 55, of an Illinois river town whose investment club, since 1980, has scored an average 23.4% annual return (59.5% in 1991) on a portfolio of 20 carefully selected stocks-twice the rate of the bellwether S&P 500 index. Opening monthly meetings with a prayer and closing with a recipe, the Ladies pay no heed to current market trends, preferring to buy shares after researching companies that have sustained moneymaking growth. Dividends are reinvested. The book is chock-full of family-finance anecdotes, firsthand reports on regional industry, case histories of stocks bought and sold, recommended research tools and the actual minutes (with portfolio changes) of meetings during that banner year of 1991. This well-organized, down-to-earth investment guide will make many readers feel they have never experienced such pleasant instruction. Freelancer Whitaker is a former Time magazine reporter. Author tour. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Over the past ten years, the Beardstown Ladies Investment Club has produced an impressive average annual return of 23 percent. The key to its investment success is summarized in a single page in the book: members depend heavily on Value Line rankings and apply some fundamental analysis to their stock selections. The 16 women club members, who include a secretary, a school principal, and a hog farmer and who range in age from 41 to 82, also discuss management practices that contribute to running a successful investment club. Since many clubs fail, their practical advice might be useful to others considering such a venture, though guidance is available from other sources. The one-page biographies of the club members together with their favorite recipes adds little to the minimal value of this book.-Joseph Barth, U.S. Military Acad. Lib., West Point, N.Y.
Barbara Jacobs
"Common sense" is the operative term in this compendium of good investment advice straight from the heartland. In downstate Illinois, 16 women, from 41 to 87, give counsel to fledgling investors (and, yes, even to some experienced financial wizards) and tell about their 10-year track record, philosophy, club establishment, brokers, and the like. Particularly appealing are their voices, captured collectively through short, to-the-point chapters and individually in sidebars that personalize the text; freelancer Whitaker has made good choices in not disturbing natural phrases and language structures. Charts and examples (such as a page from "Value Line") show how the Beardstown club stuck to its fundamentalist strategy, netting well-over-average yearly returns, and had a good time learning and living, as demonstrated by the 16 profiles and 16 favorite recipes.
WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
The Beardstown Ladies' video was so successful, they now have a book out giving you complete instructions for starting an investment club, financial investment basics and full details on theire methods and strategies, including month by month reproductions of their portfolios. In the last chapter there's a word from each of the club members. Filled with anecdotes and down-home advice, this is one of the most user-friendly investment guides around.
—Ilene Rosoff
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786860432
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.12 (d)

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