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The Templeton Touch

The Templeton Touch

by William Proctor, Scott Phillips
     
 

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Although John Templeton (1912–2008) simply considered himself a bargain hunter, those in the know on Wall Street considered him one of the greatest stock pickers of the twentieth century. Anyone prudent enough to have invested $10,000 in his Templeton Growth Fund when it was first established in 1954 would today have over $7 million to their name if they left

Overview

Although John Templeton (1912–2008) simply considered himself a bargain hunter, those in the know on Wall Street considered him one of the greatest stock pickers of the twentieth century. Anyone prudent enough to have invested $10,000 in his Templeton Growth Fund when it was first established in 1954 would today have over $7 million to their name if they left those funds alone. Few mutual funds can match that kind of spectacular and consistent performance.
How did he do it? What kind of principles guided his decisions through bull and bear markets? What was the secret to his success? Fortunately, generosity was one of Templeton’s defining characteristics, and he freely shared his investing wisdom with the world in The Templeton Touch. This edition, which has been greatly expanded and revised from the original 1983 publication, gives the reader an inside look at the mindset that made Templeton a Wall Street legend. His global focus, his relentless curiosity, his future-mindedness, his personal touch with clients, his willingness to take reasonable risks, his reliance on deep research and fundamental analysis— everything that set him apart from the crowd is covered here in great detail by authorized biographer William Proctor. This updated edition also contains a new section comprised of twenty-two interviews with those who knew and worked with Templeton, conducted by Scott Phillips. Among those interviewed are business luminaries like Jim Rogers, Julian Robertson, Steve Forbes, Prem Watsa, Mason Hawkins, and Michael Price.
The Templeton Touch should be required reading for any investor, from the absolute novice to the most experienced. Not only could Templeton’s practical advice help guide investors through tricky market conditions, but the many insights into his character and his philosophies could help anyone live a more successful life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016249711
Publisher:
Templeton Press
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

William Proctor has authored or coauthored more than ninety books in a variety of fields, including business and investments, health and fitness, religion, personal motivation, politics, media bias, and education. He has also written three novels. His books, which have sold more than ten million copies in over forty languages, include several international best-sellers and feature an eighteen-week appearance on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list. He has been featured on hundreds of national and local radio, TV, Internet, and print outlets.
Scott Phillips is portfolio manager and head of research at Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC, and the author of the book, Buying at the Point of Maximum Pessimism: Six Value Investing Trends from China to Oil to Agriculture. He is also the coauthor of Investing the Templeton Way, and he authors a globally distributed newsletter, The Maximum Pessimism Report.

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