Value Connection: A Four-Step Market Screening Method to Match Good Companies with Good Stocks / Edition 1

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Value is a concept that frequently eludes investors–especiallywhen it comes to stocks. But it’s well worth the effort tonail it down. Successfully answering valuation questions can makethe difference between picking a winner and getting burned. TheValue Connection offers a systematic and feasible method that willallow you to identify value in the stock market and get yourmoney’s worth from the stocks you choose.

Getting your money’s worth may sound like an obvious goal,but putting the concept into practice is a difficult task ifyou’re unprepared, or if you cling to traditionalpreoccupations with finding share prices that are low compared tobook value earnings, and so forth. A stock price that first seemsto be low, may become quite high if the quality of the"merchandise" (the company you’ve invested in) is poor.

Based on author Marc Gerstein’s market screening method,The Value Connection shows you how to seek companies whoseunderlying merits are reasonable in light of the prices you’llpay for their shares. You’ll learn techniques for differentstock market behaviors, how to assess merchandise, how to evaluateprice, and how to determine whether prices are fair whenconsidering a firm’s overall worth.

After this brief introduction, you’ll receive a detailedexplanation of each step, and learn how each of the marketscreening method’s four steps can be applied to the valueconnection investment style. Through in-depth insights, practicaladvice, and informative case studies, The Value Connection willprepare you to use this four-step screening method in your tradingendeavors to:

  • Find potentially attractive value connections
  • Analyze specific ideas to see if the value connection issound
  • Buy the best value-connected opportunities
  • Sell the stocks for which the value connection has dimmed

By focusing on ways to separately assess a company and its stockprice, the value connection method will help bridge the gapconnecting good companies and good stocks–and boost yourbottom line in the process. In using the value connection method,you’ll always have a rational answer to why you like acompany, why you think its stock is reasonably valued, why you didor did not buy the stock, and why you sold or continue to hold acertain stock in your portfolio.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471323648
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/20/2003
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series, #168
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

MARC H. GERSTEIN is the Director of Investment Research at Multex. Prior to that, he was in the research and editorial department at Value Line. Over the course of two decades he has analyzed stocks across a wide variety of industries and sectors, including household products, specialty retail, restaurant, mining, energy, hotel/gaming, homebuilding, airlines, railroads, and media. He is also the author of Screening the Market, published by Wiley. Gerstein appears periodically on CNNfn, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV, and is often quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Daily News, and on Money Online and

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Table of Contents



Warming Up.

Chapter 1. On the Same Page.

Chapter 2. The Four-Step Screening Method.

Step 1: Find ... Potentially Attractive Value Connections.

Chapter 3. Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 4. Screening for Good Stocks.

Chapter 5. Screening for Good Companies.

Chapter 6. Expanding Our Horizons.

Chapter 7. Strategic Screening.

Step 2: Analyze ... Specific Ideas to See Ifthe Value Connection Is Sound.

Chapter 8. The Value Connection Story.

Step 3: Buy ... the Best Value Connected Opportunities.

Chapter 9. Weighting and Balancing.

Chapter 10. Buying Value Connection Stocks: Case Studies.

Step 4: Sell ... Stocks for Which the ValueConnection Has Weakened.

Chapter 11. Finding the Exit.

Chapter 12. Holding and Selling: Case Studies.


Chapter 13. Benefits of the Value Connection.


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