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

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"The Value Connection is aimed at serious investors who seek a systematic, structured approach to building and maintaining equity portfolios. It provides a flexible framework to select good stocks and–perhaps more important–it includes a disciplined approach to the critical hold vs. sell decision. Investors who follow the methodology detailed in The Value Connection will find themselves better organized, more focused, and ultimately more successful."
–Lou Kirschbaum
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Eagle Asset Management, Inc.

"As a disciple of value-oriented investing for the last thirty-six years, I found The Value Connection an excellent way to reinvigorate my faith. With the practice of value investing becoming ever more sophisticated, this critical review of today’s cutting-edge methods is a must for the professional investor."
–Thomas White
Thomas White International, Ltd.

"The Value Connection connects the reader with a way to get one’s money’s worth from stock investing regardless of present market conditions, fads, or recent trends. This book is a must-have in learning the basic tenets of long term value equity investing. Gerstein’s easy-to-read commonsense guide helps the investor understand why long term value investing pays off!"
–Mark B. Burka, CFA, Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager Burnham, Sullivan, Andelbradt, & Co.

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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 If the 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 Value Connection 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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