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100 to 1 in the stock market;: A distinguished security analyst tells how to make more of your investment opportunities, Hardcover – 1972

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Clean & Tight Contents edition (1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070497729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070497726
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By T. Veale on December 8, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Of all the books on investing that I've read over the years, this one was at once, the most pleasurable and most challanging to my own beliefs. Mr. Phelps spent over 40 years in and around Wall Street and the world of investing. His activities included being a private investor, columnist, analyst, author and financial advisor. His career spanned from just before the Crash of 1929 to the 70's.
In spite of the the rather glamorous title, the book is actually about Buy and Hold investing. Yes, it is true that you could have made a million dollars by buying any of about 350 stocks he mentions if you had invested $10,000 and just sat back and watched it grow over time! Doesn't sound that exciting, does it? However, I hope you didn't miss the point that he mentions AT LEAST 350 opportunities to have done this! Most of the companies' names will be quite familiar to most readers.
With the histories of many of these companies available, Mr. Phelps goes back in time to examine what it was about these companies that made their potential as great as it was. How can one begin to see what it takes for a company to do well? Well enough to drive its stock from $1.00 to $100.00 over a period of time? This is the heart of Mr. Phelps' book. He comes up with common characteristics that show up in many of the stocks he uses as examples.
Now, what about his strategy of stock ownership? He says that the best way to preserve the wealth you accumulate from investing is to NOT SELL your stocks! Uncle Sam always wants a piece of the pie when you decide to cut it! Mr. Phelps says that no matter how long it takes, it's better to pass on stocks to your heirs than it is to sell them too soon!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By blueridgemountains83 on December 18, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book takes the perspective of the extremely long term investor focused on finding compounding machines in the public markets. It is geared towards the investor who spends the bulk of the investment time on the diligence process rather than trading and who is focused on buy and hold to an extreme (10+ years). The investor who benefits from this book is a rarity in today's hyper short term focused "investor" aka speculator. This book is worth its weight in gold if one can effectively implement the concepts described here. Although it is conceptually simple, the ideas in this book are more powerful than the other investment concepts in the market today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Ervin on September 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
it's a fine old book, a classic, highly recommended by many. I am simply amazed that it hasn't been re-published by SOMEBODY. The prices for used copies are indefensible, I think.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ekamran on February 15, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
one must remember and understand the many pitfalls of hindsight bias in performing such a retrospective journey. but the many lessons of this important work make this an indispensable investment classic for the serious investor.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By eric12c on November 10, 2014
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This book has been highly promoted in the value community, so I gave it read. I was left disappointed because I was hoping to literally hear suggestions of how to find 100 baggers. However, the author really just gave examples of companies that were big successes without any explanation of how it was done, or more importantly, how to identify these a priori. Thus, there was no practical use for the book, with the exception that it did put you in the frame of mind to think outside of conventional low return targets; but then again, you could have absorbed that with the title.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a book that can open up your myopic eyes to the possibilities of a great future by buying and holding the right stocks. However the author never advises, buy and forget .. he advises the reader to monitor investments.I couldn't read a number of chapters in the book which were too dry or outdated. But some chapters more than made up the boredom of some pages. A book that can change your thinking and in the right way.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The theory and the explanation is very good. However, the book is based on the stock market from the 1930's to the 1970's. You would think that a prologue could have been added to reflect conditions in the current market.
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Aside from the boring chapters listing all the stocks I didn't buy in 1932, this is a superb, pithy, insightful book. Phelps is an old-fashioned moralist whose principles for finding 100-1 stocks hold true today.
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