It sometimes seems as if there were as many different investment styles in practice today as stocks in which to invest, with virtually every one of them--styles as well as stocks--offering varying levels of appeal to various people. Professional investment consultant Peter J. Tanous has come to understand this after three decades in the field, and in Investment Gurus
, he presents a wide range of tactics and strategies that have been developed by acknowledged stock-picking experts. At the heart of this book are Tanous's interviews with 18 top money managers and academics, including Mario Gabelli, William F. Sharpe, Peter Lynch, Laura J. Sloate, and Merton Miller. The book concludes with "Your Roadmap to Wealth," which summarizes the success factors common to each of the money managers interviewed and suggests ways to develop an "intelligent personal investment plan." --Howard Rothman
From Publishers Weekly
Can a smart money manager working from the outside revive a bankrupt company with his clients' massive capital and a sharp management agenda? Are "value" stocks better than "growth" stocks? Can anyone "beat the market"? Is volatility okay? What about the role of the Internet in trading? These and other questions vital to stock market investors are aired in this remarkable series of interviews with investment industry leaders by Tanous, whose firm, Lynx Investment Advisory, finds money managers for billion-dollar clients. The author brings out the financial background, strategy and tactics of such mutual-fund miracle men as Fidelity Magellan's Peter Lynch ("what happens to the company... happens to the stock"); "momentum" trader Richard Driehaus ("look for earnings surprises") and "Super Mario" Gabelli, who champions "intrinsic private market value." Other big-name trader/managers also speak out freely here. In closing, the author constructs sample "portfolios" of guru-managed mutual funds for the reader's consideration. $50,000 ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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