From Publishers Weekly
Self confessed numbers geek Navellier has developed what he claims is an effective and durable system to beat the stock market, long thought a money-loser by financiers due to its self-correcting nature. Rather than focus on one or two indicators, Navellier has weighted a basket of eight variables ("earnings revisions," "operating margins," "free cash flow," etc.), a quantitative strategy he shares in complex detail and happily accessible prose. Looking into the hows and whys of stock performance, Navellier lays open the complex economic environment and explicates his eight indicators in depth, showing how they relate to the market and the real world. Though he relates choosing stocks to everyday activities such as household budgeting and sports ("Never fall in love with your second baseman or your stocks"), his precise "by the numbers" approach is far removed from emotional interference. Still, he does take into account investors' personal preferences and predicament-risk level, stress, age, tax situation and so on. Providing numerous successful examples of his system's past performance, one can't help but wonder how long this system will continue to yield results; still, this good-natured guidebook will help anyone new to investing or interested in learning a new way to look at the market.
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"Navellier builds a good case for this of investing" (Bloomberg News
, Wednesday 21st November 2007)
"A useful book on growth investing. . . Perhaps the greatest appeal of Mr. Navellier’s effort. . . is not that he offers a step-by-step guide to what he looks for in a growth company . . . The real joy comes from his frequent admonitions that Wall Street is not as rational as it would like to pretend, and in fact it is often driven either by fear — as it is these days — or by greed." (The New York Times)
"Navellier builds a good case for this style of investing. It might work for you." (Bloomberg News)
"A real contribution to investment literature. . . " (MarketWatch)
"No Greek letters or complex equations are necessary for understanding and even emulating Navellier. He focuses on eight straightforward factors for sorting the wheat from the chaff and has seen his leading newsletter, Emerging Growth, outperform the overall market nearly fourfold over 22 years. His mutual and institutional stock funds have performed handsomely too, with his Touchstone Large Cap Growth in the top 3% and 13% of similar funds over one and three years, respectively, according to Morningstar." (Dow Jones newswire)
"'One of the chief things I have learned is that numbers do not have emotions. . . They don't panic; they don't get greedy. They don't have an argument with their spouse or associates and make bad decisions as a result.' True enough — and for all investors, words to live by." (Registered Rep magazine)
"Navellier did a good job with the book and offers a nice introduction to screening. . . He should be given full credit for freely opening up his system to everyone." (The Kirk Report)
"This is a very helpful guide to building a strong portfolio without spending a great amount of time on it." (Pensions World, January 2008)
“…the book offers a fundamental understanding of how to get rich using the best in growth investing strategies.” (Gulf Business, March)