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on March 25, 2015
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Have finished reading the book. If you are trading stocks by yourself without the assistance of a broker, this little book is worth buying and reading. The Author has his own method of how to trade and buy stocks. The guides are informative and will help you understand some concepts that may help you make money by buying and selling stocks by yourself. The title of the book is somewhat catchy but don't let the title misled you into thinking that you will become rich simply by just reading the book.

Learn from it and apply those that you believe will help you make money.
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on March 17, 2015
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Great book. Easy to read
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on January 7, 2015
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Good material in good condition
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on May 22, 2014
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This book presents some sound fundamental strategies for analyzing stocks for long-term growth gains. The author talks about his fundamentals cum quantitative methodology. The latter part involves something called alpha to standard deviation ratio. For the fundamentals part, you're supposed to use a site like Yahoo to come up with a short list, and then check each of your candidates on his free site for quantitative and overall scores. I've tried a few of my stocks and they all ranked A (good news) but so far this year they have generated behind the market returns (bad news). I want to emphasize I found the analysis part easy to read and of sound advice.

The biggest problem with this book, and investment strategy books in general, is it combines marketing hype for the author's newsletter service and omission of losing trades. I don't think he once mentions a losing trade. I've only read a couple of trading books where the author admits to a few mistakes and actually shows us what happened. Here Navallier just says how great his picks have been. There's also no disclosure on the performance of his money management fund, just how great his newsletters have been doing. He mentions he's super-rich, owning several jets. I don't know if he got rich by way of marketing himself or by way of actually making money in the stock market. This does not distract from the basic soundness of his approach, just makes him sound less credible and makes you wonder if his free website might not a veiled way of pushing certain stocks that he owns, however large these stocks like AAPL may be...
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on February 6, 2014
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The book provides a wealth of information on how to manage money to provide for the future (sending children through school, retiring, etc.)

I like it so much that I have bought copies for friends and relatives.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2013
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Don't waste your money. This book overanalyzes the stock market to the point that you lose track of the message. It might be OK for a professional but for most people it is too much and too dense.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2013
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Times change, and I find this book does not work for this era. I also prefer playing sectors using exchange traded funds. I firmly believe that's the best formula for the small to medium investor. If you are very well off, play the stocks...just understanding that you will get burned every so often.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2013
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This is an ok book on growth stock investing. It is aimed at the retail (non-professional) investor. The material on growth stocks, selection methodology, and avoiding emotional decisions are all worthwhile reading.

There is a fairly strong element of self-promotion evident, especially in the early chapters. Someone once said, "you might as well toot your own horn; no one else will do it for you." Even so, I find it detracts from an otherwise good book.

The "lifecycle of a stock" is the most important concept in this book, in my mind. Introduced on page 94 in the middle of the book, it is given too little attention. The whole book could have been written from the lifecycle perspective, examining the author's favorite eight fundamentals from that point of view. His point is that one needs not only a clear set of fundamental indicators to appraise a stock's value, but a methodology to adjust the indicator weightings over the lifecycle of the stock. Presumably one receives that value by subscribing to the author's newsletter service.

Navellier introduces a number of interesting concepts, such as his so-called "zig-zag" approach and "oasis" stocks." These terms refer to portfolio diversification strategies including holding stocks that are supposed to move counter to the general market trend. He also introduces the concept of what he calls the "60/30/10 mix" of conservative, moderately conservative and aggressive stocks. This apparently refers more-or-less to each stock's beta and more as combined by his proprietary formula. The final chapters of the book touch on global investing, corporate risks (financial frauds), political cycles that affect stocks and more.

Louis Navellier presents a systematic approach to long-term portfolio management that has generated outsize returns on his model portfolios as published in his investment newsletters, according to an industry ratings publication. It is clear, however, that there is secret sauce behind his quantitative approach that is only available to his subscribers. The methodology described bears a close resemblance to that of The Value Line(c) ranking system.

Compare this to another one of the "Little Books" series by Joel Greenblatt, a top hedge fund manager. He presents his methodology in detail in "The Little Book that Beats the Market," then directs the reader to a regularly-updated website where the user can generate lists of stocks that meet his or her personal criteria, all for free. I my view, a book like this, that purports to help smaller investors, is credible only if the investor comes away with a useable set of tools to put the ideas into action. On that score this book falls short. Nevertheless, this book contains good and useful information and is worth reading for educational value. I rate this book three stars: it's ok.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2013
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The seller is ok. The book is ok. But I'm still broke. Be advised that this author assumes you have $250,000 to invest to make this system work for you.
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on December 29, 2012
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Since we gave this away I don't really have an opinion since I never read it. Person who received it though was thrilled.
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