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Fisher's Super Stocks is an idiosyncratic romp through the technology heyday of the early '80s. Fisher tells story after story of how high-fliers hit a short-term flame-out he called the "glitch" and the price/sales ratio and price/research ratio got him in at the bottom. Although he only gives quantitative price/sales ratios on technology-related stocks for the 1983 and 1984 time frame, his ability to construct an entire approach to valuation outside of the earnings-preoccupied mainstream still makes for compelling reading. Fisher has not completely escaped his father, though. The guy talks about the businesses he buys in lurid detail, advising investors that to be successful they need to do the same. As rich in investment war stories as it is in knowledge, Super Stocks makes for an excellent read. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Kenneth Fisher is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent global money management firm with more than $30 billion in assets. He pioneered Price Sales Ratios in stock analysis and is the bestselling author of The Only Three Questions That Count.
This book should be updated. P/S is good for some sectors but not good for some sectors such as high tech.
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Some strands of value investing are relatively quantative in their focus on the replacement cost of balance sheet items etc. Read morePublished 8 months ago by investingbythebooks
A helpful method to select individual stocks. I especially liked the discussion about using price to sales rather tahn price to earnings to determine which stocks to buy and when,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Full Time Investor
Two stars for good concepts of sales ratios and margins, but the book is both heavily dated in terms of technology companies as well as focused on small growth. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Joe Bonanno
The book is often credited for advocating P/S over P/E, but to me it's much more than that.
The gist is to look behind earnings. Read more
When I review books, I don't just review new books. I try to share with my readers the books that have helped me become a better thinker on investments. Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by David Merkel
Buying, reading, studying and implementing Mr. Fisher's work is always a pleasant and profitable experience. Excellent!Published on April 7, 2008 by Peter Rebi
This book is one of the 20 all time best critical works on investment. The idea of a company selling at a multiple of it's annual sales and how to incorporate that priinciple into... Read morePublished on July 14, 2006 by Frank Venuti