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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (January 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071804684
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071804684
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 3.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #567,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brian Nichols is a columnist for Seeking Alpha, the largest stock market website, and a contributor to Motley Fool.


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I recommend everyone to read this book, especially, the new starters!
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The book is so easy to understand and tells what are you actually need to know to be successful in investing in the stock market.
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The author is a great story-teller, and is not condescending to the reader.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Clausen on April 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
In a nutshell: In a turbulent age, value wins out. A clear, concise guide to using value investing to take control of your financial future.

As someone who has studied the basics of value investing before, as someone who has done the Buffetology workbook, has read Peter Lynch's One up on Wall Street, and has regularly browsed website explaining the basics of investing, including how to read a balance sheet,I was pleasantly surprised that I did not learn too much that was new from this book.

Surprised you ask? Pleasantly?

The truth is that value investing should be simple, and to the brainier population, it should even be a little boring.

A book about value investing should be a wholesome, nutritious, and a little dry.

Nichols makes the point in early chapters that the act of finding value in stocks can be a lot like looking for bargains at a garage sale. What is most needed is good research, patience, and an understanding of your own mental process.

What I loved about this book is the way each chapter was prefaced with quotations from value investing gurus like Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, and Benjamin Franklin. Popular books shouldn't have overly thorough attribution--and certainly there is not much new under the sun when it comes to value investing (after all, it makes its reputation by not being trendy)--but I felt these quotations served a very important kind of attribution function. The gurus behind the guru.

One of the more interesting points made by the book--the value-added if you will--is that value investing is important now more than ever.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By N.H. on February 7, 2013
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Nichols is a truly great writer. And this is the best book of its kind I have ever read!

Step by step, Nichols takes the independent investor through all the important things he ought to know, then analyses them in depth,and then weaves an excellent rational and psychological narrative of the Stock Market. I loved the way he introduces,explains and demystifies all technical terms for the layman. Parts 3 & 4 of the book are extremely penetrating – I suspect because of the writer's backround as a councelor in the Department of Corrections. Chapters like "Behavioural Selling" ,"Panic is your Best Friend",etc, go into the heart of how the Market behaves; while "Understanding the Way you Think", with sub-headings like "Identification" and "Overconfidence", reads almost like a treatise... on Analytical Psychology (of the ...trader)!

Two typical excerpts, that may stand as maxims: "The difference between fear and panic is actually quite simple: Fear is an emotion, and panic is an action."......."Eliminate emotion by preparing for the sale of a stock before you buy it."

This is a rare book, written in a style that has nothing in common with the usually dry manner in which such subjects are presented. I'm sure that, even if you fail to make any money by following Nichols's advice, you will most certainly fail to lose a lot! Buy it, and spread the word!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thierno sadou BALDET on October 27, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this book so much, i had to write something.
I have read several investing books and this book is one of the best.
It makes good arguments about index investing (my main strategy before). Now i combine indexing with what i learned from this book.
This book should not be a standalone though. You should have a decent knowledge about investing for this book to be really useful
The author background relates to many investors'.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Allgood on August 7, 2013
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Although Mr. Nichols states that his book should benefit both the beginner and an experienced investor, I feel that the beginner would definitely be better served by seeing annotated samples of financial reports (balance sheet, income statement, cash flows statement). She/he should also get more information on where exactly does one find the undervalued companies' stocks (it's a big world out there). Likewise, a specific example of dividend impact on total returns would be nice to see. Dividends are an important aspect of value investing, but Mr. Nichols devotes that topic four paragraphs, or about 45 lines of text in Chapter 17 (18 being the last). There are good beginner guiding principles throughout and a more experienced investor should benefit by being reminded of the basics of value investing, but not much more. I read the book cover-to-cover, but haven't found any real gems of thought or presentation. Speaking of presentation, there are numerous grammatical errors throughout the text which distract from and weaken the book's intended message.
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This is just as much as a reference book as it is a story. Brian Nichols is certainly a wise man with a level head on his shoulders.I have been trading since 2009, but I have been very inconsistent lately, so I have been looking for anything to help. This book has a good amount of terminology but Brian breaks it all down quite well to help the reader understand. i would recommend this book to ANYONE that is looking for another point of view on this new age of the stock market.
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