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Taking Charge with Value Investing: How to Choose the Best Investments According to Price, Performance, & Valuation to Build a Winning Portfolio Hardcover – February 12, 2013
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Brian Nichols is a columnist for Seeking Alpha, the largest stock market website, and a contributor to Motley Fool.
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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.Read more ›
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!
You won’t be a value investor by following the book’s recommendations. Even though from a behavioural prospective the author is close to the principle of value investing, the book falls short on other aspect, and even contradict the value investing principle.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting and motivating however a little basic. Investing is much more complex however I do recommend this book for beginner investors.Published 16 months ago by krohleder
Nice dust jacket but the book isn't so great. Sure, it discusses value investing in simple terms but it isn't as good as Graham's "Intelligent Investor"Published on October 31, 2013 by Steven R. Brown
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. Read more
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. Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by William hess
I thought this was a perfect book for someone like myself who is familiar with the market but does not have a background in finance and/or economics. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Matt R Potter
I love this book! This book helped me to understand the fundamentals of what to look for in investing. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by DamsR
Having done a fair amount of reading in this area I find the book presents ideas and concepts either not addressed or given minimal attention by other authors. Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer