“John Heins and Whitney Tilson, co-founders of the Value Investor Insight newsletter, have done a thorough job of explaining how to look for stocks that are trading at significant discounts to what they are worth — the concept known as the value style of investing.…the authors present a clear framework for ferreting out undervalued companies.”
—The New York Times
“[The Art of Value Investing] is packed with invaluable insights and is relevant to both the novice and the experienced investor. …This book provides a valuable contribution to the industry literature on value investing. It is well written, well organized, and quite enjoyable. The Art of Value Investing should be read by all investors who are seriously interested in enhancing their understanding of this important field.”
—CFA Institute Book Review
From the Inside Flap
You know what value investing is: it's how Warren Buffett made his billions. Perhaps you're even familiar with value investing terminology, such as margin of safety and intrinsic value. And maybe you've already found success with value investing and know from experience that it's the most reliable way to achieve market-beating returns and accumulate significant wealth. Congratulations!
Whether you're a complete beginner in need of an A-to-Z value investing primer, an experienced investor looking to expand and fine-tune your repertoire of value investing skills, or an individual or institutional investor looking to identify the best money managers, this book is for you. In writing it, authors John Heins and Whitney Tilson have achieved a remarkable feat: They've brought together the collective wisdom of today's most successful value investors and distilled it into a series of actionable lessons you can put into practice right away.
Based on extensive interviews with market-beating money managers, superstar hedge fund managers and mutual fund heroes, and featuring many real-world examples, The Art of Value Investing expertly describes:
- The philosophies behind today's most successful value investing strategies
- The key skills top market-beaters think of as absolutely indispensable to success
- The types of situations and market inefficiencies value investor legends look to exploit
- How top value investors generate new investing ideas
- How to research companies, with insights on company valuation and deciding what and when to buy
- How the best value investors maintain mental and emotional discipline
- How value investing superstars learn from their mistakes and the key lessons they've learned
- Portfolio management techniques, including guidance on diversification, risk management, position-sizing, and more
But The Art of Value Investing does much more than impart information. It was designed to help you develop an approach to value investing that's just right for you.
Sit ten or a dozen of the most successful practitioners down in a room and you're likely to get as many opinions on which value investment flavor is best. While they're certain to agree on the core principles, when it comes to particulars, such as large-cap versus small-cap, telecom versus transportation, East versus West, onsite research versus pure data analysis, there's bound to be disagreementsome of it vehement.
The trick is to find the combination of tools, techniques and strategies that is right for you, addresses your specific financial goals, and best fits your personality and emotional makeup. And that's where The Art of Value Investing comes in.
Giving you unparalleled access to the thinking of the brightest and best of the value investing world, The Art of Value Investing can save you years of frustrating (and expensive) trial-and-error. With the helping hand of value investing luminaries such as Julian Robertson, Seth Klarman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, Mason Hawkins, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Bill Ackman and Bill Nygren, to name a few, you'll discover your preferred strategies for exploiting market inefficiencies, researching and valuing companies, identifying industry sectors and geographic regions in which to invest, timing buys and sells, managing your emotions, and much more.