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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Validea Press (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976510103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976510109
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,765,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It seems that for every investment option there are 10 experts telling you where to put your money. In response to this glut of insight, successful businessmen Reese and Glassman thought it necessary to isolate and analyze nine of those experts, among them Peter Lynch, Martin Zweig, and the Motley Fool. The authors not only explore each investor's strategy for success but also apply their own investment tools as found on their Web site, Validea.com. Each profile includes a brief bio, a step-by-step breakdown of that person's methodology, and case studies using extensive charts and statistics, concluding with a summary of the investor's key investing criteria. Although the book would be most helpful to those with some investing experience--market jargon throughout might deter some newbies--the final chapter, "The Famous Ratios," will serve as a handy reference for those who don't know their PEs from their ROEs. Overall, this is a helpful, well-researched survey of different but effective investment strategies. Mary Frances Wilkens
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John Reese -- John Reese is chairman and cofounder of Validea.com, which has been recognized as one of the leading Web syndicators of unique financial products and tools. Previously, he founded and operated-and later sold-a successful high-tech business. He holds a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard University. Todd Glassman -- Todd Glassman was Validea.com's investment strategies product manager and first employee; he is now an independent consultant. Previously, he worked in the engineering and banking industries and on Wall Street. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and has passed the Series 7 (Registered Representative) exam. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Harold McFarland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 15, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Confused with all the "expert" advice available on investing? Why does there seem to be so many different views and different ideas on how to best invest? Of course risk is one of the biggest factors as is how much time you are willing to put into analysis each day. Some people are comfortable with a lot of risk if the potential reward is a really large gain, others are not. Some enjoy watching the stock tape cross their computer screen all day long and watching their investments, others are to content to watch their investment progress on a monthly basis.
Reese and Glassman examine the most respected investment advisors today and detail not only their philosophy but also the level of risk the investor should be comfortable with and the level of effort the investor needs to put forth to follow that person's advice.
Each expert is analyzed one at a time including the criteria they use for investing, how they determine if a stock meets that criteria or not and examples of individual stocks with an analysis of where they pass and fail the selected criteria. The analysis is detailed and yet straight forward so that someone with minimal experience in stocks can understand the basis philosophy.
Who are these investors that are analyzed? Only the most revered names in stock investng: Peter Lynch, Benjamin Graham, William O'Neil, Warren Buffett, The Motley Fool, David Dreman, Martin Zweig, Kenneth L. Fisher, and James O'Shaughnessy.
Most of the experts selected have written their own books on how to invest. This book distills down all the fluff and long winded information in the other books to a single chapter on each advisor, a chapter with all the information required to follow that person's style.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ruslan Moskalenko on January 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is tricky. It gives you a decent overview of some of the best stock investors, who they are and what they've done. It also gives you some quotes and some ideas they've been using and it's easy to get convinced it tells you how they were picking their investments. But it's not that simple.. There are a few reasons to be carefull.

1. Sometimes the information is based on second hand interpretation (like Buffet never really explained his approach)

2. Even when you read the original works quoted in the book, they are usually full of exceptions and warnings, so the book tends to oversimplify things and pull them out of context.

3. If those great investors could fully explain their winning strategy, everyone would probably be following that method and enjoying similar results. But since we don't see followers of some particular approach dominating the market, probably some personal outstanding characteristics and maybe luck are playing some role and this is not something you can pass through a book.

So treat this book as a catalog of a few prominent investors featuring some highlights of their techniques. But if you lime any of them, don't rely just on the breif description in the book. You should do you own research and make sure you've got enough information to make your own decision.

Overall, this is a well written book with enough useful information to make it worth reading.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I am a novice investor and am still fairly new to this territory. Until I read this book, I didn't really have a structured investing style and wasn't sure what to look for when buying a stock. My techniques were pretty arbitrary, usually investing in stocks through word of mouth not knowing whether they were REALLY good or if it was just hype. This book practically holds your hand and shows you how the experts evaluate a stock step-by-step. Am I an expert now? No, but I have the knowledge of legends like Graham, Fisher, and Zweig to guide me along and help me make more intelligent and wise investing decisions.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I just picked this book up at Costco, and I must admit it's one of the most useful investing books I've ever read. It outlines 9 investing strategies in detail. You can't find this info anywhere else (well, I guess you could find it if you wanted to read nine different books). It gives real-world examples, too, of companies that meet certain investment criteria, making it a very practical guide for all different types of investors.
-- In this market, a reference like this is invaluable.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I've spent so much money on numerous stock investing books, hoping to learn some investing tactics...however I'm usually left feeling as if my time spent reading was a waste. There are so many financial analysts, each with their own stock investing strategies. The Market Gurus does a good job of detailing a number of prestigious analyst's strategies and has helped me develop a much clearer understanding of investing in general. I recommend this book to all interested in furthering their knowledge of the investment world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is the best book on investing that I have seen in a long time. I find that most investing books don't clearly show you how analyze stocks. Many questions go unanswered, and you never get direct answers. The authors of "THE MARKET GURUS" do a fantastic job of explaining the different methodologies step by step. That is, they'll tell you about each criteron and why its important. And then there is background and interesting stories on each of the "gurus". A great read for anyone from beginners to experts.
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