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Sir John Templeton is universally acknowledged as one of the most successful money managers of the twentieth century, best known for his trailblazing approach as a global equity investor, fearlessly hunting for stock market bargains in places where few professionals had ventured before. While much has been written about this giant of the investment world, Templeton's Way with Money: Strategies and Philosophy of a Legendary Investor offers a fresh and independent analysis of the man and his methods, exploring his personal history and explaining in layman's language why his insights are still so relevant today.
An inspiration for thousands of investors, Templeton is a member of a small professional elite, money managers who attain the ultimate goal of stock market investmentconsistently above average returns with below average risk. Drawing from an extensive selection of sources (many of them published here for the first time), investment experts Jonathan Davis and Alasdair Nairn take a new and unbiased look at the long career of a true master of the game, one who excelled both as investment counsel and manager of a mutual fund that broke all records for its sustained and consistent market outperformance over a period of nearly four decades. This timely book sifts through some of the myths surrounding Templeton's career to demonstrate, using personal interviews and original analytical research, why Templeton's methods worked, why they are so often misunderstood, and what investors must do to take advantage of his key ideas and insights.
Part biography, part investment advice, Templeton's Way with Money skillfully dissects Templeton's life, career, investment philosophy, and the track record of his first mutual fund, and sketches out the opportunities open to investors for following in his footsteps. The authors conclude by using Templeton's methods to offer a compelling analysis of the threats and opportunities facing investors as they seek to make more informed investment decisions in today's troubled financial environment.