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The ultimate investor : the people and ideas that make modern investment
LeBaron, Dean.
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Publication Information:
Dover, N.H. : Capstone US, 1999.
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xvi, 326 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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HG4621 .L433 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Great investment opportunities and ideas are emerging constantly, from cutting edge developments in derivatives markets to the explosion in internet investing. With time as the most valuable asset of all how can smart investors absorb only the best and most profitable thinking? The Ultimate Investor is the answer. Dean LeBaron and Romesh Vaitilingam summarise the ideas of the top investment gurus. The authors give you exactly what you need to know from George Soros, Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Mark Mobius, Jack Bogle and many others. These are the people and ideas shaping tomorrow's markets. They are your investment future.

Author Notes

Dean LeBaron, founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969, is Chairman of Wordworks, Inc. and of Recognized as an investment futurist, he has pioneered indexing and quantitative and emerging markets investing. His web site often has daily comments on complex adaptive systems, markets and major events of the day. Romesh Vaitilingam is a consultant and financial journalist. He is the author of several successful business and financial titles including the bestselling The Financial Times Guide to Using the Financial Pages.

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Choice Review

This volume covers more than 30 investment topics including efficient markets, value investing, initial public offerings, emerging markets, and technical analysis. Each topic is presented in the same basic format: descriptive material, a counterpoint, comments or rebuttal from an investment guru (e.g., Mobius on emerging markets), and a look forward. Although this approach initially seems different and useful, it quickly wears thin. Individual topics are presented alphabetically instead of being unified by an area such as security selection or risk, and coverage averages less than eight pages per topic. There are no chapter summaries to tie together the material or review the issues presented in the point, counterpoint presentation. While each chapter has a few selected readings (about five per chapter) and there is a list of 100 Web addresses, many of the readings and addresses are obvious (e.g., Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk down Wall Street, 6th ed., CH, Apr'96 and the Web address for Charles Schwab). No figures, exhibits, or references to the academic or professional literature. Not recommended for academic collections. H. Mayo; The College of New Jersey

Table of Contents

The Promises Men Live By
Investment Insights: Changing Styles Across Time and Space
Investment Ideas And Their Gurus
Active Portfolio Management
Contrarian Investing
Corporate Governance
Corporate Restructuring
Economic Forecasting
Emerging Markets
Financial Engineering
Fixed Income
Foreign Exchange
Global Investing
Growth Investing
Hedge Funds
Intital Public Offerings
International Money
Internet Investing
Investment Consultants
Investment Policy
Investor Psychology
Manias, Panics and Crashes
Market Efficiency
Mutual Funds
Performance Measurement
Politics and Investing
Quantitative Investing
Risk Management
Short Selling
Technical Analysis
Value Investing
Venture Capital
James Fraser's Book Bag
Future Focus I: Ten Key Investment Issues
Future Focus II: Ten Key Global Issues
AIMR's One Hundred Top Websites for Investment