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Wizards of Wall Street : market-beating insights and strategies from the world's top-performing mutual fund managers
Kazanjian, Kirk.
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Publication Information:
Paramus, N.J. : New York Institute of Finance, [2000]

Physical Description:
viii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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HG4930 .K394 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Based upon interviews with a number of fund managers who are usually reclusive, this guide to investing on the stock market reveals how they beat the market using a range of covert techniques and strategies.

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Booklist Review

Although popular fascination with online investing and day-trading has skyrocketed, mutual funds remain the investment vehicle of choice for most Americans. These two books look at mutual funds from contrasting perspectives. Baker is a former Wall Street Journal writer who now works as a freelance journalist. She focuses on a single fund to show how it is managed and how investment decisions are made. New York Times reporter Diana Henriques similarly looked at the trillion-dollar Fidelity Fund management group in Fidelity's World: The Secret Life and Public Power of the Mutual Fund Giant (1995), but she went looking to air dirty linen. Baker, instead, paints a year-in-the-life portrait of the much smaller but highly successful Delaware Aggressive Growth Fund. Having sat in on meetings throughout 1998 with the fund's management team, headed by Jerry Frey, she effectively captures the traders' passion, drive, commitment, frustration, worries, and exhilaration. Kazanjian, on the other hand, considers the investment philosophies and strategies of some of the "world's most steadfastly successful fund managers." Kazanjian is the author of the New York Institute of Finance Guide to Mutual Funds [BKL Ja 1 & 15 99] and several other books on investing. He has looked to experts in the past with his annual Wall Street Picks, in which he highlights the current recommendations of several dozen Wall Street pros. He now profiles the careers and stock-picking methods of 18 mutual fund managers who have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 index over the past five years. Kazanjian also comes up with an analysis of the traits that those investors share, and he lists 10 keys to beating the market. --David Rouse

Table of Contents

David AlgerBruce BehrensGlen BickerstaffJames CallinanRonald CanakarisChristopher DavisAmy DominiWarren LammertKevin LandisRichard LawsonNeal MillerWilliam MillerWilliam OatesJames OelschlagerFrederick ReynoldsSpiros SegalasRobert TorrayHoward Ward
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The Wizards of Wall Street
Fred Alger Managmentp. 7
Alex Brown Investment Managementp. 27
Trust Company of the Westp. 45
RS Investment Managementp. 65
Montag & Caldwellp. 87
Davis Selected Advisersp. 103
Domini Social Investmentsp. 121
Janus Fundsp. 137
Firsthand Fundsp. 153
Weitz Fundsp. 167
Fidelity Investmentsp. 189
Legg Masonp. 203
Northeast Investors Growthp. 223
Oak Associatesp. 241
Reynolds Fundsp. 261
Jennison Associatesp. 279
Robert E. Torray & Cop. 295
Gabelli Fundsp. 315
Part 2 Investing Like the Wizards
What the wizards have in commonp. 335
10 keys to beating the marketp. 347
Indexp. 349