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Value investing for dummies
Sander, Peter J.
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New York, N.Y. : Hungry Minds, [2002]

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xxii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Value investing is an investment style, which favors good stocks at great prices over great stocks at good prices. Value investor extraordinaire Warren Buffett has used this style to become a billionaire. Even though we can't promise such sweet success for everyone who uses this method, Value Investing For Dummies can show you how to use this disciplined, proven methodology help you make better-informed investment decisions.

Value Investing For Dummies guides anyone from rookie to savvy investor through the often-confusing maze of value investments and value investing techniques. Some level of familiarity and experience with investments and the world of investing is required-not that the information within these pages is hard or scary, but it will just flow more smoothly if you have a base level of knowledge of the topic.

Value Investing For Dummies takes you on a journey to the tried-and-true principles of valuing stock as one would value a business. (After all, how can you disconnect the two, as a share of stock is a share of the business?) This book covers tools that every value investor must be aware of and use, such as: annual reports, income statements, balance sheets, and price/earnings ratios. Value Investing For Dummies uses these tools to create a complete overview of this proven investment approach. You'll discover why annual reports and information contained in them are so important, how you should use that information to improve your investing, and when you should make your investments. This book also features:

A primer in value investing math Definitions and examples of frequently used value investing terms Profiles of successful value investors such as Warren Buffett Advice on where to find good value investments

From assessing financial statements to factoring in intangibles, Value Investing For Dummies shows you, step-by-step, how to calculate a company's intrinsic value, zero in on bargains, and make sensible investments.

Author Notes

Peter J. Sander, MBA is the author of several books on investing and personal finance. Janet Haley is a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor and a regional sales director for Conseco Fund Group.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part I The What and Why of Value Investingp. 5
Chapter 1 An Investor's Guide to Value Investingp. 7
Chapter 2 A Value Investor's Guide to the Marketsp. 23
Chapter 3 The Value Investing Storyp. 31
Part II Fundamentals for Fundamentalistsp. 47
Chapter 4 A Painless Course in Value Investing Mathp. 49
Chapter 5 A Value Treasure Map: Knowing Where to Digp. 75
Chapter 6 Statements of Fact Part 1: Understanding Financial Statementsp. 89
Chapter 7 Statements of Fact Part 2: The Balance Sheetp. 103
Chapter 8 Statements of Fact Part 3: Earnings and Cash Flow Statementsp. 123
Chapter 9 Games Companies Play: Irrational Exuberance in the Financial Statementsp. 143
Chapter 10 On Your Ratio Dial: Using Ratios to Understand Financial Statementsp. 161
Part III So You Wanna Buy a Business?p. 179
Chapter 11 Appraising a Businessp. 181
Chapter 12 Running the Numbers: Intrinsic Valuep. 187
Chapter 13 Running the Numbers: Strategic Financialsp. 213
Chapter 14 Beyond the Numbers: Strategic Intangiblesp. 235
Chapter 15 Warren's Wayp. 253
Chapter 16 Shopping for Value: Deciding When the Price Is Rightp. 263
Part IV Becoming a Value Investorp. 281
Chapter 17 Shopping for Value: A Practical Approachp. 283
Chapter 18 Is the Feeling Mutual?p. 295
Chapter 19 Out of Stock: Special Value Investing Vehiclesp. 313
Part V The Part of Tensp. 325
Chapter 20 Ten Signs of Valuep. 327
Chapter 21 Ten Signs of Unvaluep. 333
Chapter 22 The Habits of Highly Successful Value Investorsp. 339
Indexp. 343
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