Fire Your Stock Analyst: Analyzing Stocks on Your Own (Definitive Guides (Financial Times/Prentice Hall))

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This is simply the world's most useful book for personal investors who want to rely less on the so-called "experts" and more on their own  intelligence and knowledge. The author presents systematic value and growth strategies that draw on the best ideas from more than 20 of the world's leading money managers -- and shows you how to implement each strategy step-by-step, using free or low-cost information available on  the Internet.  Domash introduces never-before-published advanced analysis strategies, shows how value investors really pick stocks, and presents new ways of quantifying a stock's risk. This book covers issues most books simply ignore, including how to evaluate a company's business plan and true financial strength, how to set your own target prices, and most important, when to sell .

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Pick your own stocks—and outperform the experts! San Francisco Chronicle investment columnist Harry Domash has crafted a start-to-finish approach to stock selection that draws on winning techniques from the world's best money managers, uses readily available information, and is easy to learn if you're willing to invest the time. Whether you're a growth or value style investor, this book will show you exactly how to identify the best stocks for your portfolio. You'll learn to assess everything that affects a company's stock price—profitability, underlying financial strength, competitive position, industry, business plans, management competence, upside/downside potential, and more. Like no other book, Fire Your Stock Analyst! cuts to the chase, capturing the essence of today's most successful stock-picking strategies. It's all you need to liberate yourself from the "experts" and become a more successful investor.
You'll find
Disciplined, step-by-step strategies for every intelligent investor
No "get-rich-quick" formulas; just practical techniques you can really use
Separate selection strategies for value and growth investors
Assessing valuation, risk, profitability, management competence, and long-term growth potential
Using the analysts' recommendations for your benefit—not theirs
Crucial issues most investment books ignore—including when to sell
Consistently picking winning stocks isn't magic—you can do it. It simply takes knowledge, skills, and discipline. If you've already got the discipline, this book will give you the knowledge and the skills."This is a thoughtful book that will stir the imagination and whet the appetite of anyone considering investing in stocks. It will serve as a foundation for lifelong education in how to improve your wealth and your understanding of financial statements."
—Victor Niederhoffer
Chief Speculator, Manchester Investments,
and author of the bestselling Education of a Speculator"Just finished reading Fire Your Stock Analyst! and I must say I'm delighted—it's sensible, balances risks with rewards, has a lot of real-world practical examples carefully worked out, and a lot of tangible parameters (e.g. the "Quick-Hype Checks"). This is the book I wish I had time to write."
—David Edwards
President, Heron Capital Management, Inc. "Fire Your Stock Analyst! grabbed my attention early and held it to the very end. This is a good book if you are interested in being your own stock guru or just getting started in common stock investment analysis."
—Nicholas D. Gerber
Portfolio Manager, Ameristock Funds "A refreshing antidote to run-of-the-mill investing 'how tos.' In Fire Your Stock Analyst!, Harry Domash combines the wisdom of many of the nation's top money managers with his own earthly style of stock picking. The net result is an insightful and useful treatise on investing that works for both growth and value plays."
—Charles Mulford
Invesco Chair and Professor of Accounting, Georgia Institute of Technology,
and co-author of The Financial Numbers Game- Detecting Creative Accounting Practices "Fire Your Stock Analyst! is a must-read for novice and expert investors alike, offering honest and up-to-the minute advice on topics such as accounting fraud, and guidance on the investment-research process. Harry Domash offers up a great combination of textbook knowledge backed by real-world examples."
—Richard H. Driehaus
Driehaus Capital Management, Inc. "Fire Your Stock Analyst! provides well thought out, sensible, step-by-step strategies for analyzing stocks, including when to sell. These analytical methods, used by pros though rarely explained to individual investors, will help you improve your results in the market right away."
—Jon D. Markman
Managing Editor, CNBC on MSN Money

About the Author:

HARRY DOMASH publishes Winning Investing, a monthly stock and mutual fund advisory newsletter, and the Dividend Detective website for dividend investors. He also conducts fundamental analysis workshops and is a frequent speaker at the American Association of Individual Investors’ meetings. Domash’s investing tutorial columns appear in the San FranciscoChronicle and the Santa Cruz Sentinel newspapers and on the MSN Money website. His fundamental analysis columns have appeared in Business 2.0 magazine. He is the author of The Everything Online Investing Book: How to Use the Internet to Analyze Stocks & Mutual Funds (Adams Media Corporation) and runs the www.winninginvesting.com and www.dividenddetective.com sites for personal investors.

 

 

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