"Instructs the investor on how to deal with a more problematic investment climate. Richard′s guidance is thoughtful, detailed, and full of common sense."
Douglas A. Kass, General Partner, Seabreeze Partners Short LP
"An excellent and concise work by an acknowledged master in the field of strategic equity analysis from a quantitative perspective. [It] stands like a beacon amidst the Wall Street landscape of hype, confusion, and, well, noise."
Charles Albers, retired senior vice president and portfolio manager OppenheimerFunds
"Bernstein′s basic premise about the lack of value of today′s so–called ′information′ is so true. It′s just like food a lot more of it isn′t healthy; it′s quality that counts."
Jeffrey J. Diermeier, President and CEO, CFA Institute
"Rich Bernstein does a marvelous job separating investment facts from fantasy in a clear and concise way. [It] should be included on the reading list of any serious investor."
Michael E. Kenneally, Chairman and Global CEO Credit Suisse Asset Management
Chapter 1. What Is Noise?
Chapter 2. The Risks of Do–It–Yourself Investing: What You Don′t Know Could Hurt Your Performance.
Chapter 3. Noise and Expectations: What Goes Around, Comes Around.
Chapter 4. Noise and Long–Term Investment Planning.
Chapter 5. Noise and Diversification.
Chapter 6. Noise, Risk, and Risk Assessment.
Chapter 7. Investment Losses, Time Horizon, and Risk.
Chapter 8. Don′t Search for Good Companies, Search for Good Stocks.
Chapter 9. What Makes a Good Analysts?
Chapter 10. Growth and Value and Noise.
Chapter 11. A Preflight Checklist.
Glossary of "Noisy" Terms.