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The Conscious Investor. Profiting from the Timeless Value Approach. Edition No. 1. Wiley Finance

  • ID: 2243028
  • Book
  • November 2010
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
An intriguing look at the full range of value methods brought together for the first time

The biggest block to success in the stock market is unconscious investing, or following the crowd without asking the right questions such as: "What is it really worth?" Even more fundamental is: "What rate of return can I confidently expect to get?" Without having the methods to answer these questions is like trying to sail a boat without a rudder.

The Conscious Investor covers each of the main methods used to calculate value or return in the stock market, along with descriptions of how and when to use them, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Interspersed throughout the methods are the timeless investment principles of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. The book:

  • Includes balance sheet methods, dividend discount methods, discounted cash flow methods, price ratio methods, and many others
  • Explains the significance of viewing real value as a combination of a stock's price or market value and its intrinsic value
  • Comes with free access to key functions in the author's Conscious Investor software

The Conscious Investor is indispensable reading for everyone with an interest in investing in the stock market, from novices to experienced professionals. Using this book as your guide, you'll quickly discover what it takes to be a conscious investor and gain more confidence in knowing what and when to buy, when to hold, and when to sell.

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What Is Intrinsic Value? 11

Chapter 2 Price Is What You Pay. . . 23

Chapter 3 . . . Value Is What You Get 53

Chapter 4 Follow the Money 71

Chapter 5 Everything Is Number and Ratio 109

Chapter 6 Measuring Value by Taking Snapshots 143

Chapter 7 A Bird in the Hand 169

Chapter 8 The Joy of Dividends 195

Chapter 9 Don’t Get Mad, Get Even 219

Chapter 10 PEG and Friends 229

Chapter 11 What Rate of Return Can I Expect? 241

Chapter 12 Please, Sir, I Want Some More 261

Chapter 13 Forecasting and the Three Most Important Words in Investing 287

Chapter 14 Where Do We Go from Here? 319

Appendix A Relationship between Return on Equity and Growth of Earnings 323

Appendix B Calculations for Discount Methods 325

Notes 333

Glossary 345

About the Author 353

Disclaimer 355

Index 357

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