Praise for Invest Like a Guru
"Charlie Tian has provided in Invest Like a Guru a valued checklist that derives lessons from a lifetime spent observing great investors at work. Dr. Tian provides tools that show how paying fair prices for businesses capable of reinvestment at high rates of return over time provides tax–advantaged, long–term compound investment returns."
Thomas A. Russo, Managing Member, Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC
"Invest Like a Guru is a valuable resource for any aspiring stock picker, and an engaging read for novice and seasoned investors alike. Charlie Tian skillfully dissects the methods of legends like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch, as well as those of lesser–known but equally successful figures."
Scott Fearon, author of Dead Companies Walking: How a Hedge Fund Manager Finds Opportunity in Unexpected Places
"If you want to invest like a guru, read this book. It is full of insights and reminders of dos and don′ts."
Vitaliy N. Katsenelson, CIO, Investment Management Associates, Inc., and author of The Little Book of Sideways Markets
"Dr. Tian has read everything the best value investors have written and packaged this sage wisdom in Invest Like a Guru. Aspiring value investors should read it!"
Wesley R. Gray, PhD, CEO, Alpha Architect, and coauthor of Quantitative Value
Chapter 1 The Gurus 1
Chapter 2 Deep–Value Investing and Its Inherent Problems 24
Chapter 3 Buy Only Good Companies! 38
Chapter 4 Again, Buy Only Good Companies and Know Where to Find Them 62
Chapter 5 Buy Good Companies at Fair Prices 80
Chapter 6 Buy Good Companies: The Checklist 101
Chapter 7 Failures, Errors, and Value Traps 115
Chapter 8 Passive Portfolios, Cash Level, and Performance 132
Chapter 9 How to Evaluate Companies 142
Chapter 10 Market Cycles and Valuations 168
About the Author 190