Investment Philosophies Successful Strategies and the Investors Who Made Them Work

ISBN-10: 0471345032

ISBN-13: 9780471345039

Edition: 2003

Authors: Aswath Damodaran
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Description: This volume explores investment philosophies that have worked over the long run and discusses the investors who made these philosophies so famous. In addition, there is information enabling the reader to choose the investment philosophy that fits their specific investment goals.

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/20/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introduction
What Is an Investment Philosophy?
Why Do You Need an Investment Philosophy?
The Big Picture of Investing
Categorizing Investment Philosophies
Developing an Investment Philosophy: The Step
Conclusion
Upside, Downside: Understanding Risk
What Is Risk?
Equity Risk and Expected Return
A Comparative Analysis of Risk and Return Models
Models of Default Risk
Conclusion
Numbers Do Not Lie--or Do They?
The Basic Accounting Statements
Asset Measurement and Valuation
Measuring Financing Mix
Measuring Earnings and Profitability
Measuring Risk
Differences in Accounting Standards and Practices
Conclusion
Show Me the Money: The Basics of Valuation
Intrinsic Value
Relative Valuation
Valuing an Asset with Contingent Cash Flows (Options)
Conclusion
Many a Slip: Trading, Execution, and Taxes
The Trading Cost Drag
The Components of Trading Costs: Traded Financial Assets
Trading Costs with Non-Traded Assets
The Management of Trading Costs
Taxes
Conclusion
Too Good to Be True? Testing Investment Strategies
Market Efficiency and Investment Philosophies
Market Efficiency: Definition and Implications
Closing Thoughts
Conclusion
Smoke and Mirrors? Charting and Technical Analysis
Random Walks and Price Patterns
Investor Irrationality
The Foundations of Technical Analysis
Technical Indicators and Charting Patterns
Conclusion
Graham's Disciples: Value Investing
Who Is a Value Investor?
The Passive Screener
The Contrarian Value Investor
Activist Value Investing
Conclusion
The Allure of Growth: Small Cap and Growth Investing
Who Is a Growth Investor?
Passive Growth Investing
Activist Growth Investing
Conclusion
Information Pays: Trading on News
Information and Prices
Trading on Private Information
Trading on Public Information
Implementing an Information-Based Investment Strategy
Conclusion
A Sure Profit: The Essence of Arbitrage
Pure Arbitrage
Near Arbitrage
Speculative Arbitrage
Long Short Strategies--Hedge Funds
Conclusion
The Impossible Dream? Timing the Market
Market Timing: Payoff and Costs
Market Timing Approaches
The Evidence for Market Timing
Market Timing Strategies
Connecting Market Timing to Security Selection
Conclusion
Ready to Give Up? The Allure of Indexing
The Mechanics of Indexing
A History of Indexing
The Case for Indexing
Why Do Active Investors not Perform Better?
Alternative Paths to Indexing
Conclusion
A Road Map to Choosing an Investment Philosophy
A Self-Assessment
Finding an Investment Philosophy
Conclusion
References
Index
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