Investment Gurus: A Road Map to Wealth from the World's Best Money Managers (Selection of money book club)

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Does it pay to try to beat the market? In this volume, the author contrasts interviews with investment advisors who don't think the market can be beaten and managers who believe that it can (and whose records prove it). Peter Tanous interviews Wall Street's top money managers who have demonstrated an ability to consistently perform well and Nobel Prize winning economists, to uncover what special skills or talents these individuals bring to bear and what in their backgrounds or investing approach accounts for their success. In addition, he shares the tools of investment consulting business that should enable readers to apply this knowledge to their own investment strategies.

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It sometimes seems as if there were as many different investment styles in practice today as stocks in which to invest, with virtually every one of them--styles as well as stocks--offering varying levels of appeal to various people. Professional investment consultant Peter J. Tanous has come to understand this after three decades in the field, and in Investment Gurus, he presents a wide range of tactics and strategies that have been developed by acknowledged stock-picking experts. At the heart of this book are Tanous's interviews with 18 top money managers and academics, including Mario Gabelli, William F. Sharpe, Peter Lynch, Laura J. Sloate, and Merton Miller. The book concludes with "Your Roadmap to Wealth," which summarizes the success factors common to each of the money managers interviewed and suggests ways to develop an "intelligent personal investment plan." --Howard Rothman

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Now in paperback--over 40,000 copies sold

The ultimate edge for today's investor--tips from Wall Street's top money managers on how even the amateur investor can beat the market every time.

"Tanous is a sound interviewer...There is real intellectual excitement in the give-and-take approach as some of the market's long-standing top performers discuss their work." Neil Lipschutz, Barron's

"Using an effective questions-and-answer format, we get some insight as to how they achieved guru status." Meta McMillian, USA Today

"Investment Gurus does more to shed light on the methods behind the money mavens than any other finance book I've seen published in the recent past." Linda Stern, LA Times

"I highly recommend this book for those who take their money seriously." Terry Savage, Chicago Sun

Investment advisor Peter Tanous takes you behind the scenes with Wall Street's movers and shakers, going head-to-head with 14 of the country's top money managers and four leading financial economists to uncover their proven techniques for beating the market consistently, year after year. An experienced market professional, Tanous asks the right questions, assesses the answers, and puts it all in perspective, helping individual investors apply the wisdom of the gurus to their own investment decisions.

Now in a new paperback edition, Investment Gurus takes readers inside the minds of such legendary money managers as the Fidelity Magellan Fund's Peter Lynch; Chase Bank's largest shareholder, Michael Price; Mario Gabelli; and Foster Friess, Manager of the legendary Brandywine Fund; plus Nobel Prize-winning economists Merton Miller and William F. Sharpe.

Main selection of "Money Book Club". Translated into Bahasa Indonesian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German

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