The SmartMoney Stock Picker's Bible

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9780471152040: The SmartMoney Stock Picker's Bible
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"They say if you give a man a fish, you can feed him for a day. . . Teach him how to fish, and he can eat for a lifetime. In The SmartMoney Stock Picker's Bible, Peter Finch teaches people how to invest rather than to simply pick out a few hot stocks. His insights on the investing process will teach people how to make money for a lifetime!"-Ron Insana, Coanchor, CNBC's Business Center

"Forget the gurus, pundits, and the latest 'hot' mutual fund manager. This book is what you need to make money in the stock market, whether you're a novice or experienced investor. It distills the essence of what makes SmartMoney a great magazine and empowers readers to make their own intelligent, profitable decisions. I know from experience that investors can do better than the market averages, and this book is the place to begin."-James B. Stewart, market columnist and bestselling author of Den of Thieves

"One of the only guides for the investor who wants to make money without running undue risks. The stress on long-term values makes it a bible for the hungry but prudent-minded future mogul. The plain-spoken prose makes it a primer for everyone else. In fact, the glossary alone should earn this book a place on every investor's shelf."-Roger Lowenstein, bestselling author of Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist and When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

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Today, it?s cheaper and easier than ever for individual investors to manage their own portfolios. The difficult part is trying to pinpoint investments?particularly individual stocks that offer the prospect of superior returns?that will allow you to consistently build wealth over the long haul. Drawing on a decade?s worth of financial knowledge and experience, The SmartMoney Stock Picker?s Bible introduces a disciplined, proven stock-picking strategy that will help you locate, research, and purchase the best stocks in any market.

Through an emphasis on understanding the stock market and learning how to get the most out of it, The SmartMoney Stock Picker?s Bible offers critical stock-picking advice that you need to succeed. This comprehensive guide explores SmartMoney?s signature "stock screens" and shows you how to screen for stocks through various Web sites, using ratios such as price-to-earnings, price-to-sales, and price-to-book value.

The SmartMoney Stock Picker?s Bible also covers one of the most crucial tasks of stock picking?fundamental analysis. You?ll learn how to thoroughly research a company and its stock by looking at things like management, annual reports, and analysts? predictions. After you have gathered all the appropriate information, The SmartMoney Stock Picker?s Bible shows you how to decide whether to buy a stock by asking nine essential questions.

Not only does The SmartMoney Stock Picker?s Bible contain valuable information on stocks, this informative guide also discusses mutual funds and bonds. You?ll learn how to create a balanced portfolio of mixed assets through the "SmartMoney One" asset allocation program. After completing its exclusive asset allocation worksheet, you will be able to spread your assets around in a way that suits your specific needs and goals.

The SmartMoney Stock Picker?s Bible combines useful tools for analyzing market statistics with practical advice on finding and interpreting information on companies and stocks. Proven stock-picking techniques, along with profiles of a handful of the most extraordinary money managers today?Warren Buffett, Bill Miller, and Kevin Landis, to name a few?will give you the confidence to start investing like a professional and produce the kind of returns you expect from your money.

About the Author:

NELLIE S. HUANG joined SmartMoney in 1993 as a staff reporter, researching everything from investment features to narrative stories about adoption and retirees who d lost their shirts in IBM stock. Soon she shifted to covering real estate for the magazine and climbed steadily up the ranks to senior writer. Over the past five years, she has focused entirely on investment pieces, picking stocks and mutual funds for the magazine and profiling money managers.

PETER FINCH is Editor in Chief of SmartMoney, a position he has held since January 1, 2001. Finch joined SmartMoney in the fall of 1992, shortly after the magazine s debut. Starting as articles editor, he helped originate and shape many of SmartMoney s most popular features, including its signature "Ten Things" consumer column. In 1995 Finch was promoted to executive editor, and in 1999 he became editor, taking over day-to-day operations of the magazine. That year he also coauthored, with Delia Marshall, How to Raise Kids Without Going Broke.

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