Lessons from the Legends of Wall Street : How Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Phil Fisher, T. Rowe Price, and John Templeton Can Help You Grow Rich

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For the first time, investors will discover how to apply the three vital investment steps for todays markets along with time-tested strategies for acquiring wealth and keeping it. Nikki Ross profiles five legends, revealing how they gather and evaluate information and make investment decisions.

Each chapter provides vital strategies for creating a sound investment plan.

*WARREN BUFFETT: the super-combination investor shares insights about how to profit from annual reports and what to look for in stock research reports. *PHIL FISHER: the investigative growth investor tells how to pick stocks with tremendous profit potential by evaluating management, products, and policies of companies. *BENJAMIN GRAHAM: the value numbers investor provides important financial numbers and ratios to evaluate companies. Grahams followers give expanded criteria for 21st century value investing. *T. ROWE PRICE: the visionary growth investor discusses how to evaluate the life stage of a company, warning signals of slowing growth, and trends affecting stocks, updated by disciples. *JOHN MARKS TEMPLETON: the spiritual global investor, and one of the first money managers to invest internationally, gives 16 timeless investment rules and strategies for global investing in todays volatile markets.

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From the Publisher:

"Nikki Ross has wisely simplified most of the commonsense policies used by famous investors for the best long-term results."

John M. Templeton Founder, Templeton Mutual Funds The Templeton Foundation

Nikki Ross has captured the spirit of our founder and provides valuable information for investors of stocks as well as mutual funds.

George A. Roche Chairman, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Would you like to learn about investing and have fun too? With decades of Wall Street wisdom woven into this delightful book, I learned lessons, and relearned and remembered my way back to being a better investor. Thank you, Nikki, and thank you legends.

Gail M. Dudack Chief U.S. Strategist and Managing Director, UBS Warburg LLC and Guest commentator, CNBC, PBSs Nightly Business Reports and CNNs Moneyline

Nikki Ross tells how the great investors achieved success and provides a plan for investors to apply the information. This book is a must-read for NAIC members and belongs on the shelf of every investor.

Thomas E. OHara Chairman of the Board of Trustees, National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC)

Take all this hero worship with a grain of salt; but take it. I wish there were books like this around in the first decade of my investment career.

Kenneth L. Fisher Founder and CEO, Fisher Investments, Inc., and Forbes Portfolio Strategy Columnist

This book is a worthwhile read for anyone who takes their investments and money seriously.

Muriel F. Siebert President and Chairwoman, Siebert Financial Corp.

The legends advice will help you to make wise decisions. I suggest every serious investor buy a copy of this book and give one to friends and family members.

Vern Hayden, CFP Past Chairman National Endowment for Financial Education, and Regular guest advisor, CNBC, NBC, and Bloomberg

Provides unprecedented insights into the best financial minds of our timemust reading for all investors.

Christopher L. Hayes, Ph.D. Founder and Director, National Center for Women & Retirement Research

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All investors can benefit from studying how others have made fortunes in the market, and Lessons from the Legends is an excellent way to discover the strategies of five of Americas best known stock market investors. Use this book to see how you can adapt the strategies of Graham, Buffett, Price, and the others to help your own portfolios. You will surely benefit from it.

Stephen Sanborn Director of Research, Value Line Publishing, Inc.

Over a 35 year career in equity investing, I have come across few books which I have found to be useful. This book is one of the few. It belongs on my very short list of recommended reading for any serious investor.

Philip K. Swigard Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder and Private Investor

If you want to understand literature, you study the great authors; music, the great composers. Why, then, do most investment courses ignore the great investors and instead preach the efficient market theory, which tells us no one can beat the market and ignore those who do? Thankfully, Nikki Rosss Lessons from the Legends of Wall Street helps to right the score. Youll find more practical advice in this one book than in a dozen academic investment texts.

Don Phillips CEO, Morningstar, Inc.

Well done! An excellent book for the investing public. The blend of biography and academic text is unique. It makes learning more fun.

T. Wayne Whipple, CFA Executive Director, The New York Society of Security Analysts, Inc.

Articulating lessons from the deans of the investment world, this wonderful how-to book is a remarkable resource for investors.

Bernadette B. Murphy Chief Market Analyst, Kimelman & Baird LLC and Regular panelist on Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser

The markets always remind us of the necessity of wise investment counsel. The insights offered by the investment Dream Team put together by Nikki Ross are as timely as they are brilliant. The wisdom and insights of these five legends can help consultants, money managers, financial advisors, stockbrokers, and most importantly the investor, develop successful investment strategies. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this outstanding and informative book and recommend it to all types of investors.

Michael T. Dieschbourg CIMA, Consulting Group, Salomon Smith Barney

Nikki Ross has meticulously mined the gold from some of the richest veins in modern timesand has refined it in a way that makes it valuable for all who want to invest intelligently. Shes made required reading for the experienced investor understandable for the novice.

Ellis Traub Chairman, Inve$tWare Corporation

Entertaining and informative, five legendary investors speak to you through Nikki Ross. She details the strategies they used to acquire and preserve their fortunes and explains how you can create your own blueprint for wealth. I highly recommend it.

Gail Liberman Syndicated columnist and author of Rags to Riches: Motivating Stories of How Ordinary People Achieved Extraordinary Wealth!

About the Author:

Certified financial planner Nikki Ross, a former chair of the International Association for Financial Planning, South Florida chapter, has appeared on radio and television. She is widely published in newspapers and magazines, including MoneyWorld. A popular speaker, Ross has conducted financial programs for universities such as Nova and the University of Miami, Miami Heralds Retirement and Estate Planning Seminar, chambers of commerce, and national associations.

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