Although John Templeton (1912–2008) simply considered himself a bargain hunter, those in the know on Wall Street considered him one of the greatest stock pickers of the twentieth century. Anyone prudent enough to have invested $10,000 in his Templeton Growth Fund when it was first established in 1954 would today have over $7 million to their name if they left those funds alone. Few mutual funds can match that kind of spectacular and consistent performance. How did he do it? What kind of principles guided his decisions through bull and bear markets? What was the secret to his success? Fortunately, generosity was one of Templeton’s defining characteristics, and he freely shared his investing wisdom with the world in The Templeton Touch. This edition, which has been greatly expanded and revised from the original 1983 publication, gives the reader an inside look at the mindset that made Templeton a Wall Street legend. His global focus, his relentless curiosity, his future-mindedness, his personal touch with clients, his willingness to take reasonable risks, his reliance on deep research and fundamental analysis— everything that set him apart from the crowd is covered here in great detail by authorized biographer William Proctor. This updated edition also contains a new section comprised of twenty-two interviews with those who knew and worked with Templeton, conducted by Scott Phillips. Among those interviewed are business luminaries like Jim Rogers, Julian Robertson, Steve Forbes, Prem Watsa, Mason Hawkins, and Michael Price. The Templeton Touch should be required reading for any investor, from the absolute novice to the most experienced. Not only could Templeton’s practical advice help guide investors through tricky market conditions, but the many insights into his character and his philosophies could help anyone live a more successful life.
Charles H. Dow, Benjamin Graham, George Soros, Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, Mario Gabelli, and Donald Trump. You won't find a seminar or lecture anywhere that boasts a panel quite like this-a group of the great stock-pickers and market gurus, both past and present, brought together to instruct you on the art of investing. The Book of Investing Wisdom offers you a unique insight into how these professionals and many others achieved financial success through intelligent investing-all from the comfort of your armchair. Never before have the writings of such a large and diverse group of brilliant investors been collected between the covers of a single book. The Book of Investing Wisdom is an anthology of 46 essays and speeches from the most successful, well-known investors and financiers of our time. In their own words, these legends of Wall Street share their best investment ideas and advice. You'll hear from Bernard Baruch on stock market slumps, Peter Bernstein on investing for the long term, Joseph E. Granville on market movements, John Moody on investment vs. speculation, Otto Kahn on the New York Stock Exchange and public opinion, William Peter Hamilton on the Dow theory, and Leo Melamed on the art of futures trading, to name just a few. For easy reference, the 46 essays featured in The Book of Investing Wisdom are organized into eight categories, covering the nuts and bolts of analysis, investing attitude and philosophy, investing strategies, market cycles, views from the inside, lessons from notorious characters, insights from the Great Crashes, and advice beyond your average blue chip. Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction that provides intriguing and insightful background information about its author's life and career, and places the essay in historical perspective. Significant statements, inspiring thoughts, and even quirky bits of wisdom have been highlighted throughout the book to call attention to each contributor's most memorable ideas. Offering practical advice, strategic wisdom, and intriguing history, The Book of Investing Wisdom will inspire and motivate everyone from the professional money manager to the do-it-yourself investor to the business student. PETER KRASS is a freelance writer and editor living in Connecticut. He contributes regularly to Investor's Business Daily. His other books include The Book of Leadership Wisdom: Classic Writings by Legendary Business Leaders and The Book of Business Wisdom: Class Writings by the Legends of Commerce and Industry, also available from Wiley.
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Investing is a life skill and, like any life skill, the key is to learn from those who have already done it well. Empower Your Investing offers a success-based mental framework, discipline, and toolkit for your investing success. This book examines the best practices from masters of the investing world who’ve demonstrated success over many market cycles: Sir John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffet. The case studies of their winning picks blend the prevailing news and popular opinion at the time of their successful investments with their rationale for buying stocks as they explained in subsequent interviews. “Just as athletes might study Michael Jordan, Mohammed Ali, and Babe Ruth, every investor should know and understand John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett. Scott Chapman brilliantly showcases the investment world's Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) so every stock market participant, from novice to seasoned professional, can learn the lessons of those who have reached the pinnacle of success. With a comprehensive step-by-step approach, Chapman provides a deep understanding of what it takes to be the best.” —Robert P. Miles, Author, The Warren Buffett CEO; Executive in Residence, University of Nebraska at Omaha “Scott Chapman’s book is a clear read for any investor who wants to learn how to invest better. Scott is a successful long-term investor and educator who is someone all investors can learn from. He shares some of the best investment advice and actual experiences of three of the best investors in history—Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, and Sir John Templeton. This book will help every person improve their investment skill from the beginning investor to professionally trained CFA analysts.” —Craig Braemer, CFA; Blossom Wealth Portfolio Manager and Founder of Braemer Asset Management, LLC.
The enduring legacy of a legendary investor Called the "greatest stock picker of the century" by Money magazine, legendary fund manager Sir John Templeton is remembered as one of the world's foremost investors, known for his pioneering insights and phenomenal investment performance over a professional career which spanned more than half a century. Templeton’s Way with Money provides a unique, professional 21st century appraisal of what made this formidable investor the success he was—and why his methods remain as valid today as they were during his long and successful lifetime. Written by two investment experts, one of whom worked closely with Sir John for ten years, and drawing on previously unpublished documents, the book explains in detail how John Templeton's simple but effective investment philosophy of riding out the ups and downs of the market cycle continues to be as relevant as ever for professional and private investors alike. Key features include: A fresh and detailed reappraisal, drawing on a number of previously unpublished documents, of the philosophy which Templeton applied to the two phase of his investment career—first as an investment counsel, and latterly as the most successful global fund manager of his generation A detailed and original study of the performance of the Templeton Growth Fund, demonstrating in detail how Templeton achieved the Holy Grail of investment—above average returns with below average risk First hand accounts from former colleagues of their experience in working with Templeton—including those of author Alasdair Nairn's ten-year career working with and for the investment management organization that was Templeton's life work Proprietary and original research which explains why Templeton's seemingly simple investment philosophy is sure to produce exceptional returns if implemented effectively Current market conditions make Templeton's contrarian investment method of profiting from pessimism particularly relevant today, and this book a must-read for anyone working with investments.
"It's been called the world's greatest casino - but the stock market is far more than a game of chance. Despite the short-term instability of the market, stocks have proven to be better investments than bonds over the long run. Financial expert Jeremy Siegel gives shrewd and practical advice on building wealth through buying stocks in this thorough analysis of the market and the factors that affect it. If you're about to invest, this is the guide you need to understand the stock market as an attractive option." "Base your investment choices on a clear understanding of why, and not just how, the market reacts to economic forces, Siegel urges. His unique and substantive guide gives investors essential background on the stock market by explaining the historical returns on stocks and bonds over the past two centuries - and discusses the risk and return profile on financial assets that makes stocks safer and more productive long-term investments." "Along with practical tips and guidelines, this complete guide includes a detailed description of market performances since 1802 - including nearly 100 original charts and graphs - providing a unique perspective on returns and market fluctuations; an examination of the economic, political, and fiscal changes that affect the stock market, such as deficits, taxes, inflation - even war; and an analysis of long-term stock opportunities in foreign markets - a timely topic for today's investors." "You'll discover how to calculate the effects of calendar anomalies, inflation, taxes, and many other factors on market volatility - and how to structure your portfolio accordingly. (Insights from the stock crashes of October 1929 and 1987 help investors understand why stock risks have changed over time.) Siegel's thorough analysis not only covers stock returns - including the "nifty fifty," market capitalization, and after-tax returns - but explains why the market moves as it does and offers an idea of what to expect from the future."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved