Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely

Hardcover | September 6, 2016

byAnurag Sharma

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Financial markets are noisy and full of half-baked opinions, innuendo, and misinformation. With deep insights about investor psychology, Book of Value shows how to apply tools of business analysis to sort through the deceptions and self-deceptions in financial markets. Anurag Sharma joins philosophy with practical know-how to launch an integrated approach to building high-performance stock portfolios.

Investors at all skill levels should learn to be mindful of their psychological biases so they may better frame investment choices. Book of Value teaches novices that investing is not a game of luck but a skill-and it teaches the emotional and analytical tools necessary to play it well. Intermediate investors learn how to effectively control emotions when investing and think strategically about their investment program. Advanced investors see the formalization of what they already know intuitively: that the philosopher's methods for seeking truth can be profitably applied to make smart investments. A groundbreaking guide full of lasting value, Book of Value should be on the shelf of anyone who takes investing seriously.

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Financial markets are noisy and full of half-baked opinions, innuendo, and misinformation. With deep insights about investor psychology, Book of Value shows how to apply tools of business analysis to sort through the deceptions and self-deceptions in financial markets. Anurag Sharma joins philosophy with practical know-how to launch a...

Anurag Sharma is associate professor of management at the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231175426

ISBN - 13:9780231175425

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPrologue: A Short History of InvestingIntroduction: NoisePart I: Illusion1 Opinions and Beliefs2 Correlation of Errors3 The Dark Arts4 Purveyors of the Dark Arts5 Victims of the Dark ArtsPart II: Verity6 Logic-Data-Doubt7 Investing as a Negative Art8 Shaping the Investment Thesis9 How to Be a Wise Investor10 The Art of LookingPart III: Foundations11 Price and Value12 How to Value a Business13 Risk and Uncertainty14 The Simple Math of Valuation15 Yield-Stability-StrengthPart IV: Diligence16 Depth Analysis17 Dive for Strength18 Define Good Business19 Watch the Game20 Meet the ManagersPart V: Policy21 Diversification22 Another Way to Portfolio23 Core Holdings24 Growth25 The Buffett PortfolioConclusion: Noise ControlNotesBibliographyIndex

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Book of Value is long overdue. Let's hope it is the beginning of a backlash against the day-trading, quarterly profit obsession style investing that now dominates global markets. Anurag Sharma provides insight into an investment process that is so old-fashioned that it appears revolutionary. This is a true investment philosophy that has the added benefit of letting the investor sleep better at night.