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We have carefully selected the following books on Investments and Investing:


The Global-Investor Book of Investing Rules
Invaluable advice from 150 master investors

by Philip Jenks and Stephen Eckett

Publisher: Harriman House
Published: 2002
Edition: 1st
Format: Pb

For the first time, the tactics, strategies and insights relied on by 150 of the world's most respected financial experts are revealed in a concise, digestible form. Learn how you really make money in the markets from: fund managers of billion-pound equity funds traders in the options and futures markets industry-rated analysts economists from top business schools writers on leading financial newspapers. Each provides focused and practical rules on how to succeed in the market. Often counter-intuitive, their rules tell you exactly what to do and what not to do. No padding; just a rock-hard list of do's and don'ts. The contributors to this book are the elite of investing. They consistently beat the market because they know which shares to buy, at what price, and when. And, just as importantly, they know when to sell. Never before has so much quality advice been packed into a single book. If you want to increase your wealth through investing, this is an unmissable opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills from the best in the world.

Modern Investment Management: An Equilibrium Approach
by Bob Litterman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Published: 2003
Format: Hb

This text introduces the modern investment management techniques used by Goldman Sachs asset management to a broad range of institutional and sophisticated investors.

- Along with Fischer Black, Bob Litterman created the Black-Litterman asset allocation model, one of the most widely respected and used asset allocation models deployed by institutional investors.

- Litterman and his asset management group are often a driving force behind the asset allocation and investment decision-making of the world's largest 100 pension funds.

Winning the Loser's Game
Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing

by Charles Ellis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Published: 2002
Edition: 4th
Format: Pb

From its genesis as a prize-winning journal article, written by investing pioneer Charles Ellis in 1975, this book has become one of our most respected books on investing. In the third edition Ellis observes and explains the financial climate around us, and explains the essential steps each investor can and should take to build long-term wealth in an increasingly short-term world. Packing a library's worth of no-nonsense advice into fewer than 150 pages, Ellis tells today's investors how to:-

-Take control of their financial futures

-Match their investment program to market realities and their real needs and interests

-Use the power of the time and compounding to build their fortunes

-Work most effectively with investment managers

Combining eye-opening charts and graphs with fascinating insights and historical observations, Winning The Loser's Game remains the ultimate road map for developing your investment plans and policies, and taking charge of your own financial life.

Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation
Beat the Market By Going Against the Crowd

by David Dreman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 1998
Edition: 1st
Format: Hb

Contrarian Investment Strategies shows investors how to outperform professional money managers and profit from potential Wall Street panics - all in Dreman's trademark style, which the New York Times calls 'witty and clear as a silver bell'.

Dreman reveals a proven, systematic and safe way to beat the market by buying stocks of good companies when they are currently out of favor. At the heart of his book is a fundamental psychological insight: investors overreact. Dreman demonstrates how investors consistently overvalue the so-called 'best' stocks and undervalue the so-called 'worst' stocks, and how earnings and other surprises affect the best and worst stocks in opposite ways. Since surprises are a way of life in the market, Dreman shows you how to profit from these surprises with his ingenious new techniques, most of which have been developed in the nineties.

You'll learn:

- Why contrarian stocks offer extra protection in bear markets, as well as delivering superior returns when the bull roars.

- Why a high dividend yield is just as important for the aggressive investor as it is for 'widows and orphans'.

- Why owning Treasury bills and government bonds is like being fully margined at the top of the 1929 market.

- Why initial Public Offerings are a guaranteed loser's game.

- Why you should avoid NASDAQ ('the market of the next hundred years' ) like the plague.

- Why crisis, panic and market downturn are the contrarian's best friend.

- Why the chances of hitting a home run using professional research are worse than being the big winner in the New York State Lottery.

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