The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing, 2010 Edition

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  • ISBN13: 9780452295827
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The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing, 2010 Edition

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  1. D. N. Ivanoff Says:

    This is a terrific little book! Very simple and easy to read. However, we all know that there is no simple way to make money. And if there was everyone will make it. In reality fundamental stock selection methods are often vague and take time to implement. Many times you would not have the advantage to find such companies. And there are other methods to make money that are based on better methods for stock selection. Check out the books of Toby Crabel and Linda Raschke – they are hedge fund managers. Although their books are out of print you will see how they make money though showing you the patterns they use. IF you are lucky you may still their books on Ebay or Amazon somewhere.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Shane Says:

    What a waste of money. I bought this book in hopes that I would get thoughtful analysis like Mr. Kelly provides on his blog. However, this book is for the neophyte investor. If you have absolutely no idea how the stock market works, then you definitely want this book. It’s more a dummies guide to the stock market rather than an investing book. The most interesting part of this book was the quotes from 6 “masters” of the market (Buffett, Fisher, Graham, Lynch, Miller & O’Neil). But it wasn’t enough to make me happy I bought the book.

    Further, it provides ideas how you can beat the market. Yet, Mr. Kelly himself states ‘gurus’ can’t do it and beat the market just 48% of the time. Yet he goes on to tell you how you can beat the market! His biggest tip is James O’Shaughnessy’s cornerstone value strategy, which was identified 14 years ago (1996). One of those two strategies (which you can invest in via HFCVX) has materially underperformed both its benchmark Russell 1000 Value Index and the S&P 500 Index over the past decade. The other HFCGX has materially outperformed through Aug 2009 (both stats are according to CXO Advisory group). But if you add in the next 6 mos, this performance diminishes (although it still outperforms). Still – would you have chosen the right fund? 50/50 shot of that. And if you invested in both you’d have probably been better off in an index fund. Other than this supposed tip, he basically just talks up ValueLine’s service and how you should do lots of hard work and analysis and then you can beat the pros. After this hard work, you’ll know how to ‘time’ the market so you can get in and out with a tidy profit. I’ll bet if we look at Mr. Kelly’s assets the bulk come from book royalties and not stock picking!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Rich Says:

    By far, the best book on personnel stock investing that I have been able to find. Jason Kelly’s book has more usable information and gets to the point faster than other value investing books. For his next edition, I suggest a few more pages devoted to when to sell stocks that you buy. Also, more information might be provided on how to use the information and tools that might be available on a website like Fidelity or Vanguard. These are very minor issues and overall the book is both detailed and easy to understand.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. L. Friedt Says:

    This book is a great guide for investing. Sometimes I think investing is portrayed as much more difficult than it needs to be. No one can predict the future which is what everyone is trying to do for investing. That is why I believe Jason’s book is so good. He uses good strategies that will work if followed diligently. He brings order out of the chaos of the financial world. This is especially beneficial for individuals new to investing in individual stock companies. I appreciate the book and will highly recommend it to others.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Humanvegetable Says:

    From what I’ve learned from this book, I’ve gained 12% of what I have invested in one year. Great!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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