The Little Book That Beats The Market

Author(s): J. Greenblatt


Two years in MBA school won't teach you how to double the market's return. Two hours with The Little Book That Beats the Market will. Let Joel Greenblatt, Founder and Managing Partner at Gotham Capital (with average annualized returns of 40% for over 20 years) show you how "beating the market" can be made simple and easy. The Little Book That Beats the Market does more than simply set out the basic principles for successful stock market investing, it provides a "magic formula" that is easy to use and makes buying good companies at bargain prices automatic. Though the formula has been extensively tested and is a clear breakthrough in the academic and professional world, the common sense method is convincingly explained using 6th grade math skills, plain language and humor. Readers will learn how to use this low risk method to beat the market and professional managers by a wide margin. Along the way, readers will also learn: how to view the stock market; why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors; and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone "knows" it.


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"...a sharply written, anecdote-rich, easy to understand investing strategy". (Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2006) "...a rare worthy edition to humanity's investing know-how". (SmartMoney, May 5, 2006) [THE LITTLE BOOK is the] "best book on the subject in years." (Financial Times, April 24, 2006) "...the book unquestionably makes good on its promises." (SmartMoney, March 2006) "Greenblatt boils investment jargon down to what you need to know as succinctly and humorously as possible". (USA Today, January 16, 2006) "Greenblatt delivers contains one of the clearest, most entertaining explanations you'll ever see of the ideas underlying value investing." (International Herald Tribune, 16th January 2006) "a marvellously clear explanation of the value investing approach" (Financial Times (also on 10th December 2005) "The book is certainly written simply and the concepts are conveyed compelling" (Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2005) "...engaging investment primer." (Publishers Weekly, November 14, 2005) "The Little Book is one of the best, clearest guides to value investing out there." (The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2005) " entertaining two-hour read" (Daily Telegraph, April 2006) "...the best book on the subject in years." (Financial Times, May 2006) "Mr Greenblatt's system is elegant, simple and, on the face of it, very successful." (Investors Chronicle, May 2006) "...worth a look." (The Business Supplement, September 2006)

JOEL GREENBLATT is the founder and a managing partner of Gotham Capital, a private investment partnership that has achieved 40 annualized returns since its inception in 1985. He is a professor on the adjunct faculty of Columbia Business School, the former chairman of the board of a Fortune 500 company, the cofounder of, and the author of You Can Be a Stock Market Genius. Greenblatt holds a BS and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Acknowledgments. Foreword. Introduction. Chapter One. Chapter Two. Chapter Three. Chapter Four. Chapter Five. Chapter Six. Chapter Seven. Chapter Eight. Chapter Nine. Chapter Ten. Chapter Eleven. Chapter Twelve. Chapter Thirteen. Step-by-Step Instructions. Appendix.

General Fields

  • : 9780471733065
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : December 2005
  • : 183mm X 136mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J. Greenblatt
  • : Hardback
  • : 332.63228
  • : 176