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Professional Investor Rules

Top investors reveal the secrets of their success

By Jonathan Davis

Hardback £12.99 / $20.00
eBook £11.99 / $14.99
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Professional Investor Rules

Top investors reveal the secrets of their success

By Jonathan Davis

Jacket text

They are the world’s best – the professional investors at the head of global investment funds and the mavericks operating from behind nothing more than a laptop and a point of view; some with millions of pounds at their disposal and the fate of companies and customers’ savings hanging on their decisions, others with nothing more (or less) than their reputation and their own fortune on the line.

What sets them apart from the thousands of other investors out there is their track record. The professional investors who have contributed to this book include multiple award winners, fund managers who have managed to double or triple investment returns every two years, as well as the heads and founders of firms with billions – occasionally trillions – under management and half a century of profits to which they can point.

There are no better investors to learn from when making your own way in the markets, and this book is the indispensable collection of the secrets behind their success, straight from the investors themselves.

Featuring the investing rules of award-winning experts in Asian, Latin American and Western markets, contrarian specialists, mutual fund managers and more, Professional Investor Rules is a compelling snapshot of some of today’s best investing minds. No investor can afford to be without it.

About the author

Jonathan Davis is one of the UK’s leading writers on investment. A professionally qualified investor, he is the author of three books about investment, has written regular columns for the Financial Times and The Spectator, podcasts for the Money Makers website (www.money-makers.co) and is an adviser to investment companies. His website is at: www.independent-investor.com.

Reviews

“A reader will find several gems in this book that are ready for immediate use. If you like books like ‘Market Wizards’ and similar you will find ‘Professional Investor Rules’ enjoyable and useful reading.”

– SDS on Seeking Alpha

“A heady mixture of insights, truisms and challenges to conventional thinking.”

– Jonathan Davis

“Each rule is pretty clear and simple, There is no jargon in this book and it is a lovely easy read. The kind of book you can dip in and out of. All those quoted are real investors, not tipsters, and they really have made money. These are the guys to follow, so I suggest: Buy!”

– Robbie Burns, The Naked Trader

Media coverage

From Seeking Alpha:

Home bias is well recognized in behavior finance phenomenon when an investor prefers stocks of companies located in the same country as the investor. To some extend home bias effect exist in finance literature – for example amateur US investors more familiar with ideas of US money managers than with ideas of non-US professional investors.… Read more »

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From Pensions World:

If you want some basic investment rules, who better to ask than the world?s leading experts, many of whom have managed to double their investments every two years. The quotations are well chosen. “The horse is here to stay. The automobile is just a fad.” So a lawyer told Henry Ford in 1903! One key… Read more »

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From Stocks & Commodities :

The world?s best professional investors head global investment funds. The professional investors who have contributed to this book include multiple award winners, fund managers who have managed to double or triple investment returns every two years, as well as the heads and founders of firms with billions ? occasionally trillions ? under management and half… Read more »

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From MoneyWeek:

Want to learn more about investing but lack the time to read a tome? Then try Jonathan Davis?s latest book. A typical entry lasts no more than five short pages. A variety of investors are represented, ranging from Victor Niederhoffer to the Rothschilds. There is even a contribution from Yale Hirsch, who bases his approach… Read more »

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From Money Observer:

This week we have three copies of ‘Professional Investor Rules’ to give away. A compilation of thoughts from the best professional investors in the industry, the rulebook promises to reveal all the secrets to their success. From Anthony Cross and Julian Fosh to Hugh Young to Will Landers, the book, which retails at £12.99, is… Read more »

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From ShareSoc:

Most private investors have developed their own investment rules or prejudices, often at considerable cost. This book is a collection of rules from 24 professional investors, comprising short chapters from a mix of well and lesser-known fund managers in the UK, the US and Asia. It is a collection of maxims rather than a guide… Read more »

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Contents

Preface
Introduction by Jonathan Davis

Robin Angus, Sebastian Lyon & Ian Rushbrook
William Bernstein
John C. Bogle
John Chatfeild-Roberts
Anthony Cross & Julian Fosh
Marc Faber
Bill Gross
Yale Hirsch
Paul Jourdan
Ajay Kapur
Max King
Will Landers
Paul Mumford
Dean Newman
Victor Niederhoffer & Laurel Kenner
Robin Parbrook & Lee King Fuei
Richard Penny
Jacob Rees-Mogg
The Rothschilds by Niall Ferguson
Jim Slater
First State Stewart
Catherine Tan
Hugh Young
Tim Youngman

Appendices
- Books by the Professional Investors
- Nigel Lawson's Investing Rules



Published: 01/12/2012
Edition: 1st
Pages: 216
Formats: hardback - ISBN 9780857192363
ebook - ISBN 9780857192783
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