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The Smart Money Method

How to pick stocks like a hedge fund pro

By Stephen Clapham

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eBook £19.00 / $23.00
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The Smart Money Method

How to pick stocks like a hedge fund pro

By Stephen Clapham

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In The Smart Money Method, the stock-picking techniques used by top industry professionals are laid bare for investors. This is the inside track on how top hedge funds pick stocks and build portfolios to make outsize returns.

Stephen Clapham is a retired hedge fund partner who now trains stock analysts at some of the world’s largest and most successful institutional investors. He explains step-by-step his research process for picking stocks and testing their market-beating potential.

His methodology provides the tools and techniques to research new stock ideas, as well as maintain and eventually sell an investment.

From testing your thesis and making investment decisions, to managing your portfolio and deciding when to buy and sell, The Smart Money Method covers everything you need to know to avoid common pitfalls and invest with confidence.

Unique insight is presented in several specific areas, including how to:

• Find stock ideas
• Assess the quality of any business
• Judge management’s ability
• Identify shady accounting and avoid dying companies
• Value any business to find bargain shares
• Navigate the consequences of COVID-19

And throughout, there are real-life investing examples and war stories from a 25-year career in stock markets.

The message is clear – you can beat the market. To do so, you need to learn and apply the insider secrets contained within this book.

About the author

Stephen (Steve) Clapham is the founder of Behind the Balance Sheet, a leading investment research and investor training consultancy. He spent 20 years as an equity analyst at different investment banks, covering various sectors, and was consistently rated in the top 10 in his sector. He moved to the buy-side in 2005 and was a partner and head of research at two multi-billion dollar hedge funds.

Steve trained as an accountant and lives in London. He is regularly featured in the press, including the Financial Times, Sunday Times and City AM as well as on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 and Real Vision, talking about accounting issues at quoted companies.

Published: 24/11/2020
Pages: 288
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9780857197023
ebook - ISBN 9780857197030
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