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Critical Praise for Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings

"You will find lots of jewels in these pages that may do as much for you as they have for me."

–– Kenneth L. Fisher

"I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings. When I met him, I was as impressed by the man as by his ideas. A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil’s techniques . . . enables one to make intelligent investment commitments."

–– Warren Buffett

"Little known to the public, rarely interviewed, and accepting few clients, Philip Fisher is nevertheless read and studied by most thoughtful investment professionals . . . everyone will profit from pondering–as Warren Buffett has done–the investment principles Fisher espouses."

–– James W. Michaels

former editor, Forbes

"My own copy [of Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings] has underlinings and marginal thoughts throughout."

–– John Train

author of Dance of the Money Bees

Updated features include a new Preface and Introduction from Kenneth L. Fisher

Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today’s finance professionals, but are also regarded by many as gospel. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings reveals these timeless philosophies.

Synopsis:

Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable reading and has been since it was first published in 1958. The updated paperback retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author's son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right in an expanded preface and introduction

"I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits...A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil's techniques...enables one to make intelligent investment commitments."

Warren Buffet

About the Author

Philip A. Fisher began his career as a securities analyst in 1928 and founded Fisher & Company, an investment counseling business, in 1931. He is known as one of the pioneers of modern investment theory.

Kenneth L. Fisher writes the "Portfolio Strategy" column for Forbes magazine and serves as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments, Inc., a firm that manages financial assets for institutions and high-net-worth individuals around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface: What I Learned from My Father’s Writings (Kenneth L. Fisher).

Introduction (Kenneth L. Fisher).

PART ONE: COMMON STOCKS AND UNCOMMON PROFITS.

Preface.

1. Clues from the Past.

2. What “Scuttlebutt” Can Do.

3. What to Buy:The Fifteen Points to Look for in a Common Stock.

4. What to Buy: Applying This to Your Own Needs.

5. When to Buy.

6. When to Sell: And When Not To.

7. The Hullabaloo about Dividends.

8. Five Don’ts for Investors.

9. Five More Don’ts for Investors.

10. How I Go about Finding a Growth Stock.

11. Summary and Conclusion.

PART TWO: CONSERVATIVE INVESTORS SLEEP WELL.

Epigraph.

Introduction.

1. The First Dimension of a Conservative Investment.

2. The Second Dimension.

3. The Third Dimension.

4. The Fourth Dimension.

5. More about the Fourth Dimension.

6. Still More about the Fourth Dimension.

PART THREE: DEVELOPING AN INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY.

Dedication to Frank E. Block.

1. Origins of a Philosophy.

The Birth of Interest.

Formative Experiences.

First Lessons in the School of Experience.

Building the Basics.

The Great Bear Market.

A Chance to Do My Thing.

From Disaster, Opportunity Springs.

A Foundation Is Formed.

2. Learning from Experience.

Food Machinery as an Investment Opportunity.

Zigging and Zagging.

Contrary, but Correct.

Patience and Performance.

To Every Rule,There Are Exceptions . . . But Not Many.

An Experiment with Market Timing.

Reaching for Price, Foregoing Opportunity.

3. The Philosophy Matures.

E Pluribus Unum.

History versus Opportunity.

Lessons from the Vintage Years.

Do Few Things Well.

Stay or Sell in Anticipation of Possible Market Downturns?

In and Out May Be Out of the Money.

The Long Shadow of Dividends.

4. Is the Market Efficient?

The Fallacy of the Efficient Market.

The Raychem Corporation.

Raychem, Dashed Expectations, and the Crash.

Raychem and the Efficient Market.

Conclusion.

Appendix: Key Factors in Evaluating Promising Firms.

Functional Factors.

People Factors.

Business Characteristics.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471445500
Author:
Fisher, Philip A.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Fisher, Kenn
Author:
Fisher, Ken
Author:
Fisher, Kenneth L.
Author:
eth L.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Investments
Subject:
Stocks
Subject:
Penny stocks.
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
Investments & Securities
Subject:
Business, Investing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Updated ed.
Series:
Wiley Investment Classics
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20080421
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.00x6.04x.85 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable reading and has been since it was first published in 1958. The updated paperback retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author's son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right in an expanded preface and introduction

"I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits...A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil's techniques...enables one to make intelligent investment commitments."

Warren Buffet

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