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Put your money to work--the smart way. Overheard a seductive stock tip? Saw a story on a promising new product? Stop chasing quick payoffs that will never pan out. If you want to succeed in the market, start thinking of stocks as money machines. Investing in the market doesn't have to be reckless speculation--gambling on guesses about zigs and zags in stock prices. Money Machine explains how to invest based on value, selecting stocks that will continue to enrich you for years to come. Value investing is the secret to the success of Warren Buffet, Benjamin Graham, and other Wall Street legends. It can be your secret, too. Discover how to: - Judge a stock by the cash it generates - Determine its intrinsic value - Use key investment benchmarks such as price-earnings ratio, dividend-price ratio, q ratio--and the Bogle and Shiller models - Recognize stock market bubbles and profit from panics - Avoid psychological traps that can trip you up - And more The stock market is not a get-rich-quick scheme. But it is the best way to achieve the financial success you've always dreamed of. Money Machine will help you make those dreams come true.
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CONTENTS Foreword xi Introduction xiii Part I: Value Investing 1. Seeing Through the Hype 3 2. Speculation Versus Investing 6 3. Semi-Efficient Markets 10 4. Torturing Data 31 5. Baubles and Bubbles 45 6. Intrinsic Value 61 7. Investment Benchmarks 79 8. The Conservation of Value 111 9. We're Only Human 124 Part II: Value Investing Applied 10. The Right Attitude 147 11. KISS 158 12. Timing the Market 169 13. Picking Stocks 176 14. Closed-End Funds 200 15. Special Opportunities 214 16. Investing in Your Home 241 Appendix to Chapter 16 259 Afterword: Summing It Up 263 References 271 Index 293

About the Author

Gary Smith, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at Pomona College. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Motley Fool, Newsweek, and BusinessWeek.


..".Smith became an independently wealthy multimillionaire by investing in stocks. In his new book he reveals how smart value investing made that happen." --Think Advisor

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