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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. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits 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.
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.
Clues from the Past.
What Scuttlebutt Can Do.
What to Buy:The Fifteen Points to Look for in a Common Stock.
What to Buy: Applying This to Your Own Needs.
When to Buy.
When to Sell: And When Not To.
The Hullabaloo about Dividends.
Five Don'ts for Investors.
Five More Don'ts for Investors.
How I Go about Finding a Growth Stock.
Summary and Conclusion.
PART TWO: CONSERVATIVE INVESTORS SLEEP WELL.
The First Dimension of a Conservative Investment.
The Second Dimension.
The Third Dimension.
The Fourth Dimension.
More about the Fourth Dimension.
Still More about the Fourth Dimension.
PART THREE: DEVELOPING AN INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY.
Dedication to Frank E. Block.
Origins of a Philosophy.
Learning from Experience.
The Philosophy Matures.
Is the Market Efficient?
Appendix: Key Factors in Evaluating Promising Firms.