The nice people at Wilks Communications sent us over a complimentary copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Value Investing. The book was released last month and after reading a good portion of it over the past week I must say, not too bad!
The book breaks down the details and concepts of value investing and has a lot of nice features throughout such as giving key term definitions, quotes from famous investors (a lot from Warren Buffett) and quick summaries at the end of each chapter that list, “the least you need to know”.
With that said the book has A LOT of information and it and can really be overwhelming so make sure to read it with an open mind. Let the information and key concepts soak in and don’t focus on remembering all the term definitions, etc.
I would recommend this book to investors who have already been trading (despite the title) to maximize its information. PS – if you do not like accounting you will not like this book!
Wilks offers the following quick breakdown of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Value Investing along with a note about the author:
- The importance of knowing the four major parts of a company’s annual report and how to read them
- How to listen for insights into the company plans and performance during the CEO’s discussion with analysts
- Major strategic investment strategies that drive value investing and how to select the right one for your goals
About the author: Lita Epstein, (Poinciana, FL) is a seasoned financial writer, who writes regularly for AOL’s Blogging Stocks and develops online courses on investing. She holds an MBA from Emory University and is the author of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide™ to Investing in Mutual Funds, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Foreign Currency Trading, The Complete idiot’s Guide® to Options & Futures, Second Edition, and The 250 Questions You Should Ask About Buying Foreclosures.
March 2009 UPDATE: Wilks Communications has also sent us over a complimentary copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Active Trading. Click the book title to learn more!