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Money Makers: The Stock Market Secrets of Britain's Top Professional Investment Managers

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A brand new, fully updated, second edition of the classic bestseller Who are the professional investment managers responsible for moving and making millions on the stock market? What approaches and strategies do they adopt? Britain has more successful stock market investors than any other country outside the United States. Yet for a long time their activities - and the secrets of their success - have remained shrouded in mystery to anyone outside the Square Mile. Now the City's top professional investors have talked in depth to a leading financial writer about their lives and their strategies for making money on the stock market. They include such market wizards as the private investor's champion Jim Slater, Michael Hart, long time manager of the UK's oldest investment trust, stockpicker supreme Anthony Bolton, and emerging markets guru Mark Mobius, Nobody with an interest in stocks and shares can fail to learn from reading how these consummate professionals go about their business. Or from their advice on what it takes to be a winner in the financial markets. The Money Makers profiled are: Anthony Bolton, Ian Rushbrook, Nils Taube, Colin McLean, Michael Hart, John Carrington, Jim Slater and Mark Mobius.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Publishing Details
  3. About the author
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Introduction to the 2013 Edition
  6. 1. Introduction
    1. A short note on investment terminology
  7. 2. Anthony Bolton: The professional’s professional
    1. AN ORDERLY MIND
    2. DEVOTED TO DETAIL
    3. A CHANCE BEGINNING
    4. DEVELOPING A STYLE
    5. STARTING OUT AT FIDELITY
    6. ONE SIMPLE INSIGHT
    7. THE SHARES HE LIKES
    8. CASTING THE NET WIDE
    9. PROSPERING IN EUROPE
    10. LOOKING BEYOND THE UK
    11. WHERE THE IDEAS COME FROM
    12. USING TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
    13. COPING WITH SETBACKS
    14. THE BULL MARKET AND BEYOND
    15. INTO THE LIMELIGHT: THE ITV SAGA
    16. THE BATTLE INTENSIFIES
    17. ENTERING THE HOME STRAIGHT
    18. INTERPRETING THE PERFORMANCE
    19. How others see it
    20. THE QUALITIES GREAT INVESTORS NEED
    21. HOW THE PRIVATE INVESTOR CAN PROFIT
    22. Update (2012)
  8. 3. Ian Rushbrook: Managing risk in style
    1. Troublesome youth
    2. The Edinburgh smarts
    3. Seeing the big picture
    4. The Rushbrook ratios
    5. The man with the golden pen
    6. Update (2012)
  9. 4. Nils Taube: Thinking globally and having fun
    1. A room with a view
    2. International plagiarism
    3. Oil and tobacco
    4. Lateral thinking
    5. Management matters
    6. Keeping it simple
    7. The next market correction
    8. Companies in the spotlight
    9. Conclusion
    10. Update (2012)
  10. 5. Colin McLean: Seeking the truth behind the numbers
    1. Value investing with a twist
    2. A minimalist business
    3. Working with numbers
    4. Six key ratios
    5. The other side of value investing
    6. Looking for catalysts
    7. Portfolio considerations
    8. Behavioural factors
  11. 6. Michael Hart: Accumulating the singles
    1. The best of times, the worst of times
    2. New building, old habits
    3. Shopping in the bargain basement
    4. Accidental beginnings
    5. Cometh the hour
    6. Tried and tested is best
    7. Conversing with penguins
    8. Update (2012)
  12. 7. John Carrington: Profiting from prejudice
    1. Conclusion
  13. 8. Jim Slater: To ground zero and back
    1. Hobby time, with noughts attached
    2. Really essential stuff
    3. How it all began
    4. The Slater Walker story
    5. Hunting for cheap growth stocks
    6. Beyond The Zulu Principle
    7. Why it works
    8. Reality test
    9. Finding a discipline that suits
    10. Playing themes
    11. Other aspects of investing
    12. Conclusion
  14. 9. Mark Mobius: Global stock seeker
    1. Crazy business, clued-up guy
    2. Risk and Reward
    3. The case for emerging markets
    4. TAILOR-MADE RESEARCH
    5. Update (2012)
  15. 10. Conclusions: How you can profit
    1. Beware the Holy Grail
    2. The nature of the game
    3. The fallacy of efficient markets
    4. Defining characteristics
    5. What it takes
    6. Where private investors can profit
    7. The nature of the game
    8. Avoiding mistakes
    9. Backing your own expertise
    10. The final lessons
    11. Update (2012)
  16. Appendix 1: Anthony Bolton
  17. Appendix 2: Ian Rushbrook
  18. Appendix 3: Nils Taube
  19. Appendix 4: Colin McLean
  20. Appendix 5: Michael Hart
  21. Appendix 6: Jim Slater
  22. Appendix 7: Mark Mobius
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