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The Manual of Ideas: The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments

Book Description

Reveals the proprietary framework used by an exclusive community of top money managers and value investors in their never-ending quest for untapped investment ideas

Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world's top investment firms and money managers, the journal The Manual of Ideas boasts a subscribers list that reads like a Who's Who of high finance. Written by that publication's managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world's top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities. The next best thing to taking a peek under the hoods of some of the most prodigious brains in the business, it gives you uniquely direct access to the thought processes and investment strategies of such super value investors as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Glenn Greenberg, Guy Spier and Joel Greenblatt.

  • Written by the team behind one of the most read and talked-about sources of research and value investing ideas

  • Reviews more than twenty pre-qualified investment ideas and provides an original ranking methodology to help you zero-in on the three to five most compelling investments

  • Delivers a finely-tuned, proprietary investment framework, previously available only to an elite group of TMI subscribers

  • Step-by-step, it walks you through a proven, rigorous approach to finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing worthy ideas

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1: A Highly Personal Endeavor
    1. Give Your Money to Warren Buffett, or Invest It Yourself?
    2. Cast Yourself in the Role of Capital Allocator
    3. Owner Mentality
    4. Stock Selection Framework
    5. Key Takeaways
    6. Notes
  9. Chapter 2: Deep Value: Ben Graham–Style Bargains
    1. The Approach: Why It Works
    2. Uses and Misuses of Ben Graham–Style Investing
    3. Screening for Graham-Style Bargains
    4. Beyond Screening: Working through a List of Deep Value Candidates
    5. Asking the Right Questions of Graham-Style Bargains
    6. Key Takeaways
    7. Notes
  10. Chapter 3: Sum-of-the-Parts Value
    1. The Approach: Why It Works
    2. Uses and Misuses of Investing in Companies with Overlooked Assets
    3. Screening for Companies with Multiple Assets
    4. Beyond Screening: Proven Ways of Finding Hidden Assets
    5. Asking the Right Questions of Companies with Hidden Assets
    6. Key Takeaways
    7. Notes
  11. Chapter 4: Greenblatt's Magic Search for Good and Cheap Stocks
    1. The Approach: Why It Works
    2. Uses and Misuses of Investing in Good and Cheap Companies
    3. Screening for Good and Cheap Companies
    4. Beyond Screening: Hope for Improvement Springs Eternal
    5. Asking the Right Questions of Greenblatt-Style Bargains
    6. Key Takeaways
    7. Notes
  12. Chapter 5: Jockey Stocks
    1. The Approach: Why It Works
    2. Uses and Misuses of Investing in Jockeys
    3. Screening for Jockey Stocks
    4. Beyond Screening: Building a Rolodex of Great Managers
    5. Asking the Right Questions of Management
    6. Key Takeaways
    7. Notes
  13. Chapter 6: Follow the Leaders
    1. Superinvestors Are Super for a Reason
    2. Uses and Misuses of Superinvestor Tracking
    3. Screening for Companies Owned by Superinvestors
    4. The Superinvestors of Buffettsville
    5. Beyond Screening: What Makes a Company Attractive to Superinvestors?
    6. Key Takeaways
    7. Notes
  14. Chapter 7: Small Stocks, Big Returns?
    1. The Approach: Why It Works
    2. Uses and Misuses of Investing in Small Companies
    3. Screening for Promising Small- and Micro-Caps
    4. Beyond Screening: Other Ways of Finding Compelling Small- and Micro-Cap Ideas
    5. Asking the Right Questions of Small-Cap Prospects
    6. Key Takeaways
    7. Notes
  15. Chapter 8: Special Situations
    1. The Approach: Why It Works
    2. Uses and Misuses of Investing in Special Situations
    3. Uncovering Special Situations
    4. Asking the Right Questions of Special Situations
    5. Key Takeaways
    6. Notes
  16. Chapter 9: Equity Stubs
    1. The Approach: Why It Works
    2. Uses and Misuses of Investing in Equity Stubs
    3. Screening for Equity Stubs
    4. Beyond Screening: An Ambulance-Chasing Approach
    5. Asking the Right Questions of Equity Stubs
    6. Key Takeaways
    7. Notes
  17. Chapter 10: International Value Investments
    1. The Approach: Why It Works
    2. Uses and Misuses of Investing in International Equities
    3. Screening for International Equities
    4. Beyond Screening: Riding the Coattails of Regional Experts
    5. Asking the Right Questions of International Equities
    6. Key Takeaways
    7. Notes
  18. References
  19. About the Author
  20. Index