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Some investment books claim only one true path to stock-market riches. Fund manager James O'Shaughnessy has five, and he has the data to back them up. He was the first independent researcher to be granted full access to a Standard & Poor's database containing computerized information on almost 10,000 stocks going back to 1951. From the data, O'Shaughnessy derived five portfolio-building strategies that, over the past 45 years, have consistently beaten the market average. How to Retire Rich also contains a wealth of useful information on mutual funds, online trading, and using the Internet to research stocks.
The author, a statistical analyst and founder and president of O'Shaughnessy Capital Management, Inc., builds on his previous What Works on Wall Street (McGraw-Hill, 1996) to demonstrate how investing in the stock market can lead to wealth and security in one's later years: "The path to achieving investment success is in studying long-term results and finding a strategy or group of strategies that make sense." O'Shaughnessy offers strategies based on historical perspective that should beat the Standard & Poor 500 because they involve aggressive investing in not-so-well-known smaller companies. In addition to strategies, he covers good and bad points of mutual funds, making the most of 401k plans, market fluctuations, portfolio management, and a timely chapter on where to find information. This often-quoted author's opinions are presented in a readable style, with several family scenarios providing perspective.
-?Steven J. Mayover, Free Lib. of Philadelphia
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A truly amazing strategy. I recently concluded tracking a 25-stock Reasonable Runaways strategy and the results are eye-popping. The portfolio turned in a 77. Read morePublished on Dec 25 2003 by Johnny Wad
I purchased this book in November of 2002 and subsequently have been tracking a 25-stock reasonable runaways portfolio since November 8th. To date, the portfolio is up 28. Read morePublished on June 12 2003 by Johnny Wad
The one thing that Mr. O'Shaughnessy omits is that he comes from a very wealthy family and received a large trust fund at age 25. That is the best way to retire rich!Published on Feb. 14 2002
This is an excellent book for anyone that is worried about their retirement and lack of Social Security dependability. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2002
O'Shaughnessy's retirement plan is an easy read for any beginner. The strategy is simple, and the author backs up his savings advice with reliable numbers. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2001
This book does nothing but tell you the formulas O'Shaugnessy uses to run his funds. The book did not teach me how to retire rich, merely some investment techniques. Read morePublished on July 25 1999
The book made a lot of sense in terms of sticking to a plan and not letting greed and emotions get in the way of a good idea. Read morePublished on March 3 1999
If the facts stated in this book work the way the author says then I am in for a great retirement. I am twenty-three years old and already on my way!Published on March 1 1999