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The stock-market profits that investment pro Greenblatt is chasing are found in some areas not usually considered by the average investor: spin-offs, mergers, risk arbitrage, restructurings, rights offerings, bankruptcies, liquidations, and asset sales. Greenblatt acknowledges that pursuing them will require some time, effort, patience, and experience. But he argues that because these areas are not overstudied by the analysts, possible market inefficiencies can be exploited. He explains each area with case studies from his own experience. Librarians will love his answer to the question, "Where can you find these special investment opportunities?"?read, read, read?and he gives the best places to look, emphasizing that you can pirate good ideas but you still need to do your own homework. None of this should be beyond the experienced investor (Greenblatt himself says he doesn't "like to work too hard to understand an investment"), but it is probably beyond the neophyte.?Alexander Wenner, Indiana Univ. Lib., Bloomington
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Wall Street Journal Joel Greenblatt can indeed teach you about the market and how fortunes can be made there.
Andrew Tobias bestselling author of The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need I hope few investors will read this smart, sophisticated, fun book. I don't want competition profiting from its very real insights.
Alan C. "Ace" Greenburg Chairman of the Board, Bear Stearns Joel is my kind of guy -- very, very long on common sense. This book is great!
This is a good book with some real life investment experiences as well as examples of the author's experiences. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chisa
Joel has produced an excellent, simple and effective illustration on how to become a genius in the stock market. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Victor Graham
This is the best book published on value / special situation investing. Greenblatt's investing rules should be committed to memory by every serious investor. Read morePublished on July 8 2006 by Gord
I read stock market investment books like some cooks read cookbooks-- for a new idea that can change the recipe and make the outcome a better success. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004
This book definitely gets a Strong Buy recommendation from me. It is by far the best investing guide I have seen. It is very imformative, and fun to read as well.Published on Nov. 7 2002
I was in Joel Greenblatt's class at Columbia and he assigned this book. It is by far the most useful equity investing book I've ever read. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2002
This is an amazingly generous roadmap to lesser-known corners of the securities market. When I first picked it up about 2 years ago, I was terribly disappointed because all the... Read morePublished on May 5 2000 by S. Schneider