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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James K. Glassman, James Glassman Narrator: James K. Glassman, James Glassman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2001 ISBN: 9780553755602
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What should your investment strategy be now that the steady, upward trend of the U.S. stock market seems like history? The years ahead promise to be volatile, full of ups and downs, so is this the time for investors to hunker down and scale back?

Not at all, is Jim Glassman’s advice. Sure, there were some people who bailed out of the market early and came out ahead, but that was luck—the kind of luck that wins the lottery once in a blue moon: it’s not a strategy. And if there is one clear lesson to be learned from all of the recent market drama, it’s that you need a point
of view and a coherent investment strategy. And that’s just what Glassman provides in The Secret Code of the Superior Investor.

If you believe that the long-term outlook for the American economy is positive (as Glassman and most experts do), then the best strategy is the tried-and-true approach that has worked well for more than a hundred years: acquiring a diversified portfolio of stocks in great companies and then holding on to them forever.

Jim Glassman’s investing principles provide the ballast to help you keep your investing balance no matter how the markets bubble or bobble. His rigorous, practical, straightforward way of thinking and taking action enables you to build a portfolio that performs well no matter what the economic climate. Here is invaluable advice on what stocks and mutual funds to buy—and when to sell them. (Hint: Almost never.)

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Quotes & Awards

  • In lively and lucid prose, this book does an excellent job of explaining the key do's and don'ts of investing: focus on company fundamentals, not market gyrations; construct a diversified portfolio rather than a random set of securities; and hold for the long term, instead of day trading. Robert Pozen, vice chairman, Fidelity Investments
  • Jim Glassman's accessible and practical book is intended to make you a superior investor. The kind of investor who knows that the path to wealth lies in selecting great businesses and holding their shares for many years. The kind of investor able to ignore both media noise and the hullabaloo surrounding economic irrelevancies. Arthur Levitt, former chairman, Securities & Exchange Commission
  • It’s the simple basics that any investor should know, but full of lessons that most investors learn the hard—and expensive—way. Terry Savage, Chicago Sun-Times columnist
  • Packed with plenty of the time-honored principles for sound management and investment advice . . . [Glassman] offers experienced and intelligent insight into stocks and bonds. Miami Herald

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire Felong | 5/5/2007

    " One of the bibles of the long term investor. "

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About the Author

James Kenneth Glassman is the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy development institution focused on creating independent, non-partisan solutions to America’s most pressing public policy problems through the principles that guided President George W. Bush and his wife Laura in public life. The George W. Bush Institute is based within the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Before taking up this position in 2009, he was a Washington-based public service broadcasting manager. He has also worked as a journalist, magazine publisher and business writer, and in the field of economic policy development.