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4. Amazon. 5. Powell's ( Good range, including rare and used ). Enquire about
shipping costs to NZ. ( Rec. and rated by David Adams ). Note that ratings
A: Must have, or
highly desirable. AB: As A but either
superseded or may be rated slighly less. B: Very useful.
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AA: " The Buffettology Workbook " by Mary Buffett. It is a
practical book with chapters devoted to Warren's " Understanding Value
investing " and " Intrinsic Value Equations ". Specific
sections discuss definitions and calculations. Intermediate to
advanced. About 200 pages, paperb. $ 30 - $ 39. ISBN: 0684871718 ( Rec. by
Philip Robinson, Brian Brakenridge, G.
A: " Buffettology " by Mary Buffett and David Clark. This is
the forerunner to: " The Buffettology Workbook ", see
Highly rated. It
concentrates on the methods of pinpointing stocks worth investing in. $ 40.(
Rec. by Hugh Webber, Philip. Robinson ).
A: " The Warren Buffett Portfolio " by Hagstrom. It discusses
Warren B.'s ability to discover investment trends and his concentration on
" Focus investing " ). Warren's business manager was quoted as
saying it is the best book written on Buffett, to date. It is a sequel to " The
Warren Buffett's way ". IBSN: 0471247669. About $ 75.( Rec. by B. Brakenridge
A: " The
Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Council ", by Benjamin Graham. "
B.Graham is considered by many to be the father of value investing and modern
security analysis ". W. Buffett studied with B.Graham. Publ. 1949, ISBN:
0060155477. Hardcover, 368 pages, about $US 25. ( Rec. by David Adams
B: " Buffett Step - by - Step ", by R Pitman. It teaches to
analyse and apply the techniques of W. Buffett, analytical techniques and rules,
followed by case studies. 223 pages. ( Rec. by H. Webber
C: " The Motley Fool's Investment Guide " by David and Tom Gardner.
The reader is introduced to names like Ben Graham, Philip Fisher, W. Buffett and
C Munger. $ 39.( Rec. by B. Brakenridge ).
A: " Beyond the Zulu principle " by Jim
Slater. Various aspects of investment are covered, eg.
learning when to buy and when to sell, value investing, portfolio
management, creative accounting, overseas markets. Begin. to immediate.
Paperback, 214 pages, $ 50 ( Rec. by P. Maiden, P.
A: " Guerrilla Investing " by Peter Siris. It covers company
valuations, details of analyst's reports , charting, and how the market mind
works. Intermediate to advanced. $ 42 ( Rec. by P. Maiden
B: " Shortening the Odds - Selecting good NZ shares " by Nigel
McCarter. A good seller! The author shows how to identify stocks which have good
value. He uses NZ examples and tracks NZ shares.
AB: " A random walk down Wall St." by Burton Gordon
Malkiel. Malkiel holds an endowed economics
professorship at Princeton. First written in 1973. His basic premise is that it
is impossible to outperform the market over the long run. This reasoning has
assisted in the growth of Index funds. Each revision includes an evaluation of
newer forms of investment vehicles.( Rec. by Mike Hudson
Investment Strategies: The Next Generation..... by David Dreman. This book
offers four contrarian investment tactics that could produce high-percentage
returns, regardless of the size of the reader's portfolio. Interm. to
advanced. $ 45 ( Rec. by David Maunsell ).
A: " Analysing
Company Accounts: A guide for Australian investors ", 3rd edition, by
Martin Roth. Phil. Robinson, who recommends it, mentions that
this a good book for the beginner, intermediate or advanced investor.
He says that the
book has chapters on analysing banks, I P O prospectuses, annual reports
and others devoted to profitability, margins, cash flows, revenues, balance
sheets and many other items. $ 41.
( T ) AA: " Trading for
a living " by Dr Alex Elder. Translated in 7 languages. His words: " Successful
trading requires 3 M's: Mind ( trading psychology ),
Method and Money ( controlling risk )". The
book is richly endowed with charts. $ 107.( Rec. by Phyllis Bergquist,
Paedrus). Dr Elder is well known to STANZ. Most traders will have a
( T ) AA: " Technical Analysis from A -Z " by Steven Achelis.
The developer of MetaStock software describes every indicator that a
trader may use. He arms the trader with about 100 technical tools. A very
clearly written book. H. cover, 331 pages. $ 125. ( Rec. by Peter
Maiden, Phaedrus ).
( T ) A: " Technical Analysis of the financial markets, Comprehensive
Guide to Trading Methods and Applications " by John Murphy. This is a
comprehensive guide to trading methods and applications. It provides an
excellent overview of most aspects of technical analysis. Phaedrus
recommends it and says that the book is suitable for readers at all levels.
542 pages. ISBN: 0735200661. About $221.
( T ) A+: "Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns", by Thomas Bulkowsky, 672
pages, $US56. Phaedrus, who recommends this book, says that
it describes and evaluates over 50 chart patterns, giving full statistics
as to the reliability and usefulness of each. Not suitable for beginners. Full
review at < http://www.stanz.co.nz >.
) A: "
Technical Analysis of Stock Trends ", 7th
edition, by Edwards and Magee. According to Phaedrus,
who recommends this book, this 1940 classic remains the bible on
technical stock analysis. It explains every aspect of charting and basic
technical analysis through to advanced trading techniques. Interm. to
advanced. 700 pages, $ US 75.
( T ) A: " Beginners Guide
to Computer Assisted Trading ", by Peter Alexander. Easy to read and learn from.
Charts are explained with each style in basic fashion and diagrams. It also
explains the reasons for computer trading, the rules to follow and concepts
behind it. Paperback, 188 pages, size A4. Published by Traders
Press Inc. of USA. ISBN: 0934380376. ( Recommended by N. Kearney
T ) AB: " Technical Analysis Explained " by Martin Pring. Phaedrus
recommends this book and says that it is one of two books on the
reading list for the American Certified Market Technicians Course. It discusses
Trend-determining techniques, Market structure, The influence of Interest rates,
Market Sentiment Indicators, Analysis of other markets and Candlestick Charts,
also Elliott wave principles. Suitable for beginners but is meant for more
advanced traders. 480 pages, $ US 50.
Notes: Reviews have been
checked against those from other sources and found to be consistent with those
issued by these experienced contributors. I also perused some of these
books. Note that all selected books are of
high quality. Some readers may not
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