Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely (Columbia Business School Publishing)
Financial markets are noisy and full of half-baked opinions, innuendo, and misinformation. With deep insights about investor psychology, Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely shows how to apply tools of business analysis to sort through the deceptions and self-deceptions in financial markets. Anurag Sharma joins philosophy with practical know-how to launch an integrated approach to building high-performance stock portfolios.
Investors at all skill levels should learn to be mindful of their psychological biases so they may better frame investment choices. Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely teaches novices that investing is not a game of luck but a skill?and it teaches the emotional and analytical tools necessary to play it well. Intermediate investors learn how to effectively control emotions when investing and think strategically about their investment program. Advanced investors see the formalization of what they already know intuitively: that the philosopher’s methods for seeking truth can be profitably applied to make smart investments. A groundbreaking guide full of lasting value, Book of Value should be on the shelf of anyone who takes investing seriously.
Well organized and derived, Book of Value provides strong coverage of the philosophical grounding for value investing, a subject area that does not lend itself to academic presentation.
(David Nawrocki, Katherine M. Salisbury and Richard J. Salisbury, Jr. Endowed Professor of Finance, Villanova School of Business)
Book of Value is long overdue. Let’s hope it is the beginning of a backlash against the day-trading, quarterly profit obsession style investing that now dominates global markets. Anurag Sharma provides insight into an investment process that is so old-fashioned that it appears revolutionary. This is a true investment philosophy that has the added benefit of letting the investor sleep better at night.
(Bob Saul, managing director, Wood Creek Capital)
About the Author
Anurag Sharma is associate professor of management at the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.