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One of the most important works ever written on investment theory, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits lays out the fundamental principles of intelligent investing. Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies are not only studied and applied by today's finance professionals, but are also regarded by many as gospel. He is a pioneer of modern investment theory.
©1986 by Philip A. Fisher (P)2000 by Penton Overseas, Inc. Published by Penton Overseas, Inc. and Audio Scholar, Inc.
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"I am an eager reader of whatever Phil [Fisher] has to say, and I recommend him to you". (Warren Buffett)
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By Thomas on 02-15-05

Some useful ideas, some less so

This book provides some interesting ideas on how to manage your investments, but as another reviewer has already stated, some of the strategies are not easy for the individual investor to employ. I don't think I'll be able to meet the bankers of the companies I am investing in anytime soon!

So, I would not put this at the top of my list of investing books to recommend, but do not completely pan it either. The author does espouse a long term investment strategy and offers what appears to be some sound advice for choosing investments. One particular bit of advice was a set of 14 points, some of which can be used as a screen to look for potential investments.

If you have not read (or listened to) "One Up on Wall Street" by Peter Lynch, that is a work I highly recommend.

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By Tim Senter on 06-09-15

Struggled with monotone voice, but good book

I thought the book was useful, but I struggled with the reader's voice. This book took me much longer than I anticipated because I had gotten lost in the monotone voice. I had to rewind and review parts multiple times to get it. I ultimately used a summary to help me get the jist of the book, which helped me the most.

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By Sel on 09-06-17

good book

going to have to listen to it again though in order to pick up on everything that was talked about

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