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100 Baggers: Stocks That Return 100-To-1 and How to Find Them

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This book is about 100-baggers. These are stocks that return $100 for every $1 invested. That means a $10,000 investment turns into $1 million. Chris Mayer can help you find them.

It sounds like an outrageous quest with a wildly improbable chance of success. But when Mayer studied 100-baggers of the past, definite patterns emerged.

In 100-Baggers, you will learn:
Kindle Edition, 206 pages
Published December 10th 2015 by Laissez Faire Books (first published 2015)
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Sanford Chee
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mohnish Pabrai on 100 baggers

Charlie Munger's case study on the inversion of Coca Cola

100x is a BIG idea
Buy right and hold on: The key is not only finding them, but keeping them.
Invest in long term enterprises which have the potential to vastly outpace other companies and industries and stick with them as long as the theme is intact. Forget about the trading and use the time you would have spent monitoring the trade with your family.

To make money in stocks
Kwame Webb
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Despite the silly title this book probably takes the most integrated approach to investing that I've seen in a while to identify the famed "compounders" that have been core to so many investor's success. I appreciated the quick looks at moat analysis, quantitative finance, "concept stocks", management incentives, capital allocation and behavioral finance to identify and benefit from owning great companies. Although it's nice to dream that these types of investments are easily identifiable, the ...more
Vagram Sayadov
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book for micro-cap investors and stock pickers.
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books this year! It was recommended by Monish Pobrai, one of my favorite investors. It describes stocks that turn $1 into $100. Great soft rules you can look for to help you find these gems. Highly recommend!
Jobin Thomas
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review posted by me on LinkedIn:
Quoc Anh Trinh
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I find that this book is full of anecdotes, quotes and speculations rather than rigorous analysis. Some good general advices those.
Cyrin Cyriac
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Words can not express how good this book is!
Trung Nguyen Dang
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was inspired by the classic 100-to-1 book that I bought for myself and some of my friends last year. Not bad, easy and fast read. Advocate for long-term holding and coffee-can method (don't sell at all).
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Learn to buy right & hold on. 10K TO 100X in 30 years. This reading is the stuff legacy are created from.

Things my ear picked up on:

Leave your stocks on the vine let them ripen on the vines don't pick them too early
Start with acrons wind up with oak trees start with oak trees and you won't have the same dramatic growth
Dividends are an expensive luxury for an investor seeking maximum growth
When you buy a cow to milk don't expect to race her against your neighbors race horse
Time is the
Essentially, like what the author said - there is no exact secret formulae in finding great companies. Many times, it is about the right opportunities and the right time of one's life. Investing is more art than science. Focus on qualitative analysis and a willingness to "look" for great companies.

Some takeaways:

Pay attention to nano to micro caps in order to reap high potential returns. One must have the courage, patience and a firm belief to sit through ups and downs. Have the intuition to
Marcelo Bahia
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good little book. There's nothing in here that new to seasoned investors, but the author does a nice job of integrating various useful ideas in investing into a single concise piece of work, with emphasis on how these ideas are consistent with 100 bagger stocks. My only concern is that inexperienced investors can involuntarily do an improper application of these principles and end up with a portfolio riskier than they would like.

But I still see this work as strongly recommended to both
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is well researched and very well written. It dissects the historical 100 baggers to find out underlying trends that could potentially help identify the next 100x winners. The most important advice throughout the book though can be summarized as "buy right and sit tight". The power of time and compounding is essential in achieving 100x+ returns. It's a small book - recommended if you want to spend 2 - 3 hours reading something to get convinced about buying the right stocks and then ...more
Miguel Carlos
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Its basically a personal synthesis of the investing philosophy of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Pat Dorsey, Peter Lynch, etc. Still a good read for those who are new to value investing, but to those who've already read a few books on the topic, I don't think you'll pick up any new ideas with this book. Giving it a 4 because I like these kinds of books either way.
Randy Hines
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was actually one of the best investment and business books Ive read. The title makes it sound like a corny get-rich-quick attempt. But reading a study of companies that have had phenomenal growth over 10-30 years is precisely how to know what to look for in anything, even if it's not a 100 bagger. Definitely will keep this one on the shelf.
Jim Moncrief
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Book - must read

I have been reading investing books for over 25 years!

This is right up there with Peter Lynch's classic!

Highly recommend!

I loved all the research and resources
Wayne Jones
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Simple but great concept. Writing and structure a bit loose but must-read addition to an investors library. Lots of side references that should be noted and read in conjunction with the book which I thank the author for. ...more
Dwarakanath Reddy
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book, full anecdotal but not statistical
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Worth reading for a few key sentences that may prove crucial. Besides those its a well written book based on recycled materials/ ideas.
Hitesh Vaghani
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Being interested in stock market. I like the book. Examples covered are very helpful. In the end all it matters is how long you can hold good company stock despite of all the noise, ups and downs.
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book for ones who want to learn about Value Investing.
David  smith
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Worth while

A great book to refer back to in good times and bad. Many books are also listed in this book giving you more ideas.
William Krasne
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating look at stocks that have returned 100x. Really interesting way to look at investing
Chuck Cho
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is a must read for those interested in value investing.
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Easy to read and understand
Benjamin Hopkins
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book. A great supplement to a sound fundamental approach of buying something for less than its worth. Adding a 100 bagger framework can only be a fantastic thing for a solid investment outcome. Keen to read more from Christopher Mayer as I enjoyed this so much. Highly recommended.
Ricardo Hernández
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
100 times same idea

This book revolves around the same philosophy and idea recommended by Graham, Buffett and others: buy great prospects at low, and stick to them, never sell. All chapters of the book are about this; seems unnecessary to have multiple chapters to exemplify the idea.
James Ford
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is by far the best book about investment strategy that I have read so far. It is short, to the point and has so many important and useful ideas! The main points are: 1. holding long term is essential for big returns, and 2. returns come mostly from compounded ROE and increases in price multiples. Its not quite a beginner book (the author assumes the reader is familiar with basic investment concepts etc., e.g. PEG ratio, impacts of inflation on FS, names of well known fund managers) but it ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
It provides some interesting case studies for companies that are 100 baggers like Amazon and how you could had spotted them in the past. Overall, it is an easy read for anyone who is interested in long-term investing.
Aditya Parasramka
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books that I have read on stock market investing till now .
The author in clear crisp language describes the methodology to discover winners in stock picking.
The book needs to be reread several times and could be used as a manual to refer from time to time .
AJay Modi
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great piece which combines a lot of learning on understanding the idea of value investing.
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