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An eye opening book - the simplest and the most powerful book on Stock investments ever. Will help beginners as well as the so called 'seasoned investors' ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published April 23rd 2018 by Jaico Books
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Manoj Arora
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Everyone interested to invest in the enigmatic world of Stock investing must read this book because:
1. New Innovations
The book incorporates 8 (Eight) new Innovations - formulas and techniques. These are a first of a kind in stock market arena. We need to get them copyrighted though.
2. Everything is Real
The book is jeweled with real examples, real numbers, and real stock situations - right out of my own portfolio. There is nothing assumed about the stock investment process. The process works and
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rajiv ranjan
Oct 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
**A strategy by author to trap naive readers in his Portfolio Management Service (ELITE-100) by making false commitments**

This book and his other book (Rat race.......) is a well-planned laid down trap by author for the naive readers to sell his PMS advisory(ELITE-100) by making false commitments in the book.

Author claims is that his life's mission is to elevate the society, in whatever ways he can. But when you will associate with him you will know that his life mission is to be a highly rated
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Navdeep Matharu
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have never been fond of reading but accidentally found this book on my wife’s kindle. I thought let me read first few pages which are free to read. Since I won’t understand anything about stocks and its terminology. I will leave this book and will forget about it.

As soon as I started, I couldn’t stop reading. I had to buy the book as I couldn’t stop thinking about Gobind and his stock God. The way the author has narrated the story between these two characters, makes our learning very interest
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Laxman Selvam
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beginner's Bible!
The book talks absolute method over madness and that is why it will go a long way.
With a very meticulously detailed methodology, the book almost convinces you to walk in to the stock market with your helmets and chest pads on!
Must read!

Word of advice - Take it slow, practice, keep it close and consult at every decision-making moment.
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Harshita Gupta
Jun 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Stock investment is very much hyped investment option besides being a liquid one. More than half of the population in the country invests in stocks and that too without any requisite knowledge and understanding.
Have you invested in stocks? Does the investment is after proper analysis or just on the basis of ‘hearsay’ or “tips” available. Majority of investors depend on “tips” to invest their money in particular stock or shares. And they think that’s enough for long term investment goals but late
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Yashas G
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting read. Keeps you engrossed from the beginning to the end. Only time will tell if the methods suggested actually work though.
Sundar S
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book, authored by Mr Manoj Arora, is a great book for beginners and experts alike, into the art of Value Investing. The narrator, Mr. Stock, who is Stocks in human form, takes a protégé and trains him in becoming a successful investor.

As part of the dialogue between the protégé & Mr. Stock, most of the common falsehoods about stocks are readably put forward by the trainee and addressed by Mr Stock. And in the process, value investing is made easy. It is made intelligible. Personally speakin
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H. Naresh
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read book

You'll get to know some important formulas and things to consider when investing in stocks. Good narration.. Worth every minute and rupee invested on the book.
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Kankan Ghosh
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book covering all the basics of stock value analysis

Every newbie and experienced investor in stock market should read this book. The author explains all the concepts in the simplest of ways with apt examples all throughout. It's really helpful. Kudos to the author. It imbibes confidence and faith in oneself and Him. Must read.
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Kunal
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book i have read about stock investing and it was worth my time.
This book is very interactive,
I learned basic fundamentals of stock investing.
Surykant
Excellent

Excellent book. Written in interactive way so you visualise everything instead of just the jargons being taught. Useful for all who want to be a value investor.
Omkar Inamdar
Jul 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
The author has written this book with quite different approach to explain the concept of stocks and parameters to look out for selecting stocks which has some simple mathematical formulae. Good read for those who wants to invest in stocks with some proper judgement, instead of relying on someone's opinions to regret later on. Make sure you carry notepad to make notes while reading for the better use of the teachings from the book in practical. ...more
Kathir
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very beautifully written the fundamental of Mr.stock. It is people should improve their belief system towards the fundamental value of the Mr.Stock and giving enough space to gain profits. Manoj, much appreciated for your efforts to lay this so clear...!!
Ash
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very simplistic and fundamental approach well covered towards buying a Stock. Excellent and crisp content which was easy to grasp for a non finance background guy like me.
Keerthan
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
3.5/5
This book is great as a gentle introduction to the world of stock market investing, for complete beginners. Every term is explained well, and a numbers-over-emotions framework is meticulously laid. The information is presented in a nice question and answer format between the student and teacher, allowing for an engaging read.

My only qualm was with the "story" itself. Of course the story is secondary in this book, but sprinkling a financial investment book with a bunch of spiritual beliefs
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Avinash Rao
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
None can predict or pick value stock these days. That's what I got from this book.

Got to know the hardwork that is needed to pick a stock. the author also agrees that there are a set of rules /formulae to find if a stock is worth it. His pick which is YES Bank with all the analysis tanked from ~400 INR to 5/- INR. These guys don't know what they are doing.

Bring in this data to the machines that can crunch numbers at lightning speeds and trading bots that can perform a buy on this desicion . Is
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Nabeel Mk
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I would rather write 2 reviews for this book. 1 after reading, and 1 after successfully taking returns from my investments! Right now I have read the book and it teaches you a method for long term investments in stock market and the reasoning for the method is quite convincing which is why I have started investing. This is 1 of the books which actually simplifies stock market investing rather than complicating things and make you feel scared.
Vinoth Kumar Kannan
Finance meets fiction and it was just so smooth. Simple words, clear explanations, not much repetitions, no boring sections.. overall, a great read! You'll close the book with improved knowledge and the feeling of having read something amazing. Definitely recommended for all new investors and traders; worthy read. ...more
B. Henry
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
It is to be noted that, this book is for the absolute beginner (who have little or no idea about share market, but want basic training, to enter into it). On the positive side, the book explained many concept in a simple language with enough philosophical insights. However on the negative side there are a few points to be noted.
1) Many people who don’t have a literalistic mind would find the book, hard to understand, especially when they are forced to differentiate facts from the fiction.
2) The
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Anila
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing read ! I am so grateful to Him for bringing this book to me. The way Manoj Arora has beautifully crisscrossed stocks with human life and the metaphysical is awesome ! I have never ever gone near the word stock, leave apart investing. And I never had this careful-methodical approach to money either. This book made me look at wealth in a very different manner. Having moved away from corporate life already, and volunteering my time with social sector, I definitely have felt the pinc ...more
Aashish Rai
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Autobiography of a Stock - A common man's guide to stock investing is a book by Manoj Arora whose previous book Rat Race to Financial Freedom I really enjoyed reading and bought this one and started reading it. Though I have done MBA in Finance where Securities market is a subject on its own and there were many related subjects which can be chosen as optional subjects to advance your knowledge into the stock markets further, I found this book comfortable to read and enjoy. It brings a storyt ...more
Hrishikesh
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very crisp introduction to value analysis for stocks for beginners. It does not claim to be a comprehensive tome on stock analysis, but rather an introductory one that teaches you the basic acronyms and what they actually mean, how to analyse the various ratios and how to do it continuously. It does this job very well. The later sections might need multiple readings to understand even though the author has made all efforts to put things simply.

This is one of those books, like math books, that
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Kranti Kiran
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
A good book if you want to learn just the basics.

If you are just starting out and would like to know the basic terminology and parameters that are used then this is a book for you.
The author uses a fictional character to explain you the concept in a story using some live examples of Stock.
Unfortunately there are some errors in his example. Yes bank CMP on 18th Nov 2014 in the book has been mentioned at 693, cross checking reveals it was around 140 during the same period.

The author asks us to
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Hopeeverest
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book introduces you to a few copyrighted innovations to analyze a stock. There is step by step instructions for these analyses and there are frequent summarizations, cross verifications, and clarifications to ensure that you aren’t lost with the all the numbers. The author also talks about faith, God, and spirituality based on his experiences. While sometimes it helps the narration, there are times it does become an overkill but you can choose to ignore those parts because the rest of the bo ...more
Natasha Borah Khan
The book is a guide to stock investing for an amateur investor. It talks about the nomenclature commonly used in the stock market, the myths and misconceptions investors fall prey for and highlights 83 lessons which investors should remember while dealing in stock.

The book presents stock as the protagonist Mr. Stock, who takes sessions with potential and present investors and answers their queries and pushes them to think logically and mindfully when dealing with stock. He has a soft corner for
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U Patowary
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book on relevant basics of stock investment, with a step by step analysis process for selecting profitable stocks/ businesses. The fictional style of narration of has made this book enjoyable and at the same time, very informative. I have found it to be highly helpful in fine tuning my stock selection knowledge.
Accordingly I have re-balanced my portfolio of stocks, after reading the book. This showed results in terms of overall increasingly positive numbers coming to my deli
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Partha Sarathi
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Manoj did a fabulous job. I believe this book is a gift to all of us who dream to invest in stocks. I was eagerly waiting for this book and it exceeded my expectation. I read many other books on stock investing authored by some of the best experts of stock world. With due respect to all them, I would say this book is the only one which explains the concepts with real examples and calculations which are easy to understandable by common man like me. I personally will continue to consider this book ...more
The Offbeat Human
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book was very straightforward and easy to understand which was its greatest strength. the author wrote all the economic and financial jargon in a really simplified manner. While starting the book I had little doubts when I read the introduction cause it was written that the idea of the book came to the author through his dreams wherein God told him to write the book. So, I thought that this was going to be one of those self-development books where the author would just say to trust in God an ...more
vinayak karigar
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Author’s mastery lies in explaining complex topics in simple, clear and lucid language. I had been contemplating to start investing in equities for very long time, but never garnered enough courage to do so. This book instils confidence through a set of timeless lessons related to value investing.
Although at the beginning you may feel the lessons are trivial, but once you reach towards the end of book, you will realise how profound the lessons are.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who want
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Shilpa Sharma
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Knowledgeable for those who have a short hand when it comes to investing in any kind of Market Instruments available. I liked the style in which the author Made "Stock" an actual person with feelings and thoughts just like a human being and is willing to share his experience and learnings.

The bad side: You won't gain much if you have some subtle insights into the stock market.

Overall: It's a great side for the sake of hoe the author has kept it simple yet elegant.
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