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F Wall Street: Joe Ponzio's No-Nonsense Approach to Value Investing For the Rest of Us

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  16 reviews
"Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it."
—Warren Buffett

Investors shouldn't hate the market because of its up and downs. They should capitalize on it—and give a middle finger to those brokers wasting their time (and money) buying and selling, viewing investing as just buying stocks and not taking
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 18th 2009 by Adams Media (first published January 1st 2009)
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Nathan Yelton
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book.

I have read this 3 times now over the years and I always get more out of it each time I read it or use it as a reference.
Praneeth G S
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent starting point for active investors.
Jonathan Tan
Aug 15, 2020 rated it liked it
The first book I read about investing. Good ideas, but not as good when you are exposed to others.
Peter Rzazewski
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Helped me to finally start understanding how to value a company properly.
John Barbour
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: investment
This is a great book about value investing. He writes in pain English. If you ever wanted to know more about how people like Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger do it but have been intimidated by some of the books out there; then this one is for you. He shows you how to read the Cash Flow Statement to make sure that there are owner earnings. Then he shows you how to value and evaluate companies and determine their net worth or intrinsic value. I'm in the heart of the book now which is the 2nd secti ...more
Tom
Sep 29, 2009 rated it liked it
The title of the book is catchy, but it doesn't really fit in with the actual content. Ponzio gives a nice primer on value investing with good advice on how to value a business and not just the price of a stock. He also gives the fundamentals of reading financial statements and calculating entry and exit points for value investing. However, it doesn't really fly in the face of wall street or tell us anything new about value investing. Most books on value just regurgitate the teachings of Buffet ...more
Vikas Kukreja
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read few books on investments, covering various approaches of value investing and stuff. This one stands out with clear, concise and straight forward approach to investing based on owner earnings. It deserves four stars for its focus on owner earnings and not on PAT or EPS. Then again it's simple language and clarity of thought keeps reader engaged and provides him loads of wisdom. It's surely a basic level kinda book on investing but for even seasoned investor there is lot to learn from ...more
Chad Touchberry
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book for beginning to intermediate investors. Did a good job on how to value a business, how much to buy, when to sell and how to keep track of your portfolio. Book is broken into a few sections. I found little to no value in the first section. The section on understanding financial statements was helpful and the explanations on how to calculate free cash flow and owners earnings were very useful.
Andika Rachman
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very readable investing book for beginner investors. Simple, but still provides very insightful tips and tricks, especially in evaluating securities fundamentally. This book can be the cornerstone for 'newbies' to stock up their knowledge and gain more confidence in starting their first investment. However, it might be too shallow for advance investors.
Jeff
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you have any intention to invest money in the stock market this book is a must read. It cuts through all of the BS and hype and shows you how to realistically evaluate a company based on the facts.
Sim
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: value-investing
A very good book to get you understand on intelligent value investing.

very detail examples, explanations, slightly overwhelming for beginner but valuable informations
Rossl1
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book, I read it twice.
Xi Xu
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
a good book. simple to understand
Lucian
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The best introductory book to stock picking.
Feng
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I have read to explain the idea of 'business owner' mentality instead of 'stock owner' when choosing to buy stocks.
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