Joel Greenblatt's New Book: The Big Secret for the Small Investor ~ market folly

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Joel Greenblatt's New Book: The Big Secret for the Small Investor

Just wanted to give everyone a head's up that value investor and hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt's new book just came out yesterday. It's called The Big Secret for the Small Investor: A New Route to Long-Term Investment Success.

The book details a new approach to investing based on value investing, common sense, and quantitative discipline. Basically, it intertwines his value investing style with an indexing approach. Greenblatt is the founder of Gotham Capital and has seen 40% annualized returns from 1985-2005. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.

Greenblatt has authored numerous other books and they each cater to specific investors, including:

You Can Be a Stock Market Genius - Though the title is somewhat cheesy, this book has been recommended by hedge fund legends like Seth Klarman and David Einhorn. It is the definitive text on spin-offs, restructurings, and special situation investing.

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market
- Teaches readers how to find good businesses when they're trading at bargain prices.

Greenblatt's newest book, The Big Secret for the Small Investor, is seemingly aimed at the broadest audience since it looks to be a quick read (150 pages) and details value-weighted indexing as an applicable investment style.

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