The Little Book of Value Investing
Christopher H. Browne
December 9, 2006
Do you care about your money? Then spend a little time with Christopher Browne to understand what investing is all about so you can do a better job of investing.
There are many ways to make money in today's market, but the one strategy that has truly proven itself over the years is value investing. Value investing consists of buying the stock of companies that trade for less than their intrinsic value to profit from their long-term performance. Value investing works. It has produced superior investment results to any other strategy. Best of all, it is easy to understand. As Warren Buffett has said, no more than 125 IQ points are needed. Any more and they are wasted.
Author Christopher Browne has been a part of Tweedy, Browne Company - the oldest value investing firm on Wall Street, which has counted Benjamin Graham among its clients - for more than thirty years, and over the course of his career, he has successfully followed the value approach to investment management, buying bargain stocks around the world.
Now, with The Little Book of Value Investing, he translates this wealth-building strategy in a way that any investor can understand and apply to investing all over the globe. You will learn how to buy stocks like steaks "on sale" no matter where they are sold; how to put your money to work like a banker; and how to buy $1 for 66 cents. Browne's ideas can help prevent you from losing money by spotting false bargains. Most importantly, he clearly illuminates the first rule of investing: don't lose money.
CHRISTOPHER H. BROWNE is a Managing Director of Tweedy, Browne Company LLC and is a member of the firm's management committee. He is also President of the Tweedy, Browne Funds, a mutual fund group. Browne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as a Charter (Life) Trustee. At Penn, he established the Browne Center for International Politics, and the Browne Distinguished Professorships in the School of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Browne served on the faculty advisory committee of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government program in investment decisions and behavioral finance. He is a trustee of Guild Hall, a regional arts and education center in East Hampton, New York, and of the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Mr. Browne is also a trustee of The Rockefeller University and a member of its executive and investment committees.