• The Little Book That Still Beats the Market

  • By: Joel Greenblatt
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 14-09-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (90 ratings)

Summary

In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is already considered one of the classics of finance literature. In The Little Book that Beats the Market—a New York Times best seller with 300,000 copies in print—Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with a new Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book that Still Beats the Market updates and expands upon the research findings from the original book. Included are data and analysis covering the recent financial crisis and model performance through the end of 2009.
In a straightforward and accessible style, the book explores the basic principles of successful stock market investing and then reveals the author’s time-tested formula that makes buying above-average companies at below-average prices automatic. Though the formula has been extensively tested and is a breakthrough in the academic and professional world, Greenblatt explains it using sixth-grade math, plain language, and humor. He shows how to use his method to beat both the market and professional managers by a wide margin.
You’ll also learn why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors, and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone “knows” it. While the formula may be simple, understanding why the formula works is the true key to success for investors. Greenblatt will take listeners on a step-by-step journey so that they can learn the principles of value investing in a way that will provide them with a long term strategy that they can understand and stick with through both good and bad periods for the stock market.
©2010 Joel Greenblatt (P)2010 Simon and Schuster Audio
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Critic reviews

"Mr. Greenblatt…says his goal was to provide advice that, while sophisticated, could be understood and followed by his five children, ages 6 to 15. They are in luck. His ‘Little Book’ is one of the best, clearest guides to value investing out there.” ( The Wall Street Journal)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Joshua on 16-08-16

long term strategy

the book quality was overall good and well presented but it.felt like a sales pitch for the magic formula. the fundamentals seem sound.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By RCA123 on 12-08-15

Good book

Greenblatt is a superb value investor. The magic formula is not the pinnacle of good value investing but it is a better option than an index fund or most active funds for most investors. There are also good lessons in the book for everyone.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 25-06-11

Loads of Common Sense

This is a really good book that presents a cogent theory of value investing. The author also provides examples (updated by a website) on how to put the theory into practice.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Regina on 29-09-12

Excellent stock mkt advice I can understand!

What did you love best about The Little Book That Still Beats the Market?

I loved how the author was able to simplify a complex industry into a simple down to earth concept that I was able to grasp and implement.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Little Book That Still Beats the Market?

The hot air balloon story.

Which scene was your favorite?

The little boy selling chewing gum. "You want some, you know you want some!"

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Investing in financially sound businesses at low prices on a routine basis.

Any additional comments?

I came across the book first. Then I went and downloaded it from Audible.com because I liked it so much and wanted to listen to it in my car!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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