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Author Marks, Howard, 1946-

Title The most important thing illuminated : uncommon sense for the thoughtful investor / Howard Marks
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Columbia Business School Publishing
Contents Second-level thinking -- Understanding market efficiency (and its limitations) -- Value -- The relationship between price and value -- Understanding risk -- Recognizing risk -- Controlling risk -- Being attentive to cycles -- Awareness of the pendulum -- Combating negative influences -- Contrarianism -- Finding bargains -- Patient opportunism -- Knowing what you don't know -- Having a sense for where we stand -- Appreciating the role of luck -- Investing defensively -- Avoiding pitfalls -- Adding value -- Reasonable expectations -- Pulling it all together
Summary In May of 2011, Columbia Business School Publishing released Howard Marks' The Most Important Thing, a book that distilled the wisdom of Marks' celebrated client memos into a single volume, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers for the first time. The book was greeted with wide acclaim from investors--professional, casual, aspiring, and armchair alike--and became a business bestseller. Now, Columbia Business School Publishing is proud to announce an innovative digital edition that allows you to read Marks' words alongside comments, insights and counterpoints from four other renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher Davis, Joel Greenblatt, Paul Johnson and Seth Klarman. See what these investors think of such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. There are also annotations from Howard Marks himself, highlighting some of the themes that .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Investment analysis.
Portfolio management.
Risk management.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 023153079X (electronic bk.)
9780231530798 (electronic bk.)