The ultimate guide to history’s greatest ever investors
Superinvestors lays bare the investing secrets of legendary investors - from early 20th-century figures such as Benjamin Graham and John Maynard Keynes, through to more modern names such as Anthony Bolton and Warren Buffett.
The investors have been picked for a variety of criteria, including their investing excellence, the different ways in which they have made money - and above all for what they can teach individual investors.
A wide range of investment styles are represented, ranging from David Ricardo (who made a fortune by correctly predicting the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo), to the patient value-orientated approach of Warren Buffett. The book also looks at some important innovators, including John Bogle and his development of index funds as a low-cost way of getting exposure to the market, and Edward O. Thorp and his data-driven approach which aims to avoid human emotion.
The book looks at each of the investors' careers in depth. This includes their background, the strategies used to beat their peers, and an honest evaluation of their success, using a special star-rating system. Naturally, the main focus is on their best investments. However, sometimes failures can be extremely instructive - so the book also looks at those investments that didn’t quite go to plan. Finally, each chapter concludes by detailing the lessons that ordinary investors can learn from the superinvestor.
The result is a treasure trove of success stories, cautionary tales, legendary stock picks and world-beating strategies that will fascinate and inspire investors of every level.
Jesse Livermore, David Ricardo, George Soros, Michael Steinhardt, Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Anthony Bolton, Neil Woodford, Philip Fisher, T. Rowe Price, Peter Lynch, Nick Train, Georges Doriot, Eugene Kleiner and Tom Perkins, John Templeton, Robert W. Wilson, Edward O. Thorp, John Maynard Keynes, Jack Bogle, Paul Samuelson