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About the author Introduction Chapter A: Investing Philosophy and Styles Part I: The Investment Process Chapter B: Finding Bargains Chapter C: Fundamental Business Analysis Chapter D: Valuation Chapter E: Common Process Mistakes and How To Avoid Them Part II: Buying, Holding and Selling Chapter F: Different Types of Stock Chapter G: Buying and Selling Considerations Chapter H: The Boom-Bust Cycle Chapter I: Common Buying and Selling Mistakes Part III: Risk Versus Return Chapter J: Risk Management Part IV: The Intelligent Investor Chapter K: The Intelligent Investor Glossary References Index

About the Author

Frederik Vanhaverbeke graduated with High Distinction as a Bachelor and Master in electrical engineering from the University of Ghent. After graduation he obtained a PhD in electrical engineering in 2005. Between 2005 and 2010, he was involved in postdoctoral research projects in Belgium and Singapore in the field of digital telecommunication. Over the past decade, Frederik has built considerable expertise in the areas of stock investing, company analysis, accounting, etc., through the reading of hundreds of books, articles, shareholders' letters, etc. in his free time. Thanks to his thorough knowledge of best practices in the field of investing he has beaten the market by a substantial margin over the past ten years. Currently, he is employed as a bond portfolio manager at KBC Asset Management, Belgium.


"Using his style of forensic analysis, Frederik Vanhaverbeke creates a blueprint for investors made from hundreds of books, articles letters and speeches made by some of the globe s most well-known and successful investors." --Conor Shilling, Investor Today "The book is very structured and exhaustive...It contains a number of frameworks that puts the different analytical elements together ... This makes the book a valuable read for investors looking to improve their investment process. I also liked the chapters covering investment mistakes...A valuable read for investors looking to improve their investment process" -- Michael Wassermann, Strictly Financial "Newbie investors, as well as those individuals looking for critical insight into time-tested investing tactics, will profit from reading this book and implementing any number of its strategies...In particular, this book sheds light on the quantitative and quantitative-qualitative investment styles used by the most successful practitioners...The chapter on the most common buying and selling mistakes is especially pertinent to investors who have not had much success..." -- Les Masonon, Futures & Buy DON'T Hold "This is a fantastic book for both new and seasoned investors alike...While he writes in broad strokes, Vanhaverbeke gives you a very good foundation that you can use as you continue to study this field and apply what you learn. It is an excellent resource." -- Chet L, Taking Care of Biz;"In this elegant new study Vanheverbeke offers his readers a brisk immersion in the investment philosophy and techniques of the world's most renowned investors...The best bits of the volume tackle notions of 'investor intelligence' which Vanheverbeke argues hinges as much on behavioural propensities as anything else. The ideal fund manager, he says? Independent, eternally studious, humble, discreet, patient, courageous and knowledgeable." -- Claire Dwyer, Fidelity Personal Investing

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