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The little book that builds wealth

Morningstar's knock-out formula for finding great investments

Published by Wiley in Hoboken, N.J .
Written in English.

About the Book

In The Little Book That Builds Wealth, author Pat Dorsey--the Director of Equity Research for leading independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc.--reveals why competitive advantages, or economic moats, are such strong indicators of great long-term investments and examines four of their most common sources: intangible assets, cost advantages, customer-switching costs, and network economics. Along the way, he skillfully outlines this proven approach and reveals how you can effectively apply it to your own investment endeavors.

Table of Contents

What's an economic moat, and how will it help you pick great stocks?
Mistaken moats : don't be fooled by these illusory competitive advantages
Intangible assets : you can't pull them off a shelf, but they sure are valuable
Switching costs : sticky customers aren't messy, they're golden
The network effect : so powerful, it gets a chapter to itself
Cost advantages : get smart, get close, or be unique
The size advantage : bigger can be better, if you know what you're doing
Eroding moats : I've lost my advantage and I can't get up
Finding moats : it's a jungle out there
The big boss : management matters less than you think
Where the rubber meets the road : five examples of competitive analysis
What's a moat worth? : even the best company will hurt your portfolio if you pay too much for it
Tools for valuation : how to find stocks on sale
When to sell : smart selling means better returns.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Little book big profits series


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HG4521 .D6463 2008

The Physical Object

p. cm.

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