Luckily, I only paid 1c for it on eBay :- I agree with the theroetical idea that a value approach could be well applied to certain fields of technology and fast areas of growth companies like Aaple, EBay, Microsoft and Google are easy to analyse along a value framework and have been priced attractively in recent years. I'm not certain after reading this book however, that Bill Miller truly was able to hang on to his value discipline while investing in the high flighers of the 90s. This is clear when he freely admits that some of his holdings are overvalued but continues to hold them possibly he's hoping for greater fools to come along like they kept doing during the 90s or possibly he just ended up duped by the growth stories like everyone else.
I think in the end the Santa Fe Institute probably did a lot more harm than good to his ideas--a bunch of complicated, superflous science to justify some fragile growth investment ideas.
The Man Who Beats the S&P : Investing with Bill Miller
In conclusion, I feel a little sorry for Miller that this is the only book that tells his story. I'm sure there must be more to him. Feb 17, Kent rated it it was ok Shelves: economics-financial-investing. Book was ok but way too much filler. Still, glad I read it and learned some tricks of the trade of how Bill Miller chooses investments for his funds. Sep 08, Harsh Thaker rated it liked it.
Gives a glimpse into the thinking, perspective of Bill Miller. Good in some parts on the aspects of increasing returns and diminishing returns. Oct 29, David rated it liked it.
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Decent book. Preferably would be better without the extra fluff and added focus towards Bill Miller's personal life. In summary, Miller uses value investor techniques on the tech sector. Important to note, the book covers a tad bit on how he came to be an investor from a philosophy background. He attempts to blend multiple disciplinary areas into his investing which can help spread light on your own investing style.
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As for my personal bias, I don't believe 11 years is a large enough time frame t Decent book. As for my personal bias, I don't believe 11 years is a large enough time frame to justify investing success; seeing as how he did the years after was not as great as the late 90's. Jul 20, Tirath rated it liked it. I think the timing of this book destroyed a wonderful topic. A lot of the book focuses on the period - a period where some managers' luck took them to another level of fund performance. That said, there is a lot to look back at, and understand competitve strategies, market dominance, market changes in an industry that moves quickly.
Luck, and crazy outperformance in a few positions can take care of your entire portfolio. If you want to understand the real bill miller, I suggest this is not I think the timing of this book destroyed a wonderful topic. If you want to understand the real bill miller, I suggest this is not the book. Bogumil K Baranowski rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Brandon Cole rated it liked it Dec 28, Jason Orthman rated it liked it Jan 08, Lowell Herr rated it really liked it Feb 06, Manfred rated it really liked it Dec 19, Michael Thom rated it liked it Oct 15, R Vacko rated it liked it May 30, Chris Dikes rated it liked it Jan 01, Bheeshma rated it it was ok Aug 24, Rbarfuss rated it liked it Oct 28, Mike Price rated it liked it Aug 06, Thomas Chiu rated it liked it Aug 21, Phillip rated it liked it Feb 05, He was a treasurer of the J.
Baker Company, a major manufacturer of products for the steel and cement industries. In , he started working at Legg Mason. He was designated a CFA in Bill performed so well that he and his team got numerous praises for their achievements and uniqueness of trading approaches. According to Wikipedia, he was ranked among the top 30 most influential people in investing when he was named a member of the "Power 30" by SmartMoney.
Conclusion: Louise Bedford of Tradinggame. You will naturally rise to the occasion and start moving forward. Your thinking will change.
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Your habits will change. Traders who make a million plus per year think differently and act differently to those making K per year. The fact is, if your mates are telling you K per year is fantastic, but your goal is to get to K a year There are those who imagine the future; there are those who create the future. Permanent victory is easier when the mission is clear. This piece is ended with quotes from Bill:.
The Man Who Beats the S&P: Investing with Bill Miller
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