Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits by Philip A Fisher

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One of the great investors of the 20th Century, Philip Fisher was a pioneer in Growth Investing and wrote this masterpiece to showcase his tools.  Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits teaches an investing philosophy for investors by outlining how to analyse stocks and understand the market.  It includes essential  basics such as when to buy, when to sell, dividend hunting and how to find growth stocks.  It includes his famous ‘scuttlebutt method’ to research information about a company and the best investments.

Best for: Full of insight and practical suggestions, Common Stocks & Uncommon profits is best for investors seeking an introduction to fundamental analysis of companies by learning how to read and understand  financial statements.    A thorough understanding of a company can be obtained using the techniques in this book.