Great Companies, Great Returns
The Breakthrough Investing Strategy That Produces Great Returns Over The Long-term Cycle Of Bull And Bear Markets Based On The Twelve Traits Of All Great CompaniesBook - 1999
Tired of gambling away your savings on investments that don't pay off? Buy Companies, Not Stocks.This simple phrase is the foundation of veteran consultant Jim Huguet's innovative approach to investing, a strategy that focuses on the lasting strengths of the companies you're investing in and yields great returns that consistently outperform the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Designed for investors who are fed up with the taxes they're paying on excessive trading, stressed out by the gambling mentality that predominates today's stock market, and eager for safe investments that pay off big in the long term,Great Companies, Great Returnsprovides the ideal strategy for peace of mind through bull and bear markets. While other investment books tend to focus on mathematical formulas that ignore the companies themselves, the Great Company approach uniquely identifies the qualities to look for in acompany--not just a stock--that make that company the best long-term investment. InGreat Companies, Great Returns, Jim Huguet explains the twelve traits that separate Great Companies from the rest. After decades of working closely with the Fortune 500 and top CEOs as a consultant, Huguet used his valuable experience to research which companies were likely to give the best returns in order to invest his own money. The twelve key traits he discovered--which look at the business as a whole, not just the stock price--form the basis for his groundbreaking strategy. The fourteen companies that make the cut, including such superstars as GE, Coca-Cola, and Johnson & Johnson, as well as some surprises like AIG and Medtronic, fulfill all twelve requirements, and form a perfect list of stocks that investors can use to create a Great Company portfolio. In fact, if this book had existed ten years ago, everyone who invested in the Great Company Portfolio would have beaten the Dow Jones Industrial Average by over 20 percent. Filled with valuable, easy to access investment advice, including checklists for comparing your existing portfolio with the twelve-point Great Company system, stock performance and volatility charts, and detailed information on the fourteen companies,Great Companies, Great Returnsshows readers how to sell off shaky holdings, add the great ones, and spot up-and-comers that might become tomorrow's Great Companies. It also features exclusive interviews with CEOs of Great Companies, including Jack Welch of GE, Alfred M. Zeien of Gillette, Maurice R. Greenberg of American International Group, and William C. Steere, Jr. of Pfizer, for the ultimate insider's perspective. This proven investment strategy has consistently beaten the Dow Jones, and even outperformed Warren Buffet's portfolio of stocks. A simple strategy that beginners can understand and experts can learn from, the Great Companies approach to investing is one no serious investor can afford to be without. How do you invest in the best stock? Pick the best companies. As veteran consultant Jim Huguet's research has shown, most Wall Street money managers are buying stocks for the short term, not companies for the long term. It's one of the reasons that 88 percent of all domestic mutual funds failed to beat the S&P 500 index in 1998, while Jim's Great Companies portfolio consistently beats both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones. But now, inGreat Companies, Great Returns,every investor can learn the twelve traits that make a company great, and why Great Companies really do make Great Returns. The Twelve Traits of All Great Companies: Highly Regarded by Knowledgeable Experts Publicly Traded Headquartered in the United States In Business at Least Fifty Years and Survived the Founder Market Cap in Excess of $15 Billion Global Company with at Least 40 Percent of Revenues/Profits from International Operations Outstanding Shareholder R
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: viii, 323 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.