Book Review:Beat the Market: Invest by Knowing What Stocks to Buy and What Stocks to Sell

I am usually not crazy about books that propound a simple way to beat the market.  This is one of those books.  What makes me willing to write a review about this book, is that the writer, Charles Kirkpatrick is willing to incorporate some fundamental measures into his analyses, notably price-to-sales, which will help with industrial companies, but not with financials.

This is a simple book that reinforces the idea that one needs to pay attention to valuation (in a rudimentary way), and also to momentum.  While I don’t endorse the specific methods of the book, I will say that for someone with a low amount of time, and wanting to do a little better than the market averages, he could do so over the intermediate-term with the methods in the book.

Note: I am not endorsing the technical methods in the book, but most of the methods boil down to momentum, anyway.

If you want, you can find it here: Beat the Market: Invest by Knowing What Stocks to Buy and What Stocks to Sell

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