Foreword xi Acknowledgments xix Introduction xxiii Chapter One Buy Stocks like Steaks . . . On Sale 1 Chapter Two What's It Worth? 10 Chapter Three Belts and Suspenders for Stocks 18 Chapter Four Buy Earnings on the Cheap 26 Chapter Five Buy a Buck for 66 Cents 35 Chapter Six Around the World with 80 Stocks 41 Chapter Seven You Don't Need to Go Trekking with Dr. Livingston 49 Chapter Eight Watch the Guys in the Know 58 Chapter Nine Things That Go Bump in the Market 63 Chapter Ten Seek and You Shall Find 70 Chapter Eleven Sifting Out the Fool's Gold 78 Chapter Twelve Give the Company a Physical 87 Chapter Thirteen Physical Exam, Part II 94 Chapter Fourteen Send Your Stocks to the Mayo Clinic 102 Chapter Fifteen We Are Not in Kansas Anymore! (When in Rome . . .) 114 Chapter Sixteen Trimming the Hedges 119 Chapter Seventeen It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint 123 Chapter Eighteen Buy and Hold? Really? 130 Chapter Nineteen When Only a Specialist Will Do 139 Chapter Twenty You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But . . . 145 Chapter Twenty-One Stick to Your Guns 156 Don't Take My Word for It 165 Bibliography 177
CHRISTOPHER H. BROWNE is a Managing Director of Tweedy, Browne Company LLC and is a member of the firm's management committee. He is also President of the Tweedy, Browne Funds, a mutual fund group. Browne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as a Charter (Life) Trustee. At Penn, he established the Browne Center for International Politics, and the Browne Distinguished Professorships in the School of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Browne served on the faculty advisory committee of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government program in investment decisions and behavioral finance. He is a trustee of Guild Hall, a regional arts and education center in East Hampton, New York, and of the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Mr. Browne is also a trustee of The Rockefeller University and a member of its executive and investment committees.
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