The Motley Fool Investment Guide

Version: Abridged
Author: David Gardner , Tom Gardner
Narrator: David Gardner
Genres: Business & Economics, Finance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: April 2001
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Today, with the internet, anyone can be an informed investor. Once you learn to tune out the hype and focus on meaningful factors, you can beat the Street.
The Motley Fool Investment Guide, completely revised and updated with clear and witty explanations, deciphers all the new information - from evaluating individual stocks to creating a diverse investment portfolio.
David and Tom Gardner have investing ideas for you - no matter how much time or money you have. This new edition of the Motley Fool Investment Guide is built for today's investor, sophisticate and novice alike, with updated information on:
- Finding high-growth stocks that will beat the market over the long term
- Indentifying volatile young companies that traditional valuation measures may miss
- Using Fool.com and the Internet to locate great sources of useful information

Reviews (8)

Entertaining !

Written by Luis Wasserman from Mequon, WI on November 23rd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I commute around 120 miles per day. This audiobook was highly entertaining. Narrated by one of the authors, the content mixes good information with humor. A little bit hard to follow some of the content as the audiobook limits those visual people that like to see the math and the formulas! Good!

good book

Written by Anonymous on September 10th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

These guys definitely know what they are talking about, also have a website if you didn't know. This is is pretty short and over all the material was at a basic to intermediate level in terms of complexity in my opinion. I think it is good for someone who knows a little about investing/saving and wants to learn more. For someone who doesn't know anything at all, I think it will be a steeper learner curve and you may have to look some things up; I still recommend it even if you are new to the topic.

This book is a good start

Written by Chris on October 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book is a great start. If you're listening to Warren Buffett at this point, then this book will be too simple for you. It covers investment basics for the stock market and lightly touches on some advanced topics. I recommend this book for people wanting to get started in investing in the stock market.

Motley Fool Investment Guide

Written by Dan P from Mississauga, ON on August 14th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Motley Fool was a great introduction to investing. Outlined pros and cons of a number of different investment avenues and strategies and layed it all out with logical explainations to accompany their advice. Simple rules and easy to follow analysis even for someone new to investing. A very easy listen, and great value for the time taken.

Nice, succinct foundation for personal investing

Written by Matt J. from Round Rock, TX on June 16th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Highly recommended for those interested in investing in individual stocks - and according to the Fools that should be just about everyone. This is great as a solid introduction or just as a refresher. I have an MBA and was even a stock broker for a time and I still found this very informative, insightful and practical. More than anything, it cuts through the noise and establishes an easy to understand foundation for the bulk of personal investing. The MF Investment Guide strategies will likely lead investment success over the long haul, although some of the steps require a fair amount of research, some experience, and a little luck. The approach is very straight forward but it’s not a path to get rich quickly and easily. It’s a good listen in that it is engaging and moves quickly.

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Written by Mary McGuire from Milford, CT on June 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is a great beginner book. Not because it tells you where to invest your money so it'll triple in a few days but because it takes the long view, it tries to make expectations realistic, it gives you a ruler by which to judge your portfolio's growth and it takes you through a company's quarterly and yearly report and points you to some good places to focus your attention. I don't know about you but I receive those annual reports and haven't the slightest idea what to look for so I end up either reading line after painful line or throwing it away.

Motley Fool Investment Guide

Written by DAS on March 16th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Well, I've read some criticism of the Fool's advice, but I have to say that their advice conforms well with what I learned in business school. Granted, I'm no MBA (not sure most MBA's really know anything about succeeding in business anyway) but this book does give you a quick overview of what is important to look for in picking stocks.

Motley Fool Investment Guide

Written by Anonymous on March 3rd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The Fool books are always entertaining and interesting.

Author Details

Author Details

Gardner, David

"David Gardner, a native of Washington, D.C., graduated as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988.

With many ideas, no regrets, and a solid handle on fifth grade math, he founded The Motley Fool as a humble printed newsletter in July 1993 with his brother Tom. In 1994, they set their sights on Fool.com, The Motley Fool's website. Today, the Fool has grown into an international multi-media network offering financial solutions to millions of individuals worldwide seeking to make better financial decisions and improve their overall quality of life.

Tom and David have co-authored several best-selling books, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide, You Have More Than You Think, and The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens. They also oversee The Motley Fool's nationally syndicated newspaper column, which appears weekly in more than 250 papers, pen their monthly investing newsletter David and Tom Gardner's Motley Fool Stock Advisor, and host The Motley Fool Radio Show, which airs nationally on more than 100 NPR member stations. David appears frequently in the media and as a featured speaker across the country.

David serves as co-chairman of the board of The Motley Fool. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, following Tar Heels basketball, and reminding younger brother Tom that, though he is older, he has more hair."

Gardner, Tom

"Tom Gardner doesn't mind it when people call him a Fool to his face. In fact, he encourages it.

Tom graduated with an honors degree in English and creative writing from Brown University, and has been formally trained in just about everything but finance. In 1994, he set sights with brother David on Fool.com, The Motley Fool's website. Today, the Fool has grown into an international multi-media network offering financial solutions to millions of individuals worldwide seeking to make better financial decisions and improve their overall quality of life.

Tom is the lead analyst and director of Tom Gardner's Motley Fool Hidden Gems newsletter. Tom and David have co-authored several best-selling books, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide, You Have More Than You Think, and The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens. They also oversee The Motley Fool's nationally syndicated newspaper column, which appears weekly in more than 250 papers, pen their monthly investing newsletter David and Tom Gardner's Motley Fool Stock Advisor, and host The Motley Fool Radio Show, which airs nationally on more than 100 NPR member stations. He appears frequently in the media and has been a featured speaker across the nation, with audiences ranging from 10 (Quad Cities, Iowa) to 10,000 (… la Tony Robbins).

Tom serves as co-chairman of the board of The Motley Fool."