William Albert Ackman is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, a hedge fund management company. Ackman is considered by some to be a contrarian investor but considers himself an activist investor.

  • Beating the Street

    Legendary money manager Peter Lynch explains his own strategies for investing and offers advice for how to pick stocks and mutual funds to assemble a successful investment portfolio.,Develop a Winning Investment Strategy???with Expert Advice from ???The Nation???s 1 Money Manager.??? Peter Lynch???s ???invest in what you know??? strategy has made him a household name with investors both big and small.,An important key to investing, Lynch says, is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets. There???s a company behind every stock and a reason companies???and their stocks???perform the way they do. In this book, Peter Lynch shows you how you can become an expert in a company and how you can build a profitable investment portfolio, based on your own experience and insights and on straightforward do-it-yourself research.,In , Lynch for the first time explains how to devise a mutual fund strategy, shows his step-by-step strategies for picking stock, and describes how the individual investor can improve his or her investment performance to rival that of the experts.,There???s no reason the individual investor can???t match wits with the experts, and this book will show you how.

  • Confidence Game

    An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America’s credit crisis.,The collapse of America’s credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street’s Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman’s six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the “Wall Street Journal” and “New York Times,” and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond insurers kicked off the collapse of the credit markets.,Confidence Game is a real world “Emperor’s New Clothes,” a tale of widespread delusion, and one dissenting voice in the era leading up to the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression.

  • Fooling Some of the People All of the Time

    A revealing look at Wall Street, the financial media, and financial regulators by David Einhorn, the President of Greenlight CapitalCould 2008’s credit crisis have been minimized or even avoided? In 2002, David Einhorn-one of the country’s top investors-was asked at a charity investment conference to share his best investment advice. Short sell Allied Capital. At the time, Allied was a leader in the private financing industry. Einhorn claimed Allied was using questionable accounting practices to prop itself up. Sound familiar? At the time of the original version of “Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story” the outcome of his advice was unknown.,Now, the story is complete and we know Einhorn was right. In 2008, Einhorn advised the same conference to short sell Lehman Brothers. And had the market been more open to his warnings, yes, the market meltdown might have been avoided, or at least minimized.,”Fooling Some of the People All of the Time” is an important call for effective government regulation, free speech, and fair play.

  • Margin of Safety

    Investors are all too often lured by the prospect of instant millions and fall prey to the many fads of Wall Street. The myriad approaches they adopt offer little or no real prospect for long-term success and invariably run the risk of considerable economic loss – they resemble speculation or outright gambling, not a coherent investment program. But value investing – the strategy of investing in securities trading at an appreciable discount from underlying value – has a long history – has a long history of delivering excellent investment results with limited downside risk.,Taking its title from Benjamin Graham’s often-repeated admonition to invest always with a margin of safety, Klarman’s ‘Margin of Safety’ explains the philosophy of value investing, and perhaps more importantly, the logic behind it, demonstrating why it succeeds while other approaches fail. The blueprint that Klarman offers, if carefully followed, offers the investor the strong possibility of investment success with limited risk.,’Margin of Safety’ shows you not just how to invest but how to think deeply about investing – to understand the rationale behind the rules to appreciate why they work when they work, and why they don’t when they don’t.

  • One Up On Wall Street

    In easy-to-follow terminology, Lynch offers directions for sorting out the long shots from the no shots by spending just a few minutes with a company’s financial statements. His advice for producing “tenbaggers” can turn a stock portfolio into a star performer!

  • Quality of Earnings

    An indispensable guide to determining how much money a company is really making and for buying and selling stocks without making costly blunders.,???

  • Security Analysis

    “A road map for investing that I have now been following for 57 years.”,–From the Foreword by Warren E. Buffett,First published in 1934, Security Analysis is one of the most influential financial books ever written. Selling more than one million copies through five editions, it has provided generations of investors with the timeless value investing philosophy and techniques of Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd.,As relevant today as when they first appeared nearly 75 years ago, the teachings of Benjamin Graham, ???the father of value investing,??? have withstood the test of time across a wide diversity of market conditions, countries, and asset classes.,This new sixth edition, based on the classic 1940 version, is enhanced with 200 additional pages of commentary from some of today???s leading Wall Street money managers. These masters of value investing explain why the principles and techniques of Graham and Dodd are still highly relevant even in today???s vastly different markets. ,Featuring a foreword by Warren E. Buffett (in which he reveals that he has read the 1940 masterwork ???at least four times???), this new edition of Security Analysis will reacquaint you with the foundations of value investing???more relevant than ever in the tumultuous 21st century markets.

  • The Essays of Warren Buffett

    The definitive work concerning Warren Buffett and intelligent investment philosophy, this is a collection of Buffett’s letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway written over the past few decades that together furnish an enormously valuable informal education. The letters distill in plain words all the basic principles of sound business practices. They are arranged and introduced by a leading apostle of the “value” school and noted author, Lawrence Cunningham. Here in one place are the priceless pearls of business and investment wisdom, woven into a delightful narrative on the major topics concerning both managers and investors. These timeless lessons are ever-more important in the current environment.

  • The Intelligent Investor

    This classic text is annotated to update Graham’s timeless wisdom for today’s market conditions…,The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.,Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.,Vital and indispensable, this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.

  • The Warren Buffett Way

    Warren Buffett is the most famous investor of all time and one of today???s most admired business leaders. He became a billionaire and investment sage by looking at companies as businesses rather than prices on a stock screen. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind Buffett???s spectacular success. The new edition updates readers on the latest investments by Buffett. And, more importantly, it draws on the new field of behavioral finance to explain how investors can overcome the common obstacles that prevent them from investing like Buffett. ,New material includes: ,The greatest challenge to emulating Buffett is not in the selection of the right stocks, Hagstrom writes, but in having the fortitude to stick with sound investments in the face of economic and market uncertainty. The new edition explains the psychological foundations of Buffett???s approach, thus giving readers the best roadmap yet for mastering both the principles and behaviors that have made Buffett the greatest investor of our generation.

  • You Can Be a Stock Market Genius

    A comprehensive and practical guide to the stock market from a successful fund manager???filled with case studies, important background information, and all the tools you???ll need to become a stock market genius.,Fund manager Joel Greenblatt has been beating the Dow (with returns of 50 percent a year) for more than a decade. And now, in this highly accessible guide, he???s going to show you how to do it, too. You???re about to discover investment opportunities that portfolio managers, business-school professors, and top investment experts regularly miss???uncharted areas where the individual investor has a huge advantage over the Wall Street wizards. Here is your personal treasure map to special situations in which big profits are possible, including: