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Pitch the Perfect Investment: The Essential Guide to Winning on Wall Street (Wiley Finance) BY PAUL D. SONKIN & PAUL JOHNSON

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BOOK REVIEW: Pitch the Perfect Investment: The Essential Guide to Winning on Wall Street (Wiley Finance) BY PAUL D. SONKIN & PAUL JOHNSON

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About the book

Research analysts usually learn on a trial and error basis. This is due to the fact that there is no actual training for research analysts before they get into the field. This is the primary reason why the authors have created a guide that will help all who are trying to get into the industry. 

In this book, the authors reach the readers to encourage them to get out of their comfort zones and explore familiar ideas in a different light. This gives readers new ways of analytical processes and encourages better communication. This “survival” guide will help analysts, students, and even executives improve their performance.

Review

Finding a book on finance that not only informs you but also keeps you entertained is rare, which is why Pitch the Perfect Investment: The Essential Guide to Winning on Wall Street (Wiley Finance) is recommendable. It is insightful in the different areas of investing business and teaches how to pitch an idea successfully.

About the Author

PAUL D. SONKIN has more than twenty-five years of experience in research on nano-cap companies. He is a portfolio manager at GAMCO Investors / Gabelli Funds. He previously worked at The Hummingbird Value Fund and the Tarsier Nanocap Value Fund for fourteen years under the same position. He received his MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

PAUL JOHNSON launched Nicusa Investment Advisors, which is an advisory firm that assists CEOs and the Board of Directors in dealing with financial and operational strategy, among others. He uses thirty-five years of his experience as an investment professional and twenty-five years as a professor in business to help in critical strategic issues. He received his MBA in Finance from the Executive Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part 1: The Perfect Investment

Chapter 1 How to Value an Asset

Chapter 2 How to Value a Business

Chapter 3 How to Evaluate Competitive Advantage and Value Growth

Chapter 4 How to Think About a Security’s Intrinsic Value

Chapter 5 How to Think About Market Efficiency

Chapter 6 How to Think About the Wisdom of Crowds

Chapter 7 How to Think About Behavioral Finance

Chapter 8 How to Add Value Through Research

Chapter 9 How to Assess Risk

Part 2: The Perfect Pitch

Chapter 10 How to Select a Security

Chapter 11 How to Organize the Content of the Message

Chapter 12 How to Deliver the Message

Acknowledgments

Art Acknowledgments

About the Authors Index