Originally published in 1967.
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--Stan Garstka, Deputy Dean & Professor in the Practice ofFaculty & Management, Yale School of Management
"Security analysis toward both better odds and higher long-termpayoff: A readable, authoritative guide."
--Professor Bill Baumol, New York University
"In reading this book, one is struck by the simplicity of theideas and the dependence of the investor on his own understandingsof reality as opposed to the myths on the street. The updatedversion of this 1979 classic incorporates all the modern financialengineering that has occurred as a product of the late 20thcentury, and the new methodologies refine your abilities to measurerisk but don't change the fundamentals of value. The updatedversion of The Aggressive Conservative Investor is very much avalue-added proposition."
--Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investment LLC
"I concur with those people who regard Marty Whitman as the'Dean of Value Investing.' This book is a must-read for everyoneinterested in understanding the art of investing."
--Melvin T. Stith, Dean, Whitman School of Management, SyracuseUniversity
This no-holds-barred presentation of one of the most successfulinvestment strategies of all time -- value investing in distressedsecurities/companie -- shows you how to analyze and evaluate stocksjust like controlling owners. Based on the assumption that stockprice rarely reflects real value, authors Whitman and Shubik usenumerous case studies to present risk-minimizing methods that alsoprovide high rewards. Still relevant today, this classic workincludes a new introduction discussing the dramatic changes thathave taken place in the value investing world since its firstpublication in 1979.
This book offers a rigorous study of control, guidance, and coordination problems of an enterprise economy, with attention to the roles of money and financial institutions. The approach is distinctive in drawing on game theory, methods of physics and experimental gaming, and, more generally, a broader evolutionary perspective from the biological and behavioral sciences. The proposed theory unites Walrasian general equilibrium with macroeconomic dynamics and Schumpeterian innovation utilizing strategic market games. Problems concerning the meaning of rational economic behavior and the concept of solution are noted.
The authors argue that process models of the economy can be built that are consistent with the general equilibrium system but become progressively more complex as new functions are added. Explicit embedding of the economy within the framework of government and society provides a natural, both formal and informal, control system.
The authors describe how to build and analyze multistate models with simple assumptions about behavior, and develop a general modeling methodology for the construction of models as playable games.