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Joel Greenblatt (born December 13, 1957) is an American academic, hedge fund manager, investor, and writer. He is a value investor, alumnus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He runs Gotham Funds with his partner, Robert Goldstein. He is the former chairman of the board of Alliant Techsystems (1994-1995) and founder of the New York Securities Auction Corporation. He is also a director at Pzena Investment Management, a high-end value firm.
His is investment philosophy is to select long and short stock portfolios for his funds based on valuation the companies within his research universe of U.S. large and mid-cap companies. Subject to a rigorous set of risk controls, he buys those companies at the biggest discount to his assessment of value and shorts those companies selling at the biggest premium to his assessment value.(Source: WikipediaGotham Funds)

Books By Joel Greenblatt

Joel Greenblatt - The Little Book That Beats The Market

In his book, Greenblatt presents a “Magic Formula” for buying good companies at good prices. These concepts – good company and good price – are represented by two ratios from companies’ financial statements: Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) represents “good company”, and & Earnings Yield represents “good price”. The book itself presents a lucid, simple explanation of investing in the stock market. Unlike many who write about investing in stocks and offer formulas for success, Greenblatt is remarkably honest in his discussion of the difficulty of beating the market and remarkably modest in his claims.

Joel Greenblatt - You Can Be 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. 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. Learn about · Spin-offs · Restructurings · Merger Securities · Rights Offerings · Recapitalizations · Bankruptcies · Risk Arbitrage.”

Joel Greenblatt - The Big Secret For The Small Investor

Former Fortune 500 chairman and New York Times bestselling author, Joel Greenblatt, takes you on a journey that will reveal the Big Secret for both individual and professional investors. Based on path-breaking new research, find out how anyone can beat the market, the index funds and the experts by following a new approach that relies on the principles of value investing, common sense and quantitative discipline. Along the way, learn where “value” comes from, how markets work, and what really happens on Wall Street.

Joel Greenblatt - The Little Book That Still Beats The Market

In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is already considered one of the classics of finance literature. In The Little Book that Beats the Market– a New York Times bestseller with 300,000 copies in print – Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with a new Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book that Still Beats the Market updates and expands upon the research findings from the original book.

GeoWire Monthly, Vol. 3, Issue No. 8, September 2023 – Our Mission To Learn From The Best Microcap Investors Is Just Getting Started

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How Quant Investor Ryan Telford Achieved 40% CAGR in Microcaps [GeoWire Weekly 94]

On July 14, 2023, I had a marathon conversation with full-time investor Ryan Telford, during which we discussed quantitative investing strategies, insights into microcap and nanocap stocks, and delved...

Gaining An Investing Edge With Spinoffs And Richard Howe | Avoiding the Crowd

In this latest video episode of Avoiding the Crowd, Maj sits down with full-time investor, Richard Howe of Spinoff Investing (@stockspinoffss) Richard performs deep dive research for his subscribers...

Spinoff Average Short Term Return 27 Percent

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