What's Behind the Numbers?: A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio

What's Behind the Numbers?: A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio

John Del Vecchio, Tom Jacobs


Learn the best way to discover company sleight of hand―and achieve the higher hand with clever investing

Companies are below extra strain than ever to “beat by means of a penny,” yet you don’t have to be a forensic accountant to discover the place the spin ends and the reality starts. With assistance from a powerhouse workforce of authors, you could keep away from wasting a bit of your portfolio while the subsequent overhyped development inventory fails via understanding What’s at the back of the Numbers?

Investing specialists John Del Vecchio and Tom Jacobs combine a powerful mixture of gains caliber research, long-side making an investment, and short-side portfolio danger administration that will help you create a long-short portfolio with much less volatility and bigger returns, whereas heading off landmine shares that would blow a gap on your monetary security.

First, the authors clarify the sensible facet of monetary research. They demystify broadly held assumptions approximately inventory functionality, anticipated returns, gains caliber, and brief dealers. Then they comb the monetary statements to discover the locations the place businesses conceal bad gains caliber. eventually, they supply the price and distinctive occasions making an investment to pair with the short-side pondering and provide a tactical handbook for making use of what you’ve realized within the technical, day by day international of portfolio management.

Armed with this wealth-saving advisor, you could expectantly exchange in line with transparent data―not the competitive accounting strategies businesses use to make their numbers glance greater than they're. larger nonetheless, it is helping you begin retaining your self without delay with:

  • Rules for locating businesses taking part in with―rather than by―the numbers
  • Repeatable equipment for uncovering what businesses don’t let you know approximately their numbers
  • Multistep method of finding out whilst to promote a inventory and while to brief promote it
  • Reliable formulation for settling on whilst a inventory gets hit

The subsequent time an organization is going south, you may be the profitable investor who knew What’s in the back of the Numbers?

Praise for What's in the back of the Numbers?

“At loopy Eddie, we succeeded in perpetrating our monetary fraud for a few years simply because such a lot Wall road analysts and traders took without any consideration the integrity of our mentioned numbers. What’s in the back of the Numbers? teaches traders to significantly glance less than the outside and see pink flags which could aid them keep away from strength losses from fraudulent businesses like loopy Eddie.”
―Sam E. Antar, former loopy Eddie CFO and convicted felon

“I comprehend of no different e-book that larger teaches the reader how one can make sure profits caliber at a firm, so that you can steer clear of huge losses on shares you'll differently personal, and ranking gains by way of going brief. not just that, this ebook teaches you ways to develop wealth with small-cap shares in a fashion that may make worth deity Ben Graham proud. . . . crucial for any investor.”
―Jeff Fischer, Portfolio Manager, Motley idiot seasoned and Motley idiot Options

“Under [Del Vecchio and Jacobs’s] tutelage, forensic accounting is diminished to Math one hundred and one. We how to hire the metrics they use to show fi nancial chicanery in businesses, to unearth the easiest brief revenues, and to guard ourselves from possessing these shares probably to explode and wreak havoc in your portfolio. learn What’s in the back of the Numbers? so you could retain your portfolio away from ticking inventory bombs.
―Jeffrey A. Hirsch, leader marketplace Strategist, Magnet Æ Fund, and Editor-in-Chief, Stock & Commodity Trader’s Almanacs

“Wow! A must-read for a person who thinks they understand how to make cash within the inventory markets! Del Vecchio and Jacobs compelled me to confront the stark truth of What’s in the back of the Numbers? It isn’t beautiful. . . . the most effective books on making an investment i've got learn in years.”
―Tom Meredith, former leader monetary Officer of Dell Inc., enterprise capitalist

“This paintings should be a sought-after reference booklet between funding managers and analysts for years to come.”
―Janet J. Mangano, CFA Institute’s Financial Analysts Journal

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