Foreword. Preface. The Need for Additional Investment Books. Part I. Adjusting to the Key Influences of the 1960's. Stocks and Inflation; Institutional Buying; Foreign. Competition; Increased Population; The Economists. Go Out, the Psychologists Come In. Part II. How the Greatest Increases in Stock Values Come About. Alert Corporate Management; A New Concept. The Role of Institutional Buying; A Reward Usually Overlooked. Part III. You and Where Your Investment Business Must Go. Methods of Investment Evaluation; Five Steps for Selecting the Right Investment Counselor. Part IV. Trivia, but not Entirely. What About Mergers? Voting Rights and Proxy. Fights; Stocks and Election Prospects. Part V. Major Growth Industries of the 1960's. Chemical; Electronics; Drug; Others; The False. Growth Industries of the Postwar Market; What About Oils? Index.
PHILIP A. FISHER (1907-2004) began his career as a securities analyst in 1928 and founded Fisher & Company, an investment counseling business, in 1931. He is known as one of the pioneers of modern investment theory. After writing this book, Fisher taught at Stanford as one of only three to ever teach the Graduate School of Business Investment Management course. His other writings include investment classics such as Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, Conservative Investors Sleep Well, and Developing an Investment Philosophy. KEN FISHER is best known for his prestigious "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, where his twenty-three-year tenure of high-profile calls makes him the fourth longest-running columnist in Forbes's ninety-year history. Ken is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, a multi-product money management firm with over $40 billion under management. His success has ranked him #297 on the 2006 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. He is a regular in the media and has appeared in most major American finance or business periodicals. Fisher also recently authored the New York Times bestseller The Only Three Questions That Count, also published by Wiley.