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Buying at the Point of Maximum Pessimism: Six Value Investing Trends from China to Oil to Agriculture, Safari

By Scott Phillips, Lauren Templeton

Published by FT Press

Published Date: Apr 29, 2010

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This is the Safari online edition of the printed book.

“Sir John’s ability to comprehend complex concepts and distill these into money-making ideas for his investors was legendary. With this book, Scott Phillips extends Sir John Templeton’s crystal clear vision to some of tomorrow’s most interesting and powerful money-making opportunities. All readers should be prepared to learn–and profit!”

Jeffrey Everett, Founding Partner, Everkey Global Partners

 

“The brilliant global investing strategy of Sir John Templeton finds new life in Scott Phillips’ Buying at the Point of Maximum Pessimism. With the U.S. in trouble, savvy international investing is a must, and this book shows you the best places to put your money for serious profits ahead.”

Christopher Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax Media, Inc.

 

“In Buying at the Point of Maximum Pessimism, Scott Phillips delivers a road map to investment success traveled by the very few but guaranteed to lead you to enormous profits. The book offers a delightful, common sense approach to investing that unfortunately is not so common.”

Robert P. Miles, author, The Warren Buffett CEO

 

"If you want to mitigate your risks while leveraging your long-term sources for growth, read every page of this book and invest accordingly. In ten or twenty years you will look back and be thankful you did.”  

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Ph.D., Research Professor, Yale University and CEO, The Roosevelt Group

 

Value Investing for the 2010s! Earn Consistent Long-Term Profits in a Radically New Market Environment

 

Legendary value investor Sir John Templeton knew the secret of earning consistent profits: In times of maximum pessimism, recognize what your long-term opportunities are–and be ready to pounce. This book shows you where today’s long-term opportunities are, so you can earn outsized profits when the “herd” is running away in terror.

 

Lauren Templeton Capital Management’s Scott Phillips identifies six powerful value investing themes for the 2010s: areas of long-term growth that become even more compelling in volatile or bear markets. This is value investing for the 2010s: a set of emerging opportunities you can profit from, while other investors are selling in fear!

Table of Contents

Foreword . . . xiii

Acknowledgments . . . xv

About the Author . . . xvi

Introduction . . . 1

Chapter 1: The Fed Sentences the Consumer to Debtor’s Prison . . .7

An Economic Recovery Built on Borrowed Money . . . 8

The Fed’s Potion of Low Rates and Rising Home Prices Becomes an Economic Elixir . . . 14

A Chicken in Every Pot? Try a Hummer in Every Garage. . . 15

The Three Cs of Credit Give Way to Financial Innovation . . . 19

Chapter 2: The Biggest Gamblers Go “All In” on the Housing Bet . . .35

Trouble in Paradise . . . 37

The Canary Died Unheard from the Boardrooms, Yachts, and Golf Courses . . . 39

The Credit Bubble Draws in Every Last Bull . . . 46

Chapter 3: Financial Chaos . . . 53

The Crisis Moves from Subprime to Prime Time . . . 61

Chapter 4: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? . . . 71

An Alphabet Soup of Rescue Acronyms Will Save Us. . . 72

Strategy Number Two: Spend Our Way Out of a Spending Problem . . . 75

The Vestigial Effects of the Crisis Come into Focus . . . 79

The Visible Hand Is Coming into View, and It’s All Thumbs . . . 92

Chapter 5: A New Landscape for Investors . . . 101

Entrepreneurialism Is Thriving in Many Key Emerging Markets. . . . 105

Crisis Is an Opportunity for Those in a Position to Seize the Opportunity. . . 111

The New Landscape . . . 113

Chapter 6: China: Ready for Prime Time . . . 117

A Culture Well Suited for Capitalism. . . 119

Putting Those Rainy-Day Savings to Work in the Worst Storm of the Past Century . . . 122

Urbanization Is the Growth Engine . . . 126

The Path Toward Consumerism and the Domestic Economy. . . 128

Prime-Time Products . . . 135

Chapter 7: Proteins and Agribusiness: Billions and Billions to Be Served . . .141

Where’s the Beef (and Chicken and Pork, Too)? . . . 142

Eating Good in the Global Neighborhood . . . 146

Brazil Has the Competitive Advantages in Agribusiness. . . 152

Strong Fundamentals Across the Value Chain. . .161

Chapter 8: Formula for Success: Rise Early, Work Hard, Strike Oil . . .165

In the Long Term, Healthy Demand Meets Higher Cost Supply. . . 170

Market Distortions from the Fed’s Loose Credit and Easy Money . . . 179

Seeking Alternatives in the Hydrocarbon Space. . . 191

Chapter 9: An All-Too-Common Tragedy . . . 201

Human Behavior Is Timeless . . . 202

Strong Demand Underscores the Overexploitation . . . 206

A Tragedy Leads to an Opportunity . . . 210

Chapter 10: What Happens When 700 Million Students Want Extra Help?. . .217

Spending on Education Takes Precedence in Many Emerging-Market Households. . . 220

The Role of Technology and Innovation . . . 223

10 Million Students Applying for 6 Million Spots in College–No Pressure . . . 225

Continuing Education. . . 227

Financial Crisis Portends Continued Growth in the Emerging-Market Education Services. . . 230

Education Plays and Their Fundamental Dynamics . . . 234

Chapter 11: A Rare Opportunity . . . 241

Demand for Global Technology Remains Strong. . . 242

It’s Not Easy Being Green . . . 245

There Is Oil in the Middle East; There Are Rare Earths in China. . . 249

Index . . . 257

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ISBN-10: 0-13-708446-3

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-708446-3

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