cover image The Financial Times Global Guide to Investing

The Financial Times Global Guide to Investing

Morton. FT Press, $75 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-273-61414-2

This compendium of investment advice by no fewer than 125 British and American newsletter writers, institutional investors, and economists reveals few secrets, though there are some high spots in this loosely organized, eclectic mix. The essays often serve as a sampling of the writer's philosophy or methodology. For example, closed-end fund expert Thomas Herzfeld's entry begs for the more complete explanation found in his book, Herzfeld's Guide to Closed-End Funds (McGraw, 1993). Mark Hulbert's intelligent commentary on how best to use investment newsletters is all too brief. And, Sir John Templeton's advice to buy undervalued companies for the long term is short on specifics. Given the range of investment topics covered, libraries adding this book will serve patrons best by providing the most complete cataloging possible.--Joseph Barth, U.S. Military Acad. Lib., West Point, N.Y.