There are a lot of books in the marketplace about investing. Many of the more popular ones are stories about this event or that event and lionize or demonize an individual or group of individuals who went through some recent events. Not all books have been very helpful in creating or maintaining an intelligent investment strategy, in my opinion.
Recently I was given a book to get my opinion on it. Frankly, it can be looked on as a bible by some and of no interest to many others. The book, “Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts” by James Valentine, CFA (McGraw Hill), is not a “tell all” type of book, but rather gives practical insight to the inner workings of a research analyst at a large investment firm.
While a consumer would soon get lost in all the day to day details of topics such as managing information flow, time management, communicating stock ideas and ethical decision making; this is an excellent resource for those who may be researching a career in the investment business, starting and/or developing their careers as a research analyst and maybe a few, individual investors who have the time and resources to do their own research.