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Contrarian Investment Strategies in the Next Generation has 21 ratings and 2 Canadian born value investor David Dreman founded New Jersey based. David Dreman’s name is synonymous with the term ‘contrarian investing’, and . In Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation, Dreman’s focus on. His other widely acclaimed books were: Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation, (), Psychology and the Stock Market, ();Contrarian.

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Sign of market bottom? Even the detractors of contrarian methods concede this much. To improve the flow I have attempted to relegate footnotes, particularly those providing further detail on research findings, to the back of the work.

Though millions of words have been written about crisis and panic, a systematic approach to profiting from them has to this time never been presented. This completely new work, in fact, represents a major expansion of contrarian methods from my original books in the late seventies and early eighties, a result of important new findings in the past few years.

This market is different, said many experts who called it a “new era. The strategies do not look nearly as clear-cut under these circumstances. When you understand them, you can avoid the mistakes of both the market’s pros and it’s “patent medicine men. Crisis, as I hope to show you in chapter 12, provides enormous opportunity for those who can follow the guidelines that will be laid down.

They simply ignored the enormous money to be made in these fast-track stocks. Elton Tick rated it liked it May 22, In one age the rage was tulips, in another collectibles, in another stocks or real estate – but at any moment, most investors rush for the same door at once, and many get trampled.

While this work is not a tract on investment theories, to successfully implement contrarian strategies you must understand why some methods work while others consistently fail.


The strategies by themselves are not dissimilar to McClellan’s situation after capturing the Confederate battle plans. We’ve studied, extracted and computerized the methodology allowing stocks to be screened and ranked based on the value method.

Inhe founded his first investment firm, Dreman Value Management, Inc.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Dreman was awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Manitoba in and is a member of the Board of Invesgment of the university.

A number of recent academic studies corroborate this exciting work. The book will also look at a number of important issues not related to contrarian strategies. Abby Joseph Cohen, of Goldman Sachs, a gracious and intelligent professional, is the straregies acclaimed market strategist of our day. It was a dead heat—in fact, U.

Dreman advises to sell stocks when their PE-ratios rise to the average market level or when corporate fundamentals show long term degradation. Dreman goes further in his analysis than bottom-feeding on price-based measures, however.

Since surprises are a way of life in the marketplace, this knowledge geenration be a potent tool in our new investment strategies. Jul 31, Christopher Pepper rated it really liked it Shelves: Without this understanding, I’m afraid no book is going to improve your investment results all that much.

Having studied market manias, I came out alive, but still left the better part of my gains on the table. Reynolds for many years. Jack Nettleton rated it really liked it May 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. They have been precious metals and collectibles in the s, real estate in the s, or investing in the emerging Asian markets in the past few years. The work further demonstrates that measures of risk used to evaluate mutual funds and money managers are seriously straategies, and can actually harm the invetor.

The final aspect of the book is the influence on the reader of widely accepted but dremxn investment thinking. Dreman is on the board of directors of the Institute of Behavioral Finance, publisher of the Journal of Behavioral Finance.


Ivestment Editionpages. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The contrarian ideas would be scooped up immediately, soon outdistancing my years of work, perhaps even before my first book was published.

Contrarian Investment Strategies in the Next Generation

Some things were clear to me as I wrote this introduction in the first weeks of What’s more, it was relatively simple to use. What we shall find is a theory built on air. Trivia About Contrarian Invest Knowing these principles won’t make it a cakewalk.

They were more political disasters than anything else. Still, those investors who maintain more of a contrarian mindset and appreciate the tenants of value investing would be well-served by looking at the Dreman-inspired model and learning from it.

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Subscribe to ValueWalk Newsletter. These errors are so systematic that the knowledgeable investor can take advantage of them. To ensure that a company is fundamentally and financially sound, he uses metrics such as return-on-equity, profit margin, and debt-equity ratio in his analysis. The overreaction theory, although revolutionary, is elegant in its simplicity.

SSB marked it as to-read Feb 02, The concepts are similar to mass-media advertising – you accept the brand names well before you know what’s in the package.

‘Contrarian Investment Strategies’ de David Dreman

As a result, they drived to lower relative levels than at any time since World War II. Although they have provided outstanding research identifying many behavioral errors, they have not as yet fully recognized just how lethal these psychological pitfalls are for investors.

But you will still have to avoid some tricky psychological pitfalls, especially in crisis. But hindsight, in and of itself, has never made an investor money.