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How to Value Shares and Outperform the Market by Glenn Martin

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Prologue: The birth of my new valuation system

Investing is in my blood. My father was a very successful private investor and I started to read his copy of the Financial Times from an early age.

My experience has shown me that share investing is an essential component of successful personal financial planning. Today, because of the demise of final salary pension schemes, investing is a critical activity for most people who lack inherited wealth and wish to establish long-term financial security.

Rescuing a derivatives firm

In 1994, when I was working for a European bank, I was sent to rescue a European equity derivatives boutique which the bank had acquired. Equity derivatives are traded securities whose value is dependent on the price ...

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