Jim Slater's classic text brought back into print
Jim Slater makes available to the investor - whether the owner of only a few shares or an experienced investment manager with a large portfolio - the secrets of his success. Central to his strategy is The Zulu Principle, the benefits of homing in on a relatively narrow area.
Deftly blending anecdote and analysis, Jim Slater gives valuable selective criteria for buying dynamic growth shares, turnarounds, cyclicals, shells and leading shares. He also covers many other vitally relevant aspects of investment such as creative accounting, portfolio management, overseas markets and the investor's relationship with his or her broker.
From The Zulu Principle you will learn exactly when to buy shares and, even more important, when to sell - in essence, how to to make 'extraordinary profits from ordinary shares'.
Preface to the 1992 edition
Preface 2008, Jim Slater
2. Small dynamic growth shares
3. Earnings, growth rates and the PEG factor
4. Creative accounting
5. Liquidity, cash flow and borrowings
6. Something new
7. Competitive advantage
8. Momentum and relative strength
9. Other criteria
10. Weighting the criteria
11. Cyclicals and turnarounds
13. Asset situations and value investing
14. Leading shares
15. Overseas markets
16. Your broker and you
17. Portfolio management
18. The Market
19. Ten guidelines
Jim Slater trained as a Chartered Accountant but first became well-known for writing an investment column in The Sunday Telegraph under the nom-de-plume 'Capitalist' before starting Slater Walker in 1964. Since his high-profile days in the City, Jim has produced his autobiography and written many children's books and investment books including the best-selling The Zulu Principle. He devised Company REFS, a monthly company statistical guide, and recently took advantage of the commodities boom by co-founding Galahad Gold which over four years made profits averaging 66% per annum from gold, molybdenum and uranium investments.
Jim is currently Deputy Chairman of Agrifirma Services Limited which advises Agrifirma Brazil, an agricultural company based in Brazil, in which he has a substantial investment. Jim continues to invest actively in the UK stockmarket with a particular interest in mining stocks.
Praise for the original edition
"Jim Slater was, for a time, the single most powerful influence on the business scene. Twenty years on, he has refined, honed and distilled his investment thoughts into a book that is vintage Slater: innovative, imaginative, original and fresh with sophisticated investment methods made to seem simple and glaringly obvious - if only you'd thought of them before."
- Ivan Fallon, Sunday Times
"When I was making my run from being a small business man to something larger, Jim Slater dominated the City. Somehow or other he was involved in virtually every major deal. He rode the waves with unprecedented skill, imagination and charisma. No wonder this book is an essential building block for understanding investment."
- Sir James Goldsmith
"Jim Slater's book is very readable, alive and fascinating. For anyone seriously interested in investment, it is essential reading. I recommend it strongly."
- Lord Hanson