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Subject: Re: Help! Date: 6/23/2004 8:20 AM
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Hi Stratis,

A textbook that I read for my financial planning courses that has been very instrumental in my defining my investment strategy is "Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management" by Frank K. Reilly and Keith C. Brown.

It is a textbook, and as such, it is a bit difficult to read large chunks in one sitting. It is an excellent reference book, though, and it will expose you to several different investment theories, from EMH (Efficient Market Hypothesis) to individual security analysis to asset allocation, etc.

"The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham (see http://www.bufferstock.org/graham.htm ) can give you a great background to investing, from one of the foremost value investors of all time.

And, most importantly of all, take a look at http://www.freeedgar.com or another free SEC filings web site, and read through the 10-Q filings of a few companies to see if the work necessary to perform individual securities analysis is something up your alley.

Best of luck to you,
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