More Essential Reading for the Serious Investor

Tuesday's column was about the undeniable value of information in investing -- and that, in order to be a truly successful investor, one has to constantly be a learning machine. Business is a dynamic, rapidly evolving discipline that truly requires a massive consumption of information.

Yet many people don't know where to begin -- or, even worse, they don't spend nearly enough time reading before they commit capital. It's so easy today to look at a company's presentation on its investor-relations website, and examine the three financial statements, and to feel that adequate due diligence has been done. The reality is that this is only the first step....420 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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