The Davis Dynasty: Fifty Years of Successful Investing on Wall Street

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Wiley, Aug 20, 2001 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
A half-century of Wall Street history as seen through the lives ofits most illustrious family
This compelling new narrative from bestselling author JohnRothchild tells the story of three generations of the legendaryDavis family, who rank among the most successful investors in thehistory of the Street. With a novelist's wit and eye for tellingdetail, Rothchild chronicles the financial escapades of thiseccentric, pioneering clan, providing a vivid portrait of fiftyyears of Wall Street history along the way. Rothchild shadows theDavis family's holdings through two lengthy bull markets, twosavage and seven mild bear markets, one crash, and twenty-fivecorrections and, in the process, reveals the strategies behind thefamily's uncanny ability to consistently beat the markets.
The Davis Dynasty begins in 1947, the year Shelby Davis quit hisjob as a state bureaucrat and, armed with $50,000 of his wife'smoney, took the plunge into stock investing. By the time he died in1994, he had multiplied his wife's original stake 8,000 times! Thestory continues with his son, Shelby, who established one of themost successful funds of the past thirty years. The finalcharacters in this enthralling family saga are grandsons Chris andAndrew. Both surrendered to the Davis family passion for investingand both went on to earn reputations as investment luminaries intheir own right.
John Rothchild (Miami Beach, FL) co-wrote the blockbusters One Upon Wall Street, Beating the Street, and Learn to Earn with PeterLynch. He is the author of Survive and Profit in Ferocious Markets(Wiley: 0-471-34882-1), A Fool and His Money (Wiley:0-471-25138-0), and Going for Broke. He has written for Harper's,Rolling Stone, Esquire, and other leading magazines and he hasappeared on the Today Show, the Nightly Business Report, and CNBC.

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Rather disorganized biography of the Davis family of value investors, not much specific detail on value investing techniques, it's a breezy read. Read full review

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Books on successful Wall Street investors have become common currency in publishing. Here, Rothchild (One Up On Wall Street) examines the legendary Shelby Davis, who founded Davis Selected Advisors in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Davis Meets His Bankroll
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From the Great Depression to the Hitler Crisis
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Copyright

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JOHN ROTHCHILD wrote, with Peter Lynch, the blockbusters One Up on Wall Street, Beating the Street, and Learn to Earn. Rothchild is the sole author of The Bear Book, A Fool and His Money, and Going for Broke. A former editor of the Washington Monthly and Fortune magazine, Rothchild has written for Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and other magazines. He has appeared on the Today show, the Nightly Business Report, and CNBC.

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