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The Intelligent Investor

The Intelligent Investor

A Book of Practical Counsel

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"By far the best book on investing ever written." -- Warren Buffett

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing"--which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies--has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles.

Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.

Publisher: New York : Harper/Collins Business Essentials, 2006, c2003
Edition: Rev. ed., 1st Collins Business Essentials ed
ISBN: 9780060555665
Call Number: 332.678 G76i 2006
Characteristics: xiv, 623 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Zweig, Jason


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Graham's philosophy of "value investing"--which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies--has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

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Mar 21, 2019

I wouldn't have understood this book without the subsequent chapters where some of Graham's ideas were explained in more modern terms. Very helpful book to understand the basics of investing.

Aug 18, 2018

Intelligent Investor is considered the bible of investing specifically Value Investing written by Benjamin Graham the influential investor who made Value Investing. This book describes the idea that businesses are sometimes are priced lower than their intrinsic value, this method of investing has given investors some of the biggest profits with minimal losses. This book and its methods have been used by billionaires like Bill Ackman, Michael Burry, Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt. I would rate this book 5/5 since it is arguably the greatest book on investing, the only problem being it may be too complex for the average person and some knowledge of the financial world is required. People interested in learning how to passively make money with proper investing practices may find interest in this book since it has simple principles and is synonymous with common sense investing. This may be contradictory to what I said before but truthfully it is the practices that are simple, what makes this book complicated are the words used since they have to apply to the world of finance, so to the enterprising investor hearing “liquidity ratio” may be confusing when to someone who knows finance jargon they will understand it as “how fast we can pay back debts”. @selfhelpguru of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Many practical uses can come from books, rather than simply enjoying a well-told story. Investing is an interest of many, but can be very unpredictable in the real world. Benjamin Graham makes investing a much more inspiring, since his book contains countless strategies and advice on the works of the markets. Although the language is somewhat outdated (because it was published in 1949), the revised editions are recommended for a more thorough read. The Intelligent Investor is critically acclaimed by scholars, with the teaching of the functions of securities, market fluctuations, and dividends. What sets this particular book apart from the dozens of self-help investment guides is the effectiveness of the prose and flow of ideas -- Graham uses the allegory of Mr. Market, a useful tool in showing the attitude of investors. Whether the market has a pattern or the economy has changed, The Intelligent Investor will demonstrate the professional choices in obtaining the most from investments. Rating: 4.5 of 5 @Mercurial_Series of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 14, 2018

Forget waiting... If you want to be a billionaire... This book is worth BUYING!

Nov 07, 2017

An invaluable and easy to read book for anybody interested in investing

Nov 06, 2017

The paperback edition is blue, white and silver. The copy I received is ragged.

Feb 24, 2015

would the person having it read more quickly i have been waiting for months

Amalia Trusca
Oct 14, 2011

Although a little hard to understand in some of the parts, because of the language that was used in those years, it was a very good book, essential for any investor, I would say! Read it, and you will understand a lot from the stock market .
Commentaries for every chapter is available, another good resource, as those were written in 2003, I believe, more in our world :)


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