The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham:
The classic bestseller by Benjamin Graham, perhaps the greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, The Intelligent Investor has taught and inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Since its original publication in 1949, Benjamin Graham’s book has remained the most respected guide to investing, due to his timeless philosophy of “value investing,” which helps protect investors against the areas of possible substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies with which they will be comfortable down the road.
Over the years, market developments have borne out the wisdom of Benjamin Graham’s basic policies. Here he takes account of both the defensive and the enterprising investor, outlining the principles of stock selection for each, and stressing the advantages of a simple portfolio policy. Among the book’s special features are the use of numerous comparisons of pairs of common stocks to bring out their elements of strength and weakness and the construction of investment portfolios designed to meet specific requirements of quality and price attractiveness.
The Intelligent Investor may be the most important book you will ever read on making your investments a success.
“The Intelligent Investor is the best book ever written for the stockholder,” says author and investment counselor John Train. Benjamin Graham’s classic work offers sound and safe principles for investing-principles that have worked for more than forty years since the first edition was published. With an introduction and appendix by Warren Buffett, one of Graham’s most famous students in investing strategy, this book takes account of both the defensive and the enterprising investor.
“By far the best book on investing ever written.” — Warren E. Buffett
“There have been other good books written about money since 1841, but only a few hold up. The best known and most likely to make you money is The Intelligent Investor.” — Andrew Tobias
“Graham ranks as this century’s (and perhaps history’s) most important thinker on applied portfolio investment.” — John Train, author of The Money Masters