The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Business & Economics - 640 pages
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The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham's Timeless Wisdom for Today's Market Conditions

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, this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.

  

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This masterpiece by Benjamin Graham was written with the individual investor in mind. In this easier-to-read book, Graham provides guidance for creating a portfolio, including suggested upper limits for valuation ratios. The original edition was published in 1949, and Graham tinkered with his suggestions for valuation in later editions. (AAII has three screens based on Grahamís strategies:Defensive Investor (Non-Utility), Defensive Investor (Utility) andEnterprising Investor) 

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Contents

Things to Consider About PerShare Earnings
310
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 12
322
A Comparison of Four Listed Companies
330
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 13
339
Stock Selection for the Defensive Investor
347
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 14
367
Stock Selection for the Enterprising Investor
376
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 15
396

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 4
101
The Defensive Investor and Common Stocks
112
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 5
124
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 6
145
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 7
179
The Investor and Market Fluctuations
188
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 8
213
The Investor and His Advisers
257
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 10
272
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 11
302
Convertible Issues and Warrants
403
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 16
418
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 17
438
A Comparison of Eight Pairs of Companies
446
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 18
473
Dividend Policy
487
COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 19
497
Margin of Safety as the Central Concept
512
Appendixes
537
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Benjamin Graham (1894-1976), the father of value investing, has been an inspiration for many of today's most successful businesspeople. He is also the author of Securities Analysis and The Interpretation of Financial Statements.

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