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The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing

The Intelligent Investor:The Classic Text on Value Investing

Benjamin Graham

Summarized September 2018

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SKU: 9182

ISBN: 0060752610

Price: $12.50

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As Warren Buffett says, Benjamin Graham's classic, The Intelligent Investor, is “By far the best book on investing ever written.” It overflows with the wisdom at the core of all good portfolio management.

The hallmark of Graham's philosophy is not profit maximization but loss minimization. In this respect, The Intelligent Investoris a book for true investors, not speculators or day traders. He provides, "in a form suitable for the laymen, guidance in adoption and execution of an investment policy" (1). This policy is inherently for the longer term and requires a commitment of effort. Where the speculator follows market trends, the investor uses discipline, research, and his analytical ability to make unpopular but sound investments in bargains relative to current asset value. Graham coaches the investor to develop a rational plan for buying stocks and bonds, and he argues that this plan must be a bulwark against emotional behavior that will always be tempting during abrupt bull and bear markets.

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