A Review of The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham Modest Money1 Comment


The Intelligent Investor is the famous book written by Warren Buffet’s mentor, Benjamin Graham. This is one of the must read books for both average investors and Wall St. Brokers. In this book, Graham lays out his philosophy of investing and some key investing ideas that allow anyone to beat the market by following sound investing principles. The book primarily focuses on three points which I will briefly describe below.

Value Investing

Graham starts out by giving various examples of why there are stocks that are undervalued in the market place. This can occur for a number of reasons including one-time events, a bad quarter or just that the stock is out of favor with Wall St. These stocks present the best opportunities for purchase according to Graham; however, the financials must not be ignored in these cases. A company may be undervalued but you still need to make sure that there is no impact to the earnings and revenues. The goal is to find companies that are financially sound but out of favor and undervalued.

Valuing Companies

Graham likes to find good companies to research by looking for stocks where the price to book value is relatively low (1.4…

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