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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness; New edition edition (6 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060752610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060752613
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“By far the best book on investing ever written.” (Warren Buffett)

“If you read just one book on investing during your lifetime, make it this one” (Fortune)

“The wider Mr. Graham’s gospel spreads, the more fairly the market will deal with its public.” (Barron's)

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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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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. W. J. Haines on 11 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I thoroughly enjoyed Ben Graham's book. Certainly the concept of buying a share in a company on its underlying value and prediction of growth makes lots of sense. You only have to look back at the dot com boom and bust to recall when we all got carried away acting on share price rather than value. More recently the enormous share prices our banks reached were revealed to be based on sand rather than sound foundations. Some of the concepts for making an accurate valuation of company worth are out of date. For example in Graham's time firms had a lot more tangible assets such premises and plant and machinery and warehouse based inventory that it owned outright with a demonstrable value. Obviously the future value of these could be reasonably appreciated or deprecated over a period of future time and if the company folded these assets could be sold at what ever price the market dictated.

But modern business is not so straightforward. Many firms now hire plant and machinery (if they need or have any at all) and premises are often rented. Many firms rely on just in time processes or drop shippers so we don't have the concept of a fixed stock of finished items that can be valued. Also many organisations have massive debt, which in the event of meltdown will need to be settled long before the humble shareowner gets a look in.

So basic value estimation of many of our large companies rely on asset values that are more difficult to predict (staff knowledge and ability / market contacts) Look at Amazon or ebay, both hugely successful but in terms of hard tangible assets that you could go and kick they have almost nothing. That said, the basic thought process that Ben Graham goes through in his book is as important today as it was 70 or 80 years back. I would suggest that people interested in Warren Buffett and his investment philosophy would enjoy reading this book and get a good understanding of how Warren approaches his investments.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Feb. 2007
Format: Hardcover
This classic book on investing belongs on the bookshelf of every investor. The principles that Benjamin Graham outlines are the very precepts that guided such great investors as Warren Buffett, and such mutual fund innovators as John Bogle, the noted Vanguard Group founder, who wrote this edition's foreword. First published in 1949, the text shows a few signs of age, most notably in its discussion of interest rates, investment vehicles such as savings bonds and other time-sensitive subjects. However, those are minor issues. When Benjamin Graham writes about categories of investors, approaches to security analysis, the proper disposition investors should have toward market moves, and other fundamental investment subjects, his advice is timeless. We highly recommend this seminal book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By demola on 30 Mar. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Brilliant. Utterly brilliant. If you want to manage money and you haven't read this you may need to have your head examined. That's probably a bit harsh as this book focuses almost purely on equity investments. There's virtually nothing on bonds (apart from buy good quality bonds) but this book was published in 1949. There's consequently nothing on derivatives, hedge funds, CDOs or private equity etc etc. Yes it's dated a bit. To be honest none of that matters. Doesn't matter at all for what's really important is mind approach. What's the mindset to approach any investment? This is what Graham literally drills into you. It was like a switch was turned on. I'm going to be an investment manager and I have read the theories and studied the tools. But am I really ready for it? I am much more so now I have read this book. I won't give anything away here but I will repeat that if you want to manage money and you haven't read this book you may need to have your head examined. It's also a humorous read.

Some reviewer moaned about torn pages. This is a well finished hardback book with that old torn pages look and feel. That's the way they made it. It's got nothing to do with poor quality. Some people ...
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By Jan on 23 Mar. 2014
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It was a nice read with very interesting facts written inside. It truly is a book of rarity. The book is a bit edged out all copy's come out like that no idea why but it is not really a bother and it still is a high quality book none the less.
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By Sitara Singh on 9 Dec. 2014
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I'm still reading this book, but it sure is a page turner! Sure, it is a little old fashioned, but it's rules and principles apply even in the 21st Century.
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If its good enough for Mr Buffet then it must be a good book. A little confusing to read for the non-professioanl inverstor
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It is worth reading, even if some of ideas seem old-fashioned. Interesting and written as a revelation, I would say.
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The books is exactly what I expected. It's the best value investing book that I read so far. I totally recommend it
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