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This classic book secured Benjamin Graham's status as a Wall Street immortal.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 4.75" Height: 5.75" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Nov 25, 2003
Publisher American Media International
ISBN 1932378073 ISBN13 9781932378078
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More About Benjamin Graham
Benjamin Graham was a seminal figure on Wall Street and is widely acknowledged to be the father of modern security analysis. The founder of the value school of investing and founder and former president of the Graham-Newman corporation investment fund, Graham taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business from 1928 through 1957. He popularized the examination of price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios, debt-to-equity ratios, dividend records, book values, and earnings growth, and also wrote the popular investors' guide The Intelligent Investor.
David Dodd was a colleague of Benjamin Graham's at Columbia University, where he was an assistant professor of finance.
Benjamin Graham was born in 1894 and died in 1976.
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Excellent reference book for every investor Nov 3, 2007
After reading "Intelligent Investor", I wanted to get into the more technical stuff so I got this book. There is excellent stuff in this book but for an individual investor managing her own money some of the recommended research is not practical. The book is more appropraite for someone who works in the industry such as a mutual fund manager. For example as an individual investor it is just not possible for you to obtain all the necessary information on competitors, industry, suppliers, etc... on every company whose stock you own. The book is very thorough and certainly an excellent reference. In order to follow the authors' recommendation you will have to quit your day job however. Great text book for a business school class.
The 1934 edition is the last edition you should buy. Apr 7, 2007
My star rating is for the 1934 edition, but this review may appear for other editions of the book.
The 1934 edition came out before the creation of the SEC and deals with a lot of accounting irregularities that are not such a problem today. I suggest you buy a newer edition.
Some people seem to have a preference for the 1940 edition. The 1951 edition was the first one written after the Great Depression, so it dealt with businesses in a more normal economic environment. The 1962 edition was the last written directly by Graham and Dodd, but it is currently unavailable. The 1988 edition is the most recent edition of Security Analysis, but it was updated by other authors years after Graham had died. The 1988 edition is the one currently used as a textbook for Columbia University's Security Analysis course.
Best Book on Stocks Jan 16, 2007
The best book for stock analysis. The thing that impresses me the most is that it takes investors emotions into account--the main reason people don't make money in stocks.
Best investing book I've ever read Jan 17, 2006
Yes, this is the best investing book I've ever read, but I never read the 2nd or 3rd editions so maybe they are better? I do know that the 5th edition is absolutely horrible, it wasn't written by Graham and has nothing to do with this book, and you won't learn anything about investing from reading it.
You do need a strong background in accounting to understand this book. There are some archaic accounting terms used in the book that no longer apply today. A law school course in Corporations Law is helful here too.
Nevertheless, every more modern book on "value investing" never really explained it as well as this book written in 1934.
Yes, the book is long, but who said investing should be easy? If you want easy money, go to Vegas. I made hundreds of thousands of dollars in the stock market after I read this book. This book is more valuable than a college education and a lot cheaper.
A MUST read Aug 10, 2005
Security Analysis is the most important book ever written about the subject. (...)