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The Intelligent Investor

The Definitive Book on Value Investing
Publishing Year: 1949
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Are you someone who is interested in stock market investments? Always wanted to invest, but was doubtful about the risks and financial crisis involved? Well, then you’ve turned to the right book. ‘The Intelligent Investor’ outlines all the methods and risks involved in investing and will guide you to become a more successful investor.

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Lesson 1. Introduction.

Written by Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing has been widely acclaimed as the ‘best book on value investing’ for over decades. The book refers to the methods by which one can invest in stock markets and earn more money. It outlines all the intelligent investing and also risk-averse techniques for beginners who are looking to start investing.

 

Many people have used this great book and applied the methods involved to become successful. Perhaps, the most successful of them all is Warren Buffet. Yes, Warren Buffet, one of the richest businessmen in the world used the methods in the book to invest intelligently. He also mentioned that ‘The Intelligent Investor’ is the best book ever written on investing.

 

With the commentary of Jason Zweig and the writing of Graham, ‘The Intelligent investor’ acts as a thorough guide in explaining the principles of portfolio creation, stock and bond picking,  cost management, and stock ownership for a long-term investor.

Lesson 2. The Three Important Points.

 

To become an intelligent investor, it is essential to follow some key principles. According to Graham, Intelligent investing consists of three important points. They are:

  1. A thorough analysis of a company and the soundness of its business practices before the purchase of any of its stock.
  2. Making sure that you are protected against any severe losses.
  3. Not aspiring to extraordinary results, but aiming for ‘adequate’ performance.

 

The first point talks about the importance of analyzing the business principles of the company the person is looking forward to investing in. One has to be patient and calm in the long run. The long term development of a company depends on various factors.

 

A company’s financial structure, quality of the management, and the distribution of its profits and funds are a few areas to focus on before investing in it. Focusing on the big picture by examining the company’s financial history is important. An Intelligent investor doesn’t make the mistake of falling into a trap by looking at the short-term earnings of a company. 

 

The second point is to save yourself from the risk of losing all your money. No matter how promising a company might appear, never put all your money on a single stock. Divide your money adequately and invest in several different companies. Diversify your investments and protect your money from serious issues like tax frauds and scandals. 

 

The last point is to aim

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Benjamin Graham was known as the father of Value Investing. His love for finance kept burning bright, as he taught at the Columbian Business School. His keen interest in finance is what has made our present day investments fruitful.

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Chapter List
  • Lesson 1. Introduction.
  • Lesson 2. The Three Important Points.
  • Lesson 3. Investment and Speculation.
  • Lesson 4. Investment and Inflation.
  • Lesson 5. Don’t follow history blindly.
  • Lesson 6. Active-Investors and Defensive Investors.
  • Lesson 7. Mr. Market.
  • Lesson 8. Aggressive Investors. 
  • Lesson 9. Intelligent investors and their advisors.
  • Lesson 10. The Margin of Safety.
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In the summary of The Intelligent Investor book, there are 10 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1. Introduction.
  2. Lesson 2. The Three Important Points.
  3. Lesson 3. Investment and Speculation.
  4. Lesson 4. Investment and Inflation.
  5. Lesson 5. Don’t follow history blindly.
  6. Lesson 6. Active-Investors and Defensive Investors.
  7. Lesson 7. Mr. Market.
  8. Lesson 8. Aggressive Investors. 
  9. Lesson 9. Intelligent investors and their advisors.
  10. Lesson 10. The Margin of Safety.

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham was published in 1949.

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