Benjamin Graham on Investing: Enduring Lessons from the Father of Value Investing

Benjamin Graham on Investing: Enduring Lessons from the Father of Value Investing


By (author) Benjamin Graham, By (author) Rodney G. Klein

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 241mm x 32mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071621423
  • ISBN 13: 9780071621427
  • Sales rank: 396,204

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"They laid out a road map forinvesting that I have now beenfollowing for 57 years. There's beenno reason to look for another." -Warren Buffett, on thewritings of Benjamin Graham Legendary investing author and philosopherBenjamin Graham lived throughinteresting times. Soon after his graduationfrom Columbia College, the nation enteredthe First World War. As the stock market fluctuatedin wild dips and peaks, the governmentseized control of the railroad industry, inflationand interest rates rose dramatically, andeconomic depression loomed on the horizon. During these events-and perhaps inspiredby them-Graham began writing articles forThe Magazine of Wall Street, putting to paperhis earliest ideas on value investing and securityanalysis. For the first time, these important workshave been anthologized into a single volume.Benjamin Graham on Investing is a treasure troveof rare and out-of-print articles that documentthe early flashes of genius from a manwhose ideas and theories would revolutionizeinvestment philosophy and inspire the careersof such luminaries as Warren Buffett, SethKlarman, Charlie Munger, and countless othertop-tier investors. The early works of Benjamin Graham havenever been as relevant as they are today.The world's markets are undergoing changeon a scale not unlike that of Graham's era.David Darst, one of the world's most respectedexperts on asset allocation, provides insightfulanalyses connecting Graham's articles toevents today. ,i>Benjamin Graham on Investing is a timelessclassic that continues to have relevance morethan 30 years after the author's death.

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Benjamin Graham was the author of manyinfluential investment books, including theclassic Security Analysis, now in its sixth edition.The first proponent of the value schoolof investing and founder and former presidentof the Graham-Newman corporation investmentfund, Graham taught at ColumbiaUniversity's Graduate School of Business from1927 through 1957. Rodney G. Klein is aWall Street historian and former student ofBenjamin Graham at UCLA. He founded theKlein Stock Market Museum & Library inMassillon, Ohio. David M. Darst, CFA, is amanaging director of Morgan Stanley. Heserves as Chairman of the Asset AllocationCommittee and Chief Investment Strategistof the Global Wealth Management Group.Darst was the founding president of theMorgan Stanley Investment Group.

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Most famous for his investing classic "Security Analysis," first published by McGraw-Hill in 1934, Benjamin Graham wrote for "The Magazine of Wall Street" between 1917 and 1927. It was in these early articles that Graham began fleshing out what would eventually become some of the most influential investment theories in history. Now, for the first time, Graham s early writings are available exclusively in a single volume. "Benjamin Graham on Investing" is a rare presentation of the legendary investor s unique analytical style and methods for determining a company s true value. Writing from the last two years of World War I through the years leading up to the crash of 1929, Graham s articles are not only indicative of the economic turbulence of the period but also serve as timeless pieces of wisdom for any investor. Edited and featuring a preface by Rodney G. Klein, a former student of the legendary value investor, and with detailed commentary by asset allocation expert David M. Darst, this collection is a prized volume for any fan of Benjamin Graham."

Table of contents

Curiosities of the Bond List, 9/1917 Valuation Great Nothern Oil Certificates, 9/1917 Inspiration Copper Value, 4/1918 Nevada Consolidated 5/1918 Rock Island vs. Missouri Pacific, 5/1918 Cash Position with Industrials, 7/1918 Secrets of Invested Capital, 8/1918 Great Steel Tax Mystery 9/1918 American Agriculture and Virginia Caroline, 9/1918 Sad Case of MK&T Bonds, 10/1918 Attractive Peace Bonds, 10/1918 Safe Investments with High Yields 11/1918 Hidden Assets of Consolidated Gas 12/1918 Bargain Hunting Through Bond List, 1/1919 B&O for C&O, 2/1919 Where War Earnings Have Gone 3/1919 Attractive Industrial Preferred Stocks 4/1919 A Profitable Switch to Stocks 5/1919 Coal Situation and Coal Stocks 7/1919 Strategic Switches in Railroad Issues 8/1919 Art of Hedging 2/1920 Which is the Best Sugar Stock? 4/1920 The Collapse of American International 12/1920 Reading Railroad, 10/1923 Reading the Market's Sleeping Beauty 11/1924 Simple Tests for Determining Value of Railroad Preferred Stocks 12/1924 Diversified List of Low Priced Stocks 1/25 Van Sweringen Scheme 3/1926 The Reorganizing of St. Paul Van Sweringen Scheme 1/1927 Riddle of US Steel's Book Value 7/1926 Mr. Shareholder, Do You Know When Periodic Stock Dividends Help and When They Hurt You? 9/1926 New Era of Discrimination in Selection of Securities 1/1927