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

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

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 203 x 241 x 32mm | 906g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • ed
  • w. tables.
  • 0071621423
  • 9780071621427
  • 400,789

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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.
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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
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About Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham was the author of many influential investment books, including the classic Security Analysis, now in its sixth edition. The first proponent of the value school of investing and founder and former president of the Graham-Newman corporation investment fund, Graham taught at Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Business from 1927 through 1957.

Rodney G. Klein is a Wall Street historian and former student of Benjamin Graham at UCLA. He founded the Klein Stock Market Museum & Library in Massillon, Ohio.
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