The Intelligent Investor

The Classic Text on Value Investing

Ranked #1 in Stocks, Ranked #1 in Financesee more rankings.

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. less

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Warren Buffett CEO/Berkshire HathawayTo invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What's needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework. This book precisely and clearly prescribes the proper framework. You must provide the emotional discipline. (Source)

Jamie Dimon CEO/JPMorgan ChaseRecommends this book

Kevin Rose Co-founder/DiggThe foundation for investing. A lot of people have used this as their guide to getting into investment, basic strategies. Actually Warren Buffett cites this as the book that got him into investing and he says that principles he learned here helped him to become a great investor. Highly recommend this book. It’s a great way understand what’s going on and how to evaluate different companies out there before you make an investment. (Source)

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Michael Hebenstreit If you want to get into stock trading or in case you want to become an investor, then I definitely would recommend to read the book I already mentioned and in addition: The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. (Source)

DJ Vlad The single biggest influence on how I buy and sell stocks. (Source)

John Kay The idea is that you look at the underlying value of the company’s activities instead of relying on market gossip. (Source)

Grant Cardone The typical investor “follows the market” and learns bad investment habits trying to beat the market. Graham gives you an alternative from that mistake, teaching you to avoid allowing your emotions to control your investment decisions. A great point from this book I got was that it’s a mistake to forecast the future of stocks exclusively by pulling data from the past. [...] This book is a great start for those looking to become millionaires. Don’t get into stocks, but if you do, read through this book carefully first. (Source)

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