Summary of The Intelligent Investor

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This classic book on investing belongs on every investor’s bookshelf. The principles that Benjamin Graham outlines are the very precepts that have guided such great investors as Warren Buffett and such mutual fund innovators as John Bogle, the noted Vanguard Group founder, who wrote this edition’s foreword. First published in 1949, Graham’s text shows a few signs of age, most notably in its discussion of interest rates, investment vehicles such as savings bonds and other time-sensitive subjects. However, those are minor issues. Most of Graham’s counsel on fundamental investing is timeless. getAbstract highly recommends this seminal book to all investors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to understand the fundamental principles of value investing as propounded by its founder Benjamin Graham, the man who taught Warren Buffett how to invest.

About the Author

Benjamin Graham (1894-1976), the father of value investing, was also the author of Security Analysis and The Interpretation of Financial Statements.



Foreword by John Bogle

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    null 1 month ago
    This was awesome. Very informative
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    Muy entretenido el tema que se plantea en el libro, gran autor
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    Nik Prasad 2 years ago
    really bad summary as this has no mention of margin of safety
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      Nahshon Malloy 4 months ago
      Agreed. This summary is lacking.

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