About the Book

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.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.

Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.

About the Author

Benjamin Graham (1894-1976), the father of value investing, has been an inspiration for many of today's most successful businesspeople. He is also the author of Securities Analysis and The Interpretation of Financial Statements.

About the Reviews

This book was definitely a lot to digest and should be read and reread over time to reinforce and imprint the message. It's not going to be the book that you read and then go out and become a billionaire overnight its just going to introduce you to a way of thinking that could be different then what you are used to. i would say that you should probably read this book with a pen and pad to take not and understand the finance jargon but besides that it is a timeless read that is most definitely worth picking up.


So far into my career, this book has un-ironically been one the greatest investments I have made so far.

This is a great book for anyone who is interested in introducing themselves into the world of investing, or wants to hone their skills and better themselves. Although, while a great book I would not recommend it to anyone who doesn't have the discipline to treat this book as a college textbook. Annotate, take notes, and create a guide. If you want to start taking investing seriously and want to begin practicing the discipline of self education, this is the book for you.

Best of luck to everybody.


Most churches have no retirement plans for preachers. Of course the church might give them a little extra to put away, but there is little Human Resource management to help the minister in creating a savings plan. So with that said, I continue to read and study the art of investing to attempt to provide my family with something if something happens to me. This is one of the classic investing books, and is highly recommended by Warren Buffett. What was amazing was the readability of the book. It was a joy to read and highly interesting. The commentary on each chapter was helpful too. The book talks about safe approaches to investing in stocks and bonds. It seems right now, the bond market yields so little, there is little advantage in holding these assets than cash. Also for stocks, there is too many ways to lose in the market. Often the smartest thing to do is to invest in the SP 500 and go away. Often actions creates loses. This book is probably not for the basic investor that ways to save a little each month, but someone who desires to be a little proactive or a little aggressive. The book is easy to understand and helps to think through what you are buying and why you are buying it. If you are somewhat interested in stocks, this is a great first book, after reading the basic how to save texts.

Product Info

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperBusiness; Third Edition edition (May 3, 2005)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978 customer reviews

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