“By far the best book on investing ever written.” — Warren Buffett
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.
I read 40 pages and did not understand 95% of the terms and phrases used.35
Great for money management.55
Don’t be surprised if this book doesn’t teach you anything new (though it may). Nevertheless, it’s a worthwhile reminder to play the long game. An enjoyable, plain English read, and a great introduction to the world of investments for any novice or amateur investor.45
This book is closed to be unreadable. Well for serious readers. All reading methods use the summary to get a mental model of the whole book by reading chapter and sections. But in this book, they are all empty. Instead of reporting the actual real title in the book, it shows “chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3, …” So literaly no way to know how the book is organized or how to quickly find a subject in the book. I am amazed that “professionnals industry” can screw up so simple things as a summary. It’s just like nobody read a book or nobody care.25
This review is not on the book itself which is an investment classic. Rather it is about the e-version I purchased from iTunes. This is a type of book that I read where I highlight, make margin notes, and study the explanatory tables, charts, and diagrams. I also make use of the index looking for one thing or another in the book. The tables in this version are barely legible, in some cases not really legible. Trying to study a table that reinforces a statement in the book is sometimes guesswork. The index is useless as it does not contain any page numbers. Topics, names, etc. are there but no page numbers. Fortunately I also have an older print copy, so I can find some of what I’m searching for. So I have a work around. But I have to agree with an another reviewer that I would not have bought the e-version if I would have known about the legibility and index issues.35
The formatting on the charts in this book are very poor. If I would have known this before purchasing it I would have bought the hard copy. It almost seems like this book was quickly photo copied into an ebook. Great book otherwise.35
A favorite of Warren Buffet, The Intelligent Investor is great for anyone looking to learn about value investing.55
One of investing's classic texts! A must read for anyone who wants to begin down the path to understanding fundamental analysis.55