Book ReviewLifestyleVolume 13 Issue # 10

The Intelligent Investor

The author of this phenomenal book is widely regarded as one of the greatest investment advisors of the twentieth century. He shares his philosophy of value investing, a concept that can protect investors from considerable errors and subsequent losses.

This stock market bible advises readers to plan long term, and this revised edition contains an additionally commentary by Jason Zweig, a prominent financial journalist. He writes about the relevance of the author’s philosophies in today’s market, and compares his examples to popular headlines in finance recently. It commences with a preface written by Warren Buffett, and proceeds to an introduction by the author, elaborating on what this book can accomplish for you. Thereafter, the text is segregated into twenty chapters like Convertible Issues and Warrants, Shareholders and Managements: Dividend Policy, Investing in Investment Funds and The Defensive Investor and Common Stocks, to name a few. The author uses popular allegories to explain his concepts. For example, Mr. Market is used to exemplify the fluctuations of the stock market and to teach the reader to reap profits from market follies as opposed to being active participants in it.

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