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  • Graham, Benjamin

    Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1949

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First printing of the third revised edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "To my good friend, Ted Weisman hoping it will help him in his nefarious projects Ben Graham Aug 1965." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Since it was first published in 1949, Graham's Intelligent Investor has sold millions of copies and has been praised by such luminaries as Warren E. Buffet as "the best book on investing ever written." "Benjamin Graham was a seminal figure on Wall Street and is widely acknowledged to be the father of modern security analysis Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor are still considered the bibles for both individual investors and Wall Street professionals" (The Buffer Stock Project). GrahamÔ s main investment approach outlined in The Intelligent Investor is that of value investing, an investment strategy that targets undervalued stocks of companies that have the capabilities as businesses to perform well in the long run. To determine value, investors use fundamental analysis. Mathematically, by multiplying forecasted earnings over a certain number of years times a capitalization factor of a company, value can be determined and then compared to the actual price of a stock. There are five factors that are included in determining the capitalization factor, which are long-term growth prospects, quality of management, financial strength and capital structure, dividend record, and current dividend rate. To understand these factors, value investors look at a company's financials, such as annual reports, cash flow statements and EBITDA, and company executives' forecasts and performance.