"The Aggressive Conservative Investor will never go out of date. Regulation, disclosure, and other things may change, but the general approach and mindset to successful investing are timeless. Read this book and you will learn the rudiments of 'safe and cheap' investing. An essential read for every amateur and professional investor."
—Stan Garstka, Deputy Dean & Professor in the Practice of Faculty & Management, Yale School of Management
"Security analysis toward both better odds and higher long-term payoff: A readable, authoritative guide."
—Professor Bill Baumol, New York University
"In reading this book, one is struck by the simplicity of the ideas and the dependence of the investor on his own understandings of reality as opposed to the myths on the street. The updated version of this 1979 classic incorporates all the modern financial engineering that has occurred as a product of the late 20th century, and the new methodologies refine your abilities to measure risk but don't change the fundamentals of value. The updated version of The Aggressive Conservative Investor is very much a value-added proposition."
—Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investment LLC
"I concur with those people who regard Marty Whitman as the 'Dean of Value Investing.' This book is a must-read for everyone interested in understanding the art of investing."
—Melvin T. Stith, Dean, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
Martin Shubik (Branford, CT) is the Seymour H. Knox Professor of Mathematical Institutional Economics at Yale University. He received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Political Economy from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.
I bought this book curious about the "asset conversion" concept in relation to my own analytical work on M&A, spin-offs and other corporate transactions. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Virginia Mclean/Daniel Stillit
After finishing the book, still not quite what their investment process is, or if they even have one beside repeating the term "aggressive conservative investor" Process... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Consumer 5
This book is shoddy academic criticism of Graham and Dodd. Having actually read Security Analysis, unlike Mr. Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by Zack
I find many valueable methods in this book. It helps me alot when i need to keep my head calmPublished on February 11, 2013 by Nguyen Tien Quan
After hearing lots of ranting and raving about Marty Whitman, I decided to pick up a copy of this book. (From the library. Sorry Amazon! Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Brad D
Would recommend it to people who have already read some other investing books, like
The Guru Investor and The Intelligent Investor
If you have read many books on Value Investing, you would realize that most of the ideas usually repeat. Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by AZ. M
This book presumes familiarity with accounting and basic investing terminology; I would not recommend it for a new investor. Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by Mike Seo
I am a fan of value investing in all of its different variations, and so when I run across a book on the topic, particularly from a skilled practitioner, I buy it. Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by David Merkel