From the Back Cover
The Book that Launched Value Investing, with Guidance and Insights that Stand the Test of Time
Security Analysis: The Classic 1951 Edition provides a rare glimpse into the fundamental building blocks of modern value investing, with insights and strategies for the modern individual investor that are as valuable today as they were more than half a century ago. It brings Benjamin Graham's proven methods for measuring asset values and cash flows, still the centerpiece of value investing worldwide, to today's investment professionals.
Focused on common stocks as a sound investment alternative for individual investors, this classic volume features:
- Expanded material on stockholder-management relations--vitally important in today's era of improved corporate governance and stockholder empowerment
- A step-by-step process for understanding income and balance sheets, and their direct relationship to future stock price appreciation
- Historically proven guidelines for recognizing, and capitalizing on, profitable opportunities in secondary, little-known issues
In the search for stocks poised to beat the market, basic techiques and strategies still work the best. Security Analysis: The Classic 1951 Edition shows you how to look beyond market noise and confusion to find undervalued stocks, and assemble a diversified portfolio that will provide you with outstanding profits today and in the years to come.
About the Author
Benjamin Graham is widely acknowledged to be the father of modern security analysis. The founder of the value school of investing and founder and former president of the Graham-Newman corporation investment fund, he taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business from 1928 through 1957. Graham popularized the examination of price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios, debt-to-equity ratios, divident records, book values, and earnings growth, and he also wrote the popular investors' guide The Intelligent Investor.
David Dodd was a colleague of Benjamin Graham's at Columbia University, where he was an assistant professor of finance.