Benjamin Graham


Born
May 08, 1894

Died
September 21, 1976


Benjamin Graham (May 8, 1894 – September 21, 1976) was an American economist and professional investor. Graham is considered the first proponent of value investing, an investment approach he began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd through various editions of their famous book Security Analysis. Disciples of value investing include Jean-Marie Eveillard, Warren Buffett, William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn, Hani M. Anklis, and Walter J. Schloss. Buffett, who credits Graham as grounding him with a sound intellectual investment framework, described him as the second most influential person in his life after his own father. In fact, Graham had such an overwhelming influence on his students that two of ...more

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Security Analysis: Principl...

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Benjamin Graham on Investin...

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Benjamin Graham the Memoirs...

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The Rediscovered Benjamin G...

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“The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.”
Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

“In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.”
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“An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative.”
Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor