The Interpretation of Financial Statements

Benjamin Graham has been called the most important investment thinker of the twentieth century. As a master investor, pioneering stock analyst, and mentor to investment superstars, he has no peer.

This volume is Graham’s timeless guide to interpreting and understanding financial statements. It has long been out of print, but now joins Graham’s other masterpieces, The Intelligent Investor and Security Analysis, as the three priceless keys … [ Read more ]

More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places

Mauboussin is not your average Wall Street equity analyst, writing investment recommendations whose topical interest wanes a few days after the report is issued. His strategy reports begin with scientific findings from diverse fields, then show why an investor should care. This book is a collection of 30 short reports, revised and updated, covering animal behavior (“Guppy Love: The Role of Imitation in Markets”), psychology … [ Read more ]

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book On Value Investing

Whether you’re buying whole companies or just a few shares, there’s no better investing how-to book than this. But don’t take my word for it; the book is famously revered by no less an intelligent investor than Warren Buffett. Graham’s advice is simple — any stock you buy should be worth more than it costs — and he provides a method for determining a stock’s … [ Read more ]

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Stock investing is a relatively recent phenomenon and the inventory of true classics is somewhat slim. When asked, people in the know will always list books by Benjamin Graham, Burton G. Malkiel’s A Random Walk Down Wall Street, and Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher. You’ll know you’re getting really good advice if they also mention Reminiscences of a … [ Read more ]

My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance

Emanuel Derman was one of the first physicists to move to Wall Street, and his career paralleled the growth of quantitative trading over the past twenty years. In My Life as a Quant , he traces his transformation from ambitious young scientist to managing director and head of the renowned Quantitative Strategies group at Goldman, Sachs and Co. Derman’s tale recounts his adventures with quants, … [ Read more ]

Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1938

Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era’s most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the ’20s bull market, the desperation of the … [ Read more ]

Socially Responsible Investment: A Global Revolution

With a focus on corporate governance and business ethics, this timely book covers the evolution of socially responsible investing over time and around the world. Author Russell Sparkes is a U.K.-based authority with a bird’s eye view on the global perspective. Chapters cover Britain’s historic 2001 SRI regulations, as well as what Japan and Europe at large are doing in the field of SRI. Interestingly, … [ Read more ]

Security Analysis

Graham and Dodd’s 1934 classic explains the principles of value investing. “It’s a textbook, really, about how to value companies. The nuts and bolts.” Like, for example, how to assess a fixed-value investment, and how to choose common stocks. A must-have for rising analysts and an enduring bible for any investor who wants to know when to buy, sell, or hold. [Byron Wein Annotation]