Recommended Reading Material

The Intelligent Investor 

by Benjamin Graham

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies.

The Little Book that Beats the Market

by Joel Greenblatt

Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they are available at bargain prices. In a straightforward and accessible style, the book explores the basic principles of successful stock market investing and then reveals the author’s time-tested formula that makes buying above average companies at below average prices automatic. You’ll also learn why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors, and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone “knows” it.

Rule #1

by Phil Town

 A former river-rafting guide, Town learned how to calculate such crucial numbers as Return on Investment Capital and Equity Growth Rate from “Wolf,” a wealthy rafter whom Town saved from a rapid in 1980. Under Wolf’s tutelage, Town learned how to turn $1,000 into $1 million in five years, but the selection of lucrative stocks took weeks of library research. In this engaging and accessible book, Town shows readers how to replicate that sort of exhaustive market research on the Internet—and shorten the research time to just a few hours per stock.

79 Reasons Why Not to Invest in the Stock Market – 1 Good Reason Why You Should

 A Brief History of every low time in the stock market from 1934 to 2013, with a final bonus that proves that in the long run, patience and courage pay off, big time.
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Expensive Junk Stocks Are Killing High-Quality Value Stocks, YTD

by Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D.

Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D. has studied and been an active participant in financial markets throughout his career. After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray received a PhD, and was a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in entrepreneurship and behavioral finance led him to found Alpha Architect, LLC, an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor, where he is the Executive Managing Member.
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Value Strategies Almost Always Outperform Growth Strategies

by Rupert Hargreaves

Rupert is a committed value investor and regularly writes and invests following the principles set out by Benjamin Graham. Prior to his investing and writing career, Rupert began his career as a proprietary currency trader. Now, as well as writing for ValueWalk he trades on a daily basis and writes regularly for The Motley Fool, Stockopedia and Seeking Alpha. Rupert holds qualifications from the Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment and the CFA Society of the UK.
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 To make money in stocks you must have

the vision to see them,
the courage to buy them and the
patience to hold them.
– Thomas Phelps