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V The Intelligent Investor
* Key quotes from this book
V Introduction & Background
V What this book expects to accomplish
* Guidance in the adoption and execution of an investment policy.
* Little will be presented on techniques of analyzing securities.
* Mostly about investment principle & investor's attitudes.
* Historical Patterns of financial markets
* Directed toward investors not speculators
V New Developments since first publication
* Interest rates
* Inflation
* Conglomerate Companies & other relative novelties
* Excessive long & short term debt
* Under today's condition the distinction between defensive & enterprising may not be rewarding
* Problems with selecting the most favorable industries and concentrating on the best companies in it.
* Proper mental and emotional attitude
V The tendency to measure or quantify.
* Cheap enough to buy
* Dear enough to sell
* Buy stock as one buys groceries
V Chief requirements
* Limit purchases to around tangible book value
* Owner of a public utility @ TBV can consider themselves owners of a growing expanding business.
V Easy to equal the market but hard to beat it.
* Records of many professional investors.
* Temperament is the main problem
* Decision to become an enterprising investor.
V Doesn't Address overall financial policy of savers & investors
* Only discusses that portion which they are prepared to invest in marketable securities
V Investment vs. Speculation: Results to be expected by the Intelligent Investor
* Investment vs. Speculation
* Results to be expected by Defensive Investor
* Results to be expected by Aggressive Investor
V Investor & Inflation
* Price change history
* Inflation & corporate earnings
* Alternatives to common stocks as inflation hedges
* Conclusion
V Stock-Market History & Level
* History
* Levels
* Recommendation
V Portfolio Policy: Defensive Investor
V General Portfolio Policy : Defensive Investor
* Basic problem of bond - stock allocation
V Bond component
* Taxable vs. tax-free
* Maturities: long vs. shorter term
* Major types of bonds:
V Defensive Investor and Common Stock
* Rules for common stock component
* Growth stocks and the defensive investor
* Portfolio changes
* Dollar cost averaging
* The investors personal situation
V Notes:
* Concept of risk
* Large, prominent and conservatively financed corporations
V Mutual funds (for defensive investor)
* Performance as a whole
* Performance funds
* Closed vs. open end
V Portfolio Policy: Enterprising Investor
V Portfolio Policies for the Enterprising Investor - Negative
* Second grade bonds & preferred stocks
* Foreign government bonds
V New issues generally
* New common stock offerings
V Portfolio Policies for the Enterprising Investor - Positive
* Attractive bond issues
V Operations in commons stocks
* Buy in low markets / sell in high markets
* Carefully chosen growth stocks
* Bargain issues
* Special situations
* Broader implications of our rules for investment
V Investor & Market Fluctuations
* Market fluctuations as a guide to investment decisions
* Buy low sell high
* Formula plans
* Market fluctuations of the investor's portfolio
* Business valuations vs. stock market valuations
* A&P example
V Summary
* Management and stock price level
* Fluctuations in bond prices
V The Investor & His Advisors
* Investment Counsel and Trust Services of Banks
* Financial Services
* Advice from Brokerage Houses
* The CFA Certificate for Financial Analysts
* Dealing with Brokerage Houses
* Investment Bankers
V Other Advisors
* Local Bankers
* Relatives & Friends
* Summary
V Security Analysis
V Security Analysis for the lay investor: general approach
* Interpretation of financial statements
* Bond analysis : primary tests of safety
V Common stock analysis : chief factors entering into valuation
* Issue valuation
* Factors affecting capitalization rate
* Capitalization rates for growth stocks
* Industry analysis
* Two part appraisal process
V Things to consider about EPS
V Distortion of statistics & comparability of numbers
* Special charges
* Dilution
* Future tax savings
* Depreciation
* Inventory
* R & D
* Use of average earnings
* Calculation of growth rates
* Comparison of four listed companies : security analysis in operation
V Four extremely instructive case histories
* Neglect of warning signals of financial weakness
* Quick & unsound "empire building"
* "minnow swallows whale" (huge debt / accounting gimmicks)
* Taking small company public
* A comparison of 8 pairs of companies
V Patterns Of Change In Price And Earnings
* Price changes of co with highly stable earnings
V Price fluctuations of companies with typical variations in EPS
* Leading company
* Typical small sized listed company
V Extreme vicissitudes
* Long history of wide swings, fad boom, bust
* From deficits to bankruptcy to healthy operations
* Liquidating the business increases stock price
V Behavior of growth stocks
* Price remains high until the earnings definitely fall off
* Danger of being most enthusiastic at the wrong time
V Group Studies Of Earnings And Price Developments
V 4 random samples plus the DJIA
* Other exchanges
* OTC offered b4 1957
* OTC offered in 57-61
* Findings
V Long range variations within a corporate group
* Many shall be revived that are now fallen and many fall that
V Results of Portfolio Changes to Improve Quality
* Findings
* Recommendation
V How permanent are trends
* Prices
* Profits
V Stock Selection
V Stock selection for the defensive investors
* Criteria for selection
* Application of the criteria to DJIA
* Public utility solution
* Investing in financial enterprises
* Railroad issues
* Selectivity for the defensive investor
V Stock selection for the enterprising investor
* Summary of Graham-Newman methods
* Secondary companies
* A winnowing of the stock guide
* Single criteria for choosing common stock
* Bargain issues, or Net-Current-Asset Stocks
* Special Situation or "work outs"
V Convertible issues & warrants
* Effect of convertible issues on the status of the common stock
* Indicated switches from common into preferred
* Stock-option warrants
V Stockholders and managements: dividend policy
* Stockholders and dividend policy
* Stock dividends and stock splits
V Margin of safety
* Theory of diversification
* Criterion of investment vs. speculation
* Extension of the concept of investment
* To sum up (very, very important to calendarize this—see link to key quotes at the top of this page)
V Postscript
* From Investment Portfolio to "Family Business"
* A background of preparation and disciplined capacity.
* Sufficiently established and recognized so that these opportunities will knock at his door.
V Appendixes
* Important rules concerning taxability of investment income and security transactions (in 1972)
* The new speculation in common stocks
* A case history: Aetna Maintenance Co.
* Tax accounting for NVF’s acquisition of Sharon Steel shares
* Technological companies as investments

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