The process that is required to get to know a company is relatively straight forward. Every investor is going to have a slightly different approach, but good investors typically begin with primary source material such as S.E.C. filings, news releases,
This article provides some insights into Benjamin Graham and David Dodd’s classic textbook on investing: Security Analysis. The author describes his own experience reading a reproduction of the 1934 edition and the benefits of studying the latest sixth edition instead. Read the article for more details on Security Analysis.
Benjamin Graham is most widely known for his classic books on investing: The Intelligent Investor and Security Analysis. However, most investors would be well served to read a lesser known work of Graham: The Interpretation of Financial Statements. This slim volume provides a great deal of useful information in a small package.