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How to be a Better Investor

The Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham

The starting point of all value based investors and Buffett’s favourite book. Despite being first published in 1949, Chapters 8 and 20 still remain seminal. They explain the concept of ‘Mr Market’ and the need to invest with a ‘Margin of Safety’.


Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits - Phil Fisher

Buffett’s second favourite book! Outlines many of the traits investors should seek in high quality companies. First published in 1953, a timeless classic.


Investing the Templeton Way - Lauren Templeton/Scott Phillips

John Templeton investing approach was more global than Fisher or Buffett, but equally successful. The book covers a wealth of subjects from the man who famously told us to “buy when there is blood in the streets”.


The Super Investors of Graham and Doddsville - Warren Buffett

A short article written by Buffett in 1984. It shows the impressive returns made by managers who followed a ’Value’ approach, thus dismissing the notion of an efficient market.


Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman

Out of print (but sometimes available in PDF’s online). A must read, if you can get it, from one of the great contemporary investors.


The Little Book that Beats the Market - Joel Greenblatt

Greenblatt generated 40% annualised returns over 20 years. Do you need another reason to read the book?


A Value Investors Journey - Mohnish Pabrai

We are huge fans of Mohnish Pabrai, the former engineer who cloned Buffett’s investing techniques fifteen years ago to huge success (compounding 37% per annum before fees 1999-2007!). This clever five-minute presentation outlines Mohnish’s inspriational story and the power of compounding.


What I've Learned from Warren Buffett - Seth Klarman

Legendary investor Seth Klarman gets two mentions in this section. This is Klarman’s FT op-ed on what he has learned from Warren Buffett. As Klarman starts-out, “today, we are all students of Warren Buffett”.


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