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Intelligent Investor

The Intelligent Investor: Chapter 1

Investing Vs Speculation

In chapter 1 Graham talks about two major players in the market. The one is investor category and the other one is the speculator.

Here is what an investment and speculation looks like.An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis promises safety of principal and an adequate returns. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculations.

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Fundamental Analysis

Key Financial ratios every new investors should know before analysing a business.

So from the last post I hope you have picked your company and the next step is to analyse whether they are fundamentally strong and financially stable. When you analyse a business there are lot of parameters to look for, sometimes it is overwhelming to look at the data that you have collected from their annual reports, rating agencies and other financial sites. So first let’s make that process simple and easy.

Let me explain some of the key financial ratios that compulsorily needs to be looked when analysing a business.