It is the goal of ModernGraham.com to study and modernize the theories of Benjamin Graham.
ModernGraham.com started with a simple discussion about Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor and its continued relevance today. After the discussion, Benjamin Clark studied the methods put forward by Graham and modified them slightly to meet the needs and conditions of the current market. When it was determined that strictly following a modernized set of rules based on Graham’s original investing strategies would lead to low risk and high return portfolios, Benjamin Clark and Jonathan Ritchie decided to start a blog to discuss these findings with other intelligent investors. The site was developed and officially launched in August of 2006.
ModernGraham experienced rapid growth in the first few months of operation. On September 5, 2006, the site was included on a list of The Twenty Best Financial Blogs.
Posts were made off and on in 2007 and 2008, and additional contributors came and went.
In 2009, efforts were focused on building the valuation database and implementing the suggestions of readers from the 2008 reader survey. Since then, growth has returned and the site is on pace for a record year.
Benjamin graduated from DePaul University’s Finance Honors Program in 2007, and is currently attending the DePaul University College of Law.
Benjamin’s current holdings: DOV, GRMN, HD, HYG, TLH, MTSC, NPK, PFE, RBC, TDW, WWW
Jonathon graduated from DePaul University’s Finance Honors Program in 2007. He has experience on the trading floor at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he was an arbitrage clerk in the Eurodollar future pit. He currently works as a financial analyst for an insurance company.