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23 Companies to Research This Week – 9/13/14

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We evaluated 20 different companies this week to determine whether they are suitable for Defensive Investors, those unwilling to do substantial research, or Enterprising Investors, those who are willing to do such research. We also put each company through the ModernGraham valuation model based on Benjamin Graham’s value investing formulas in order to determine an intrinsic value for each. Here’s a summary of the ModernGraham Valuations.

How to be an Intelligent Investor Like Benjamin Graham or Warren Buffett

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At the heart of any investor’s drive is to find success like Warren Buffett, or at least to find financial independence. The ultimate goal is never really in question but rather the path to get there is debated on investing forums across the world. However, there are some lessons that can be gleaned from Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham to help an investor become more successful and be a true Intelligent Investor. Here’s a list of seven steps to take in order to become a better investor in the Buffett and Graham style.