I love to read, and I know there are plenty of people out there that share that sentiment. Â I’ve found that to be particularly true among the visitors to this site. Â That’s why I decided to start the ModernGraham Book Club. Â I hope you are able to join us as we discover some great books and learn some outstanding techniques.
What is the ModernGraham Book Club?
The ModernGraham Book Club is a communityÂ where value investors can come together each week to discuss and learn as a group about investing. Â This is a place you can come to find good books, good insight, and good conversation. Â Hopefully as you participate you will learn more about value investing and other related topics.
Who can participate?
Anybody can participate, regardless of investing knowledge. Â The ModernGraham Book Club is intended to be suitable for investors of all levels. Â If you don’t know a single thing about investing, or if you are a hedge fund manager with years of experience, you are welcome to participate. Â In fact, the more diversity in knowledge levels, the greater the experience will be for all. Â Oh, and the whole thing is free to participate. Â No purchase necessary, though you may find it a little more useful if you purchase the books.
How often will we discuss?
Every Monday, there will be a post on ModernGraham.comÂ where I give my thoughts on the reading for that week, and readers are encouraged to participate in the discussion by commenting on the post. Â The weekly readings will be fairly short, so if you miss a week or two it will be easy to catch up.
What will we read?
The first book we read will beÂ The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. Â We will be reading one chapter each week, and the first discussion will be on the Introduction. Â We will discuss the first reading on February 17, 2014, and the first chapter on February 24, 2014, and so on until we discuss Chapter 20 on July 7, 2014. Â I highly suggest you purchase the book and begin reading, and I hope you are able to join us for the discussion. Â After the first book, I will select other books that may be of interest to value investors.
What are some other ways to participate?
If you are a blogger, you can give your thoughts in a post on your own site, link to the discussion here on ModernGraham, and I will be sure to let our readers know that the conversation is going on over at your site as well.
In addition, you can use the hashtag #MGBookClub in social media to talk about the book on Twitter or Facebook!