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Graham's Defensive Investor Screens: An Intrinsic Approach for Stormy Times

by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

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The roots of modern day value investing are often traced back to Benjamin Graham.

Graham’s own approach to investing focused on the concept of an intrinsic value that is justified by a firm’s assets, earnings, dividends, and financial strength. Focusing on this value, Graham felt, would prevent an investor from being misled by the misjudgments often made by the market during periods of extreme euphoria or deep pessimism.

For stock investors seeking an approach to guide them through today’s stormy markets, Graham’s screens for defensive investors are worth a closer look.

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Wayne A. Thorp, CFA is a vice president and senior financial analyst at AAII and editor of Computerized Investing. Follow him on Twitter at @AAII_CI.


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