Joe Carlen on "The Test of Time: Ben Graham in 2013"

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

It was 1914, nearly 100 years ago, when a 20-year-old Benjamin Graham began working on Wall Street. Within a few years, his views on the market were already being circulated in the financial press of that era. By 1932/1933, wizened by his experiences during the Roaring Twenties and The Great Depression, his views had crystallized into a comprehensive system of security selection that he (with the help of David Dodd) codified in the 1934 classic, Security Analysis. In 2013, we have several decades of stock market history with which to evaluate the soundness of Graham’s view of market behavior and the price/value dichotomy.

About the Speaker
Joe Carlen MBA MISM, lead analyst at Know Thy Market, LLC, has been a business writer for over 12 years. At KTM, he specializes in analytical projects pertaining to a wide range of markets, industries, and individual companies. In 2008, Carlen co-wrote From Lifeguard to Sun King, the bestselling business autobiography of Banana Boat founder Robert Bell. A longtime Graham enthusiast, Carlen then decided to write an integrated biography of Benjamin Graham's life and investment finance contributions.

Since the formulation of Graham's timeless investment paradigm grew out of his eventful business career, one gains a deeper and more practical understanding of Graham's investment concepts from the experiences that shaped them. The Einstein of Money: The Life and Timeless Financial Wisdom of Benjamin Graham was published in July of 2012 and, upon receiving a rave review from The Economist, it became an international bestseller.

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