Reblog: Philip Fisher’s 15 point checklist for investing in stocks


We recently came across Philip Fisher’s checklist for investing in stocks in Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings and thought it was worth reproducing here. Fisher was one of the most famous investors in his story. As his son, Kenneth (renowned as an investor in his right) wrote in his obituary:  “Among the pioneer, formative thinkers in the growth stock school of investing, [Philip] may have been the last professional witnessing the 1929 crash to go on to become a big name. His career spanned 74 years, but was more diverse than growth stock picking. For decades, big names in investing claimed Dad as a mentor, role model and inspiration.”

15 Points to Look for in a Common Stock

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Reblog: 5 Books That Inspired Warren Buffett


An interesting vlog that appears on inc.com. It speaks of the 5 books that inspired Warrent Buffet. The link to the video is here.

The names of the 5 books are here:

The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits – Philip A. Fisher

Business Adventures 12 Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street – John Brooks

Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

Outsider – Thorndike