By: Tim Melvin
It was Sir Isaac Newton who famously said, "If I have seen further than certain other men, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
Those who came before us in life have left a huge treasure trove of knowledge, but it seems few ever take the time to study what those great minds have already learned.
Nowhere is this truer than in the markets, particularly when it comes to investing in the financial markets.
There have been some wildly successful investors who have been embarrassingly generous about sharing their secrets of making money, but almost no one takes the time to read the body of work.
The Legends And Their Myths
Most people know who some of these legends are but have never read the material. Most investors have heard of Benjamin Graham, but very few have ever read The Intelligent Investor, and even fewer have ever cracked the cover of Security Analysis. [Continue reading]