In this chapter, Stig distinguishes between speculators and investors, and between passive investors and active investors.
Stig discusses in this chapter what inflation is. He also discusses inflation in bond investing and inflation in stock investing.
This chapter outlines the history of stock market performance.
GENERAL PORTFOLIO POLICY – THE DEFENSIVE INVESTOR
In this chapter, Stig explains what the optimal asset allocation is.
THE DEFENSIVE INVESTOR AND COMMON STOCKS
In this chapter, Stig outlines the four rules to selecting stocks.
PORTFOLIO POLICY FOR THE ENTERPRISING INVESTOR – NEGATIVE APPROACH
Stig explains in this chapter what an enterprising investor should not do.
PORTFOLIO POLICY FOR THE ENTERPRISING INVESTOR – THE POSITIVE SIDE
Here, Stig explains why you should buy relatively unpopular large companies and why you should buy at bargain prices.
THE INVESTOR AND MARKET FLUCTUATIONS
This chapter introduces Mr. Market.
INVESTING IN INVESTMENT FUNDS
In this chapter, Stig discusses what a mutual fund is. He also explains what an ETF is.
THE INVESTOR AND HIS ADVISERS
Stig enumerates in this chapter the different types of free stock market advice.
SECURITY ANALYSIS FOR THE LAY INVESTOR – GENERAL APPROACH
This chapter focuses on understanding the purpose of Security Analysis.
THINGS TO CONSIDER ABOUT PER-SHARE EARNINGS
In this chapter, Stig explains how and why the investor should be cautious about earnings per share.
A COMPARISON OF FOUR LISTED COMPANIES
In this chapter, Stig teaches you how to evaluate a stock.
STOCK SELECTION FOR THE DEFENSIVE INVESTOR
This chapter talks about stock selection using the Dow Jones approach and the Quantitative approach.
STOCK SELECTION FOR THE ENTERPRISING INVESTOR
In this chapter, Stig talks about beating the stock market. He also talks about how and why a stock screener should be used.
CONVERTIBLE ISSUES AND WARRANTS
What are Convertible Issues? Should you buy them? This chapter examines convertibility.
FOUR EXTREMELY INSTRUCTIVE CASE HISTORIES
This chapter talks about missing tax payments, debt financed growth, and misalignment between price and value.
A COMPARISON OF EIGHT PAIRS OF COMPANIES
In this chapter, Stig teaches you how to examine seemingly similar companies.
SHAREHOLDERS AND MANAGEMENTS – DIVIDEND POLICY
In this chapter, Stig talks about dividend.
This chapter explains what margin of safety is. It also enumerates the 4 most important learning objectives from the course.