Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits


Still in print today, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits outlines Phil Fisher's buy-and-hold investment method and his approach for identifying stocks that have a strong potential for long-term growth. He advised readers to invest in innovative companies that are world leaders in their field, have a commitment to research and development, and are led by executives of unquestioned quality and integrity.

Asset Classes

Common Stock


Buy and Hold

Mentioned by the Following


Paths to Wealth Through Common Stocks

"I am an eager reader of whatever Phil has to say, and I recommend him to you."

Warren Buffett

"You will find lots of jewels in these pages that may do as much for you as they have for me." 

— from the Introduction by Kenneth L. Fisher Forbes columnist

"I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits...When I met him, I was impressed by the man as by his ideas. A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil's techniques...enables one to make intelligent investment commitments." 

Warren Buffett

"Little known to the public, rarely interviewed and accepting few clients, Philip Fisher is nevertheless read and studied by most thoughtful investment professionals . . . everyone will profit from pondering—as Warren Buffett has done—the investment principles Fisher espouses."

James W. Michaels Editor, Forbes

"My own copy [of Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits] has underlinings and marginal thoughts throughout."

John Train author of Dance of the Money Bees