Are you thinking of investing in stocks for the first time, but not sure where to start? Have you always wanted to invest in stocks, but have been put off by all the confusing jargon that you don’t understand? In this article, we will guide you through the basics of what you need to know… [Read More]
Investment Guide: How to Value Invest? What Really Works?
Value Investing is as much art as science and the investor psychology plays a great role in the success or failure of your investment strategy. The following compilation of articles and writings form a comprehensive guide to value investing for a disciplined investor. These articles introduce the reader to the fundamental concepts in value investing as well as ideas, tips and tricks on appropriate actions to take at various different situations the investor is sure to encounter during his or her investment career.
Investing in the stock market is a way to participate in the wealth creation process in the society. While it can be very rewarding, beginning investors are often confused with the various concepts and can make mistakes if they do not follow the right investment strategy. We are putting together an investment guide that explains various concepts and terms you will come across as a investor. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced investor, you will find resources that will help educate, explain and clarify.
How to Use the Investment Guide?
This guide is logically arranged starting with major concepts or ideas. As you drill down, you will be presented with related concepts that you can explore further. In addition to defining the term and illustrating with examples, we have added narrative to show how to use these concepts in practice. These might include things to be watchful for, when to and when not to do a certain thing, other ideas that may be related but not intuitively obvious, etc. This is a work in progress and over time this will fill up and will be expanded
There is no specific way to use this guide. However, we will outline 3 possibilities.
- Start with the top level topic and navigate to related topics as you read using the links on the page
- Use the search engine duckduckgo.com and add a "#!vsg" at the end of your search query (without quotes). For example, if you are searching for "stock warrants", you will write this in the search box "stock warrants #!vsg". This will take you directly to the search results on Value Stock Guide for your query
- You could also try the Search from the bottom of the page
Quick Start Guide
The following articles will give you a quick overview of my investment philosophy and basic concepts for a successful value investing practice. This is a great place to start and then you can chose to go further and deeper in each topic from the more extensive list that follows
Detailed Investment Guide
Explore the value investing process and concepts in greater detail with the following articles. This is a work in progress and will be expanded continuously over time.
Basic Stock Concepts
Different Investment Strategies
Personal Finance and Value Investing
Value Investing Strategy and Process in Detail
Many words have been written on the topic of how to make money in stocks. Most of these articles and advice actually do tremendous disservice to you as a long term investor. But there is something that works if you want to make money with stocks. It is simple to understand, because the idea behind… [Read More]
Value investing as an investment practice was popularized by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd in their 1934 classic treatise “Security Analysis”. The idea itself rests on a very simple premise: Stock prices tend to differ from the intrinsic value of the company in the short term. In the long term however, the stock price and… [Read More]
As we recall, stocks are claims of ownership in the business (also called the Equity) that is publicly distributed. However, this ownership can come in many different nuances. Not all of these are exactly a variant of stock ownership, but we have included these here as we will come across these terms one time or… [Read More]