Value Investing Tips and Articles

We explain the concept of value investing, tips and tricks including articles aimed at beginner and advanced investors. Many of the concepts presented here are result of the evolution of value investing practice over time. Original value investing research and strategies are also posted here.

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The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier – A Review

The Evolution of a Value Investor by Guy Spier

I have followed Guy Spier for many years, ever since he and Mohnish Pabrai plunked down $650,100 in an auction for lunch with Warren Buffett. So when the publisher palgrave macmillan wanted to send me a review copy of his book “The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment”, […]

Value Investing: Do or Do Not… There is No Try

Most would be value investors understand the principles of value investing but falter in the practice. The reason often does not lie in what you know, but more in how you handle your portfolio. The basic precepts are simple – buy a stock if the cost is below the value of the business reflected by […]

A quick tip for reducing the impact of the confirmation bias on your investing returns

Briefly, the confirmation bias occurs whenever individuals deliberately search for information that corroborates whatever decision they have either made, or would like to make. This is clearly hazardous to the investing process because it means that investors may really like a company for some inexplicable reason that is completely unrelated to the attractiveness of the […]

Why do Value Stocks Outperform Growth Stocks?

I frequently get emails and tweets from investors looking for the next growth stock. I have to politely excuse myself from this conversation. Growth investing is not my forte and in a way, very few ever do growth investing with any reasonable levels of success. This of course, is for no lack of trying. Growth […]

Quantitative Analysis Isn’t the Be All End All of Investing

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” -Albert Einstein Editor’s notes: Value investing is often seen as a science of carefully balancing various fundamental ratios, judging probabilities and running some arcane discount models. Ben Graham was certainly an advocate of looking at a business through the lens […]

Overuse of the Term Value Stocks–A Best Buy Saga

JP Morgan (JPM) came out with its list of top 9 value stocks for 2014. Best Buy (BBY) made the list as as stock that presents clear value for 2014. According to them, the company has made the competition in its big box format irrelevant, and the improving economic trends and broader GDP growth should […]

14 Undervalued ADRs Worth Considering Investing In

Many stock watchers I respect are worried about a bubble in the US stock markets. Normally I look for valuation-price anomalies in individual securities but macro economic trends sometimes help me in sectoral allocation in my portfolio. If you are worried that the US markets are too rich, it may be a good idea to […]

Insider Buying Stock–Should You Care? How Much?

This is the often repeated mantra: If insiders are buying the stock, it is a positive indicator. After all, who better to know the current business environment and the future prospects of the company than the insiders. This argument makes perfect sense. Insiders may sell a stock for many reason – maybe they needs money […]