Why Most Investors Fail in the Stock Market

February 4, 2016 | Read Now

Throughout the past 30 days of wild volatility, here’s what I didn’t do. Panic. Worry. Sell. In fact, the best I did was add to a couple of positions yesterday. The world was already in an uncertain state for the past 3+ years. It’s just that with the market rising, we pushed the issue to the […]


Introducing the Action Score – How Combining Quality, Value, Growth Metrics Produce the Best Results

January 19, 2016 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn How the Action score is created using Q,V,G factors What metrics make up Q,V and G Backtested results showing 20% CAGR over 17 years Download the top 50 Action Score Stocks Finally. I’m ready to share what I call the “Action Score”. A score showing how combining quality, value and growth produces fantastic results. […]


Free Download: 100 Value Stocks for 2016

January 11, 2016 | Read Now

Last time, I went over the performance for Old School Value and the various strategies I cover. 2015 results were bad across the board, so I’m looking forward to see how 2016 turns out after this horrid start to the year. Now, if you are always short on time or ideas, I’ve compiled the top […]


2015 OSV Performance Review

January 6, 2016 | Read Now

Results are in. 2015 was a horrid year for the value strategies I publish at the free value screener section. On a personal note, my overall performance across the 4 portfolios I manage ended the year +6.34%. Thoughts on Measuring Performance Not losing money is something that I’m pleased about because my focus is to protect […]


The Top 10 Hits of 2015 That Are Packed with Value

January 3, 2016 | Read Now

1 year sounds like a long time. But if you break it down in 365 days, or 52 weeks or 12 months, a year is an instant. And 2015 was like instant noodles. Gone before you knew it. But… unlike noodles that don’t pack much value, I’ve got 10 posts that were published in 2015 you don’t […]


Why 2016 Could Be a Bad Year For the Markets

December 28, 2015 | Read Now

(This is a guest post by Peter George Psaras, CEO of Conservative Equity Investment Advisors. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not always reflect the views of Old School Value.) What You’ll Learn Why the markets are overvalued What the Buffett Indicator is telling us is that stocks are insanely overvalued […]


Top 10 Excuses Investors Make and How to Overcome Them

December 22, 2015 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn 10 common excuses for why people don’t invest or don’t try harder Advice on how to overcome these excuses Additional resources and links 2015 has been the first “tough” year in over 5 years. The pain of the great recession is so… yesterday. Therein lies the problem. 5% drops have become unbearable […]


Generating 15% Returns Using the Growth Rating System

December 14, 2015 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn How the Growth Score is created What Growth related ratios I focus on from a value viewpoint Types of stocks produced from the Growth Score The Growth Score Introduction The backtests for this Growth Score show that it’s another winner at 15.3%. Previously I showed the Quality Score generating 16.8% and the Value […]


Mohnish Pabrai – The Checklist Investor Crushing the Market by 1100%

December 9, 2015 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn Mohnish Pabrai’s uniquely not so unique investment framework How Pabrai crushes the market with checklists Pabrai’s investment advice Recommended books on Checklists With an outperformance of 1100% compared to the market since inception in 2000, Mohnish Pabrai is a classic value investor and household name. I heard about Mohnish around the time […]


Why Apple Is the Best Retail Stock According to this 15 Point Checklist

December 1, 2015 | Read Now

(This is a guest post. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not always reflect the views of Old School Value.) What You’ll Learn: A brief timeline of Apple’s entry into retail A qualitative look at why Apple is such a compelling investment How Apple passes Phil Fishers 15 point checklist Fundamental […]

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