My New and Simple Method of Calculating DCF Growth Rates

May 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Last week, I released a huge upgrade to the old school value analyzer. The data provider has been switched over from Morningstar to Edgar Online to provide more accuracy and quicker updates. There’s 3x more data and even more detail to help you speed up research and make better decisions All the valuation models have […]


Why Margin Of Safety Is Misunderstood And Not Used Enough

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Margin of safety are the 3 most important words in investing. Here’s an image that explains it very well. But do you really understand what margin of safety means? Here are some definitions and references to a few greats. Margin of safety is the difference between the intrinsic value of a stock and its market […]


A Limited Offer to Celebrate Berkshire’s 50th Anniversary This Week

April 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

This weekend, the 50th Anniversary Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting is taking place. Even though I’m not attending the event, as a student of Graham and Buffett, I’ll be checking it out online and following the tweets and updates that people send. Like all value investors, I thank Graham, Buffett and Munger for the advice and lessons […]


16 Nuggets Of Advice On Selling Stocks From Investing Greats

April 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Quick Summary The truth is that selling stocks is hard but people just focus on the buy side. Gaining the discipline to sell objectively takes time. Even the best investors learned it through hard lessons. Selling stocks is hard. In a previous article where I wrote about stock selling decisions, I talked about the psychological […]


The Importance Of Thinking Backwards, And 5 Inverted Questions That Will Flip Your Thinking Upside Down

What You’ll Learn The importance of thinking and analyzing backwards. Common analysis mistakes made by investors. 5 inverted questions that will flip your analysis and thinking upside down. I’m just your everyday Joe. I put my pants on one leg at a time, did average at school and didn’t like to stand out in a […]


IBM Is Not a Perfect Dividend Stock. But It’s Close and Here’s Why.

April 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

I’m not an income investor so I don’t invest purely for dividends. However, if I were to aim for dividend stocks, here’s how I would analyze it. What You’ll Learn A checklist for a set of desired characteristics for dividend stocks. How to check consistency and predictability with the financial statements. Important quality factors to […]


Are Net Net Stocks Worth Investing In? Here are 3 Quick Checks You can Perform.

April 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

What You’ll Learn What is a net net and what characteristics they hold. A short list of net net stocks in the US market. 3 basic checks to perform on net-nets to see whether it’s worth investing in. With such a hot market, a section of the market that is clearly overlooked is the cheap […]


Weight Watchers Is Still A Value Trap

April 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

What you will learn: The definition of a value trap How much I lost of Weight Watchers Why WTW is still a value trap The quantitative and qualitative checks showing the problems that WTW is facing The Definition of Value Traps The dreaded type of investment that you want to buy. Value traps. I previously […]


2015 Q1 Stock Screener Performance and the Best Stocks So Far

April 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

The market hasn’t done much this year and with any quarterly performance updates, 3 months is too short to jump to any conclusion. In the first quarter the S&P just stayed in positive territory at 0.95%. The Russell 2000 and small stocks did much better at 4.32%. And how did value stocks do? Take a […]


Behind the Scenes at Old School Value

April 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

This is an update to share what’s going on behind the scenes at old school value. I like to give updates once a while to let you guys in on what’s happening, share my visions for old school value and to just show that I’m human and for us to grow a connection through the […]

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