How NFL Football Can Help You Avoid Investment Losses

September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Have you ever seen those commercials where a regular person is walking down the sidewalk and then, out of nowhere, an NFL linebacker rushes him for a massive tackle? Those are pretty hilarious, I know… But it isn’t as hilarious when I tell you that your portfolio is about to suffer the same fate. How [...]


The Education of a Value Investor

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Education of a Value Investor is an excellent personal story of Guy Spier and his path to becoming a value investor. There are 3 copies of the book to give away so check the details at the end.


2 Big Fat Lies Value Investors Like to Tell Themselves

September 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Unless you are 3 years old, you’re a liar. As a value investor, you are tempted to lie to yourself over and over again. You come up with lies and you fall for it many times. You could call these lies, mistakes, but the results show that they are the same thing. Let’s go over [...]


Sold PRLS. A Net Net that Worked Out in One Year.

September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sold this net net stock for a 20% over a one year holding period. A final update and explanation of what happened with PRLS and net net investing.


How to Value Stocks Like a Pro Using the Absolute PE Model.

September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Learn how to value stocks using the absolute PE valuation method. This method uses earnings growth rate, dividend yield, business risk, financial risk and earnings visibility to come up with a fair value multiple.


5 Rules to Buy Quality Dividend Stocks over Deep Value Butts

August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

(This is a guest post  and may not reflect the views of Old School Value) Value investing is simply buying an asset (generally a stock) for less than its fair value. Traditional value investing focuses on buying mediocre businesses for less than their book value or net current asset value. This style of investing makes [...]


CBOE is a Long Term Buy with One Heck of Moat

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dan Myers gives us several compelling reasons why we should look at CBOE. A stock with a huge moat making a ton of money.

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How to Properly Interpret ROA and ROE to Measure Management Effectiveness

August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A look at how to properly use ROE and ROA to Measure Management Effectiveness. Learn how to interpret the numbers and see what the numbers tell you.

printstamps is a Fast Growing Small Cap with Fat Margins. But Does it Offer Value?

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Fast growing small company – check. Huge margins – check. Cash machine – check. No debt and healthy balance sheet – check. Interested yet? I’ll take you through how I analyzed this company and what my conclusion is. The Retail Shipping Industry I recently announced that my wife started her own ecommerce business and one [...]


Quick Annoucement and 5 Great Links to Read

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s been quiet for me at Old School Value over the past few months. But it’s because I’ve been excitedly pounding away at a massive project for my wife who has an entrepreneurial spirit that I can’t tame. Long story short, I just spent the past 3 months working on getting her new online store up [...]

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