I Quit My Job. I’m All in Old School Value.

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scared. Thrilled. It’s both at the moment. After a brief 10 year corporate career, I’m calling it quits. It’s taken three painstaking years to get my wife on board with the idea of pursuing old school value full time and working to grow this into a much bigger value investing resource. Old School Value was [...]


The Altman Z Value Strategy is Up 13% in 2014

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Q3 is now in the books and it’s not a pretty sight for value strategies. No single strategy works every single year. There are times of under performance and it’s really important to look at the big picture when you follow any mechanical strategy too. Here are a couple of great comment I grabbed [...]


15 Point Common Stock Checklist by the Father of Growth Investing

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Previously I had written about a list of Don’ts that was listed in . A classic investment book that is left out on most reading lists. If you recall, Buffett said that he is was “85% Graham and 15% Fisher”. But Buffett today is much more Fisher than Graham now. How much? Take a look at Fisher’s style [...]


Weekend Reading: Most Popular in the Last 30 Days

October 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

For your weekend reading, here the top 5 articles from the past 30 days. How to Value Stocks Like a Pro Using the Absolute PE Model One method I use to value stocks is with the Absolute PE model created by Vitaliy Katsenelson, the author of Active Value Investing. It’s a PE valuation method, but [...]


Warren Buffett’s Concentration and 3 of His Top 5 holdings

September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Graham vs Buffett. Both value investors, but both incredibly different. Not just in terms of the stocks they purchased and the way they thought about businesses, but also diversification. The main thing that comes to mind when you compare Graham and Buffett side by side is their investment style. Graham loved net nets and buying/selling [...]


Remembering F Wall Street

September 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

F Wall Street was THE value investing blog that inspired old school value. I owe a ton to F Wall Street and Joe Ponzio. But it’s been over 3 years since F Wall Street went dark, which is a shame. But I still visit it occasionally and browse the archives. In fact, I’ve read every single [...]


Best Small Companies Update and 4 Stocks to Watch

September 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

The 2014 best small companies list is set to come out in October so this will likely be the last look at the 2013 list. When I look at the results from when the list came out, what’s clear is that this year was difficult for stock picking. Generally, the Forbes list does a great [...]


Can Individual Investors Invest Profitably in the Stock Market with Value Investing?

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

An anonymous user asked me to answer a question on quora the other day. Wanted to share my short response as it’s a common question. Plus, everyone has different experiences and ideas so I also want to hear from you at the end. The Question Can an “individual investor” invest profitably in the stock market [...]


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.

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