5 Super Reads to Help You Calmly Navigate Choppy Markets

September 2, 2015 | Read Now

It’s been a while. About 3 years since we’ve had any sort of market correction. And because it’s been so long, you’ve probably forgotten how it feels to see your portfolio drop 10%. I have. So whenever markets get choppy with uncertainty or I feel like I’m falling into a worrying or fearful state of mind, […]


The Profoundly Simple Wisdom of Walter Schloss on Producing Towering Returns

August 21, 2015 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn Walter Schloss’ performance record vs Buffett Walter Schloss on his investment philosophy Walter Schloss on buying stocks Walter Schloss on selling stocks I’ve shown you how small investors can beat the professionals on Wall Street by not playing with the same rules. Walter Schloss was such a man. OK… well he was […]


How I Dodged a -69.3% Bullet With a Checklist and 3 Important Lessons to Takeaway

August 17, 2015 | Read Now

Phew. By learning from past mistakes, sticking with experience and following solid advice from books and gurus, it all helped me dodge a -69.3% bullet. Here’s what I mean. At the end of June, I wrote about a special situation involving SFX Entertainment (SFXE) where the founder was aiming to take his company private. And […]


5 Advantages You Hold Over Professional Investors

August 10, 2015 | Read Now

“Don’t bother. The professionals are better than you and they know something you don’t.” Really? There’s some truth to that, but there’s plenty of lies mixed in that short statement too. And it’s easy to dismiss yourself or come up with excuses for why you can’t do it. Here are five to get things started. […]


60 of My Favorite Value Investing Resources You’d Be Crazy to Miss

August 4, 2015 | Read Now

What You’ll Get Here 18 value blogs I follow religiously 3 quality news sites 20 best investment books 13 value added twitter users 6 additional resource pages “What books should I read?” “What blogs should I follow?” “Who do you follow?” Very common questions that I get all the time so here are list of […]


The Investor Trait and How Buffett Would Find, Analyze and Value Stocks

July 27, 2015 | Read Now

I definitely have lazy areas. When it’s cold and raining, I don’t want to take my dogs out to the park where they’ll get wet and muddy and I end up having to bathe them. Being in Seattle, it’s a huge hassle during the winter months where it drizzles constantly. So I have a lazy man’s […]


Are You Playing Defense in This Market?

July 22, 2015 | Read Now

Ouch. That’s how I felt in 2008 when my portfolio was down 28.6%. The S&P was down 37% that year but I certainly didn’t care about having beaten the market. I’m supposed to be indifferent to how the market is doing and to take a long term focus. After all, that’s what I tell people […]


How My Altman Z Stocks Are Beating The Market By 11% YTD

July 20, 2015 | Read Now

What You Will Learn How Altman Z stocks work An updated performance chart of the Altman Z screener 5 stocks reviewed using the components from the Altman Z formula I don’t try to reinvent the wheel. I’m a boring guy so when I try to come up with ideas, I prefer to look at things that […]

What I Learned Being a Janitor and How Cleaning Toilets Helped Me to Be a Better Investor

July 13, 2015 | Read Now

My dad was in IT back when mainframes and the internet was hot in the late 90’s. But he got sick of the 9-6 lifestyle and quit his full time position and decided to work as a temp IT specialist and hopped from one short term (1-2 year) contract to another. It was great during […]


Why High Growth Stocks Like Netflix are Risky and Priced for Perfection

July 9, 2015 | Read Now

“High risk investments have higher rewards.” You’ve heard this your whole life, but what if I told you it’s completely wrong. One area that I feel has improved greatly over the past few years is the way I think about and manage risk. Ben Graham has always been my big influence, as well as Walter […]

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