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The 7 Deadliest Words of Investing and Why You Are Not Smarter than the Average Bear

February 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

In case you didn’t realize, I’m a valuation nut. The methods I choose are not perfect because valuation involves art and science. But then again, what is the perfect valuation method? There’s no such thing. And that’s difficult for many people to grasp because we are taught to do things the “right” way, a “certain” […]


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The One Thing All Pros Have in Common When it Comes to Making Money

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

How do pros make money? That’s the title from one of the chapters from What I Learned Losing a Millions Dollars that I want to share. As I mentioned the other day, it’s full of lessons, advice and stories on how NOT to lose money. That’s right. The entire book is dedicated to not losing money. It’s […]


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What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach You About Being a Better Investor

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

History sucks. Or that’s what I thought during my teens and early twenties. I actually studied ancient history as one of my high school topics and did very well. All I had to do was remember some pages and regurgitate it during exams. But that only got me so far. I only got over this […]


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Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Market Crash 2015

November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

(This is a guest post and may not reflect the thoughts and opinions of Old School Value) Have you been paying attention to the financial media recently? If so, you should probably kick that habit. A lot of investors follow the financial media in order to help steer their investment decisions. They look at news […]


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3 Things Two Weeks of Unemployment Taught Me About Stocks and Businesses

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most of you know that I’ve finally taken the leap to run old school value full time. Boy was it humbling to be encouraged by so many people who I’ve never met in person. What’s more, you shared my excitement which makes me even more determined to make old school value a better place for […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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How You Can Earn Higher Returns By Reducing Risk

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Achieving fantastic investment returns is a lot easier than you think. I was out with a couple of friends today when we got talking about investing and the best places for an investor to put his money. One of my friends wants to take a completely hands off approach to investing, so he decided to […]


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What is the Value Proposition?

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Value Investors love numbers. Ratios, financial statements and discounted cash flows are our bread and butter. It is our edge in the market. Numbers are safe to us. We can justify our decisions with cold hard facts. But while I believe that numbers are a huge part of the equation, there is another part, the […]