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Jeff Bezos Letter Better than Warren Buffett’s?

April 5, 2016 | Read Now

Buffett’s annual letters are the gold standard, but close behind is Jeff Bezos. In typical Jeff Bezos style, the annual letter is brief, to the point and packs a punch. A must read for any business minded person or Amazon investor. Bezos is undoubtedly one of the elite minds in business and he provides a glimpse […]


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Cash Is A Position

March 29, 2016 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn My cash levels and what it’s been doing Why cash is not a bad thing Why holding cash is not market timing One of the biggest advantages that a retail investor has over funds is that they can be in cash. Most funds, due to their mandates, must deploy most of their […]


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Snap Decisions. The Art of Finding, Analyzing and Researching Stocks Faster and Better.

March 17, 2016 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn The importance of being decisive How checklists can fail How to improve your snap decisions My snap decision examples Snap. Make fast, decisive and good decisions when picking and analyzing stocks. Snap decisions. Isn’t that what we all want? But how? Ian Cassel’s article on indecision really got me thinking about the […]


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What Buffett and Seth Klarman Say About EBITDA

March 10, 2016 | Read Now

What You Will Learn The problems with EBITDA as your go to solution The problems EBITDA causes with over-valuation Buffett, Munger and Klarman’s thoughts and explanations on EBITDA What Adjustments to Reported Earnings Do You Make? Here’s what Buffett and Munger had to say about EBITDA in the 2003 shareholder meeting. [When goodwill was required to […]


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Indecision: An Investor’s Biggest Adversary and 6 Ways to Overcome It

March 9, 2016 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn The root cause of indecision How to make faster and better investment decisions Organizing research and going with your gut Investors tend to over-analyze when stocks are going down (fear) and under-analyze when stocks are going up (greed). I think most would say the latter, under-analyzing, is the greater sin. I believe both are […]


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Why Most Investors Fail in the Stock Market

February 4, 2016 | Read Now

Throughout the past 30 days of wild volatility, here’s what I didn’t do. Panic. Worry. Sell. In fact, the best I did was add to a couple of positions yesterday. The world was already in an uncertain state for the past 3+ years. It’s just that with the market rising, we pushed the issue to the […]


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Why 2016 Could Be a Bad Year For the Markets

December 28, 2015 | Read Now

(This is a guest post by Peter George Psaras, CEO of Conservative Equity Investment Advisors. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not always reflect the views of Old School Value.) What You’ll Learn Why the markets are overvalued What the Buffett Indicator is telling us is that stocks are insanely overvalued […]


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Top 10 Excuses Investors Make and How to Overcome Them

December 22, 2015 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn 10 common excuses for why people don’t invest or don’t try harder Advice on how to overcome these excuses Additional resources and links 2015 has been the first “tough” year in over 5 years. The pain of the great recession is so… yesterday. Therein lies the problem. 5% drops have become unbearable […]


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5 Successful Qualities of Buffett, Graham, Munger and How to Acquire Them

October 21, 2015 | Read Now

Successful investors are not the smartest people on earth. Remember, it was Warren Buffett who said that; You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ. However, there are certain characteristics that you need to have in order […]


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10 Investing Principles Every Value Investor Should Live By

September 29, 2015 | Read Now

Are you satisfied with your investing acumen? I don’t know too many people who answers yes to that question. What I do know is that in order to improve quickly, the best way is learn from others. Books are my favorite resources. Next is to examine the mistakes and lessons learned by people who have […]


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5 Super Reads to Help You Calmly Navigate Choppy Markets

September 13, 2015 | Read Now

It’s been a while. About 3 years since we’ve had any sort of market correction. Is it over? Who knows? 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 […]


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10 Simple Ways to Invest and Grow $5

September 10, 2015 | Read Now

I have $5. What do I need to do to invest and grow it? That’s a question I came across on Reddit and Quora, and it’s not as stupid as it sounds. It reminded me of the book I read called What I wish I knew when I was 20 which provided examples of what a Standford entrepreneurship […]