With so many blog posts and value investing articles on this value investing blog, I admit the content has become a big jumbled mess. That’s the problem with blogs. Over time, it’s difficult to find what you are looking for.
With the growing number of blog posts, I want to clarify for new and existing readers that the objective of Old School Value is to help you value stocks.
I do this via multiple ways:
I recently updated all the free stock spreadsheets, which is available for people that sign up to the mailing list.
For descriptions and discussions of each spreadsheet and model, click the link above.
Previously, the free valuation spreadsheets used the powerful SMF excel add-in, but I had to strip it out as the number of websites offering trustworthy financial data dies. The work to maintain the free value spreadsheet was more than I imagined so now the spreadsheets require manual input to get the final intrinsic value.
It takes a little more work of plugging numbers in, but it ensures that the free valuation spreadsheet will not break.
This value spreadsheets page by Prof Damodaran, is filled with spreadsheets for valuation and other templates that you can download, but if you have used a few, you will see how extremely difficult to use and overly complicated they are.
Having an MBA or CFA would be great, but for self taught people like myself, it is difficult to understand everything.
Maybe the free spreadsheets I offer are a little too easy to use, but the objective is to help you value stocks and make you better. Remember that valuing stocks is about finding a realistic range.
There is no such a thing as a target intrinsic value calculated down to the very cent. Valuing stocks, whether by hand or spreadsheets, is about finding a range of possibilities.
The free valuing spreadsheets just make it easier and helps you get into a good habit of knowing what price you should pay.
Sign up to the Old School Value mailing list with the form at the bottom of the page and confirm when you receive an email.
Then you will automatically receive an email with the list of spreadsheet download links.
For those who are already on the mailing list, I sent an email directly the other day with the download links.