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What’s Working in 2015?

July 7, 2015 | Read Now

The market has been flat so far. Doesn’t feel like it with all the drama in the headlines, but this just happened. February was a great month but other than that, it’s been up and down. First, if you want to skip the commentary and jump straight to the spreadsheet list of stocks and data, grab […]


2015 Q1 Stock Screener Performance and the Best Stocks So Far

April 5, 2015 | Read Now

The market hasn’t done much this year and with any quarterly performance updates, 3 months is too short to jump to any conclusion. In the first quarter the S&P just stayed in positive territory at 0.95%. The Russell 2000 and small stocks did much better at 4.32%. And how did value stocks do? Take a […]


See How These Stocks Chosen 3 Years Ago Are Performing Today

March 16, 2015 | Read Now

What You Will Learn: How being scientific can help you improve your investing skills The importance of sample size when testing performance Performance data of 2 crowd sourced portfolios Got a nice surprise the other day. While rummaging through my documents and investing folders, I came across a simple test I ran in 2012 and […]


How My Value Screeners Performed in 2014

January 5, 2015 | Read Now

In ancient Roman mythology, there is a god with two faces. His name is Janus and with two faces, he looks in both directions representing the past and future. His name is where the word January came from. Although January 2015 is fully under way, it’s appropriate because we are still at a stage of […]


The Altman Z Value Strategy is Up 13% in 2014

October 15, 2014 | Read Now

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 […]


See Which Value Strategy is Pounding the Market

July 3, 2014 | Read Now

Q2 for the value strategies have been a disappointment for the most part. Q1 was strong, but the value strategies that I follow weren’t able to keep up in the second quarter. At the end of the first quarter, 9 out of the 16 stock screens (60%) were beating the market. That is now down to […]


My 2014 Q1 Value Stock Screener Performances

April 14, 2014 | Read Now

Drum roll please. The 2014 Q1 results for the value screens are in. Of the 15 pre-defined screens that I have up for free, 9 are beating the market which is a 60% win rate at the moment. But one quarter doesn’t tell you anything. Just a vanity stat I threw out there. Let me […]


The 2013 Value Stock Screen Performances

January 16, 2014 | Read Now

Each year I provide an update on the performance of how the value stock screeners performed at Old School Value. These screeners were pre-defined which I use for idea generation and are also provided free of charge. To answer a question I get regularly, these screens are open for all to use and not part […]


Updates on 8 Stocks That I Hold and Publicly Discussed

October 24, 2013 | Read Now

It’s been a while since I last summed up the status of the stocks I covered on this blog and as requested by a reader, I owe it to many of you who bought based on what I wrote. Upfront disclosure is that I hold each one of these companies, but this is not the […]


A Performance Update on the Top 10 Stocks Chosen by Value Investors

October 9, 2013 | Read Now

With so much drama and noise in the news, I had forgotten about a certain portfolio that I track. A portfolio constructed of community voted stocks, which I call crowd investing. At the end of the year, investors enter a short stock thesis which people can then vote up or down. The top 10 are […]


My 2012 Year End Performance

January 14, 2013 | Read Now

Although I beat the market last year and currently still beating the market since inception, I’m not satisfied with how 2012 turned out. First the positives: Much less activity. 26 total transactions in 2012 vs 41 in 2011 vs 82 in 2010. Less mistakes Analyzed more companies than in 2011 Didn’t look at stock quotes […]


2012 OSV Value Screener Results

January 7, 2013 | Read Now

A popular section of Old School Value is the predefined value stock screener page. At the moment, 14 value screens are published and tracked, with each screen updated to show the latest 2012 results. The main value screener page now includes the past yearly performance from 2000. Yearly Performances of Each Screen To view the […]