value screens that beat the market

12 Premium Value Screens to Uncover Market Beating Stocks

March 22, 2017 | Read Now

Not long after I started old school value in late 2008, I started posting free stock screeners and published weekly stocks based on various value strategies.

They are still available for ideas, but we are outgrowing it fast, and over the past few years, they haven’t performed well.

With the introduction of our premium screener at OSV Online App, we’ve been busy adjusting and adding value screens to uncover market beating stocks.

Old School Curated Links and News (March 20th Edition)

March 20, 2017 | Read Now

Last week we created some additional preset screeners for OSV online to make it an easier “off the shelf” solution.

You can see it live in the demo of the Old School Value Screener.

It’s a definite improvement over the current free screeners because you get more control and more data to dig into each company.

Old School Curated Links and News (March 14th Edition)

March 14, 2017 | Read Now

Some people are asking me about the VIP emails.

For the new folks, we have our system set up so that readers get points for reading emails.

It’s a way for us to gauge interest and to see who wants to receive emails and who doesn’t.

Anytime you open an email, reply or visit Old School Value, you get points for activity.

walmart stock value

Are you wasting money on Wal-Mart?

February 27, 2017 | Read Now

Buffett has clearly fallen out of love with Wal-Mart with his ownership now at 1.4M shares – making up 0.04% of his portfolio.

You don’t allocate 0.04% of your portfolio to a stock you have a lot of faith in.
Why is Buffett selling and are you wasting money on Wal-Mart?

On the surface, retail is easy to understand.

Easy and Practical Framework to Invest like Buffett and Beyond

February 23, 2017 | Read Now

Sometimes I’ll go to YouTube and look up a past episode of American Idol or something similar for a good laugh or inspiration.

On this day, I come across a video it happened to be a young lad coming in for an audition.

He has a great voice, bellows out a fantastic tune and nails it.

Or so I thought.

balance sheet ratios

20 Balance Sheet Ratios Every Investor Must Know

February 19, 2017 | Read Now

There’s only one reason why I continue to hold the majority of my portfolio in US stocks.

Reporting and transparency requirements by the SEC rocks.

Without it, calculating the below balance sheet ratios would be a nightmare.

The following list of ratios can be applied to both the public and private sector. At Old School Value, we apply these ratios to help discover undervalued stocks to invest in. It makes a big impact by helping you avoid falling knives and value traps.

Here we go.

Let’s get straight into the 20 balance sheet ratios to help you determine the financial health of a company.

Product News: 2 Majestic Screener Updates

February 17, 2017 | Read Now

Screen using Fair Value and Margin of Safety

I was against it, but many of you wanted it.

After all, it’s your tool.

My reason against screening using margin of safety or valuation still stands.

It should be part of the qualitative process, not the quantitative.

I still firmly believe you’ll grab onto too many value traps so proceed with caution and always remember that the default numbers are not 100% reflective of company’s current state.

Watch this short 2 min video of how it works.

Old School Curated Links and News (Feb. 13th Edition)

February 13, 2017 | Read Now

This week’s reading list is packed.

When stocks are mentioned in articles or newsletters, I like to check it first against the Action Score and start from there. An easy way to decide whether to investigate further or not.

Stocks mentioned in the articles: FL, AXTA, CATM, CMG

Does it Pass the Sniff Test?

February 8, 2017 | Read Now

A quick way is to first eliminate a lot of the junk out there with a sniff test.

A sniff test is the same as a simple checklist.

The purpose is to build guardrails so that you don’t step into dangerous territory.

It doesn’t work out as well because value investors get attracted to cheap stuff and growth investors get attracted to charismatic managers and glamour stories.

19 Biases Causing You to Look Foolish and Make Bad Decisions

February 6, 2017 | Read Now

If you invest, you have one goal in mind.

For your investments to be profitable.

What you and I can also agree on is that we don’t like being fooled by ourselves or others. We certainly don’t want to make bad decisions.

But we do it all the time.

Over and over again.

And many people refuse to do anything about it.

Ready to try Old School Value?

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