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  • Have you got what it takes to be a good value investor?
  • Value investing is all about buying ‘cheap' shares. These shares are trading below their asset value and for some reason or another are unloved by the market. But to be a successful value investor, you must have a knack for picking shares in good businesses. Not companies that are poor businesses and their low share price value is a true reflection of that. Let's take a closer look at what makes... ››› more
  • [08 May 2014]
  • Why value investing yields good results
  • Value investing is all about buying shares that are trading at less than their intrinsic value. And as a style of investing, it works. So why don't all investors follow a value investing strategy? It all comes down to the psychology of investing. Let's take a closer look at how value investing works and see what it takes to be a good value investor… Investing in a good business appears to mak... ››› more
  • [06 May 2014]
  • What type of stock market strategy do you follow?
  • When it comes down to investing, there are essentially three different broad types of strategies that investors follow. These three strategies are income investing, value investing and growth investing. Let's take a closer look at these three strategies… Your investing strategy will depend on your money making focus When it comes to investing in shares, you can make money in two ways, Phil ... ››› more
  • [03 April 2014]
  • Why having a ‘margin of safety' can pay off
  • Warren Buffett is perhaps the world's most infamous investor. His investment strategy has seen him become the fourth richest man in the world. And that's in spite him donating vast amounts to charity. He sticks to value investing, but always with a margin of safety so he is doesn't have to sell at beaten down prices. Let's take a closer look at why having a ‘margin of safety' can pay off… A ... ››› more
  • [18 December 2013]
  • Value investors: 10 ways to spot a value trap
  • If you're a value investor, you're looking for a company that's looks poised for a turnaround. It will look cheap compared to its earnings and its competitors. But you could end up investing in a beaten down company that's a value trap - it never turns around. Read on to uncover ten ways to spot a value trap… Unfortunately, no formula exists to calculate when, or if, a turnaround will ever occ... ››› more
  • [25 November 2013]
  • Revealed: How to ‘buy cash at a discount'
  • Benjamin Graham is the father of value investing. In the 1930s, he wrote the bible on securities analysis, which is still the main book on the subject today. Benjamin Graham was legendary investor Warren Buffett's mentor, having taught him in college at Columbia. Read on to uncover how you can ‘buy cash at a discount'… Benjamin Graham is infamous for his Intrinsic Value Number, Dr Steve Sjug... ››› more
  • [12 November 2013]
  • How not using stop losses can make you an extra R10 million
  • From 1956 to 2002, the S&P 500 averaged an annual compound return of 10%. That means if you'd invested R10,000 in 1956, it would have grown to R900,000 by 2002. But if you'd invested that same R10,000 with Walter J Schloss Associates over the same time frame (Mr Schloss retired in 2002), your money would have compounded at an annual rate of 16%. This means your R10,000 would have grown to R11 mill... ››› more
  • [20 October 2013]
  • What you can learn from the ‘400 Richest People in America'
  • The annual release of the Forbes magazine's "400 Richest People in America" is always an intriguing read. The lives of the rich (and usually famous) are a fascinating subject. Read on to find out what you can learn from the ‘400 Richest People in America'… You can learn a lesson or two about wealth-building by studying the ‘400 Richest People in America,’ Mark Skousen in Investment U exp... ››› more
  • [02 October 2013]
  • Revealed: The key to successful value investing
  • If you fancy yourself as a value investor, there are a few things you can do to make sure you don't end up buying shares that never amount to anything. This is the value investor path investment great Warren Buffett follows and look how successful his share portfolio is. Read on to uncover the key to successful value investing… If you take the value approach to investing in the stock market, t... ››› more
  • [23 September 2013]
  • How to find great companies to invest in
  • When it comes down to it, the stock market fascinates people for one simple reason - they want to make lots of money. But spotting a bargain on the stock market can be risky. Read on to uncover one way to spot a great company… One mistake that beginners often make is to buy the badly beaten up shares of companies, Phil Oakley explains in MoneyWeek… Beginner investors see a share that used... ››› more
  • [10 September 2013]
  • The ins and outs of value investing
  • The investment world often sees value investing as quite a staid and sensible method of investing. That's perhaps because of its association with folksy US investment legend Warren Buffett. Read on to find out the ins and outs of value investing… Value investing is sensible, but it’s anything but staid, Phil Oakley explains in MoneyWeek. If you want to find genuine value, then you’re go... ››› more
  • [02 September 2013]
  • How you can profit from the stock market bible!
  • There is an old style of investing, so lucrative; it's still in use today... It's a method used the by some of the world's greatest investors like Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. It's so valuable that it is known as the 'the stock market bible'!The thing is, you don't need to be a financial expert to adopt the techniques in this book! In fact, I believe, anyone can use the same strategies to e... ››› more
  • [28 August 2013]
  • This is some of the best value I've ever seen in my life!
  • I've been a stock market freak for the better part of a decade. It's both my passion and career to find the best investment opportunities all over the world. One thing I've learnt over the years is the best investment gains often come from stocks when they're hated by the market. In 2008, when stocks were at their worst, many of the best companies in the world were trading at prices that ... ››› more
  • [26 August 2013]
  • An exit strategy from the father of value investing
  • "My favourite holding period is forever," investing legend Warren Buffett likes to say. It's great when you can buy the right investment at the right price, and it just keeps on delivering. Buffett has found these businesses better than anyone. But most stocks aren't something you can hold forever. How do you decide when to sell…? Buffett's hero and mentor, Ben Graham, came up with an inte... ››› more
  • [22 August 2013]
  • How to hunt for ‘quality' shares
  • ‘Quality' investing isn't as easy to define as some other investing styles, such as ‘value' investing. It involves buying outstanding companies at a fair price, rather than stocks that just look cheap. Read on to discover how you can identify quality shares… Quality investing may go against the grain of many investing strategies. Rather than take the ‘everything has a price’ approac... ››› more
  • [08 July 2013]
  • Value investing: The perfect investment strategy for stock market detectives
  • When investing, it's important you employ an investment strategy that suits you. If you love getting down to the nitty-gritty of company financials and fancy yourself as a bit of a sleuth, value investing is the perfect strategy for you… To become a successful investor, you need plenty of patience, rigorous discipline and time to succeed. And this requirement is particularly important when emb... ››› more
  • [13 June 2013]
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