New Series – Contemporary Investing Gurus

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Today, I’m starting a new series here at The Acquirer’s Multiple called Contemporary Investing Gurus. Over the past few years I’ve spent a lot of time reading articles, watching videos and listening to podcasts from some of the best investing minds in the world. Names like Joel Greenblatt, Mohnish Pabrai, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Meb Faber, and Guy Spier, just to name a few.

Deep Value Large Cap Gem – Lear Corporation $LEA

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(PHOTO: You have to love the Large Cap Deep Value Stock Screener here at The Acquirer’s Multiple (TAM). The Large Cap Deep Value Stock Screener shows the top 30 companies in The Acquirer’s Multiple® Large Cap 1000 universe, which is drawn from the largest 1,000 U.S. exchange-traded stocks and ADRs excluding financials and utilities.

1. We hand-pick the 90 Best Deep Value Stock Picks

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The Acquirer’s Multiple screeners examine the universe of US-listed stocks and ADRs to find the cheapest on the acquirer’s multiple, the name for the metric used by activists, private equity firms and corporate raiders to find deeply undervalued targets. How are the universes defined? At January 1, 2015, there were 9,254 stocks traded in the US. We exclude stocks traded over-the-counter (OTC … Read More

Johnny’s Real-Life Acquirers Multiple Portfolio – Update

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OK, a few people have asked me what’s happening with my monthly updates for ‘Johnny’s Real-Life Acquirers Multiple Portfolio’ (AM Portfolio). For those of you that are unaware, I constructed my own AM Portfolio, using my own savings, here at The Acquirer’s Multiple starting in December of 2015. You can read all about it here:

The biggest problem in share investing, is you!

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Huh! I don’t mean you as an individual, but you as a human being, when it comes to investing in shares. I’ve just finished reading a whole bunch of research from various sources which clearly show that human beings make terrible decisions when it comes to investing in shares. I always remember a story that Tobias Carlisle, founder of this … Read More

The Acquirer’s Multiple® Strategy Survey

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The Acquirer’s Multiple® is the value ratio “acquirers”—buyout firms, activists, deep value investors—use to find undervalued stocks. As Deep Value: Why Activist Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations shows undervalued companies trading on a low acquirer’s multiple tend to be good targets for investment. We Need Your Help We’d like to offer a hedge fund-like deep value strategy in a liquid, low … Read More

How can individual investors beat institutional investors

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I know what you’re thinking! How can one retail investor sitting at home with a laptop and an online brokerage account possibly get better returns than a institutional investor? To answer this question, we first need to understand what an institutional investor is. An institutional investor is an organisation whose primary purpose is to invest its own assets or those … Read More

MIND C.T.I. Ltd. strong balance sheet, undervalued micro cap

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This week the ‘Small and Micro Cap’ screener uncovered a little gem called MIND C.T.I. Ltd. (NASDAQ:MNDO) MIND CTI is a leading provider of convergent end-to-end prepaid/postpaid billing and customer care product based solutions for service providers as well as unified communications analytics and call accounting solutions for enterprises. Last week the company announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Is Home Bias Hurting Your Portfolio?

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One of the things that stops some investors from using The Acquirer’s Multiple investment strategy is that they’re based outside of the United States and are unsure about investment in the US shares provided by the ‘screens’ on this website. Like you, I’m not based in the United States. I’m based in Melbourne, Australia, but I do use The Acquirer’s … Read More

Here’s why I prefer The Acquirer’s Multiple over The Discounted Cash Flow Model, for valuation

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People often ask me why I use the mechanical method of investing provided by The Acquirer’s Multiple versus The Discounted Cash Flow Model. The answer can be found in this excerpt from the book, Deep Value: Why Activist Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations, written by the founder of this website, Tobias Carlisle. “Shortly after Graham published Security … Read More

Here’s why First Solar is one of the best picks in The Large Cap Screener $FSLR

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If you’re like me, you believe that as ageing coal power plants are decommissioned, there’s enormous potential for renewable energy, and utility-scale PV (photovoltaic solar energy solutions) in particular. One company filling this void of providing clean and affordable electricity is First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). For those of you that are unfamiliar with First Solar, as the name suggests the company is a … Read More