Beware The Profit Makers – Cash is King!

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If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about analyzing financial statements over the years, it’s that you must analyse all three financial statements, Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cashflows before you consider making an investment. Here’s a real-life example to show you what I mean. In 2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) reported a … Read More

How To Pick Good Stocks By Trying To Kill The Business (Strategy) – Bruce Berkowitz

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(Image Credit, institutionalinvestor.com) One investor I like to follow closely, is Bruce Berkowitz. Berkowitz is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Fairholme Capital Management, and President and a Director of Fairholme Funds, Inc. In 2010, Berkowitz was named as the 2009 Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Year by Morningstar as … Read More

The Lehman Brothers $1.1 Billion Discrepancy, “Accounting Ingenuity” – David Einhorn

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(Image Credit, forbes.com) David Einhorn is one of most famous hedge fund managers on the planet and a master of company analysis. He’s the founder and president of Greenlight Capital, a “long-short value-oriented hedge fund”, which he started in 1996 with $900,000. The fund now has $9.27 Billion in assets under … Read More

How Do You Know When a Company is in “The Value Zone” – Arnold Van Den Berg

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(Image Credit, gurufocus.com) Value investor, Arnold Van Den Berg founded Century Management in 1974. He is a principal of the firm, the Chief Executive Officer, and co-Chief Investment Officer. According to investment-advisors.credio.com, Century Management has $1.03 Billion in Assets Under Management. Van Den Berg has no formal college education but gained his market … Read More

How to Develop a Simple Investing Strategy, and Don’t Try to Calculate Intrinsic Value – Charles Mizrahi

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(Image Credit, twitter.com) A lot of investors have never heard of Charles Mizrahi. Mizrahi is editor of the Hidden Values Alert and the Inevitable Wealth Portfolio newsletters. Hidden Values Alert has been named one of Marketwatch.com’s 10 Best Advisors from October 2007 to January 2015…a period that included the Financial Crisis of 2008 and … Read More

How to Find Great Investments, and Why You Should Ignore DCF’s – David Winters

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(Image Credit, www.reuters.com) David Winters is an awesome value investor and Founder and Chief Investment Officer of The Wintergreen Fund. Prior to founding Wintergreen Advisors in 2005, Winters was Chief Investment Officer of Franklin Mutual Advisors and Portfolio manager of the Franklin Mutual Discovery Fund. Winters joined Mutual Series in … Read More

Why Models Beat Humans – What Works on Wall Street – James O’Shaughnessy

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(Image Credit, business.financialpost.com), One of the best value investors on the planet is of course, James O’Shaughnessy. James O’Shaughnessy, also known as Jim, is a Principal, and Chief Executive Officer at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, LLC. He’s widely regarded as a pioneer in quantitative equity analysis. Jim and his team have identified … Read More

What types of stocks should you own, and when is the best time to sell – Leon Cooperman

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(Image Credit, wsj.com) Leon Cooperman CFA, is another one of my favorite value investors. In 1967 he started with Goldman Sachs. He held a number of key positions in the firm, he was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman’s Asset Management division. For nine consecutive years while at Goldman Sachs, Cooperman was voted … Read More

What’s most often forgotten about one of the greatest Superinvestors – Charles Munger

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(Image Credit, dealbook.nytimes.com) If you’re a value investing nut like me you’ll have read everything you can on Charles Munger, Warren Buffett, Rick Guerin, Tom Knapp, Ed Anderson, Stan Perlmeter, Bill Ruane and Walter Schloss. The so called “Superinvestors of Graham & Doddsville”. But, we often forget that these investing megastars had ordinary … Read More