Walter Schloss: All Superinvestors Make Mistakes Of Omission

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The Annual Ben Graham Conference was held earlier this year and the topic was – investing mistakes. The panel members were Edwin Schloss, son of Walter Schloss, Paul Lountzis – President Lountzis Management, and Michael Lipper – President Lipper Advisory Services. Edwin Schloss shared a couple of great anecdotes on how he and his father made two very big mistakes … Read More

Walter Schloss: What Kind Of Stocks Do We Look At For Investment

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In 1993 Walter Schloss gave a great presentation called – Upper Level Seminar In Value Investing, at the Columbia Business School. Schloss’ notes for the presentation included a number of timeless investing lessons including the kinds of stocks he looks at for investment, how to scale into an investment, and how to manage a stock portfolio. Here is an excerpt … Read More

How To Apply Walter Schloss’ Successful ‘Approach’ To Investing In 2018

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I know what you’re thinking. How could Walter Schloss possibly be successful in 2018 when his investment career was built on finding net-net stocks? While I agree that net-nets have all but disappeared if we substitute his net-net ‘metric’ for our own 2018 ‘metric’ there’s a lot more to Schloss’ successful investing ‘approach’ than the ‘metric’ that he used. For … Read More

Walter Schloss – The Key To Purchasing An Undervalued Stock Is Its Price COMPARED To Its Intrinsic Worth

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One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Walter Schloss. Schloss averaged a 16% total return after fees during five decades as a stand-alone investment manager, versus 10% for the S&P 500. Warren Buffet said the following about Schloss is his famous article, The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville: “He [Schloss] simply says, if a business is worth a dollar … Read More

Walter Schloss Would Roll In His Grave If He Could Read This Latest Research From Stanford

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Walter Schloss is on Warren Buffett’s list of Super-investors. He’s a man who rarely spoke to management and analysts. So, I’m fairly certain he would roll in his grave he if could read this latest research from Stanford University regarding analyst coverage and how it’s a good prediction of how well a company will perform. Their research shows: Companies with abnormally … Read More

Just How Did Walter Schloss Achieve a 21.3% CAGR From 1956 to 1984

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Walter Schloss was one of Buffett’s Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville. He had an incredible track record of returns over his investing career, achieving a 21.3% CAGR over the period of 28 and a quarter years from 1956 to Q1 1984. And, he did it while keeping his own expenses to a minimum. In Buffett’s 1994 shareholder letter he wrote about Schloss: “Please … Read More

Walter Schloss – The Hippocratic Method In Security Analysis

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One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Walter Schloss. Schloss was one of the most respected value investors ever to have lived, and is included in Buffett’s list of Superinvestors. He was a disciple of the Benjamin Graham school of investing. He didn’t attend college but took investment courses taught by Graham at the New York Stock Exchange Institute. … Read More

Beating the Market | 16 Rules by Walter Schloss, plus 3 more

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(Image: The Walter Schloss approach to value investing, accessed 14 July 2016, The good news is that there’s thousands of websites that provide great information for new investors in the stock market. The bad news is that there are thousands more not providing such great information. If you’re new to stock market investing, here’s three important rules to start with: