A Review of The Little Book of Value Investing

The Little Book of Value Investing by Christopher H. Browne is part of the Little Books Big Profits series. Many investors tend to write these books off because of the silly titles. However, I’ve found that they are written by serious authors who have the wonderful ability to simplify complex topics. Some of the famous…

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Benjamin Graham’s Long Lost Formula for Valuing Growth Stocks

Benjamin Graham is best known as the author of Security Analysis and the Intelligent Investor, two seminal books in the pantheon of value investing texts. He’s also widely known as Warren Buffett’s first investment mentor. Almost anyone who has heard about Benjamin Graham knows that he is in many ways the “father of value investing”.…

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Why I’m a Focus Investor

In his book The Warren Buffett Portfolio, Robert Hagstrom defines focus investing as the following: “Choose a few stocks that are likely to produce above-average returns over the long haul, concentrate the bulk of your investments in those stocks, and have the fortitude to hold steady during any short-term market gyrations.” To be a focus…

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A Review of The Future for Investors

Jeremy Siegel’s The Future For Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumph Over the Bold and the New, was a follow-up to his Stocks for the Long Run, which was originally published in 1994. Stocks for the Long Run is rightly considered the “holy bible” for buy-and-hold investors. In the book, Siegel analyzed historical…

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Q3 2014 VIIR Portfolio and World Market Update

The global market rally has taken a time out for the majority of September, but the Sensex continues to be the best performing market globally for 2014. We can see from the chart below that among major global markets only the Sensex, Shanghai Composite Index and S&P 500 remain in positive territory on a year-to-date…

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