Thursday, June 15, 2006

Definition: Value investing

After numerous mention of value investing, perhaps it would be appropriate to give a proper definition of value investing on this blog.

Value investing is a broad definition of a style of investment that follow two basic principles:

1) The investment can be bought below its intrinsic value
2) The investment must have a margin of safety

Value stocks are generally characterized by low PER, PBR, high dividend, and typically from mundane industries (not high tech or bio related). Pioneers of value investing include Benjamin Graham, David Dodd and Warren Buffett.

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