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What Makes a Successful Value Investor

Checkout my introductory guides on value investing (Part 1, Part 2) — this is a more detailed guide. Different sources define value investing differently. Some say value investing is the investment philosophy that favors the purchase of stocks that are currently selling at low price-to-book ratios and have high dividend yields. Others say value investing is all about buying stocks with low P/E ratios. You will even sometimes hear that…

Day Trading vs Investing for the Future

This is one of my shorter posts, as previous articles have been written as very long and informative pieces. Every once in a while at Finance and Purpose, I’ll post tidbits of advice to address commonly asked questions. A lot of people have been asking me what the difference between day trading is versus investing. Among those who buy and sell stocks there is an ongoing debate about whether the…

Softbank: Japan’s Awakening Titan of 2020

A new investor should checkout Part 1, 2, and 3, of the Finance and Purpose Simple Guide to investing. Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Softbank, is a lesser known veteran of the dot-com bubble and information technology revolution. In the past 5 years, he has been quietly making deep impacts on today’s tech economy. With the vision of a Steve Jobs, the Wealth of a Warren Buffett, and the boldness…

The Simple Guide on Investing Pt 2

Continuing on my previous post: The Simple Guide on Investing Pt 1 , today I’ll talk about Value Investing.   It is one of the most valuable investment strategies for the actively engaged investor. Simply put, Value Investing doctrine is based on the concept that companies carry intrinsic value.   You might not be an active investor, and looking to gain a smaller return from a passive strategy — and…

The Simple Guide on Investing Pt 1

So you’re just out of college, into your first job, and now want to “invest” or “get into the stock market”. I’ve been there too. I started out clueless like you, and eventually learned the ropes. Remember, the theme of my posts are all about principles. This post will give you the basics, but always invest or trade based on your principles. Cover the Basics Before throwing away income into…

Loot a Burning House for Success

In war, and in love, such is the nature of human affairs. This is especially true in the markets. If you want success, you need to take advantage. When a country is beset by internal conflicts, when disease and famine ravage the population, when corruption and crime are rampant, then it will be unable to deal with an outside threat. This is the time to attack. Keep gathering internal information…

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