The Stockopedia Guide to Value Investing

Value Investing is as old as the hills. Ever since biblical times buyers have been trying to hunt down bargains in the hope of selling them for a profit later, and a few thousand years of history can't change that basic arithmetic. But over the last few hundred years of stock market history, value investing has developed into both an art and a science and its most dedicated practitioners have become some of the wealthiest men in the world.

The original guru of bargain investing was Benjamin Graham who wrote prolifically about methods of valuing companies and buying bargain stocks. He tutored Warren Buffett who eventually found that Graham's methods led to owning very poor quality stocks leading him to label the practice 'cigar butt investing'. Gradually Buffett started looking to buy higher quality businesses at fair rather than bargain prices which contributed greatly to his extraordinary wealth.

Value investing is a very broad banner which ranges from simple bargain strategies to more complicated asset valuations and discounted cashflows. This collection of articles from Stockopedia and our contributors will help investors greatly with their understanding of the subject.



First Steps in Value Investing

The Top 5 Ways to Find Bargain Stocks in any Market

When it comes to buying stocks, few investors would dispute that finding a bargain is a seductive prospect. But while most investors are looking for an attractive price, some bargain – or deep value – investors are prepared to great lengths to find one. Warren Buffett calls it the cigar-butt approach to investing:  “A cigar butt found on the street…

The Five Paths to Value Investing Success

In investing circles, value and growth are often juxtaposed as distinct investment strategies. Arguably, though, this distinction is artificial – after all, for many investors, the attributes of value and growth go hand-in-hand when it comes to selecting stocks. Warren Buffett put the point succinctly in his letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc back in 2000:  Market commentators and…





A guide to Benjamin Graham - the 'father of value investing'

In Brief A demanding intrinsic value-based screen designed for less experienced investors which focuses on…

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One of the most enduring investment strategies for ‘deep value’ investors was defined by Ben…

In Brief NCAV investing is a bargain investing strategy involving buying stocks when they are…



A guide to Warren Buffett - the 'greatest value investor'

It's a racing certainty that more people have lost money following the wisdom of the…

With the recent news of his investment in Tesco (LON:TSCO), we thought we'd take a…

In spite of a dozen years of sideways markets that have just about ground the…


Further Reading for Value Investors

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In Brief The Piotroski F-Score aims to identify the healthiest companies amongst a basket of…

In Brief Cornerstone Value is a five criteria large-cap dividend yield-focused value screen outlined in…

In BriefMagic Formula Investing is a value investing strategy based on buying 20-30 "good, cheap…

In brief David Dreman champions a contrarian investment approach based on interpreting market psychology and…

In Brief  A contrarian approach with a global outlook based on the search for bargain…

In Brief A value investing screen in the Graham school based on Schloss's focus on…

One of the most widely studied and persistent stock market inefficiencies ever identified is the…



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How to find value stocks

Finding good value investing opportunities can be as simple as starting with the 52 Week Lows list, or as complicated as performing balance sheet analyses to find out which companies are trading at less than their net liquidation value. We have created a series of value screens for our premium subscribers which can be found at the following links.



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