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Value Investing

Value investing is the tried and true method of building long-term wealth by investing in under-appreciated companies. While the stock market has seen many innovations since the birth of value investing in the late 1920’s, the basic principle remains the same—good companies bought at a good price, make for great value investments.

Check out the value investing archive below for in-depth commentary on investing in companies with strong fundamentals. You will uncover our top market insights, latest trend analysis, and forward-thinking stock picks among some the most stable blue-chip companies.

To learn how you can increase the effectiveness of your value investments, check out our free stock diversification and asset allocation report, which uncovers the strategies stock market professionals use to build lasting, long-term wealth for their portfolios.

Why the Stock Market Stalled

Is It Time to Go for Value or Momentum?

Valuing Stocks Using a Snapshot Multiple Requires Earnings Predictability

Companies with predictable earnings have historically outperformed because investors value stability and are willing to pay for it. Fortunately, predictable companies are also easier to value accurately using snapshot earnings multiples, but it only works if one spends the time analyzing the income statement and isolating core earnings from reported earnings. Ignoring the anchoring bias of current market prices is the key to value-investing success.

How to Value a Stock Using the Income Statement

Determining the value of a stock is important to successful investing. However, for growth investors, a stock's present value is based on an accurate forecast of future earnings,  which is no easy task. Which is better: the false certainty of a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis or the admitted inaccuracy of a snapshot earnings multiple?

January Effect and 52-Week Highs/Lows: How to Beat the S&P 500

New research concludes that investors can benefit from the January Effect without dumpster diving in microcaps or companies with scary price declines. Jim offers up some ideas to take advantage of the phenomenon.

Moneyball and Value Investing: Variant Perception is Key to Success

Baseball and investing have much more in common than you might think.

Distinguish Value from Price By Thinking “Businesslike”

Investors with a long-term perspective and a goal of building wealth have a completely different perspective on bear markets than traders.

Avoid Market Crashes Using the “Ivy Portfolio” Market-Timing System

Sick and tired of the "doom and gloomers?" If investors were to implement the Ivy timing system, these chicken littles would go out of business in a flash.

Tesla Motors and Netflix: Two Unsafe Stocks That Should Be Sold

The current bull market in stocks is like an ocean that raises all boats -- even boats that are likely to sink. Avoiding such fair-weather investments is the key to investment success and the Roadrunner Stocks Safety Rating can help lead the way.

How to Read a Corporate Balance Sheet

Understanding a company's balance sheet provides an investor with two separate, but equally valuable, pieces of information: (1) stock valuation; and (2) risk of bankruptcy.

The Bubbly, Stimulants and Crashes

The party may soon be over for many utility sector investments. Here, we pinpoint some of the best and safest utility stocks according to time-tested criteria.

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