Category Archives: Contrarian Investing Authors

Benj Gallander Investment Philosophy

Benj Gallander

Benj Gallander has among the highest returns, both short- and long-term, in North America. Co-editor of Contra the Heard Investment Letter, columnist for The Globe and Mail, writer for Bloomberg and Canadian MoneySaver, Gallander’s approach has the investment world buzzing. His approach to investing is decidedly Contrarian. He does not believe in buying and holding until perpetuity. He thinks that stop losses are idiotic, like playing cards with your hand open. He redefines conventional norms of the risk-reward relationship. He rarely buys a stock that does not have a chance of a minimum 100 per cent return. He remains unconcerned …Read more »

David Dreman Investment Philosophy

David Dreman

David Dreman summarized his investment philosophy as the following: Psychological biases tend to interfere with sound investment decisions, but investors who understand these biases can prevent them from affecting their own judgment and can profit from the biases in others. To prevent the biases from affecting your own decisions: Don’t be influenced by a hot performance record. Don’t rely solely on the specific situation, but take into account prior probabilities of similar situations. Don’t be seduced by recent rates of investment return for individual stocks when they deviate sharply from past norms; use long-term stock characteristics. Don’t expect the strategy …Read more »

George Muzea Investment Philosophy

George Muzea

Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, The Vital Few vs. The Trivial Many will open your eyes to a new way of looking at the investment world, especially the stock market. You’ll discover how to look past media hype to discern what the Vital Few or corporate insiders—those who know their companies best—are doing. By explaining which information is accurate and valuable, as opposed to that which is misleading and financially hazardous, investment professional George Muzea will show you how to successfully and intelligently evaluate the stock market and find valuable gems that have yet to be discovered by …Read more »

Contrarian Investing Books to Read

The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing: Morningstar’s Guide to Building Wealth and Winning in the Market by Pat Dorsey OVER the years, people from around the world have turned to Morningstar for strong, independent, and reliable advice. The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing provides the kind of savvy financial guidance only a company like Morningstar could offer. Based on the philosophy that “investing should be fun, but not a game,” this comprehensive guide will put even the most cautious investors back on the right track by helping them pick the right stocks, find great companies, and understand the …Read more »

Robert J. Shiller Investment Philosophy

Robert Shiller

Based on the research and data of Professor Robert J. Shiller, smart investors know that market timing is a key success factor to building and maintaining wealth. Investor genius Warren Buffet made billions by buying the right companies at the right time – when “value screamed”! He wisely avoided the recent ‘tech bubble’ and kept his fortune in tact. “In the short run the market is a voting machine, in the long run it is a weighing machine”. Avoid buying when the market is too expensive and exploit market opportunities.

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