Category Archives: Contrarian Investing Authors

Benjamin Graham Investment Philosophy

Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, was perhaps the most influential investment figure of all time.His work laid the foundation of modern security analysis, and two of his books,The Intelligent Investor (1949) and Security Analysis(1934), are investment classics that remain bestsellers to this day. His Life and work have been inspiration for many of today’s most successful investors, including Warren Buffett, Michael F. Price, and John Neff. A few words of wisdom include the following: (1) Be an Investor, not a speculator “Let us define the speculator as one who seeks to profit from market movements, without primary regard …Read more »

Warren Buffett Investment Philosophy

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s philosophy can be summarized into key principles: If you had invested $100 in Berkshire Hathaway when he took over in 1965, you would have about $220,000 today.   He views investing as buying a piece of a business, rather than “renting” shares of a company for the short term. Buffett looks at business fundamentals and prefers a business that is: 1. simple and understandable. His purchases are not determined by gloomy economic forecasts, or pessimistic stock market forecasts.  He tends to put fairly large sums of money into things that he knows and management that he trusts.  He doesn’t invest …Read more »

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 »

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