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You get unlimited access to our Stock Table, which will tell you every stock we like, the date we first wrote it up, the price at the time of the write-up, and a link to our specific write-ups on each stock. You will absolutely love the write-ups. They are simple to read, because they are written to be both informative, and enjoyable.
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They made fortunes, and retired at the peaks of their careers. The one thing they found was that they missed the day to day involvement with stocks themselves. This is an industry that when it’s in your blood, you can’t give it up. Now they do for pleasure what they always did for your work. They pick stocks.
This is what you must understand. To be truly successful in the market, you must not always be committed with your hard-earned money. You must be respectful of your money, it is too easily lost. This means there are times when you should be on the sidelines watching, waiting.
Warren Buffett says it best. He talks about how, when people are born, they should be given a ticket with ten notches on it, like a train ticket. This means you can only make ten investments in your life. You would be mighty careful each time you stamped your ticket.
He also says, "Only in investments can you be like the baseball player standing at the plate waiting for the perfect pitch (the perfect stock) to come across the plate." Think about it, most investors want to swing at every pitch that comes across that plate. In baseball you would be out of the game with an approach like that. In the stock market, you're out of the game too.
Brett, if you study our ideas carefully, and do your own due diligence so the idea becomes your own, you should do very well in the market over time.
Remember, we don't care how much money you start out with, we’re teaching you the art and discipline of investing. Eventually you might be able to do what we do, but you cannot do it as well unless you're willing to put in the decades of experience we have. Brett, if you have youth on your side, with the magic of compounding, you'll outlast us, and maybe, just maybe you'll beat our track record! TRY US.
He then became the youngest Senior Vice President in the history of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn Loeb, which is America’s oldest investment banking firm, having been founded in the 1850’s. He then became a limited partner at probably America’s best-known trading firm, Bear Stearns and Company.
What he would tell you is the best training he has, is his experience which can’t be replicated, and then his nose for smelling an idea that is going to work. You can take all the technical analysis and fundamental analysis, and beat it to death. In the final analysis, the stock has to feel right. It has to fit into the framework of your life experience, and then, and only then, it tells you that you’ve got a winner.
You have to go out and find that which you would do if money were no object. That’s what you should be doing every day. We have found that, it’s the stock market pure and simple. If we were sitting on an island in the South Pacific, we would still be trying to find out how do you get a stock quote.
We do have hobbies, and we make sure we take vacations with our families. You have to live a balanced life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This means you take care of your family, and others around you. We are not going to save the world, but we are going to do our part.
Our world is a very full world. Thanks for your question.
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Our friend was in on the ground floor of Home Depot, one of the truly great stocks of the last generation. He had money in the private placement before it went public. He's up 1200 times from his initial investment. Think about this. A $10,000 investment is worth $12,000,000. We're talking 1979 or so. That's an extraordinary return.
Li, if you invested as little as a $1,000 you would still experience the thrill of investing. It will also put you at risk. You must put up real money to get experience. These people with "make believe" portfolios are deluding themselves. "Make believe" does not work. We will tell you what to read, how to read it, what to ignore. By the way, our biggest problem today is what to ignore. There is too much information out there. We are the first generation of people to deal with this problem of data smog or NOISE, too much information that crowds out the data that's really important.
You will learn how corporations are formed, grow, and die. You will learn how executives manage growth. You will start to get a feel for a good investment and a bad investment. There is very little that will accelerate your personal investment expertise like reading GREAT stock market literature. We have gone through what we think are the finest books you can read. Take advantage of it.
If you have followed our work for a while, then you know that valuestockplayers.com has come up with some ideas in the fashion industry that worked wonderfully for people who have done their homework on these stocks.
The same thing is true for the toy industry. It's not hard. We smell the bottoms and then we analyze the financial statements to make sure there are no surprises. By the way, when we say analyze, we don't mean look at the Balance Sheet and Income Statement. We study them to death, including the Statement of Cash Flows which many analysts don't look at because they were never taught how to read it. It's only been in existence since 1988.
We go right through the rigors of financial statement analysis just like they teach in any MBA program. We also read every footnote. Jimmy Rogers, the legendary stock picker who owns Rogers Holdings, said 15 years ago in a class he taught, if you read the Chairman's letter you do more work than 90 percent of the investors out there. If you read the financials, you do more than 95 percent of the investors. If you read the footnotes, you do more than 99 percent. You have to go for the edge. The edge is the thoroughness of your technique.
There's a downside to this. We don't follow baseball until the end of the season. We don't follow football until December. And we don't know where Buenos Aires is. Just kidding.
Look, if you want to make the big bucks, you have to study how the big bucks are made. Willie the Actor Sutton was a big bank robber in the United States in the 1950's. They asked him, "Hey Willie, why do you rob banks?" His response was, "Because that's where they keep the money."
Study how the big money is made, and you will seldom be wrong.
This will give you a total picture of every idea we have come up with. You do pose an interesting question, and we continually revisit it.
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