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The Intelligent Investor: Dollar Cost Averaging

The Intelligent Investor, written by Benjamin Graham, is the definitive book on value investing. In this video series, from one to twenty four, we will supply guidance in the adoption and execution of investment policy. Still, comparatively little will be said here about the technique of analyzing securities. Attention will be paid cheaply to investment principles and investors attitudes.

Investing Basics Tutorial

In this video, Liz from Zecco Zirens is going to talk about Investing. Most people work hard and nobody wants to go for money at a bank. You can invest your money but you don't want to pay a broker to work with your money but in the same time you are nervous about investing alone your own money. So, she is going to show how to put some money on stocks. Investing does not have to be complicated. Investing it is a two step process. First you need to decide what kind of investor you are: A growth investor, a balanced investor or maybe an income investor.

Joel Greenblatt On The Origins of the Magic Formula

Joel Greenblatt started with value investing in the end of the seventy years, he wrote an article in Forbes about Benjamin Graham. The article was about what he considered some kind of magic formula, what he caught his eyes. It was like a formula, if you just buy stocks that meets some particular specifics, you can make a lot of money. He was a college student then, and a formula of making money was very interesting for him. He was concerned then to see what is that all about.

Joel Greenblatt on the Magic Formula of Value Investing

Joel Greenblatt made his name in value investing. He is a professor at Columbia business school and the author of the New York Times best seller, the little book that beats the market. If someone follows what was written in that book, about the value investing magic formula, that someone would be doing much better. The host asks him what is the secret laid out in that book. He says that the secret is very simple, it is really basic value investing. They are looking for cheap companies, at last year's earnings.

Investing with William Ackman and David Einhorn

In this video William Ackman and David Einhorn will talk about investing. William says that in his first years, his company made no money from short selling, but that last year 100% from their profits came from short selling. Now, they talk about marking to market. Ackman thinks that Goldman is the best example for this because they have a risk management, and this comes from the fact they have in a very disciplined way marked the market. If someone says to sell 10% of your stock, then that is your mark. You need to give a range to that mark.

Warren Buffett's Tribute to Benjamin Graham

In this video Warren Buffett talks about Benjamin Graham. He says that it was a pleasure for him to talk about Ben. He remembers that in 1949 he bought a copy of “Intelligent Investor”, and that book not only changed his investment philosophy, but his all life. He would have been another person living in another place without that book. It was Ben's ideas that sent him to the right path. He applied to the Columbia University where he met Ben Graham. When he finished his studies, he said to Ben that he would like to work for him for nothing, but he said that he is overpriced.

Value Investing with Paul Sonkin

In this video Paul Sonkin talks about his area of investing. In this area of investing, it is an inefficient market. He is dealing with companies that are under one billion dollars in capitalization. There are companies that are modestly followed by Wall Street, some are barely followed followed by Wall Street, and there are companies that are known only by Paul Sonkin. This is a part of value investing, you really have to know what are you doing. There are some really companies in what you can invest in: Stein Why makes pianos, it is a macro cap company.

Warren Buffett Speaks About Diversification

Warren Buffett talks about diversification in this video. So, he says that you should diversify if your goal is not to beat the markets and you are not an experimented investor. Most people should be invested in index funds and not trade. You need only six best ideas, few people got rich because of a seventh best idea. Warren says that he would put 50% in his single best idea. He does not diversify in his personal account.

Warren Buffett and His Investment Mistakes

Warren Buffett continues to talk about Coke, company that is growing a lot faster outside US than in the US. Coke started in 1919 for $40/share. A year later it was selling for $19/share. There must have been a disaster. Maybe sugar prices increased. Such things effect the short term. But if you ignored the short term, and reinvested the dividends in Coke stock, you’d have about $4,000,000 today. Warren thinks that if you are right about the business, you will make a lot of money.

Investment Mistakes

Warren Buffett on Circle of Competence and Business

In this video Warren Buffett talks about businesses, circle of competence, Coke and Asian crisis. Someone in the audience asks him if he ever bought a company where the numbers told him not to. Warren Buffett says that the best deals are those when numbers tell you not to. You buy a wonderful company and in 20 or 30 years it will be worth more. He once bought a windmill company, but these companies are cigar butts. It is just a one time sale with windmill companies. He also bought a street car company.

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