12 Tips about Investment Ideas

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There’s a clarity that comes with great ideas: You can explain why something’s a great business, how and why it’s cheap, why it’s cheap for...
We don’t do traditional screens and are actually looking for situations in which the publicly available information that a computer can analyze is...
Say you’re interested in copper. You may start with the mining companies, then move to refiners, then intermediate processors, then metal-bender...
One fruitful screen over the years has been for what we call low-P/E outliers – companies with the lowest 1% of trailing P/Es in the market, but...
Another thing Peter Lynch did really well was figure out how else to make money on a good idea. Look down the industry structure and figure out the...
Time is a precious resource and if you make it your task not to “miss” anything, you set yourself up for failure. There are too many opportunities...
There’s no magic bullet to finding ideas – the tools available are there for everyone to use. Good ideas generally come from individual curiosity...
I don’t talk much to other fund managers, but I do have a network of investigative reporters I know who call me from time to time to discuss long or...
I’d say most of the ideas that have made money for the portfolio have been the result of some form of reasoning by analogy. One example: Applying...
We do exactly one screen, which is to segment our potential opportunities by market cap. Starting with a rank-order valuation screen is more likely to...
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