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Definition of

value investing

Stockholding & Investments

investing based on company's value an investment strategy based on the value of a company rather than simply on its stock price

Recommended Further Reading (Term count)
  • Accounting for Value: Why the Accountancy Bodies Are Losing Their Way in the Standard-Setting Process
    by Stephen Penman
    I approach accountancy by asking what it measures that is of use to an investor. Basically, I am looking for accountancy to be a set of tools for measuring value—the real value of a business. My book was first and foremost a book on valuation, aimed at investors and those to whom they entrust their savings. This last group includes investment advisors, analysts, and portfolio managers. Beyond them, of course, I hope that it will also be useful...
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
    Alice Schroeder (2008)
    The first full biography of Warren Buffett, the most famous investor of all time, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Gives a lucid account of his life and career, from his first financial forays to becoming a revered investment guru. Analyses his business deals and strategies, as well as mistakes, by looking at the development of his investing style, his many investment partnerships, and how he built up his fortune.
  • Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment
    James Montier (2009)
    Provides a compendium of pieces and speeches from the author, written while chief strategist at Société Générale. Rejects the precepts of modern portfolio theory (MPT) and almost all of its tools and techniques, including the capital asset pricing model (CAPM). Sets out the core principles involved in following a value approach, via Montier’s “ten tenets” of investing.
  • The Intelligent Investor
    Benjamin Graham (1949)
    Presents many of the principles of investing that the author created and taught, and which investors still use today. Graham was a mentor to Warren Buffett, who developed many of the methods covered in this book to make his fortune. Shows how to excel at making money in the stock market without taking big risks, centered round his concept of margin of safety.

Definitions of ’value investing’ and meaning of ’value investing’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’value investing’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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