Are Value Stocks Dead and Buried?


Warren Buffett’s fortune came from something called Value Investing.

That means he sought cheap stocks to buy, relative to their business potential.

You can buy indexes of value stocks.

But is Value Investing dead and buried?

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It’s worth digging deeper

Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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6 Responses

  1. Jonathon says:

    Hello I am 18 and a first time invested, a friend in the cafe where I work said that the one thing he’d been told about at 18 was the power of compound intrest and regular investing. He directed me to this website, please could someone give me advice as a young UK investor how I would start a regular investment plan. I know Andrew mainly advises expats but I am hoping he or another invested can help me. My friend at the cafe talked about Vanguards index trackers and opening an around with TD Direct. I’m probably able to make a quarterly investment of around £50 to begin with. I’d be very grateful for any advice and am sure this is something many 18 year olds would like to know.
    Thank you.

  2. MR WG says:

    Read his books Jonathon. You are young which is a huge advantage. A lot depends on your goals of when you want to retire and on how much etc. But in a nutshell, save aggressively and spend less than you earn, invest in passive index fund trackers or ETF’s, diversify (globally, not just the UK) and keep costs as low as you can. The VWRL ETF is a great ETF with global exposure to over 2000 stocks.

    • Phil says:

      MR WG is quite right, oh to be 18 again 🙂
      On a technical note; if you’re based in the UK I would suggest looking at local brokerages that can offer tax free ISAs rather than international shops like TD. e.g. AJ Bell.

  3. Jonathon says:

    Thank you all for responding, I will definitely get my hands on Andrews book and I’ll hopefully become a successful investor.

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