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(27-01-2015, 09:18 PM)CityFarmer Wrote: [ -> ]
(27-01-2015, 08:32 PM)oyanren Wrote: [ -> ]Hi everyone, I am a newbie to both value investing and the ValueBuddies forum, and I think there are much to learn from I read through the threads and comments from everyone.

I do have some newbie questions which I do hope some of the buddies could help me with:
  • How much time do you take to evaluate one stock / company
  • How do you screen for suitable stocks?
  • Do value investors actually use DCF to value a stock / value to arrive at its intrinsic value?

Thanks in advance for your time! Smile

Let me start the ball rolling.

[*]How much time do you take to evaluate one stock / company
As much as to feel confident on the company. It might take days for some, but there is no obvious disadvantage for those take months, IMO.

[*]How do you screen for suitable stocks?
I screen from SGX announcements, but it shouldn't be the only way.

[*]Do value investors actually use DCF to value a stock / value to arrive at its intrinsic value?
DCF is only one approach. There is no restriction on retail investors, to use more than one approach for valuation.

Wish you all the best in your value investing journey, and all the best for VB experience too. Big Grin

Thank you! Smile
(04-02-2015, 11:13 PM)chialc88 Wrote: [ -> ][*]How much time do you take to evaluate one stock / company
1-2 mins Find SI and look at key numbers, chart
(90% stop after this)

10-15 mins Find latest AR and also 5 years ago AR and read the financial statement
(50% stop after this)

1 - 2 hours Read chairman statements, read shareholder statistics, read VB.com
(50% stop after this)

By now, this one stock will be under my watchlist, waiting for me to jump in.


[*]How do you screen for suitable stocks?
I don't screen for suitable stocks, I screen out those not suitable stocks.
I learn from a ValueBuddies saying: go for 1 foot pole instead of trying to clear 7 foot pole.


[*]Do value investors actually use DCF to value a stock / value to arrive at its intrinsic value?
What is this?

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To me it's the same as WB's Rule No. 1 and Rule No. 2. And yes "K too Ho my "KK". i can tell you it's very difficult to "K too Ho, my "KK".
My 2 cents.
http://www.sgx.com/wps/wcm/connect/sgx_e...stor_guide

.......may you enjoy your lifelong journey.
Shalom.
if you only have 10 mins to read AR:

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Quote: "K too Ho, my "KK". My 2 cents.

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Thanks buddies! Really appreciate all your inputs. Smile I must say, this is really a great community for value investors (and wannabes)!
(05-02-2015, 11:51 PM)oyanren Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks buddies! Really appreciate all your inputs. Smile I must say, this is really a great community for value investors (and wannabes)!

Thank you. Wish you all the best on your value investing journey.

Regards
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(20-08-2014, 08:23 AM)Temperament Wrote: [ -> ]Never stop reading for any new insights and experiences. Besides, we read also to keep us "in line" or from astray (read not losing money). NLB and Internet are my university - for people like me who is not supposed to know anything about investment. And anywhere that i can learn - like here.
My 2 cents.

To add, li kashing also mentioned about being exposed to new things. Never be too comfortable doing the same thing everyday. Each person met is an opportunity to learn what he knows that you do not know.

If one has been used to the same routine, do things differently and try new things.

When younger i tended to avoid gathering. Social gatherings are good opportunities to meet and learn from new people. It need not be for business that very moment, but you know if and when opportunities arise. Chinese saying goes "jing shui lou tai xian de yue". Be open to ideas and therefore the forefront of opportunities.

And you are right. Reading is a very good way to broaden and deepen our understanding of the markets. Its also a good way to learn the 8th wonder of the world.... That is the follies of mankind. Where we are able to learn and appreciate this 8th wonder, we also will be better able to avoid the 9th wonder (no prizes for guessing whats the 9th) which is the constant repeat of the 8th wonder from time to time. I

Just my 2 cents
anyone have the book show me the money
(11-04-2015, 09:40 PM)wealthchew Wrote: [ -> ]anyone have the book show me the money

I just finished reading it. Easy read and provides some interesting insights. While it's just a compilation, it's nicely categorised, helping to put the articles into perspective of each other.
Hi all, dedicated my first post to this question in value investing.

Keeping overall fees (brokerage fees, clearing fee, trading fee) low is one of my goals when investing. I am trying to understand, with my limited knowledge, how does one keep it low with DCA (aside from going to the firm with the lowest fees)? Do you guys put in thousands of dollars every month so that you can make the fees more justifiable? My impression of DCA is for poor man like me that can only afford hundreds.. And if we talk about hundreds, these fees will add up like an estimated of 30$ per month.
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