WolfOfMainStreet Posted January 19, 2014 Share Posted January 19, 2014 Hello value investors! I only recently started looking into value investing and reading up on people like Graham, Buffett, Lynch, and Greenblatt. While value investing seems like the best way to go for me I still have plenty of questions. There are tons of stock screeners and guides out there. I know some of the basic ratios such as P/E, P/B, P/S, PEG, etc. I'm also familiar with the basic ideas of profits such as gross, net, EBITDA. So basically I can look at an income statement/balance sheet and have a general idea of what's going on. While I do have a general understanding of these statements and big businesses, my test portfolios in the past have not performed as well as I wanted them to. I did learn from some of my mistakes but I am still not confident enough to put any of my own money out there. I am currently a college student majoring in Accounting with about $1000 that I want to put into the market hopefully by the summer. I know diversification is key to investing but since my budget is pretty small I am looking to buy and hold no more than three stocks at a time. I'm not looking for anything to be handed to me or just to copy someone's portfolio. What I'm asking is to be pointed in the right direction. Which valuing formulas and approaches have worked well for you in the past? What screeners do you use? Any advice for someone like me starting out? Here are some of the screeners and tools I use: http://www.valueexplorer.com/ (This one is probably my favorite so far) https://valuemystock.com/screeners/ (Seems pretty sophisticated but not too sure about this one) http://seekingalpha.com/ (Pretty much a must have for any investor) Some formulas I had questions about: Yay or nay? http://www.buffettsbooks.com/intelligent-investor/stocks/intrinsic-value-calculator.html (Interesting to me) (Seems pretty basic) Daniel P.S. I have been browsing through some of the posts before I signed up to this forum. The posts are very high quality and civilized. Love this forum so far, thanks in advance for any replies! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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