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The financial markets have come a long way in terms of technology, transparency, accuracy and speed. But there areblog few basics of the market that never changes, be it thoughts by the great Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger or Peter Lynch.

Here are some thoughts by Jesse Livermore written in 1940 and they apply in today’s market scenario as well:-

  • Nothing new ever occurs in the business of speculating or investing in securities and commodities
  • Money cannot consistently be made trading every day or every week during the year

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Types on Investors in the Market

There are several types on Investors in the market making investments in one or more categories of assets with the blogobjective of making a profit.  To name a few Individual investors, Angel investors, Sweat equity investor, Venture capitalist funds, Investment Trusts, Mutual funds, Hedge funds and Sovereign wealth funds.. here are some of the views how investment defined by them.

Warren buffet: A good business that can be purchased for less than the discounted value of its future earnings. Continue reading

Warren buffet: A good business that can be purchased for less than the discounted value of its future earnings.blog

George Soros: An investment that can be purchased (or sold) prior to a reflexive shift in market psychology/fundamentals that will change its perceived value substantially.

Benjamin Graham: A company that can be purchased for substantially less than its intrinsic value.

Some other examples are:

The Corporate Raider: Companies whose parts are worth more than the whole. Continue reading

Warren buffet: A good business that can be purchased for less than the discounted value of its future earnings.

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George Soros: An investment that can be purchased (or sold) prior to a reflexive shift in market psychology/fundamentals that will change its perceived value substantially.

Benjamin GrahamA company that can be purchased for substantially less than its intrinsic value.

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Two recent articles, Was Benjamin Graham Skillful or Lucky? (WSJ), and Ben Graham’s 60-Year-Old Strategy Still downloadWinning Big (Forbes), have thrown the spotlight back on Benjamin Graham’s investment strategy and his record. In the context of Michael Mauboussin’s new book The Success Equation, Jason Zweig asks in his WSJ Total Return column whether Graham was lucky or skillful, noting that Graham admitted he had his fair share of luck:

We tend to think of the greatest investors – say, Peter Lynch, George Soros, John Templeton, Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham – as being mostly or entirely skillful.
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