Chroma Investing

Value Investing for beginning & small time investors and the value investing strategies of Graham & Klarman

Mutual Funds – Beginning Value Investor Terms

Mutual Funds are investment vehicles that are designed for people who do not want to spend a lot of time researching individual stocks, bonds or other assets, but still want part of their portfolio investment in these markets. It is not quite so simple as you will see. Your money is pooled with that of […]

Top 5 Value Investing Tips

Value Investing is a mind set that guides you in your investing decisions. It does not involve technical analysis or trend following trading. Value Investing is fundamentally about buying a stock because you think the market has made a mistake and is undervaluing a company right now.  The following is a simplified version of what […]

Howard Marks Memo on the U.S. Debt

One of my favorite speakers at the Value Investing Congress, my favorite Value Investing Conference, in May was the well known value investor in the behavorial finance tradition, Howard Marks. He recently wrote one of his infamous memos to his Oaktree Clients. This one puts sovereign debt in the bullseye. The United States in particular. […]

Free Value Investing Resources- Graham and Doddsville

 The Super Investors of Graham and Doddsville was a famous article written by Warren Buffett in the 1980’s describing value investors, in the Ben Graham tradition, who disproved the efficient market theory. In that tradition, I am pointing the way to a free newsletter entitled: Graham and Doddsville  that  is produced by the students of […]

Greenblatt, Ackman & Value Investing Masters speak at the Value Investing Congress

The Value Investing Congress is being held in New York on October 17 & 18th. It is a great value investing conference to learn from experienced investors with different approaches some general philosophical and some actionable. My readers are entitled to a $1900 discount if you purchase your pass by July 29th. I am very […]

Best Value Investing Screeners

When you are a small time value investor starting out on your investment road, you can’t afford to spend lots of money on expensive tools to help you evaluate companies, but there are some inexpensive or free tools that I will be highlighting in coming weeks. One place to start is finding a good stock […]

Carmageddon, Greece and Investing Strategies

I live in Los Angeles. Tonight the powers that be have decided to close down, for the weekend, the 405 freeway, one of the busiest in the world. This has locally been dubbed Carmageddon. Up to 500,000 vehicles daily use the section of Freeway being closed, and there are not many good alternatives to transverse […]

Underperformance in a Fund, Time to Invest?

A recent article in Bloomberg on fund under performance has led me to consider the question: if you are going to invest in a fund isn’t the best time to invest in when it looks like a good value, that is, it is beaten down? That all depends. Studies have shown that individual investors often […]

What are your Investing Goals?

We all have investing goals, but they can differ in substantial ways depending on when we are investing, how much capital we start with or add to our investments. It is important to determine our investing goals and write them down. O.k. you don’t have to write them down if you don’t want to, but […]

Einhorn and a Macro Evaluation

Greenlight capital, run by David Einhorn, released their quarterly letter to its partners last week. In light of what is going on in Europe today, it seems his scathing analysis of the macro world couldn’t be more on the money. You can download the Greenlight partner letter here. Of course it is interesting to note that […]

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