Chroma Investing

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

Special Situations – What are they?

Special Situations, or Workouts as Warren Buffett likes to call them are what they sound like, out of the ordinary situations for a stock that may be profitable to a savvy investor. Joel Greenblatt wrote You can be stock Market Genius, which specifically discusses special situations. Special situations include such tactics as buying spin-offs, securities in bankrupt companies, rights offerings, re-caps, odd lot purchases. Not all of these are appropriate for Beginning or small time investors or beginning investors. I will highlight a few of the special situations that are worth looking at over the next day or two.

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