Its been a long time coming but ppl have been hitting me up to post this for some time now. This thread is dedicated to the art of investing & will teach u HOW TO INVEST (properly). This isnt gonna be some b/s technical pseudo science - this thread is about investing. Most of the shit u see or hear about is speculating but wat im gonna show u is how to take the craft & develop the knowledge and skills to be able to obtain successful returns.
I tried to simplify this to the best of my abilities so i hope yall can comprehend the format & criteria. All of this was taken from Ben Graham's masterpiece The Intelligent Investor & his disciple Christopher H. Brown's "Little Book of Value Investing" & oversimplified where applicable. I hope u all pay attention to these principles..... because you gotta understand... millions & billions of people invest their money & most aren't successful at it but on WallStreet they pay A LOOOT of money to cats who can successfully allocate capital. The highest paid fund managers do NOT even beat the S&P500 index & get paid well... now imagine a dude who can beat the market ? This is an important trait to learn. You can read a ton of books on what stocks, bonds & other financial instruments are but it means fuck all if you can't apply it successfully.
I will be editing this thread & constantly adding to it so stay tuned....
Below are the topics I will touch on & expand upon. After reading this you should be somewhat of an amateur - and you can go pro if you read Ben Graham's The Intelligent Investor book.
Table of Contents Value Investing 101:
1 - What is Value Investing
2. What to Look for ( buy Stocks on the cheap , look past bad news - that is the time to buy )
3. How does one find a bargain ?
5. Investing vs. Speculation
4. P/E Ratio - buying Earnings on the Cheap
5. Buy a dollar for 15 cents (same as Section 3)
6. Wall Street Jargon & Common Mistakes (IPOs, mutual funds, technical analysis/beta , trends, past performance, terrible investments/hot
7. Start thinking Globally Now (the US only makes up for half of the total stocks in the world but elsewhere there are bargains too,
many co.s even in america have to grow internationally in order to grow at fast paces)
8. When execs start buying shares - u should too
9. Questions to ask yourself after making an investment
10. Other alternatives (Bonds, Preferred Stock, gold, real estate, index funds, ETFs, mutual funds etc.)
11. Criteria to Use & The Margin Of Safety
12. Its Not a Sprint its a Marathon - Invest for the long term (inconsistencies over the lost decade & more)