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Finding true value and avoiding value traps

Value investing seems easy when you first approach it. Buy stocks that are undervalued and wait until they return to at least fair value. Finding those stocks that are cheap is also pretty easy. Pick your favorite ratio, arm yourself with a stock screener, and you can easily find a long list of ‘undervalued’ stocks. Well, at least cheap stocks. And therein lies the challenge. Most stocks are cheap for very good reasons. These are known as value traps. The art of successful value investing then lies in being able to identify stocks that represent true value as opposed to … Continue reading

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