Study Guide and Workbook
Value investing falls into every area of life. You always invest your precious time on something. You invest in people and relationships, you invest in your well-being and health, you invest in improving your home and environment, you invest in life experiences and adventures, you invest in business and career, you invest in learning and growth. You are always wearing the investor hat, so to speak.
In the financial world, Value Investing generally means buying shares of companies that are trading below their true intrinsic value. The process of value investing usually involves a deep analysis of the fundamentals of a company (cash flow, assets, liabilities, price earnings ratio, dividends, etc), as well as the quality of management, and the history of how earnings have grown over time. In a way, it is similar to buying something of great value at a big discount and it combines a bit of both science and art.
The term Value Investing has been around since the 1930s, and it usually does not take a new investor long to come across the concept. Value Investing is regarded by many as the cornerstone of Warren Buffett's investing strategy.
Now, the purpose of this study guide is not to make you a financial investor — unless, of course, that's what you’re called to become. The purpose is to translate Value Investing ideas into practical decision tools, ones you can use in every area of your life, not just financial.
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