06 September 2013

Value Investing in Stock Market - Friends: Time, Market, Bear, Bull

Value investing in stock market has been perceived as a very confusing strategy for many people. The reason could be mainly due to the fact that the level of value investing is highly dependent on each individual unique investment philosophy. In general, a successful value investor never tries to degrade other investment strategies (except rumours, gambling or trap). In the same time, successful value investors love to sharing their insight and philosophy with other. In this post, I am going to share with you about what I learn from value investing in stock market.


Bear is your Friend

As you know, the main concern of value investors is what kind of business has been bought. In bear market, most people irrationally cheap sell their good business. In other words, it is the best time to cheap buy business for long term benefit.

Bull is your Friend

I must say that, value investors really like to 'collaborate' with all parties. As a friend of Bear market, Bull market is also one of the best friends of value investors.
During Bull market, most of the business are highly valued. When this happens, it would be the best time to expensive sell the business to new owners. 

Market is your Friend

In short, value investors are quite busy.
During bear market, value investors are busy to cheap acquire nice business.
During bull market, on the other hand, value investors are also busy to sell their business with attractive price.
During sluggish market, value investors are busy to enjoy their life while waiting for their best friends, Bear and Bull, to visit their market.

Time is your Friend

In the short term, market fluctuation may value a business wrongly. In the long term, the intrinsic value of a business is always reflected.
Let me give you an example. If you own a great business, say dividend of 10 sen annually with Compound Annual Growth Rate of 10%. What is the reasonable price of this kind of business after 5 years? After repeatedly thinking about this kind of question, I believe most of us will make a pretty good decision in stock market investment.

Business perspective

I believe most business people do not simply start their business today, and then close or sell their business within three working days. I also have not seen business owners simply sell their business when market appears to be bad in the future.  But I do see business owners sell their business when someone offers a very attractive valuation to their business.
Thus, every decision in stock market investment should be mainly based on business perspective.
"I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor." - Warren E. Buffett
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Written by: Xaivier Chia

P/S: The above sharing is solely based on personal insight and information that believed to be reliable. Your valuable feedback are very welcome.


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