How do you select investments?
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I do not have a fixed source of
investments. I try to remain as open as possible to
In the past my ideas have come from:
The screening of stock markets world-wide using time tested investing criteria such as low
price to earnings, high return on equity, low debt and low price to
Interesting companies read about
in books, magazines or internet
Unusual companies mentioned by
family and friends
Following investments of fund
managers we admire
Discussions with fellow investors and
I however know my limits and do not invest in companies we do not understand.
Once I have identified an interesting company we conduct a financial analysis which consists of the following:
Once I am satisfied with all of the above do I invest
Financial analysis example (PDF 27 KB)
Also have a look at:
My Investment Philosophy
P.S. The best investing books you can read
A lot of readers have asked me for the names of the best investment books I have read.
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Nine books every investor should read