How To Make Money With Cheap Stocks Like InfoSonics

May 2, 2017 | Read Now

What You’ll Learn:

– Whether InfoSonics is a buy
– How Buffett calculated net nets
– Graham Net Net checklist review and how to find cheap stocks

Currently IFON is sitting at a market cap of $9M.
The important question to answer is whether IFON is cheap enough to buy after the 15% drop. I’ll work through the company and numbers and you’ll get my answer at the bottom.

He Who Turns Over the Most Rocks – Wins

May 1, 2017 | Read Now

When I first started investing full-time I set a quota for myself for looking at new companies. I did this because I wanted to ensure that I found some new ideas rather than just watch stocks trade all day.

My quota was five new companies per week.

Most weeks early on I hit that quota. I would take electronic notes on each company in a template that I created.

I don’t have that quota any more because I have a personal database of research on over 700 companies which makes it difficult to look at many new companies per week.

Altman Z Score as Bankruptcy and Quality Check

April 26, 2017 | Read Now

The Altman Z score is useless.

It’s outdated.

It no longer works.

That’s what these reports argue. They say that the Altman Z Score is dead and here is an honest limitation of the model.

And another really good pdf report on why the Altman Z model does not work for turnaround companies. Really?

7 Cash Flow Ratios Every Value Investor Should Know

April 24, 2017 | Read Now

When it comes to doing a liquidity or solvency analysis, using the cash flow statement and cash flow ratios is a much better indicator than using the balance sheet or income statement ratios.

Gross margins are important but it doesn’t tell you whether a company can survive or not.

The PE isn’t much help too.

Unfortunately, cash flow statement analysis gets pushed down to the bottom of the to do pile, but not here. Read on.

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The Best Free Stock Tracking Spreadsheet using Google Sheets

April 18, 2017 | Read Now

A stock portfolio tracker using Google Drive with advanced functions than your average tracker. Get it for yourself.
A project that I’ve always had, was to improve on my stock portfolio tracking spreadsheets.

During this time, I’ve probably used 10 or so different portfolio trackers, but nothing met my needs. I don’t do complicated transactions, but still, nothing could really satisfy me.

But those four long years have passed, and I believe I finally have a version that will serve my needs and fulfill its purpose for a long time.

H&M – How to Analyze a Retail Fashion Company

April 17, 2017 | Read Now

The story of H&M goes back to 1947 when Erling Persson – father to Stefan Persson (Chariman of the Board) and grandfather of current CEO Karl-Johan Persson – opened the first store. Since then, H&M has grown and expanded its business internationally. At the end of its latest full fiscal year in 2015 it operated a total of 3,924 stores in 61 different markets around the globe with total sales of 181 billion (fiscal year 2015). As of 31 August 2016 the group had 4,135 of which 176 were franchise stores.

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Net Net Stock Screening in an Overvalued Market

April 12, 2017 | Read Now

Hot markets, cold markets, and everything in between.

Cheap net net stock will continue to exist.

The quality of net nets change depending on the market temperature, but they are there – like hobbits hiding in the roots of trees.

As I showed previously, one way to gauge market sentiment is to leverage the number of net nets existing at any one time.

A simple and very clear indicator of when a market is cheap and when it’s not.

How to Time the Market With Net Net Stocks

April 6, 2017 | Read Now

Investing in net nets was my bread and butter back in 2008-2010.

I call it the glory days.

Everything was so darn cheap, it was like taking candy from a baby. Not that I would know.

The glory days are long gone and I eagerly wait for the next.

I love net nets because they are easy to invest. It’s an objective approach to investing. You don’t have to think about a narrative or future earnings power. Barely have to do any complex valuation or what if analysis like what we do with EBIT multiples valuation.

Old School Curated Links and News (March 28th Edition)

March 28, 2017 | Read Now

Good news. NNWC and NCAV is now available via the OSV screener and included under “Valuation”. This bull market makes […]

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12 Premium Value Screens to Uncover Market Beating Stocks

March 22, 2017 | Read Now

Not long after I started old school value in late 2008, I started posting free stock screeners and published weekly stocks based on various value strategies.

They are still available for ideas, but we are outgrowing it fast, and over the past few years, they haven’t performed well.

With the introduction of our premium screener at OSV Online App, we’ve been busy adjusting and adding value screens to uncover market beating stocks.

Free resources to discover

Download 3 free stock calculator spreadsheets following the methods we use for our DCF, Grahams Formula and DuPont Analysis.

Understand the value of a stock as well as a deeper dive into how ROE is calculated.


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Download a PDF of an independent study performed to validate and evaluate the performance of our Action Score Stock Grading and Valuation tool. Statiscal data with easy to understand explanations on how to interpret the data. See how the stock grading system works and leverage the work to pick winning stocks.


Action Score Stock Grader Validation and Test

See how you can leverage the Old School Value stock grading and valuation tool to achieve market beating returns to generate a bigger portfolio. We disclose the 2016 performance and disclose how to piggyback our proven scoring and ratings system.


Action Score Stock Grader Performance

Enjoy our various list of value focused, free pre-defined stock screens.

Based on the ideas of Graham, Buffett, Greenblatt and other strategies.

Updated weekly.


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A recommended reading list for anyone interested in fundamental analysis and value investing.

Each book is categorized into difficult.


9 value investing blogs that we highly recommend.

Excellent quality with a focus on education.


If you are running low on ideas of want to jumpstart your idea brain, check out these sites.

We have collected the best sites that offer quality stock ideas without any sales or being pushy.


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