Value Investing Definition & Application Wiki

Value Investing Definition & Application Wiki

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Short Definition

A type of investing where the value of a company is determined by its ability to make cash. Future cash is projected using conservative estimates of potential. Risk factors are modeled as accurate as possible and are used in a quantitative form to measure the risk of the investment. The current stock value is the discounted future cash flow potential of the target company.

Value investing is an investment paradigm that derives from the ideas on investment and speculation that Ben Graham & David Dodd began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently developed in their 1934 text Security Analysis. Although value investing has taken many forms since its inception, it generally involves buying securities whose shares appear underpriced by some form(s) of fundamental analysis. As examples, such securities may be stock in public companies that trade at discounts to book value or tangible book value, have high dividend yields, have low price-to-earning multiples or have low price-to-book ratios.

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