I’m a value oriented investor, or more specifically, a growth at a reasonable price investor. Pure value guys tend to look at really desperate companies that need a turn around, but I rarely buy those names. Investing is not as hard as some people think. Its about finding a value priced company when compared to the overall universe of publicly traded companies.
Here is a fantastic summation about value investing – 120 seconds well worth watching twice – because it says so much with so few words:
Invest in companies like Apple, companies that are priced at a discount to the market yet are growing faster than the market, and you will find that you will do very well over the next decades.
I.M. Optimism Man