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Just finished compiling the year to date performance of the Value Stock Guide Premium portfolio. We are up 9.71% as of today compared to -0.34% with SP 500, a 10.05% outperformance.

I am in the process of changing a few things around the site, the key thing being it will become more difficult to become a Premium member.

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Risk doesn't get as much attention as it deserves in investing.
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I have investments that tend to cancel each other out (to a great degree) in terms of volatility and even if the individual securities may be volatile, the portfolio as a whole is much more stable.

But notice, I am talking about the volatility. As far as individual investments go, my only requirement is a high degree of confidence that I will not lose money over time. Taken in that perspective, the risk in these investments is minimal
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Susceptibility to financial faux-pas. Great advice for someone just starting out in the world
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Pumped up with this citation in Prof Nijs book along side Buffett. - An in-depth explanation of mezzanine financeMezzanine finance products, which have grown increasingly popular in recent years, involve a unique and complex ...
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I help investors avoid bad eggs and find gems in the stock market
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Founder of, where I research and recommend great undervalued stock picks and ideas for great stocks to buy. Members get my picks that I recommend and invest in and can interact in the forum and ask me questions. We focus on the US stock market although the membership is a mix of US and overseas investors.

We also offer a free stock newsletter which is an excellent way to get my various screens that I run from time to time. If you are not afraid to dig into financials and do your own research, you can take ideas from my screens for further exploration.

Value Stock Guide has been featured in a number of major media properties including New York Times, Toledo Blade, CNBC, etc. I also write for Benzinga, Business Insider, Seeking Alpha and my articles can be seen at and
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