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Super Contributor
I want to see what people think when it comes to research for long term share acquisitions. This is not for short term trading but to gain insight into the entire systemic buildup of long term holdings? Do any of you guys buy research to gain this understanding that details the industry, market climate and company with their positioning etc? I just wonder what you guys do?
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I am in for the longterm.I will look at fundamentals. But final decision is made by gut feel.( def of gut feel = collect all possible info and applied common sense)I do not believe in buy and forget,that is a big no for me. If I don't read often about a share it is highly unlikely that I will invest. No research can predict that what I am interested in.Sasol(energy),mining(Kumba,gold)and PPC are examples.As past positive performance is no indication of future pos.results, the lack of past results is a damn good indication of the future lack thereof. In short: I read.About the share,about its completion,the industry etc.
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Also in for the long haul and I couldnÂ’t have said it better. Gather all the relevant info, then apply common sense, and go with your gut feel. I had it with EOH and BAT now have it with PGR. If itÂ’s in the news for all the right reasons, go with your gut.Greed and fear both emanate in the stomach.......LOL
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I use a formula to invest pe 10 and div of 5% but I also research history of company management and try via reading to understand their business model-I have got more right than wrong just>and that has allowed me to survive quite nicely-really glad I took this route 19 years ago but I am still not sure what I am doing-I will get there one day-done quite abit of reading over the years-best and most honest book is the intelligent investor by graham?name might be wrong but its well known
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I use a formula to invest pe 10 and div of 5% but I also research history of company management and try via reading to understand their business model-I have got more right than wrong just>and that has allowed me to survive quite nicely-really glad I took this route 19 years ago but I am still not sure what I am doing-I will get there one day-done quite abit of reading over the years-best and most honest book is the intelligent investor by graham?name might be wrong but its well known
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TAKR
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The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.
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that's it-not an easy read but good insights with an honest approach and less marketing bull***** than a lot of the more modern reads available
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another great one is his book "Securities Analysis" but now that takes a serious investor to read, huge and more difficult than "The Intelligent Investor" but I found it worth the effort!
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I first research the sector, then the company with fundamentals provided on company financial reports going back at least 10 years looking for "value".Then use the charts for buying at the best pissable price.
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