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Learn to invest for the long run safely and profitably. Lean Investor is for value investors that are seeking long-term capital appreciation by purchasing companies at less than their true discounted cash flow value. We look for compnaies that can consistently grow earnings year after year with little risk and the potential for price apprecaition.

 

 
 
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Life Insurance Industry is Ripe for the Picking
February 12, 2013 — Investing

Sometimes when you analyze companies you start to find good to great companies all in a particular industry that are cheaply priced. You have to ask yourself why a particular industry as a whole is underperforming as was the case with home builders since 2007. Sometimes an industry underperforms for valid reasons and sometimes the reasons are not valid enough to drag down great companies. ...
 
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Lean Investor Value Investment Criteria
February 10, 2013 — Investing

Lean Investor Company Selection Process Many investment professionals offer a glimpse of how they pick companies to buy. I have spent 10 years compiling a list of questions and hurdles I use to compare and choose each company in my investment portfolio. This list has helped me to quantify my investment approach and improve my company selection process. I'm a disciplined value investor and I look for opportunities to take advantage of everywhere. Leave no stone unturned and good luck. Please send me your feedback and any other measures or metrics you use to help choose suitable investments. ...
 
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Is Oracle a Great Investment
October 11, 2012 — Investing

Oracle (orcl) is turning up everywhere. I have seen the company appear on most value screens I have recently ran and it's a top pick of major value investors. Let's take a closer look at what others are seeing....
 
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The Case for Life Insurance Companies
October 9, 2012 — Investing

Money is made by buying good companies at a bargain price and then waiting for them to return to a fair valuation. The life insurance industry as a whole is undervalued at this time due to significant headwinds in the industry as a whole. The most significant cause of this is low interest rates affecting life insurance industry earnings from their float investments....
 
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Another Look at Student Loans
September 27, 2012 — Investing

The number of students obligating themselves to loans to help pay for the expenses of higher education is increasing – and so is the amount that their borrowing as well. If you are a college student or have a child heading off to college in the near future, here are some important things you need to know about student loans....
 
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Don’t Undervalue Boredom in Investing
September 27, 2012 — Investing

Risky behavior rarely pays off; you should remember that from your teenage years! However, many investors today equate the level of risk with the level of returns; in other words, the more uncertainty in the investment the larger the payout. This is the traditional though process behind “efficient market theory” as taught in B-schools, but the practical truth is that lower-risk investments provide higher returns and this has been proven time and time again. ...
 
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Don’t Undervalue Boredom in Investing
September 13, 2011 — Investment Philosophy

Risky behavior rarely pays off; you should remember that from your teenage years! However, many investors today equate the level of risk with the level of returns; in other words, the more uncertainty in the investment the larger the payout. This is the traditional though process behind “efficient market theory” as taught in B-schools, but the practical truth is that lower-risk investments provide higher returns and this has been proven time and time again....
 
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Taxation on Wages Vs. Unearned Income
September 9, 2011 — Investing

According to a new CBS News/New York Times poll, more than half of Americans don’t agree that the government should tax income earned through investments at a lower tax rate income earned from working.

Right now, most investment, or unearned income from capital gains and dividends is usually taxed at the maximum rate of 15 percent rate...
 
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