Value Investors Association

Welcome to the Value Investors Association!  We highly encourage you to explore our website to take full advantage of our guides to help you become a better investor.

If you’d like to learn the easiest way to manage your retirement funds while saving a ton of money consider joining our wonderful association full of other like minded individual investors. If the past is any indication you will make your membership dues back many, many times over-and then some. In addition you’ll gain valuable insight into the market and receive inside information from our staff and members that’s reserved for paying subscribers.  We believe that membership is an absolute bargain and try offer 100X the value of the membership price.  Take advantage of this limited membership special, click here to join us.

If you’re looking for the best value and dividend stocks to buy, consider our award winning Worthington Stock Letter that has produced stellar returns over the years when compared to the S&P 500.

Navigating the Value Investors Association Website

Below is an overview of some pages that may be of interest to you.

  • Best Warren Buffett Stock Screen;  Consider this the cliff notes version of learning how to find the same stocks that Warren Buffett is proud to own.  The end of this article will appeal to those looking for one of the most simple and straightforward stock screens to find the best value stocks to buy for long term gains according to Warren Buffett.
  • Why Value Investors Fail; These two investment traps are typically why beginning and even more experienced value investors fail to beat the stock market.
  • Why Value Investing Works.  Value Investing works because it “forces” you to buy stocks when they are out of favor and cheaply valued and sell when they become overvalued.
  • Finding the Best Stocks To Buy.  This is a one of the best overviews of how to find the best  value stocks to buy now based on the common teachings of value investing legends.  This article provides much of the backbone that has lead our stock newsletters to consistently outperform stock market indices by a comfortable margin.
  • The Worthington Stock Letter: If you’re looking for top performing value and dividend stocks  you’ll want to check out The Worthington Stock Letter.  The results have been nothing short of impressive.

While we can’t provide our premium content on this website (because it would be unfair to our paying members) we hope our overviews help you out and wish you the best.  If you’d like a little help along the way in finding the best value stocks we’d love to have you join us as a member!

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The Staff at Value Investors Association

Bear or Bull

I really respect the work of Mark Cook, an extraordinary investor featured in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,”
Mark Cook uses a proprietary measure he created in 1986 called the “Cook Cumulative Tick” to determine if the market is overbought or oversold. The indicator combines the NYSE with stock prices for its ratings.

Mark predicts that within the next 12 months there will be a stock market correction of 20% or greater. Here’s what Mark had to say recently about his CCT.

“There have been only two instances when the NYSE Tick and stock prices diverged radically, and that was in the first quarter of 2000 and the third quarter of 2007. The third time was April of 2014,” Mark Cook says.

“The probability of us going up 5% from here is possible, but there’s a higher probability of us going down 20%.”
“Think of a dam that has small cracks that are imperceptible to the eye,” he says. “Finally, the dam gives way. Eventually, prices will go south, and the Tick numbers will be horrific.”

“It’s like being in the Twilight Zone, he says. “Imagine going outside when it’s raining and getting sunburned. That’s the environment we’re in right now.”

Cook doesn’t know when the correction will take place or what event(s) will trigger the correction.

There’s also the risk of keeping interest rates ultra-low for too long which leads to greater and greater risk taking by investors. Martin Feldstein, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan had the following comments on the subject. “Artificially low interest rates are dangerously luring investors into taking risks they wouldn’t otherwise take.” “Very low interest rates are driving lenders into taking risks, low-quality loans [and] investors into buying junk bonds with low spreads,”

The last time that happened it led us to an economic crisis. What makes anyone think it will be different this time?

I’ll go back to Mark Cook one more time for his answer. “Some people might say it’s ‘different this time,’ but it’s never is. Could the market go higher? Yes, it could, but the extension of time will create an even greater divergence that has to be snapped back together.”

We are still in one of the greatest economic experiments of all time. While Yellen will get a great deal of the criticism or acclaim depending on what happens, this is still Bernanke’s experiment.

With all that being said, the U.S. Markets are still the safest in the world at this time which is luring more investors. The U.S. economy has improved with 10 % year over year growth, employment up and inflation still at a low 2%. Predictions going forward are for 8-10% year over year earnings growth and 2-4% GDP going forward. Those are strong numbers which are already priced into the market.

Found this copy of Value Investing for Dummies for your reading pleasure.  It’s great for beginners but will just be review for our members.  That being said, it’s a good foundation