Last week I was named the #3 top investing blogger in 2016 by Become a Better Investor!

This was a real surprise and a big honor for me, seeing as the other bloggers in the Top 5 – Ben Carlson (A Wealth of Common Sense), Morgan Housel (The Collaborative Fund), Michael Batnick (The Irrelevant Investor), and Josh Brown (The Reformed Broker) – are seriously legit. I’ve read and admired all of their blogs for a number of years, so it’s definitely great company to be in!

Here’s what Become a Better Investor had to say about Vintage Value Investing:

Vintage Value Investing with John Szramiak

Congratulations @Vintage_Value on becoming the no. 3 Become a Better Investor Blogger 2016!

Share of total bullet points: 3.9%

Blog: Vintage Value Investing

John Szramiak runs Vintage Value Investing where he has thoughtfully laid out his explanation for why value investing is vintage. Even though we aren’t hardcore value investors we enjoy John’s posts delving into the teachings of the greatest value investors, such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger.

Our Top 5 Takeaways from John in 2016:

  • “Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things,” think slow and steady for greater long-term wealth (Read Full Article)
  • Despite 70% of the Earth’s surface covered in water, a mere 2.5% of that is freshwater andy only 0.007% is easily accessible to support the global population of 7 billion people (Read Full Article)
  • As Buffet puts it, “When you build a bridge, you insist it can carry 30,000 pounds, but you only drive 10,000-pound trucks across it. And that same principle works in investing.” (Read Full Article)
  • Narrow framing; investors make shortsighted decisions and don’t consider the context of their entire portfolio (Read Full Article)
  • If investors act upon share price forecasts, they can drive the value up in an entirely different manner making the original forecast null and void—a self-defeating prophecy (Read Full Article)
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A huge thanks to Alexander and Andrew over at Become a Better Investor!

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And be sure to check out these amazing value investing books below!

The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing

by Benjamin Graham

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

by Alice Schroeder

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha.”

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

by Warren E. Buffett, edited by Lawrence A. Cunningham

Buffett, the Bard of Omaha, is a genuine American folk hero, if folk heroes are allowed to build fortunes worth upward of $15 billion. He’s great at homespun metaphor, but behind those catchy phrases is a reservoir of financial acumen that’s generally considered the best of his generation.

Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor

by Jeremy C. Miller

Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, veteran financial advisor Jeremy Miller presents the renowned guru’s “ground rules” for investing—guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today.

Buffettology: The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett The World’s Most Famous Investor

by Mary Buffett and David Clark

Mary Buffett, former daughter-in-law of this legendary financial genius and a successful businesswoman in her own right, has teamed up with noted Buffettologist David Clark to create Buffettology, a one-of-a-kind investment guide that explains the winning strategies of the master.

Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

Edited by Peter Kaufman

Poor Charlie’s Almanack contains the wit and wisdom of Charlie Munger: his talks, lectures and public commentary. And, it has been written and compiled with both Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett’s encouragement and cooperation. So pull up your favorite reading chair and enjoy the unique humor, wit and insight that Charlie Munger brings to the world of business, investing and life itself.