What We Do
Greetings investors, and welcome to Vintage Value Investing! We educate investors about the art and science that is value investing by using the wisdom of the most prolific investors of all time. By merging old school fundamentals and modern day technology, there is a recipe for success for every investor.
Our goal is to create high-quality value investing content to keep readers educated and focused. We leave behind the day-to-day market hype and focus on what really matters in investing: fundamentals and common sense. Centering on true value investing principles (see our true definition of value investing below) allows us to examine the facts with a clear head.
Below is the type of content you can expect at VVI:
- Value Investing Strategies
- Stock Research and Analysis
- Superinvestor Profiles, Portfolios, and Letters
- Markets and Economics
- Behavioral Investing
- Expert Reviews on Investment Services
Who We Are
Dillon Jacobs – Owner and Lead Editor
This is me! My name is Dillon Jacobs, and I am the owner and lead editor for Vintage Value Investing. I am a passionate value investor who believes in the fundamental principles of Superinvestors like Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Ben Graham, Peter Lynch, and many more.
I have been fortunate enough to have an amazing career that has taken me across the globe, having lived in both Asia and Europe. These experiences have allowed me to meet amazing people and (most importantly) experience new ideas and different perspectives.
I firmly believe that experiencing new cultures, thoughts, and beliefs is key to becoming a well-rounded individual. One of the worst things I think one can do is stagnate. Get out of your comfort zone and experience new things, people, and ideas. It will change your life.
This statement is also true for investing. While I admire the old-school value investors, traditional value investing is not necessarily the only successful way to invest. In fact, a lot of the old-school methods of investing just don’t make sense anymore. Keeping yourself open to new ideas both enhances the learning experience and prevents you from stagnation.
I am not formally educated in finance or investing, (I’m not even college educated) but simply enjoy sharing my ideas with others. I find writing to be one of the best tools to learn, and that’s why VVI exists.
Occasionally, VVI will host or collaborate with other like-minded platforms and writers to publish unique content.
Ready to explore? Check out some of the site’s popular content.
- Why Is Berkshire Hathaway Stock So Expensive?
- The 10 Best Investment Books For Beginners
- How To Perform Horizontal And Vertical Analysis Of Income Statements
- 8 Investment Tips For Beginners From Warren Buffett
- How To Invest In Water Like Dr. Michael Burry From The Big Short
- How To Invest Like Warren Buffett
- Benjamin Graham: The Father Of Value Investing And His Family
- The Complete Breakdown Of Berkshire Hathaway’s Subsidiaries
- Warren Buffett’s Net Worth Over The Years
- Warren Buffett’s Equity Bond Method Explained
- KO Vs. COKE: What’s The Difference?
Why the Name Vintage Value Investing?
Ben Graham, the father of value investing, wasn’t born in this century, nor was he born in the last century. Benjamin Graham – born Benjamin Grossbaum – was born in London, England in 1894. He published the value investing bible Security Analysis in 1934, which was followed by the value investing New Testament The Intelligent Investor in 1949.
Warren Buffett, the value investing messiah and Graham’s most famous and successful disciple, was born in 1930 and attended Graham’s classes at Columbia in 1950-51. And the not-so-prodigal son Charlie Munger even has Warren beat by six years – he was born in 1924!
We’re not trying to give a history lesson here, these dates prove something: value investing is an old strategy.
And yet people have very short term memories. Once a bull market gets some legs in it, the quest to get the most money as quickly as possible, causes prices to get bid up. Human nature kicks in and dollar signs start appearing in people’s eyes. Gurus will tout new “fool-proof” strategies and leave fundamental principles in the rear-view mirror.
Using the latest “fool-proof” investment strategy is like running around a thunderstorm with a lightning rod in your hand: if you’re unharmed after a while then it might seem like you’ve developed a method to avoid getting struck by lightning – but sooner or later you will get hit.
Because of their steadfastness, value investors have historically outperformed other types of investors over the long term, and there is plenty of empirical evidence to back this up.
So, the value investing philosophy has endured for over 80 years and is the most consistently successful strategy that can be applied. And while hot stocks, over-leveraged portfolios, and the newest complicated financial strategies will come and go, value investing will quietly continue to help its adherents fatten their wallets. It will always endure and will always remain classically in fashion.
In other words, value investing is vintage.
My Definition of Value
Let me note the importance of the way I use the term “value investing” on this site. It’s not the simplistic definition of “low P/E” or “low P/B” stocks that some financial services lazily used to classify investors. Unfortunately, this is what Wall Street has morphed “value” into meaning.
Vintage Value Investing equates to the term “Intelligent Investing,” as coined by Ben Graham. Intelligent investing involves analyzing a company’s fundamentals, and can be characterized by an intense focus on a stock’s price, it’s intrinsic value, and the very important ratio between the two.
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