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Value Factor

"The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something - and then pay a lot less."
- Joel Greenblatt

"I make no attempt to forecast the market-my efforts are devoted to finding undervalued securities."
- Warren Buffett

Paying too much for your stocks? Consider the Value Factor.

The name Benjamin Graham is synonymous with value investing. Mr. Graham and co-author David Dodd released the influential book “Security Analysis” in 1934. (Graham & Dodd, 2008). This book provided a formula to calculate a company's intrinsic value based on its long-term growth potential and Earnings Per Share (EPS). And while this formula was improved upon in his follow-up book, "The Intelligent Investor" (Graham, 2013), which was published in 1974, its fundamental principles have remained the same for almost a century.

Value Investing

Value investing's fundamental tenet still revolves around buying stocks whose intrinsic value is higher than their current market price. However, its effective application depends on also being able to predict a company’s growth rate accurately and as a result, the exact formula isn’t commonly used in factor investing. Instead, factor investing focuses on Price to Book Value (P/B), Price to Sales (P/S), Price to Earnings (P/E), and Dividend Yield to measure value.

What is ‘Value’ Investing?

Value investing is a well-regarded investment strategy with its roots tracing back several centuries. However, it was only in the 20th century that it began to crystallise into a formalised appr

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How is ‘Value’ Measured?

ndex providers across the world now publish factor indexes using various definitions of the factors. A simple way to ascertain the most popular definitions of value across the world is to inspec

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Does the Value Factor work?

The historical performance of value investing has witnessed various phases of outperformance and underperformance in comparison to growth investing, reflecting the cyclical nature of these inves

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NJ’s Value Factor - NJ Traditional Value & NJ Enhanced Value Models

A combination of good value parameters, portfolio diversification, and a robust weighting approach can assist in capturing the value factor to a large extent. NJ Asset Management's resear

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