We think the very term ‘value investing’ is redundant. What is ‘investing’ if it is not the act of seeking value at least sufficient to justify the amount paid?
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In our hunt for the investment guru we get hit with a double whammy of cognitive errors. We see patterns in random data because we, as humans, love to find causes and patterns suggest causes. And, we jump to conclusions on the basis of statistically insignificant data, again, because we love to identify causes.