After the great returns in 2013 (+39,7% for the European portfolio and +43,2% in North-America) the markets started the year at a generally overvalued level. It was a very difficult time for value investors to beat the market indices. Nevertheless, our European portfolio and US portfolio have done very well and grown by 7 and 7,1%.
The European portfolio managed to beat the
STOXX600 for a 5th consecutive year. Here’s the
overview of the last 5 years:
We just launched a new screen that allows everyone to build a fixed income strategy based on a quantitative investment model based on stocks instead of bonds. Not only does it allow you to grow your principal but it also gives you a pay raise every year so you can retire without having to worry about inflation!
Click here to learn more about this screen.
After many months of work we have released the new version of the site. One of the main complaints in the past was that the screener was too expensive for small investors. We have listened to you and redesigned our platform from scratch, allowing 2 new types of subscriptions:
- Small investor: with this subscription we want to give all investors the opportunity to switch from using free screeners with dubious data quality to our fully featured high quality database and screening tool. We offer this subscription at a bargain price of €15/month or €149/year, lower than any competitor.
- Professional: More experienced value investors and professionals like to broaden their search but often limit to a specific continent...[more]
Do you have the tendency to sell your winners too early and ride losers too long? Don’t worry, most people do and this has a negative impact on your overall trading performance. It’s called the disposition effect (DE) and is related to 2 important theories that explain how we make decisions.
The first one is the prospect theory, developed by Daniel Kahneman & Amos Tversky in 1979. According to this theory, individuals take decisions based on the psychological value of gains and losses calculated from a reference point, rather than focussing on the final result. They also found that the fear of losing an amount is between 1...[more]