Investopedia explains Value Investing as follows:
The strategy of selecting stocks that trade for less than their intrinsic values. Value investors actively seek stocks of companies that they believe the market has undervalued. They believe the market overreacts to good and bad news, resulting in stock price movements that do not correspond with the company's long-term fundamentals. The result is an opportunity for value investors to profit by buying when the price is deflated.
WHO ARE SOME OF THE BEST INVESTORS?
Some of the best-known investors in history have been fundamental analysts, including Peter Lynch of the Fidelity Magellan Mutual Fund, Sir John Templeton of the Templeton Growth Fund and Warren Buffett, the brilliant investor behind Berkshire Hathaway. Of the course, probably the most well known of all value investors is Benjamin Graham. Graham wrote the two famous books, Security Analysis and the Intelligent Investor in 1934 and 1949 respectively. Other famous value investors include Martin J Whitman, Joel Greenblatt, Christopher H Browne, etc.
IS FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS DIFFICULT? WHERE DO I GET ALL THE FUNDAMENTAL DATA FOR ANALYSIS?
However, fundamental analysis is daunting to most investors as information is contained in so many different sources such as annual reports, quarterly reports, announcements to the stock exchange, mass media, analyst reports, etc that an investor will have to mine for data by reading through endless pages of documents. The analysis task becomes more difficult if competitor and industry comparisons need to be made. Imagine the time spent to dig through pages and pages of documents just to work out comparative figures and ratios.
INSAGE recognises an investor's need for a public listed company's fundamental data. We have accumulated Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad's listed companies' past financial and non-financial data since 2006, and presented them in a user friendly portal.