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John Heins

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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Discovering Value
September 2011

The Case for Old Technology Companies

Many investors chase hot trends, but bargain hunters seek established companies with shares that are easier to value and sell on discount.

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Discovering Value
August 2011

Why Value Investing Is Hard

Successful bargain hunters must brave going against the crowd and, at times, looking foolish.

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Discovering Value
August 2011

Evaluating Two Real-Estate Companies

The potential for Howard Hughes's properties is huge, and its stock is cheap. But St. Joe Company has little value, and its shares are too expensive.

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Discovering Value
July 2011

Foreign Stocks on Sale

Investing in overseas companies has gotten easier and can help diversify your portfolio. But risks still remain in some areas.

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Discovering Value
June 2011

When to Hold a Winning Stock Pick

Don't be afraid to stick with a good stock for the long haul.

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Discovering Value
May 2011

The Value of Shareholder Activism

Vocal and aggressive investors play a critical role in holding management teams accountable.

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Discovering Value
April 2011

Microsoft Versus Apple

With Microsoft, expectations are so low that it's far more likely to deliver pleasant surprises.

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Discovering Value
April 2011

Why Microsoft Is a Smarter Investment Than Apple These Days

Apple is just not cheap enough for us to take the risk that its long string of successes will remain unbroken.

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Discovering Value
March 2011

A Look at Buffett's Heir

One disagreement between us and Todd Combs: his failure to own Berkshire Hathaway itself.

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Discovering Value
December 2010

6 Blue-Chip Stocks On Sale

In this crazy market, many high-quality companies are selling at relatively cheap prices. Our favorite: Microsoft.

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Discovering Value
December 2010

Skip School Stocks

The battered education sector may look tempting, but this is one group that deserves to be cheap and may well get cheaper.

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Discovering Value
November 2010

Make Money Off Mixed Market Messages

Investors torn between wanting safety and craving yield have created a market filled with wonderful opportunities both to own stocks and sell them short.

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Discovering Value
October 2010

Know When to Bail On Your Stock Picks

Use our tips to improve your chances of selling stocks successfully.

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Discovering Value
September 2010

Why We Like BP's Stock and 2 Other Comeback Picks

These recent purchases illustrate the diversity of ideas we find appealing today.

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Discovering Value
August 2010

Our Favorite Short Sales

Our biggest negative bet is against housing, which will remain troubled for some time.

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Discovering Value
July 2010

This Bud's for You

Anheuser-Busch InBev is not just a leader in the U.S. but a global powerhouse.

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Discovering Value
June 2010

What Investors Can Learn From Food

Our eating habits are susceptible to biases and manipulation -- just like our investing decisions.

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