Thursday, June 13, 2013

what i read today: The Winning Investment System That Gave Us Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch (13 jun 2013)

By , Executive Editor, Money Morning
June 3, 2013

So what do Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch have in common?

Aside from being legendary investors, neither one of them has ever used technical analysis to dig up a market-beating stock pick.

In a world bereft of charts, trend lines, and candlesticks, both of these heavy weights have relied entirely on fundamental analysis to earn their famous fortunes.

In fact, their disdain for technical analysis is so complete that Buffett once remarked, "I realized technical analysis didn't work when I turned the charts upside down and didn't get a different answer."

Meanwhile, Lynch once observed, "Charts are great for predicting the past."

Instead of focusing on market momentum, they simply concentrated on finding long-term value. It's called fundamental analysis.

And over time, that singular "system" made both men very wealthy.

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