Arnie applies value investment strategies as his investment philosophy. His investment research seeks to determine the appraised value of a company, often referred to as intrinsic value. Investments are then made at a significant discount, normally 40% to 65% below the company's current intrinsic value. This is his margin of safety. Arnie usually holds 35 to 40 companies when fully invested, and invests primarily in U.S.-headquartered companies.
In the video below we find Van Den Berg speaking at the Texas Association of Public Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) in Austin, Texas on March 5, 2013. The subject: Investing in a High Debt Environment.