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GuruFocus Interview with Renowned Investor Joel Greenblatt

April 14, 2011

About the author:

Charlie Tian, Ph.D., is the founder of GuruFocus. You can now order his book Invest Like a Guru on Amazon.

Rating: 3.8/5 (66 votes)



PhatKing - 9 years ago    Report SPAM
Thanks for the good interview. Getting good ideas is the key. I was a bit surprised that you mentioned OID as the best publication for ideas. At one time I used to think so as well. But they missed the entire financial crises drop, and did not publish for a year. Also for most of the past decade the bulk of their issues were devoted to covering the Berkshire annual meeting, or the WESCO annual meeting. The internet is also likely to reduce their competitive edge, I think. Joel is a smart chap and I have benefited from his comments and views that I have read over the years. Keep up the good work.
Graemew - 9 years ago    Report SPAM
Interesting interview, thanks!
Csucag - 9 years ago    Report SPAM

What happened to the below question? Was it not asked or did Joel Greenblatt choose not to answer it?:

What do your favourite Value Investor Club ideas have that the other ideas don't have? What would you say are the main weaknesses of the ideas posted by Value Investor Club members? Whats the ratio of ideas posted on Value Investors Club that you use to those you don't?

Gurufocus premium member - 9 years ago
Csucag, We sent all questions over. Mr. Greenblatt did skip some.



Mungerism - 9 years ago    Report SPAM
I agree with Phatking, Joel is just being loyal to his friend at OID. Sites like Gurufocus.com are taking away OID's advantages. There is no extra value for that high annual fee. Well, they are only outfit that Buffett allows to transcribe the BRK annual meeting, but Warren gives so many interviews a year, what's incremental value reading a 64-page transcription. By the time you finish the darn thing, you missed reading the annual report of your once in a lifetime new stock pick.
Byslkwd - 9 years ago    Report SPAM
I always wondered, if in "Stock Market Genius", Greenblatt mentions that the number one indicator of a good oportunity is a strong presence of insider buying, why not incorporate companies with recent insider purchases to the magic formula? Anyone?

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