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Recently, I wrote a Quora post on deep value investing and how to avoid blowups and value traps. You can find it in the link here.

This post describes and what value traps are, how they look like and how value traps can be ameliorated. Yes, you can reduce them but you cannot entirely avoid them. The idea that value traps can be done away with is a fallacious one. As a deep value investor, with enough time, you will find that these are inevitable. The question is how do we reduce their frequency of occurrence in our deep value portfolios.

Looking at it from a Grahamian perspective, you want to be right on average and you want to beat the markets. If this is something that actually interests you, click on the link below.

There are a bunch of posts by me on Quora. Just scroll down and click on the one that you are interested in viewing.

As always, may you be blessed with prosperity, health and happiness!


I have been an investor for 15 years now and my journey has meandered from Warren Buffett to Ben Graham. My start, like many, really was the naive idea that Buffett's skills could be replicated in some fashion. I was proven wrong when some of the supposed stock picks that I chose had dismal performances. Then, I learnt that it is no point trying to be someone I am not. Gradually, through failure and some success in deep value investing, my approach towards stocks gradually shifted to an approach based around Graham's techniques. So, I give credit where credit is due and to Ben Graham, I and many other investors around the world, owe him a great deal. So, if you want to read up on biographies, read about Ben Graham. His seminal work, Security Analysis is a gem. My books are just rich interpretations of what he has taught.

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