Walter and Edwin practice a brand of value investing that's very basic to grasp. They look for cheap stocks, and sell them when their value has been realized. No hedging, no bonds, no convertibles, no indexes...nothing complex. Yet following this simple strategy, they have been able to beat the S&P by about 4% per year for over 50 years. Four percent may not sound like much, but over that time period it would turn $1 into $662 as opposed to $118...big difference!
There are a few neat things about how the Schloss' operate. First, they don't charge a fee for assets under management. They only get paid off of the profits they make for their clients. I love it!
Second, they don't disclose to their clients as to what stocks they own. The knowledge of the stocks they own can sometimes strike fear and uneasiness in their clients and they would rather do without!
Third, the way they find their stocks is by looking at what's been beaten down. They like stocks that have disappointed other investors who have then gone on to punish the stock. Then, they are interested in the replacement value of the assets. If the assets are selling on the cheap, good things will happen.