My Investing Superheros

By Kanwal Sarai
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I recently had the honor of being interviewed by a prominent financial blogger over at Passive Income Pursuit, where he asked me to identify my investment heroes. You can read the entire interview at his blog, but here’s my list of investment superheroes:

Warren Buffet:  I learned from him the importance of the margin of safety when buying stocks.

Geraldine Weiss:  I learned from her the important of investing in companies when they are undervalued.  I learned from her that a company is undervalued when its current dividend yield is greater than its average dividend yield.

Tom Connolly:  I learned from him that increasing investment income from dividend growth is possible, and can lead to financial freedom.

Stephen Jarislowsky:  I learned from him that investing is simple, cut out the noise from the media, eliminate the fees (MERs) and invest in quality growing companies.

All of my heroes have the following in common:

  • They did not win the lottery, inherit large sums of money, or have rich parents, they all achieved financial freedom on their own.
  • When it comes to investing they have patience and discipline.  The patience to ride out down-turns in the economy without panicking, and the discipline to stick to their investment strategy over the long-term (45+ years) and avoid the latest investing fads.

There’s no need to re-invent the wheel, learn from the best and prosper.

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