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InvestorsFriend.com exists to help investors grow rich(er) through more intelligent (more business-like) investing.  Our vision is that  the longer-term followers of this web site will become rich through investing and that everyone following this site will do better than the average investor over the longer term.  Whether you are just getting started in investing, are trying to build up money for retirement, are retired, or are managing a large pool of institutional money, this web site can help you.

We provide intelligent Canadian and U.S. stock investing advice with a truly outstanding long- and short-term track record

Performance statistics are where the rubber hits the road in the investment advice business. On average, our Buy or Strong Buy rated stocks have gained 13.8% per year over the past 14 years (updated to December 31, 2013) for a cumulative return of 512% (not counting dividends) since the end of 1999. That kind of return is more than enough to become rich (given reasonable additional amounts invested each year) over an investment lifetime of several decades. (But we make NO guarantees about future returns)

The editor and owner of this investment site has achieved an average compound average return of 14.9% per year since the start of the year 2000, when this site was created to share his stock picks. That is a total gain, on his initial start of year 2000 investments, of 597% as of December 31, 2013. This includes dividends and deducts trading costs.

To learn all the stocks we currently rate as Buy or Sell, subscribe to our very affordable Stock Research service. Click here for details. But note also our extensive free investment advice on this site.

In choosing Investment Advice to read or follow you should look for the following three things:

1. Trustworthiness - If you don't trust a Site it is clearly of no value to you. Browse this Site for a even a few moments and the integrity and truthfulness should be obvious to you.

2. Performance - Advice that you trust but which has not performed is of no use.

3. A rational approach which suits your temperament. Does our approach of value and fundamentals-based investing seem rational to you and does it match your temperament?  Like Warren Buffett, we make no use whatsoever of charts and "technical analysis". That is, we analyze companies and not charts. Chart investors implicitly are trying to follow the smart money. We are not trying to follow the smart money. With all due respect we think we are among the smarter money investors.

If you are a day trader, you will have little use for our work. We have been quite successful at getting rich over the past thirteen years by investing in the stocks of mostly long-established profitable (and usually dividend-paying) companies and we hope to continue. If you are looking to get rich immediately by somehow making a short-term 1000% return on a stock, that is not what we are trying to do and this Site will not fit your needs. 

Thank you for visiting our Web Site. Be sure to see our free articles on the current valuation of the stock market  - the links are just below. We can help you grow rich through intelligent investing. We have helped many hundreds of investors grow richer over the past 14 years.

We Pick Canadian and American Stocks based on fundamental analysis (in the best traditions of Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham) and we have an exceptionally good track record.  We have beaten the market index 12 out of our 14 calendar years of existence. (We trailed by 8% in 2007 and by just a hair in 2010) Through some combination of luck and skill we have beaten the market index by a compounded average of 10% per year or 450% cumulatively over the 14 years. There is a saying "In god we trust, all the rest bring data". We have the year-by-year and stock-by-stock data and the profits in our own investment account to back up our performance claims.

Despite two market crashes since the start of the 2000's to the end of 2013, our Strong Buys have more than hextupled money invested since the end of 1999, our Buy-or-higher-rated stocks and the Editor's personal portfolio have both more than sextupled the initial money in that period. Meanwhile the Canadian TSX index rose just 62% from the start of the year 2000 through 2013 and the S&P 500 index rose by only 21% from the start of the year 2000 to the  end of 2013.

Feature Articles: 

Global Exchanged Traded Funds (Symbols and P/E Ratios) updated January 4, 2014 

Canadian Exchange Traded Funds (Symbols and P/E ratios) (updated May 4, 2013)

Asset Class Performance of Stocks, versus Bonds, Cash and Gold in the long Term  (updated June 22, 2013)

Is the S&P 500 Index Over-Valued? (updated April 5, 2014)

Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average Over-Valued? (April 5, 2014)

Is the Toronto Stock Exchange under valued? (May 11, 2013)

Welcome new visitors! , please consider the following reasons why you should join the list to receive our free newsletter, subscribe to our  stock picks or at very least bookmark this Site and browse (or study) the articles section.

13 Reasons to join:

  1. Performance - The Stock picks on this Site have consistently out-performed the market. By some combination of luck and skill we have beaten the market index 12 out of our 14 calendar years of existence. On average we have beaten the market index by 10% per year and 450% cumulatively over the 14 years. 
     
  2. Comprehensive and yet concise stock pick reports in a very  easy to understand format. See example reports
     
  3. Appreciative Testimonials from the users of this Site. 
     
  4. Independence - The Editor receives no fees from the companies covered and avoids any personal relationships (other than owning shares) or conflicts of interests with them.
     
  5. Lower Risk - The advice and Stock Picks are based on investment math, common sense and fundamental analysis - not on betting on extremely speculative stocks.
     
  6. Free - most of the content here is free.
     
  7. Credibility - Our chief Editor has an astounding amount of relevant education. He is a registered professional engineer, a registered professional accountant, has an MBA and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Simply put, the Editor understands how to interpret financial results at a deep level that many other analysts do not begin to approach.
     
  8. Original - All of the articles on this Site are completely original and thought provoking as well as interesting and most important - valuable. They demonstrate the Editor's deep understanding of finance and of business in general.
     
  9. Honesty - This Site prides itself in having the absolute highest ethical standards. The chief Editor's personal investment results are revealed, almost no other investment Sites reveal that key data. The Editor "eats his own cooking" and has found it to be financially fattening! The editor "preaches what he practices"!
     
  10. No pressure to (ever) subscribe to the (paid) stock picks. We would be gratified simply by your interest in receiving the free newsletter and reading the free content on this Site.
     
  11. Methodology - In four words, "We do the math", we speak from analysis and business common sense not from mere conjecture or totally unsubstantiated opinion.
  12. No Outside Content Allowed - We write all of own articles and do all our our own analysis. We accept absolutely no outside content. We refuse all offers to pay us to link to other sites. We do not even accept reciprocal links, as we don't want to link you to any content that we don't trust. (We do allow a very small amount of advertising on a few of our pages but only from one very trusted outfit)
     
  13. Trust your instincts. This looks like (and is) a very good Site built on real knowledge and integrity and not hype. Consider whether you should let this opportunity slip away.

Appreciative Testimonials:

Subscribing to InvestorsFriend is the best investment decision I ever made. Mr. A.B., October 2. 2013

Please keep up the good work.  You are doing a valuable service for individual investors all over, at a time when most of the financial industry is a sewer where the individual has few people on his or her side.  Its not just what you say, but what you avoid and do not say, that makes your service valuable.  You are consistent, appropriately balanced and thoughtful, and do exactly what you say you will do neither overselling nor over promising.  So rare, and so needed.  So thanks.  - From R. J. a corporate mergers and acquisition and private securities lawyer and avid amateur investor in Altanta,  Georgia July 17, 2012

I am a subscriber to your service. It has helped me tremendously as an investor. Thank you. - From a registered investment advisor at a major Canadian bank brokerage, Oct 13, 2011

I have been an investor since 1956 both as a stock broker and investment counsel. I appreciate your open and candid observations in your letter. Just wanted to thank you for a breath of fresh air to waft through all the hype and baloney that is prevalent in the  markets. J.W.,  Jan. 28, 2010

Honesty, transparency and integrity... These values kept resurfacing in the back of my head while I was  reading your articles. In short, you have earned my trust and I have decided to subscribe to your paid stock picks...  I sincerely believe that a new path is forged in my journey towards financial freedom simply by  encountering your site.  J.C.,  Jan 27, 2010

As I have said before, I think yours is the best investment advisory service bar none. B.C., Sept. 28, 2009

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