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author Olivier Dambrine - August 13, 2011

We just completed backtests on our ERP5 Best Selection screener using our proprietary backtesting tool. The results are impressive. Between June 1999 and June 2011, the backtest generated a return in excess of 700%! The novelty we have this time is that we also modelled this in our profitmapper tool. We created a portfolio of 100.000 euro in cash and simulated investing this money according to the ERP5 best selection strategy...[more]

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author Philip Vanstraceele - August 9, 2011

Benjamin Franklin first stated that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Investors have become so gloomy that their expectation are low.

"We are going to hell ! ", "Stockmarket crashes", "Experts are expecting a double dip recession": this is the kind of stuff that we have read and hear , the last few days ,on television and in the newspapers.“ Growth is too slow for easy deleveraging, politcians are at loggerheads, and global imbalances have hardly diminished. If central banks respond with more newly-minted money, they could make markets more volatile, and the next crisis all the more exciting...[more]

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author Philip Vanstraceele - July 26, 2011

Many studies prove that value investing actually works and performs better than other strategies.The premise is basically simple :there is a difference between price and value. As Warren Buffett said 'Price is what you paid, value is what you get'. But the goal is not to buy at fair value, because that will only generate an average return. Your investments should be purchased with a large margin of safety...[more]

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author Philip Vanstraceele - July 20, 2011

Our Mission Statement !

What is the MFIE investment strategy actually ? Many people asked us this question so I'll try to explain it in this post.

Actually it is simple. We are value investors but we invest mechanically, cutting out all emotions. We use our tool called ValueScreeners to identify undervalued stocks and we buy and hold this stocks for a period of 1 year, no matter how the market performs. But what is Value investing ? And how does it differ from other investors strategies? How can we be so confident that this will deliver good returns? We backtested this thoroughly and fine-tuned the model so that it generates high returns with less volatility than the market...[more]

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