“Those who stick to what they believe through the tough times are my true investment Gurus.”

—Charlie Tian

Charlie Tian: Founder and CEO of gurufocus.com

Charlie Tian, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of the value-investing website GuruFocus.com. He is the creator of the website’s value screeners, strategies, and research tools, which are used by more than half a million investors monthly and by professors and students in more than 100 universities worldwide.


Charlie started GuruFocus during the Christmas holiday of 2004 to share what I’d learned.
Over the course of its existence, Charlie collected an enormous amount of data from financial gurus as well as his loyal customers and data providers.
Out of this sheer data, he was not only able to provide a potent investing idea-generating machine, but also some key investing lessons.

The result is his new book: Invest Like a Guru (Wiley)


Key Chapters:

  • Chapt 3: Buy good companies
    Chapt 4: Where to find them
    Chapt 7: Failures, errors and value traps

Key Learnings:

  • What are good companies
  • How to evaluate these companies
  • Understanding your own psychology
  • How to avoid value traps



  • Very few female investing gurus  (The value industry is dominated by men)
  • Dotcom Bubble 2000 to 2001
  • Fiber Optics
  • High growth companies
  • Graham cigar-butts vs. Munger
  • Berkshire Annual Meeting 2017



Podcast Blog Link: http://www.gurufocus.com/
New Book: Invest Like a Guru: How to Generate Higher Returns At Reduced Risk With Value Investing
Late March 2017 (last month): On Amazon


2017 GuruFocus™ Value Conference, Omaha

  • Dinner: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6pm
  • Presentations: Friday, May 5, 2017, 8am – 6pm (The day before 2017 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting)
  • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown


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