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Educational

The most comprehensive list of educational articles covering microcaps. Articles are written by our community contributors and contains a wealth of information for the microcap investor.

 
Building Your Network

Building Your Network

By Chip Maloney, Investor and MicroCapClub Member About ten years ago, I was re-reading the classic investment book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits written by the legendary investor Philip Fisher.  In Chapter 10, Fisher wrote that during his investment career,…

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The First Million

The First Million

Getting Started is hard work. Warren Buffett’s right hand man, Charlie Munger is quoted, “The first $100,000 is a bitch”. Warren Buffett made his first $100,000 in the early 1950’s when he was still an individual investor, compounding his capital…

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Empowering Management

Empowering Management

Most US microcap success stories were first turnaround stories. Let me explain. In most cases a private company’s management team is approached about going public from a consultant, investment banker, etc. These people will make money from taking the company…

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Life Is Too Short To Diversify

Life Is Too Short To Diversify

In MicroCap Portfolio Management and Position Sizing, I wrote about successful investors like Walter Schloss who owned over 100 positions, and Warren Buffett having held as few as five positions. Success has been shown on both extremes. The key lesson…

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The Art of Interviewing Management

The Art of Interviewing Management

By Chip Maloney, Investor and MicroCapClub Member In the last blog post, Talking To Management, Ian argued for the importance of talking with management of microcap companies.  Over my 15 years of investing in microcaps, talking with dozens of CEOs…

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Talking To Management

Talking To Management

Talking to management is the most important thing I do as a microcap investor. Some investors disagree and say that public filings, press releases, and other surface due diligence give them all the information they need. Their argument against talking…

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So You Want To Get Rich

So You Want To Get Rich

A few months after I became a full time private investor I had a nightmare, and I can still remember it in vivid detail. It goes something like this: I’m eating breakfast, and I turn on the TV. I watch…

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Getting Started

Getting Started

I believe God has created us with the ability to achieve our dreams. It is up to us to dream big. Everyone is born with a spirit of courage but as we age slowly develops into a spirit of fear.…

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