How To Make $10B In Stocks Trading The Templeton Way
January 10, 2017
Sir John Templeton (1912 to 2008) was American born but lived in England where he established himself as a successful investor and pioneer in the mutual fund industry. A Yale grad and Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Templeton was smart, witty, and approahced money with the highest of moral standards.
Templeton invented the globally diversified mutual fund industry. His Templeton Growth Fund, launched in 1954, was among the first to invest in Japan after the War. The Fund went on to an amazing record, making Templeton a billionaire several times over.
What is less known about Templeton is how he got his start investing. He was quite a poker player (in fact, he paid his way through Yale on his poker winnings) and using some of his poker money along with about $10,000 borrowed from friends, he decided he was going to invest in the stock market. This was during the Depression, a time when stock prices were unusually contracted.
Templeton's investing system was simple: he would buy $100 in each of the lowest priced stocks trading on the NYSE and hold on until the companies went bankrupt or began to flourish again. The next year, Pearl Harbor happened. America entered World War II, and of course, the economy took off. Templeton was able to pay his family back many times over and establish a nice trading stake for himself. The rest, as they say, is history.
I have been able to recreate some of Templeton's original investing system. Through experimentation and backtesting, I have been able to isolate the 2 fundamental factors, and 1 technical factor, that together help us find those beaten down NYSE stocks that are MOST LIKELY to ...