The Philosophy of Value Investing

Value Investing

Diversification and Patience Can Help Manage Risk

Forecasting the future is a most difficult task. Therefore, prudence dictates diversification. Diversification is also necessary to help maximize exposure to the vast array of investment opportunities available not just in the United States but in both developed and emerging world markets.2

Value investing maintains that when you can buy real potential value at a substantial discount, you can create a potential profit over a three- to five-year market cycle. This does not happen every time. However, value investing can reward the patient investor. In fact, those who are the most patient often get the most reward.3

While the principles of value investing are simple, the process is complex. As you might expect, a full explanation is impossible in this brief summary.

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1. Stocks offer long-term growth potential, but may fluctuate more and provide less current income than other investments. An investment in the stock market should be made with an understanding of the risks associated with common stocks, including market fluctuations.

While stocks generally have a greater potential return than government bonds and treasury bills, they involve a higher degree of risk. Government bonds and treasury bills, unlike stocks, are guaranteed as to payment of principal and interest by the U.S. Government if held to maturity.

2. Global/International investing involves risks not typically associated with U.S. investing, including currency fluctuations, political instability, uncertain economic conditions and different accounting standards.

3. “Why Own Stocks,” 2024, Wells Fargo Advisors.

The PIM® program is not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts, and is not appropriate for all investors. Please carefully review the Wells Fargo Advisors advisory disclosure document for a full description of our services. The minimum account size for this program is $50,000.

As each Private Investment Management (PIM®) program account is individually managed, construction and ongoing management of portfolios may vary from those discussed in this Philosophy Statement.

Richard C. Brusky acts as the group's PIM® Portfolio Manager, and is authorized to make all discretionary decisions for PIM® accounts. Other team members referenced on our website provide support and assistance in the implementation of the investment strategy as outlined by the portfolio manager.