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Virginia Au | January 20, 2014

3 characteristics of a great business

Advisors and investors: Do you evaluate managers on a three-to five-year horizon? If not, you may want to try because that’s how long it takes for a bottom-up strategy to bear fruit.

As bottom-up investors, when we buy a stock, it means we are investing in a business. Before you consider buying, ask yourself if the business has these three essentials:

  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • High-quality management
  • Attractive valuations

I explain what each of these essentials mean in a recent interview I had with Advisor.ca.

Read the full article to learn more, along with investment opportunities in industrial automation and tech services, risks, and advice for advisors and investors.

Feel free to leave me comments or questions below or via e-mail.

Note: The company mentioned in the article was selected for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to convey specific investment advice.

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