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Welcome to the investment section of our site, where we present articles by Larry that originally appeared in "larvalbug bytes," a monthly on-line newsletter. The focus is on assets selling at bargain prices, principles of value investing, and other basic personal finance issues.

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07/99   Long-Term Value Investing
09/99   Long-Term Value Investing
10/99   Long-Term Value Investing
11/99   Long-Term Value Investing
12/99   Long-Term Value Investing
01/00   Long-Term Value Investing
02/00   Mutual of Omaha
03/00   Two for the Money
04/00   Long-Term Value Investing
05/00   Long-Term Value Investing
06/00   Papa Frank, Long-Term Value Investor
07/00   Long-Term Value Investing
08/00   How Much for Retirement? - part 1
09/00   Five to Consider, for the Long Haul
10/00   Long-Term Value Investing
11/00   How Much for Retirement? - part 2
12/00   Value Investing: A Fire Sale in Two Industries
01/01   Long-Term Value Investing
02/01   One Investment Strategy
03/01   Getting Rich Slowly - In Defense of Diversification
04/01   The Best Thing You Can Do For Investment Success
05/01   If It Seems Too Good To Be True...
06/01   How to Become a Millionaire by (Not) Timing the Market
07/01   High Value, Long-Term, Closed-End Bargains
08/01   REITs and Other Smart Investments
09/01   Avoid Market Timing - Just Buy for the Long Haul
10/01   Triple Bargain Tri-Continental
11/01   Growth Plus Income - Getting Rich Slowly
12/01   Five Picks for a Long-Term Portfolio
01/02   Special (Bargain) Situations
02/02   Bottom Fishing
03/02   Pay MOM First!
04/02   If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em!
05/02   Batten Down the Hatches
06/02   Interest in Yield Pays Big Dividends
07/02   An Old Fashioned Margin of Safety
08/02   A Little Of This, A Little Of That
09/02   "Show Me the Money!"
10/02   Inaccurate Investment Assumptions
11/02   A Basket of Low Price to Book Bargains
12/02   Good TIPS For Total Returns
01/03   Potential Winners for 2003 and Beyond
02/03   Searching for Stocks in the Shadows
03/03   Bear Market Income Bargains
04/03   Of Buffett, Debt, Poverty, and Old World Bargains
05/03   Think Small
06/03   An Easy Large-Cap Investing Strategy
07/03   An Introduction to Benchmark Investing
08/03   Benefiting from Blackouts
09/03   Show Me the Money II
10/03   Are You Investing Enough for Your Goals?
11/03   Suggestions for National Retirement Planning Week
12/03   A Case for Caution
01/04   Neglected Opportunities / The New Medicare Law
02/04   Nano is Beautiful
03/04   The (Bargain) Price of Liberty / Some Handy Personal Finance Links
04/04   In Lieu of Bonds: a Low Risk, High Yield Portfolio
05/04   A Low Risk, High Yield Portfolio - Part II
06/04   Appropriate Equity Percentages for Retirees
07/04   The Simplicity of Price to Book Value Investing
08/04   Computer Screening - A Useful First Step in the Stock Selection Process
09/04   Start Young, and Coast Your Way to Financial Independence
10/04   Stocks with Financial Strength and Dividend Growth Plus...
11/04   Revisiting Low Price to Book Stocks
12/04   Ten Picks for 2005
01/05   The Benefits and Deficits of Home Renovations
02/05   Excellent Long-Term Mutual Fund Performers
03/05   Equity Funds at a Discount
04/05   Slim Pickin's for Stocks - Peter Bernstein Suggestions Instead
05/05   A Low P/E Stocks Update
06/05   Buying Responsible Leadership
07/05   Free Annual Credit Reports
08/05   Overcoming Resistance to Saving and Investing
09/05   Alternatives to Bonds
10/05   Ethics and Investing - A Happy Mix?
11/05   Those Delightful Dividend Securities
12/05   A Word or Three about Medicare D
01/06   The Macro View for a Change
02/06   The Ups and Downs of Margin Debt
03/06   High Yield, Low Risk Stocks - An Encore Update
04/06   A Fresh Look at Portfolio Allocation
05/06   Reminiscences of Rukeyser
06/06   Price to Value Bargains - An Update
07/06   The 5% Solution - A New Look at a Higher Yield, Lower Risk Portfolio
08/06   Is There a "Magic Formula" for Superior Investments?
09/06   Of Grasshoppers, Ants, and Domestic Tranquility
10/06   A Little of This, A Little of That II
11/06   What's All This I Hear About Fudge Funds?
12/06   Assets For All Seasons
01/07   The First Word on Traditional CDs
02/07   Long-Term Growth and Income
03/07   A Momentum Plus Value Strategy That Works
04/07   It's Hard to Beat Low Price-to-Book
05/07   Wal-Mart: Boogeyman or Boon?
06/07   Now and "Forever"
07/07   Seeking Good Value on the Road
08/07   Panic State or Reallocate?
09/07   Bank on America - on Bank of America, That Is!
10/07   A Little Hedging Against Inflation
11/07   End of Year Tax Considerations
12/07   Top Ten Investment Tips for 2008
01/08   Cheaper - Buy the Dozen!
02/08   More on the Magic of Compounding
03/08   Irrational Negativity?
04/08   The Bad Money Debate
05/08   When It IS Wise to Buy High Flying Mutual Funds
06/08   I Savings Bonds
07/08   100% a Year (Well, Sort Of) - Revisiting The 10-Fold Investment Plan
08/08   Happy Travelin' with The Travelers Companies
09/08   With Risk, It Pays to Be a Connoisseur
10/08   After the Fall - How to Relax and Enjoy the Crash
11/08   Terrific Opportunities at Near Load-Up-the-Truck Prices
12/08   And Then There Was One
01/09   Take Five for Five
02/09   Staying Satisfied with Six
03/09   For Every Bear There Is a Bull
04/09   Website Recommendations to Save You Money
05/09   A Bit More Bull vs. Bear Bull
06/09   A Link To Saving Success
07/09   What Looks Good Now in the Motley Fool CAPS?
08/09   Risk and Return
09/09   Simple ABCs of Financial Independence
10/09   Doing REIT by Your Portfolio: Real Estate Investment Trusts
11/09   Investing in China
12/09   Five Common Sense Bases for Buying and Holding Berkshire Hathaway
01/10   Five Cool Online Links You Can Bet On
02/10   My Picks Among Promising Mutual Funds
03/10   By The Numbers - Five Steps Toward Money Management
04/10   Favor But Do Not Disfavor - A Fresh Look at Social Investing
05/10   Tweedy Brown Value
06/10   The Higher Yield, Lower Payout Advantage
07/10   Free Money Advice
08/10   Stock Exchange Details
09/10   The Do-It-Yourself "Annuity"
10/10   Trick or Treat Investing
11/10   Jewels Revealed As Overheated Markets Turn South
12/10   How to Be Truly Well Off on Pennies a Day
01/11   Don't Skimp - Use MoneyChimp
02/11   A Low Risk, High Yield Equity Strategy for the Balance of 2011 and Beyond
03/11   Beware the Big Bad Bond Bubble
04/11   Breaking Out of the Mold for Potential Breakout Returns
05/11   To Lower Risk, Invest Just 12 Days a Year!
06/11   Hedging Equity Risk By Pairing Stocks
07/11   Ten to Capitalize on Emerging Market Dynamics
08/11   A Simplified Guide to Investing in U.S. Stocks or Stock Mutual Funds
09/11   Who Says High Returns Have to Be High Risk?
10/11   Tired of Being Bounced Around by Volatile Stock Markets?
11/11   Get a Job!
12/11   Twelve for '12
01/12   The Templeton Global Advantage
02/12   First Steps
03/12   Gross Profits
04/12   Keep It Simple
05/12   The Best Things in Life Are... Not Particularly Expensive
06/12   Need Money to Retire? Multiply by 20
07/12   Dive into Dividend Stocks!
08/12   Buying Before They Bounce
09/12   Eight Long-Term Best Performing Stocks
10/12   A Smorgasbord of Savings Suggestions
11/12   Rating Stocks with the Current Ratio
12/12   Thirteen for '13
01/13   Trolling for Value Among Closed-End Funds
02/13   Goldilocks Investing
03/13   That Fruit Company
04/13   Simplifying Portfolio Management
05/13   Seeking Income
06/13   Screening Stocks for Low Enterprise Value
07/13   The Investing Game
08/13   Top Performing Value Funds
09/13   A One-for-Ten Path to Financial Independence
10/13   The Dividend Payout Ratio
11/13   Account Security
12/13   Fourteen for 2014
01/14   Heart Wrenching Catastrophes Are Coming
02/14   A Market-Beating Portfolio
03/14   Portfolio Management Via Low P/Bk Assets
04/14   An Equity Portfolio for All Seasons
05/14   Ben, Philip, Charlie, and Warren
06/14   25 Super Books on Money, Debt, and Investing
07/14   A Fresh Look At Socially Responsible Investing
08/14   Easy Ways to Select Mutual Funds
09/14   Low Cost Investing Via Exchange Traded Funds
10/14   Bothered by the Market's Recent Swoon? Take a Nap.
11/14   The Power of Sales
12/14   Fifteen for 2015
01/15   A Million Dollars in a Decade
02/15   A Fresh Look at Low Price to Book
03/15   High Quality Companies with Share Price Momentum
04/15   My Big Five Money Mistakes
05/15   Does Stock Market Timing Work?
06/15   Investor Resources
07/15   Safe Growth
08/15   Advice from "Wall Street"
09/15   So the Stock Market is Down - What Now?
10/15   Safer Nest Eggs with Rising Dividend Stocks
11/15   A Fresh Look at Portfolio Allocation
12/15   Two Gifts to Ourselves
01/16   Downturn Dos and Don'ts
02/16   A Generosity - An Investor's Way of Paying It Forward
03/16   The Income Advantage of Discount Closed-End Funds
04/16   Equities with Low P/E Compared with Their Historical Growth Rates
05/16   A Fresh Look at Mutual Fund Investing
06/16   Shark Wisdom
07/16   Value, Smaller Capitalization, and Momentum
08/16   If You Could Love Only One
09/16   Investment Tips from the Sage of Omaha
10/16   Trick or Treat
11/16   Four Ways to Win at Money Management
12/16   Seventeen for '17
01/17   Five Fine Motley Fool Filters

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