I founded StockDeepDive in 2021 with a clear vision to streamline
my own investment research/calculations, as well as use it as a way to hold myself accountable with investment decisions through blog posts.
It didn't take long to realize the tools could help others in the investing community.
I first became interested in investing at about the age of 15, when my parents bought me the book
The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton. From there the passion grew, which
eventually led me to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, and the idea of value investing. I've since read every report possible for Berkshire Hathway,
as well as watched every interview available with Warren and Charlie (which I highly recommend!).
I've continued to expand my investment knowledge through various books and courses, including 'The Dean Of Valuation'
Aswath Damodaran's Value Investing courses. Aswath Damodaran taught the importantance of creating a story for a company,
which then allows you to forecast out cashflows, and discount them back to present day to come up with an intrinsic value.
Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business is a great book by Aswath Damodaran
that goes into more detail on valuing companies.
Although constantly continuing to learn and improve my investment theory, I am quite happy with where my current
investment style is. It can be summed up by 'buying great companies at good prices'. I prefer to buy good companies that
can continue to compound invested capital at a high rate, and hold them for a long time.