Value Investing in a Honda Civic–and proud of it…

Value Investing in a Honda Civic–and proud of it…

May 29, 2015 Value Investing Research, Yahoo Tickers, $syld, $iwd
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(Last Updated On: May 29, 2015)

Last week I had the privilege of being on CNBC to talk about value investing. A big shout out to Josh Brown, who introduced me to the Halftime Report producer. (video is below).

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Obviously, being on TV is kinda cool, but the coolest part of the CNBC experience was the parking lot outside of the studio…

Pat, David, and I rolled up in my busted 11-year-old Honda Civic–Alpha Architect’s official “roadshow vehicle.”

When we arrived at the CBNC parking lot we noticed that there was something different about our ride and everyone else’s ride…

Do you notice anything about the value investors?

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Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D.

After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes,, and the CFA Institute. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Dhawal Nagpal

    Haha, hats off to you Sir, the true Value investing motorist!

  • Corpraider

    haha! Awesome. It was a great appearance. I caught it. Bet you caught some inflows from that.

  • dph

    Wes, you came off well. Great job. Hope you do it again.

  • Ben

    I think you’re working a few Basic Factors in there: Obviously Value, but also clearly Small Minus Big, and Conservative Minus Aggressive and maybe a little “high quality in there” as I’m sure the cash flows on your car are better and from the outside it looks pretty well managed!
    All in all, even in buying a car, it’s really hard to be investing in only one of the Basic Factors!!!

  • Carl Rakes

    Price / Pounds == Automotive Value Factor

  • Michael Milburn

    Really good segment that conveys well where you are coming from. The “fun” of what you’re doing comes through. Those are giant parking places – I guess that’s needed if everybody drives SUVs. 😉 You can claim it’s your security entourage.