Since I started the value investing approach I’ve been putting about 5% into each company. So far there are 6 companies, all of which have made sizeable losses which ties in with the saying that value investors “buy too early and sell too early”. That’s my excuse anyway.
As I continue to buy companies at a rate of about 1 a month I should be fully invested in just over a year, assuming that equities remain as cheap as they are now, which seems likely. Then of course the assumption is that as the markets recover to some extent these heavily oversold stocks rebound fast. Once they reach more sensible valuations (say, price/tangible book of 1) then I’ll sell in favour of other companies that are still available cheaply.