When Value Investing Won't Help You

For many investors, May is value investing month. It's when the cheapskates come together to celebrate all things Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha.

And yet history shows that sometimes the best value stocks are expensive at purchase. That's certainly been true of Apple in years past and Amazon.com for, well, ever. Both stocks have shown investors generous returns despite having traded for more than 100 times earnings at various points in their history, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following video.

Don't obsess over strict value investing principles. Instead, follow Buffett's own advice to avoid spending time valuing declining businesses. Look for rich opportunities led by healthy, growing enterprises such as Apple and Netflix , which Tim says are his top two holdings.


Do you adhere to strict value investing principles? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then talk about your top two holdings in the comments box below.

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers is a member of the  Motley Fool Rule Breakers stock-picking team and the Motley Fool Supernova Odyssey I mission. He owned shares of Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and Netflix at the time of publication. He was also long Jan. 2014 $50 Netflix call options. Check out Tim's web home and portfolio holdings or connect with him on Google+Tumblr, or Twitter, where he goes by @milehighfool. You can also get his insights delivered directly to your RSS reader.The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and Netflix. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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