Contrarian investing

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A contrarian investing style is when one attempts to achieve investment outperformance by going against the crowd - "buying straw hats in winter"[1]. It is often considered a type of value investing. A contrarian believes that certain crowd behavior among investors can lead to exploitable mispricings in securities markets.

Famous contrarian investors include David Dreman and Sir John Templeton.

See also


  1. Wikipedia, Contrarian investing, viewed March 12, 2009.

Further reading

  • David Dreman, Contrarian Investment Strategies - The Next Generation, Simon and Schuster, 1998. ISBN 978-0684813509