A contrarian investing style is when one attempts to achieve investment outperformance by going against the crowd - "buying straw hats in winter". 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.
- Wikipedia, Contrarian investing, viewed March 12, 2009.
- David Dreman, Contrarian Investment Strategies - The Next Generation, Simon and Schuster, 1998. ISBN 978-0684813509