Sir John Templeton

A great teacher and investor with a gentle and loving disposition, Sir John Templeton, who died on July 8 at 95, pioneered value investing beyond U.S. shores long before global investing became commonplace, and that made him a financial legend. His success lay in patiently waiting for prices to reach "points of maximum pessimism." In addition to leading me into global emerging markets by asking me to manage the first Templeton emerging-markets fund, he taught me and others how to become investors by pursuing long-term goals and undervalued securities. He taught us that in order to find the best investment opportunities,...

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