Pulling Value out of Obscurity

The investment world has been trained to focus on the biggest, most popular and most visible names across all categories. Stocks such as Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) are always front and center, and investment titans such as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Bill Gross and Laurence Fink are under constant watch. Amid the titans, however, remain wildly successful investors who have purposely decided to remain in relative obscurity in order to remain intensely focused on analyzing businesses. On such name is Frank Martin of Martin Capital Management, which is located in that hotbed of finance -- Elkhart, Ind. 

Martin is a value investor in the mold of Benjamin Graham and Buffett, but his results convincingly illustrate his status as a worthy investor in his own right. Martin works with approximately $200 million in capital, so he is hardly a big fish in today's investment world. But size is irrelevant in investing, and it can even potentially be a detriment. It's value that counts -- and, on that scorecard, Martin's results put him in an elite group. ...447 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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