The world’s greatest investors: Thomas Rowe Price, Jr
Thomas Rowe Price, Jr beat the market in the post-War years by seeking out dividends and earnings growth.
Thomas Rowe Price, Jr. was born in 1898, and originally embarked on a career as a chemist. However, he was far more interested in investing, and soon left his job at industrial giant DuPont to work in a brokerage. In 1937 he set up his own investment advisory firm, T. Rowe Price Associates, and in 1950 he set up the T. Rowe Price Growth Stock Fund, the first of many funds he was involved in. He sold his holdings in his company and retired in 1970.
What was his strategy?
Did this work?
What were his biggest successes?
He was vindicated in 1974 whenmany popular growth stocks collapsed. He put a large chunk ofhis own money in gold and resources stocks, which benefitedfrom surging inflation and the collapse of the gold standard.Unfortunately, his company had ignored his advice, and sawthe value of its funds collapse.