Today was not a good day for the markets, to say the least. These daily market fluctuations don't faze value investors though, due to the conviction we have in our investments' true worth.
Recently I recommended an investment in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT). Since it's a high conviction investment of mine I tend not to follow the daily ups and downs in the share price. Rather I keep an eye out for any new press releases or industry news that may cause a significant change in the model. Today, however, I couldn't help but notice that while the S&P was down by more than 2%, my investment in LMT was actually up 0.83%! Granted, this is a daily fluctuation that I already stated no interest in, but barring significant news one would expect a large-cap security like this to move along with the market.
I would like to believe that LMT didn't suffer along with the rest of the market because it is one of the truly undervalued stocks in today's speculative and possibly overvalued market. While we value investors don't give notice to daily fluctuations in share price, it comforts me to know that we probably do have the upper hand when the market decides to go south.