Hailed by The New York Times as a “guru to Wall Street’s gurus,” value investing expert Bruce Greenwald takes some time to offer his insight and advice to The Motley Fool. A professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, Greenwald has also authored multiple books, including  globalization: n. the irrational fear that someone in China will take your job,  Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond and Competition Demystified.

In this interview Greenwald offers his thoughts on growth stocks and when to sell, the value of the financial sector today, whether reputational risk matters in the long term, predicting the macro environment, the need for a catalyst, and three ways to hedge — including gold and how to use it.

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