Have a good read while we are away on holiday

Every aspect of investing in common stocks

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Let me suggest a short list of some favorite earlier posts to take a look at while we are away:

A good place to start. What it takes to do well in the battle for investment survival. You need an edge. The edge for investors is what I call the behavioral edge. You don’t need more data than everyone else. You don’t need to be smarter. You just need to master your own behavior. Check out these posts:

Superior investment performance – what it takes – part 2

Investment psychology explainer for Mr. Market – introduction

Beat the behavioral gap and take advantage of Mr. Market’s foibles

Linked to the behavioral edge is the mindset to deal with stock market volatility. Here are a couple of useful posts to check out:

The great investors and extreme volatility

How to cope with volatility

The KISS approach to investing (keep it simple stupid) is to invest in great companies but only at very attractive prices: Here are some straightforward posts on discovering great companies.

Be wary of using Return on Capital (ROC)

How to identify great companies to invest in – Part l

How to identify great companies to invest in – Part ll

How to identify great companies to invest in – Part lll

We are exposed to all manner of charts. They supposedly make clear all sorts of things about finance and economics. But you need to be smart about reading them. Charts can lie through their teeth.

The common misuse of charts

Chart distortions that drive me crazy


And don’t forget the Tags Index on the home page. It gives easy access to over 150 great posts on everything from the subtleties of intangible assets to Warren Buffett’s concept of economic goodwill vs Accounting Goodwill.


You can reach me by email at rodney@investingmotherlode.com

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Check out the Tags Index on the right side of the Home page that goes from ‘accounting goodwill’ to ‘wisdom of crowds’. This will give readers access to a host of useful topics.


You can also use the word search feature on the right hand side of this page to find references in both blog posts and also in the Motherlode.


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