About forty years ago Buffett experienced a Damascene conversion
Economic performance focuses on effective use of the capital invested in the company
It’s not that the contrary views aren’t there. We just ignore them.
Diversification is inadequate as a risk management technique and too primitive for the new environment of volatility and uncertainty.
As the play, The Merchant of Venice, unfolds, all of Antonio’s ships sink, his business collapses and Shylock demands his pound of flesh.
A small percent change in total returns achieved both before and after retirement can make a huge difference in your standard of living after retirement
The rise of passive investing and systematic investing may lead to greater stock market inefficiency. It will have little negative impact on active investors.
The behavioral tail can wag the statistical dog
The various Principles of Operation that follow are not things I have dreamed up. They are frequently quotes or exact formulations or wording from Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, John Templeton, Philip Fisher, Peter Lynch, John Neff, Maynard Keynes and others.
Even with overly optimistic earnings estimates companies regularly ‘beat’ the estimates. What gives?