Charlie Munger – How Can Professional Investors, With Thorough Analysis, Continue To Underperform

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Here’s a great presentation by Mohnish Pabrai to the folks at Google. During the presentation Pabrai relays a story about a time he had dinner with a small group at the home of Charlie Munger. During the dinner Munger posed a question to the group: Why did the ‘best ideas fund’, established by the Capital Group, continually underperform? The ‘best … Read More

Charles Munger – “I Didn’t Mean To Get Rich I Just Overshot” + “Bitcoin is Total Insanity!!”

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We just watched an awesome interview with Charles Munger at The University of Michigan 2017. The interview is a fantastic insight into Munger’s journey though life and his career. Two of our favorite parts are when Munger talks about the role of luck in investing, and his thoughts on Bitcoin. Both responses are so Mungeresque! Here’s some excerpts from the … Read More

Buffett & Munger – The ‘Eureka Moment’ For Two Of The World’s Greatest Investors

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It seems that all of the great investors have a ‘eureka moment’ during their investing careers. A ‘eureka moment’ refers to the common human experience of suddenly understanding a previously incomprehensible problem or concept. Sometimes referred to as an ‘Aha’ moment. And so it was two of the world’s greatest investors, Charles Munger and Warren Buffett. Their eureka moment is … Read More

Lynch & Munger – Becoming A Better Investor Requires Thinking Outside Of Investing

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A lot of investors believe that the more you can learn about investing and investing techniques the better you will be as an investor. A typical value investor might spend time studying the fundamental assumptions and approaches to value investing, techniques for assessing fundamental value – balance sheet and earnings power approaches, or structuring value-based portfolios to control risk and … Read More

Superinvestors Agree That Business Schools Don’t Make You A Better Investor

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While a lot of investors believe that a good finance course at one of the world’s most prestigious business schools is a sure-fire way to becoming a better investor, it seems that some of the greatest investors disagree. Here’s what Buffett, Munger, Greenblatt, Pabrai, and Lynch have to say about learning about investing at business school. In Warren Buffett’s 1996 … Read More

Warren Buffett – Mistakes of the First Twenty-Five Years

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One of the best resources available to investors are the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters. One of my personal favorites is the 1989 letter in which Warren Buffett wrote a piece called – Mistakes of the First Twenty-five Years (A Condensed Version). It’s a great insight into how even the greatest investors can make mistakes. The lesson of course is not to … Read More

Charlie Munger – Successful Investing Is About Being ‘Non-Idiotic’

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One of the best resources for investors are the Daily Journal Corporation shareholder meetings chaired by Charlie Munger. My personal favorite is his 2015 meeting in which he discusses Darwinism, Henry Singleton, human nature, and what he learned from Einstein. But there’s also a wonderful insight into how he was able to see that investing in good companies was a better … Read More

Charles Munger – 5 Ultrasimple Notions For Successful Investing

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One of my favorite investing books is – Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger, by Janet Lowe. The book is a great insight into Munger’s life, philosophy, and investing journey. One passage in the book which is of particular interest to investors is Munger’s five ultrasimple general notions that he finds helpful in solving problems. These … Read More

Charles Munger – Big Gains Invariably Mean Long Periods Of Underperformance

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Let’s face it, most investors are not prepared to go through long periods or short periods of underperformance in order to achieve outperformance. The only problem with that is that those investors will invariably miss out of the big gains achieved by the most successful investors. The good news is that if you are prepared to suffer through the heartburn … Read More

Is It Better To Buy The Stock And Watch The Price Drop Or Not Act And Watch The Price Soar? – Daniel Kahneman

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One of the most common predicaments facing investors is that they’ve analysed a stock, it meets with the investors criteria, and now it’s time to pull the trigger and buy the stock. But something happens, the investor ums and ahs and delays the decision to buy. Next thing you know three months later the value of the stock has risen by … Read More

Great Investors Create Their Own Version Of Omaha – Buffett, Munger, Klarman, Pabrai

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One of the biggest problems facing investors is the amount of ‘noise’ that we get from the financial media and commentators. Financial news sections, the internet, and podcasts are continually bombarding us with the latest ‘hot stock’ or miracle investing strategy. Meanwhile investors get caught up in the noise checking their stocks daily to see what’s performing well and what’s … Read More

25 Timeless Investing Lessons From Charles Munger

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One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Charles Munger. Over the years Munger has provided us with a number of investing gems and one of the best sources of Munger’s quotes can be found in the book – Poor Charlie’s Almanack. While there are hundreds of Mungerisms in the book I picked out twenty five timeless investing lessons. … Read More

Here’s How Successful Investors Put The Odds Squarely In Their Favor – Charles Munger

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One of the best investing speeches ever given was – A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Management & Business, by Charles Munger. In particular are Munger’s insights into investing in the stock market being a lot like betting at the race-track, which uses a system called pari-mutuel betting. Pari-mutuel betting is a betting system in which … Read More

Here’s How Charlie And Warren Calculate Intrinsic Value Differently To Everyone Else

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One of the biggest problems facing investors is the calculation of intrinsic value. There has been much written about the correct way to calculate intrinsic value but one of the best explanations can be found in the book Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor, by Tren Griffin. The book provides the essential steps of Munger’s investing strategy and is a must read … Read More

Charles Munger – It Is Ridiculous That Investors Cling On To Failed Ideas

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In 2003 Charles Munger gave a great talk to the students in the Economics Department at The University of California. While his talk focused on the strengths and weaknesses in teaching academic economics he also provided a number of great lessons for investors including the importance of being able to destroy your own wrong ideas. Here’s an excerpt from that speech: Clinging to failed … Read More

Charlie Munger – Great Investors Must Be Able To Adapt To A Changing Business Environment

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Earlier this year Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chairman Charlie Munger was interviewed at the 2017 Daily Journal Annual Meeting. Munger spent time answering questions on a number of subjects including deferred gratification, polymath, filial duties, and the psychology of human misjudgment. The breadth of his knowledge is quite astounding. While the interview is full of investing gems, Munger was asked a question regarding … Read More

How To Develop A Superinvestor Mindset Like Buffett, Munger, Neff, Loeb, Lynch and Soros

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One of my favorite investing books is How To Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett, by Lawrence A Cunningham. One of the best pieces in the book looks at the principles applied by some of the greatest superinvestors of all time. Here’s an excerpt from the book: The best investors employ a mind-set that takes account of just … Read More