This Week’s Best Investing Reads 06/22/2018

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: 100 to 1; Sales; Hedge Fund Pop Quiz (csinvesting) Why The Next Bear Market May Feel More Painful (A Wealth of Common Sense) Tails, You Win (Collaborative Fund) Hostages (The Reformed Broker) Pain Plus Reflection Equals Progress (Farnam Street) The Geometry of Wealth (The Irrelevant Investor) The Evil Hours (Of Dollars and Data) The #1 Rule in Investing (Pension Partners) Mistakes were Made. (And, Yes, by … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads 06/15/2018

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: Deductive vs Inductive Reasoning: Make Smarter Arguments, Better Decisions, and Stronger Conclusions (Farnam Street) Is the U.S. Due For a Recession? (A Wealth of Common Sense) What Do Clients Want? (The Irrelevant Investor) User and Subscriber Businesses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! (Musings On Markets) Repeating Themes (Collaborative Fund) If You Know You Know (The Reformed Broker) … Read More

The Long Term Problem With Growth Stocks

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There’s always lots of discussion about the performance of growth stocks versus value stocks. With this in mind here’s a great article at The Globe and Mail by George Athanassakos, a professor of finance and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Here’s an excerpt from that article: I … Read More

Why Value Investors Shouldn’t Give Up Just Yet

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Here’s a great article by John Reese at The Globe and Mail which highlights the importance of sticking with a value investing strategy despite its recent underperformance saying: “Investors shouldn’t abandon value investing, either. If anything, the recent decade-long drought should foretell a reckoning is coming as rising interest rates benefit value stocks.” Here is an excerpt from that article: While … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads 06/08/2018

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: Experience is Overrated (A Wealth of Common Sense) The Next Fifty Years (The Irrelevant Investor) The Psychology of Money (Collaborative Fund) The Economy is on Fire (The Reformed Broker) Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Money (csinvesting) To Succeed at Value Investing, You Need to Change (GuruFocus) ‘For investors, the danger is already here,’ warns world’s largest hedge fund (MarketWatch) “Proprietary Product Distribution” … Read More

Forbes: Is Value Investing For Losers? No, So Don’t Get Tricked

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Here’s a recent article at Forbes that discusses the cyclical nature of value investing and the importance of sticking with a value strategy during periods of underperformance, like the most recent one, saying: “This cycle is deep into the “growth dominates” phase, but the last thing you should do is to discount (pun intended) the role and usefulness of a … Read More

Jason Zweig: How Companies Use the Latest Profits Fad to Fool You

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Here’s a great article by Jason Zweig at the WSJ which discusses how companies use the latest profits fad to fool investors: Eighty-six years ago this week, the stock market hit its worst low. Today, with markets near all-time highs, things aren’t as different as you might think. Then, as now, companies and investors were engaged in a massive power … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads 06/01/2018

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: 3 Misconceptions About Interest Rates (A Wealth of Common Sense) Never Begin With the End in Mind (The Irrelevant Investor) Combatting F.O.M.B.E.Y. (The Reformed Broker) What’s Behind The Rapid Plunge In The ‘Smart Money Index’? (The Felder Report) Banks Won Big in Washington. What It Means for Investors (Jason Zweig) Notes From London Value Investor Conference 2018 (Market Folly) Howard Marks Warns … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads 05/25/2018

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: The Pygmalion Effect: Proving Them Right (Farnam Street) Stocks prices are a proxy for our beliefs about the future (The Reformed Broker) Condemned to Repeat the Mistakes of the Past (csinvesting) On Second Thought… (The Irrelevant Investor) To Be A New Fool In The World (Jason Zweig) Thinking Outside the Box (A Wealth of Common Sense) Here’s why Warren Buffett … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads 05/18/2018

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: Stanley Druckenmiller’s Big Mistake (The Irrelevant Investor) Just Half a Percent (A Wealth of Common Sense) Push and Pull (The Reformed Broker) Spies, Crime, and Lightning Strikes: The Value of Probabilistic Thinking (Farnam Street) The Art of Contrary Thinking (csinvesting) If Collaborative Fund Invested in Public Stocks (Collaborative Fund) Notes From Sohn New York Investment Conference 2018: Einhorn, Robbins, Gurley & More … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: Full Collection Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meetings (Videos) (Warren Buffett Archive) The Nerds Were Right. Math Makes Life Beautiful. (Farnam Street) You Are What You Read (The Reformed Broker) Bad Advice Can Be Expensive (A Wealth of Common Sense) Should I Time the Market? (The Irrelevant Investor) Nobody Planned This, Nobody Expected It (Collaborative Fund) How to Create An Antifragile Life, and … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: Is Book Value as Relevant as it used to be? (Part 1) (csinvesting) Inertia: The Force That Holds the Universe Together (Farnam Street) The Cost of Waiting (The Irrelevant Investor) BANG: Why The Gold Miners Could Soon Make FANG Look Tame (The Felder Report) 50 Shades of Warren Buffett (Vitaliy Katsenelson) Who Benefits From Rising Interest Rates? (A Wealth of Common Sense) … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: 50 Ways The World is Getting Better (A Wealth of Common Sense) How? (The Irrelevant Investor) How The Flattening Yield Curve Could Lead To A Bear Market For Stocks (The Felder Report) We Only Get to Experience One Version of Reality (The Reformed Broker) Go Fast and Break Things: The Difference Between Reversible and Irreversible Decisions (Farnam Street) Joel … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: My Berkshire Hathaway Reflections (Farnam Street) The U.S. Stock Market’s Impressive Outperformance May Be Coming To An End (The Felder Report) More Than Never. Less Than Always (A Wealth of Common Sense) The Most Hated Tax Cut Ever? (The Reformed Broker) The What-Ifs (The Irrelevant Investor) Buffett at his Best (csinvesting) Some Things I’m Pretty Sure About (Collaborative Fund) My Interview with Farnam Street’s Shane … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: EVERYTHING You need to understand Markets (csinvesting) First Principles: The Building Blocks of True Knowledge (Farnam Street) Why We May Be Headed For Another ‘Minsky Moment’ (The Felder Report) Here We Go Again? (The Irrelevant Investor) Will it hold? (The Reformed Broker) How the Bear Stearns Meltdown Wrecked Something More Valuable than Money (Jason Zweig) First Eagle Investment Management: Income Builder through … Read More

Active Managers Shifting To Smaller, More Focused Portfolios To Achieve Outperformance

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Here’s a great article at Bloomberg that discusses the changing landscape for active investors. The article reports that more and more active managers are moving to smaller, more focused portfolios. The logic behind the shift is that a smaller, more focused portfolio is more likely to achieve outperformance as it deviates away from the so-called ‘benchmark hugging’ style portfolios which … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: Break the Chain: Stop Being a Slave (Farnam Street) Yeah I said it (The Reformed Broker) The Limits to Data (The Irrelevant Investor) The Stock Market’s Most Popular ETF Puts In A Long-Term ‘Spinning Top’ (The Felder Report) How to Talk to People About Money (Collaborative Fund) Jimmy John’s & Warren Buffett’s 10 Rules (ValueWalk) Regression to Lumpy Returns (A Wealth … Read More

This Week’s Best Investing Reads

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Here is a list of this week’s best investing reads: On The One Hand… (A Wealth of Common Sense) Sometimes This Sucks (The Irrelevant Investor) Transition (The Reformed Broker) It’s Not Just LIBOR Pointing To Rising Financial Stress (The Felder Report) So Two Stoics Walk Into a Bar… (Farnam Street) Why We Listen To Bad Forecasts (Collaborative Fund) How Warren Buffett makes money: Berkshire Hathaway business model (Financial Express) What’s Cheap? A … Read More

Todd Combs: The Billionaire Whisperer

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Here’s a great article at Bloomberg about Todd Combs titled – The Billionaire Whisperer Who United Bezos, Buffett and Dimon. The article provides some great insights into Combs, the young hedge fund manager who runs a significant portion of Berkshire’s investment portfolio, and is being heavily touted as Buffett’s successor. Here is an excerpt from the article: Todd Combs spends most … Read More

Ed Thorp: The Best Thing You Can Do Is To Educate Yourself To Think Clearly And Rationally

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Here’s a great interview with Ed Thorp at Barron’s in which Thorp discusses how he was able to beat the casinos. How the stock market is like a casino. His current portfolio. And some of the important lessons he’s learnt in investing. Here is an excerpt from that article: In 1962, the young writer Tom Wolfe wrote a sympathetic profile … Read More